Finish off your set of 60-degree triangle patchwork cushions by the ever-so-clever Jemima Flendt with the third in our set of three Supernova tutorials. Read on for how to sew-up the large hexagon cushion of the trio. You can find the other two Super Nova cushions to match here on the blog. But now let’s reach for our rotary cutters and get sewing the large hexie cushion of the set. Don’t forget to check out more of Jemima’s designs over at tiedwitharibbon.com or follow her on instagram @tiedwitharibbon.
How to sew the large hexagon cushion
You will need
See our Supernova Small Cushion tutorial for the fabric requirements for the set of three cushions. If you’re just making this cushion, you’ll need roughly a third of the fabric we’ve listed but you may need to do a little quilt maths before you go fabric shopping!
- Seam allowances are 1⁄4in, unless otherwise noted.
- RST = right sides together.
- WOF = width of fabric.
- WST = wrong sides together.
23in square approx
Step one: From the white fabric cut four (4) 41⁄2in x WOF strips. Subcut to give forty-two (42) 41⁄2in 60-degree triangles.
Step two: From each of six (6) different print fabrics cut four (4) 41⁄2in 60-degree triangles.
Step three: From the cushion back fabric cut two (2) 231⁄2in x 161⁄2in rectangles.
Step four: From the binding fabric cut three (3) 21⁄2in x WOF strips.
Making the large cushion
Step five: Arrange the white and print fabric triangles into six rows of eleven triangles each, experimenting with different print placements and rotating alternate triangles by 180 degrees so that the triangles tessellate.
Step six: Repeat steps 6–11 from our small cushion tutorial to make the cushion top, this time trimming to 231⁄2in square.
Step seven: Layer the cushion top with the 231⁄2in batting square and then repeat step 13 from our small cushion tutorial to quilt and bind the cushion.
Step eight: Repeat step 14 from our small cushion tutorial with the 231⁄2in x 161⁄2in cushion back rectangles.
Step nine: Repeat steps 15–17 from our small cushion tutorial to complete the large cushion.