Let me take you through the process of making the quilt.
Equilateral Triangle 1
Equilateral Triangle 2
To quilt the Miniature Star 60, I stitched in the ditch around the equilateral triangles. For the setting corners and inner border, I quilted about 1/4 inch apart following the angle of the hexagon blocks. I quilted straight lines for the outer border. Everything was eye-balled (with no pre-marking of the quilting lines)
Review of Star 60 Tool by Studio 180 Design
I liked that all of my pieces were easy to cut with the Star 60 tool (equilateral triangles, diamonds and the trapazoid pieces). I was even able to cut the setting triangles. Of course the oversized piecing, trim down technique from Studio 180 Design is always a preferred piecing methodology in any of my quilts. I was pleasantly surprised that these miniature units were no problem.
The instructions that came with the tool were good -- but there were a lot of them and it was a little easy to get lost the first time cutting and trimming down each unit.
I know that I will use this tool again.
The tool should be available at local quilt shops. Here is a link directly to the Studio 180 Design website, if you would like to purchase directly from them.
Hexagon Quilts Designed in EQ
Hexagons are one of my favorite type of designs in my Tech Know Quilter's classes. Tech Know Quilter's is a paid membership program for quilters who wish to master using Electric Quilt 8. Membership is only open a few times a year, so sign up for the wait list to be informed of the next open enrollment period.
Here are a few of the hexagon designs created by Tech Know Quilter members. Many of these were class projects -- with a few originals or variations included. (Note that these are not necessarily Star 60 friendly.)
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