Monday, September 3, 2012

Notion of the Month: Hex N More Ruler


It's Notion of the Month time! This month we have selected Hex N More Ruler. Julie Herman, from Jaybird Quilts, will show us what the Hex N More is all about. And don't forget the Notion of the Month is 20% OFF all month!


Hey Jolly Jabbers!! It's Julie of Jaybird Quilts here to tell you about my my new ruler, the Hex N More! Remember, they will be 20% off all month at Fat Quarter Shop so you should snatch one up quick! 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.


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!


Kimberly gave the Hex N More a whirl to make my Candy Dish pillow. She said it was so easy to use and all of the pieces were cut in about ten minutes!



Here’s one way you can use my Hex N More ruler to start a hexagon piece!

How to cut a 4" Finished Size 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 the right edge of ruler to complete hexagon.


I hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit more about my Hex N More ruler!