Monsterz-Sized Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Monsterz is such an ADORABLE collection to work with. It will arrive in January and I wholeheartedly suggest you make this quilt in the patterns I indicate because it will make you SMILE. But, this pattern is actually quite nice and it went together pretty quickly- so if you’re looking for a fast project as a holiday gift, this might be your perfect option.

This quilt measures 34 x44 finished. I used a 2.5″ wide strip for my binding as I wanted something substantial to frame the quilt. For the backing on this project I used Adventurez, which is a border print- and it just fits.

I cut my half-hexies using my cutting mat which had nice guidelines on it. Made it very simple. But if you don’t have one, print out this template for the half-hexi. If cutting on a mat, note the dimensions below.

Below is an example of how you should cut the half-hexies out on the fabric. You should get 6 across on typical 42″-43″ fabric.

Here’s what you’ll need to cut and how much fabric you’ll need.

To cut the smaller side pieces, simply cut in half as indicated below. The legend above allows for these “halves”, so no need to make more than specified.

After cutting all the pieces, lay them out as indicated below.

You will stitch across in rows. Please note all the images below to give you tips on how to do this piecing. If you don’t allow for the offset corners, your half-hexies will not line up. Also pay attention to the direction of the pieces as you pin them for piecing… it’s easy to get confused!

 

 

After stitching a row, press seams to the side that’s darker.

After stitching all the rows across and pressing seams, stitch row 1 to row 2 and then add row 3, etc, until you’ve worked down to the bottom. Be sure to match seams.

After a good pressing, sandwich your quilt topper, batting and backing fabric. Pin well. Stitch as shown in diagram below. This will create perfect triangles that compliment the quilt’s pattern. However, you can go nuts and do anything you like!

Bind your quilt. As noted above, I used 2.5″ strips for a wider binding.

Stand back and admire your handiwork!

21 thoughts on “Monsterz-Sized Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

  1. Found you on oneprettything.com. Love the giant hexagons! They look like big gears – this would make a great pattern for a guy’s quilt. Thanks for the tutorial, especially where you show how the correct/incorrect way to line up the fabrics. I bet I would have mixed it up!

    -Holly in California

  2. Thank you Thank you for the template. I don’t know why some are so secretive about patterns. I know there is a geometry formula for making a hex but that was 55 long years ago. I really appreciate your help. Pat

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  4. It was the half hexagon that rocked your world? It was you cutting that one piece in half to perfectly and simply straighten that edge without my having to cut anything off. Given that this is all precipitated by my purchase of a Accuquilt half hexagon die. I have been struggling and struggling with the layout. I kept going back to Pinterest, searching. FINALLY, I found your quilt here. It is perfect. Thank you!

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  6. just saw your site and must try doing this beautiful quilt in hexagons somehow soon. I have always paper pieced and have made a 250 x 250cm quilt all hand sewn together which meant having it professionally quilted for safety (would hate it to fall to bits in the years ahead). Now it is time to do it by machine and I want to use lots of scraps so am going to do placemats using black and white prints with one colour mixed in.
    Thanks again for your tutorial, has inspired me – from Oz

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  8. This Monsterz-Hexie quilt has inspired me. I’ll be making using your pattern using denim fabrics as well as cottons. 🙂

  9. i just finished this quilt for my latest granddaughter and it turned so gorgeous! my mother made one the hard old fashioned way with old clothes of ours. this one was so fun because of the large sized hexagons and pretty colors. i did make it larger cause baby size quilts get outgrown too fast. thank you for a very fun project!

    • We don’t have the quilt anymore (gifted to a baby girl!) but it was not very large – about a crib or stroller size – about 36 x 48.

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