We are two weeks away from December 25th! Merry almost Christmas!! Is two weeks enough time to do some more Christmas quilting? Let's see if you're up for the challenge... How important is sleep? Also, are you planning on decorating those sugar cookies you just pulled out of the oven?
If your response is "Not important" and "I've already dumped them in the trash. Let's do this!" Ooooh baby have I got the perfect quilt pattern for you – it's the Hexie Stripe quilt!
This beautiful 1/2 yd. bundle was assembled as a collaboration with Cottoneer. It keeps selling out within 24 hours of going live, but I just got the news that it will be restocked (for the third time) later this evening! Yippy!
The Perfect Christmas Quilting Fabric
To make this Hexie Stripe quilt, all you need is 1/2 yd. cuts of 9 different fabrics. I've been asked many times if you can make this quilt using a jelly roll and the answer is yes, however, you will waste more fabric and need more than one jelly roll. So maybe save that adorable jelly roll for this free jelly roll pattern?
I've linked to various fabric shops for the fabrics used, however if you keep checking in with Cottoneer you can source them all from one place.
- Wildflower Field in Natural Canvas | Meadow by Rifle Paper Co.
- Essex Linen Natural in Natural
- Cotton Couture in Spruce
- Kona Cotton in Basil
- Manchester Embroidered Cotton in Pickle
- Add it Up in Rust | Alma by Alexia Marcelle Abegg
- Luxembourg in Red | Meadow by Rifle Paper Co.
- Cotton Couture in Cranberry
- Add it Up in Wine Time | Alma by Alexia Marcelle Abegg
- Backing: Shetland Flannel
The Christmas Hexie Quilt seen here was sewn by Sarah of Sarah Made.
Basic Sewing Supplies
- Basic Sewing Machine
- Batting – This batting is low-loft for a beautiful drape. Something like Quilter's Dream bamboo batting would be great.
- Cutting Mat
- Triangle Ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Straight Pins
- Iron and Ironing board
- Hand Quilting Supplies (If you choose to go that route.): Pearl Cotton Thread No.8, Needles, Needle Threader, Leather Thimble, Snips
Hexie Stripe Sewing Tips
I have three big tips to pass along when sewing this quilt:
- Check out the MANY sewing-triangles resources here on the SQ blog. Through the Mod Mountains sew along and the Perennial quilt tips post, we have a video for cutting triangles, sewing triangles into rows, and pressing rows. If you have any hesitation about assembling a quilt with triangles, first check out these short videos.
- If you sew a seam slightly larger than a 1/4" your triangles will end up a little bit shorter than 6 1/2" high. That's OK. As long as all of your triangles are the same size they will still sew together beautifully.
- If you are using a flat-top triangle ruler, line up the base of the triangle with the 6 1/2" guideline and cut past the tip of your ruler so that your triangles all have points. You want to make sure that each fabric strip in the triangles maintain the same width so your seams line up when you sew your rows together.
When finishing this quilt, Sara machine quilted part of it and then added some hand quilting for texture. Find a video tutorial showing this machine and hand quilting technique here - How to Hand Quilt + Video!
Once her quilt was finished she machine stitched her binding to the quilt and then used the same running stitch from the hand quilting video to flip and tack her binding down. Find a quilt binding tutorial here - How to Sew Binding to a Quilt.