About this Quilt
Finished Size : 17” Square
Designed By : Linda Hungerford
Quilters who find themselves away from home—and their sewing machines—will find this handstitched Hexagon Pillow the perfect project during long car rides, while waiting to pick up kids, or passing time on the deck of a cruise ship. Three different hand techniques are used: English paper piecing, appliqué, and big stitch quilting.
Once you’re back home, use your sewing machine to turn the top into a pillow. When choosing a pillow form, select one a size larger than the sewn cover. Your Hexagon Pillow will appear plumper—and the pillow corners will be nicely stuffed.
In addition to this lovely pillow, you will find detailed directions on sewing perfect Y-seams and creating French-fold binding to give your project a professional-looking finish.
- Background fabric, 18″ (45.5 cm) square (natural linen used here)
- Hexies for pillow top, (19) 2½” (6.5 cm) squares (18 print, 1 white)
- Muslin, 18″ (45.5 cm) square
- Backing, ½ yard (0.5 m)
- Binding, ¼ yard (0.2 m)
- Low-loft cotton batting, 18″ (45.5 cm) square
- Pillow insert, 16″ (40.5 cm)
- Thread, 50wt, pale gray
- Straw needle, #10
- -Embroidery needle, #7 for quilting
- Perle cotton, size 8 (in colors to complement the hexagon prints used here)
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Hera marker (optional)
- Small ruler
- Embroidery hoop, 12″ (30.5 cm)
- Thread conditioner, such as Thread Heaven
- 1″ (2.5 cm) hexagon papers, for template or 19 precut papers
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