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Hex N More

Hex N More

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Julie of Jaybird Quilts here to tell you about my my new ruler!

Hex N More!

What makes this ruler special is that it can cut 4 shapes in 4 sizes!!

The ruler comes with FULL COLOR instructions.
To make things simple, all of the pieces can be cut from strips!

In addition to developing the ruler I also have designed 5 patterns to go with it. I also have more patterns in the works that will be released later this year.

The Tasty Table Runner Pattern is so easy that I've made it three times already! The latest one that I made features Simply Color by V&Co.

I used one of the Ombre fabrics for the binding & love the results!


Here are the 16 pieces you can cut with the Hex N More.
Green Hexagons - 2", 4", 6" & 8"
Red 60° Triangles - 1", 2", 3" & 4"
Blue Half Hexagons - 2", 4", 6" & 8"
Purple Jewels - 3", 6", 9" & 12"

Each of the largest size shapes fit together perfectly.

The same is true about the medium shapes...

...the small shapes

...and the baby shapes.

All of the pieces have a 1/4" seam. The possibilities are endless!

Here is a quick tutorial on how to cut a 4" hexagon.
1. Start with a 4 1/2" x width of fabric strip.
2. Place ruler as shown aligning the fabric strip with the solid horizontal 4 1/2" hexagon lines.

3. Cut along right edge of ruler to trim strip.

4. Turn strip around 180°

5. Align cut edges with solid 4 1/2" hexagons lines on ruler.

6. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete hexagon.

7. Turn strip around 180° to cut the next hexagon. Align solid horizontal 4 1/2" hexagon lines.

8. Cut along right edge of ruler to trip strip. Discard triangles or cut small 1" triangles for another project.

The same 4 1/2" strip can be used to cut multiple shapes. You can cut a 4" Hexagon, 8" Half Hexagon and a 4" 60° Triangle.


What is your one guilty pleasure in life?

PANTONE! I have a Pantone additction. My Phone, Wallet & Notebook are all Pantone.

When Sephora had their limited edition Pantone collection I stocked up... and I don't even wear makeup!

My Chairs at Spring Quilt Market were even Pantone.

Where do you do your best thinking?
Alone. It doesn't matter where I am, just that I'm alone and free of distractions. When I have major planning to do I hunker down in a quiet room and get to work.

What do you listen to while you work?

I used to listen to a variety of music while I was sewing. Lately I haven't had much music playing in my studio. Maybe I need to get a new radio!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/
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