Saturday, 1 June 2019

Hexagon Table Runners

A little over a year ago, my quilt guild had a workshop on making these hexagon table runners. 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
These are made from striped fabrics. This one is a beautiful red and silver gray print.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
I didn't take any in progress photos, but these runners aren't complicated to make. Fabric is cut in strips parallel to the stripes in the fabric. Then wedges are cut from those strips with a 60 degree ruler.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
You need 6 pieces from each strip with the identical placement of the strips.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
Then each set of 6 pieces is sewn together. 60 degree wedges of coordinating fabric are sewn to join the wedges together. Matching the stripe lines is not difficult and the end result looks like an advanced sewing technique.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
 I finished them with either 5 or 3 hexagons per runner as the odd number seems to just look better.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts/items?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&order=price_desc&search_query=hexagon
Hexagon Table Runner
Some fabrics are more interesting than others. This black, red and gray one above is pretty plain without the accent fabric wedge and borders.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/683810665/rust-orange-quilted-table-runner-with
Hexagon Table Runner
But this print gave me all kinds of interesting pieces. This one was a little more difficult than the previous two as each piece in these needed to be identical, not just lined up along the striped lines.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/683810665/rust-orange-quilted-table-runner-with
Hexagon Table Runner
All in all, these went together pretty fast and were pretty easy to quilt with lines that reflect the shape of the hexagons and the stripes.

Do you want more detailed instructions? I think I could make this into a tutorial if wanted?

--Ann

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