Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hex N More Cutting Tutorials - Jewel

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Today we continue our cutting tutorials for the Hex N More
Full Color Directions are also included with each Hex N More Ruler.

We have already covered how to cut 60° TrianglesHalf Hexagons, & Hexagons. The last shape we are doing to cut is the Jewel. The Hex N More can cut four sizes of Jewels. The measurements are based on the height of the Jewel. 

Four Sizes -  3", 6", 9", 12" 



With today's tutorial I'm demonstrating how to cut a 9" Finished Size Jewel.

1. Start with a 9 1/2" x width of fabric strip. 
2. Place ruler as shown aligning the top of the 9 1/2" jewel shape (also happens to be the 6 1/2" hex line) with the top edge of the fabric strip. 


3. Cut along right edge of ruler to trim strip. 


4. Flip fabric over to the wrong side. Align top of fabric strip with the top of the 9 1/2" jewel shape & the cut edges with the solid 9 1/2" jewel line. 

5. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete the jewel. 


6. Rotate the fabric strip 180° to cut the next jewel. Align ruler & trim off the excess fabric. 



7. Flip fabric back over to the right side. Align top of fabric strip with the top of the 9 1/2" jewel shape & the cut edges with the solid 9 1/2" jewel line. 


8. Cut along right edge of ruler to complete the jewel. 





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7 comments:

Karen said...

Very interesting... and, it seems you also get some 60 degree triangles out of it, much smaller... or, at least, with a little extra trimming... very useful ruler...

Teresa said...

I have this ruler - couldn't wait to get it and of course I ordered the Northern Lights pattern - all is on my to-do list. I have a question - The jewels are beautiful but I am not sure how to sew them or finish them - I guess I think of them like a dresden - do you have any examples of a finished quilt using the jewels? Thanks.

piece peace said...

I ordered your Hex n More ruler and it should be here any day now. I cannot wait to use it.

VickiT said...

Great tutorial again Julie. I love how you are showing us all the ways to use your ruler. I realize it's included with the ruler when we get it but seeing them this way is really great. Thank you.

Mandy Currie said...

Julie, your tutorials have been great, this is a really want tool. I live in England, is your ruler available over here yet, am I able to buy it directly from you. Please help, I would love this tool. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

Teresa, Wonton uses the Jewel shape. In addition I have a few new patterns coming out this fall and two of them use the Jewel.

Dona Keyton said...

These rulers are so awesome! I am saving my money to order them soon!