The new hexagon flower quilt duvet with its new owner
Moving forward from the previous tutorial on how to sew a hexagon flower quilt block with a sewing machine, now the hexagon flower quilt blocks are joined up to make a bigger quilted piece before sewing onto a duvet cover. This is a shortcut way to save time on creating a beautiful, comfy soft and fluffy warm bedding quilt for the family.
Remember the Secret Garden Quilt I designed and sewed for my daughter? It has been 6 years since I shared the sewing pattern, it is time to sew a new one for her. My once little girl has grown up to a teenage girl now, she has her own preference in color and design. She wanted her room in blue color, so she chose her blue paint and went ahead to paint her room blue under my little help and guidance. She is happy with her work and I am happy that she did it almost all by herself including the cleaning up. **thumbs up**
How To Sew Hexagon Flower Quilt Duvet
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With the new bedroom color theme, the Secret Garden quilt is no longer coordinating in her room (imagine an orange-green quilt in a blue bedroom, **eyeroll**). She requested a soft comforter in blue color instead of a quilt for her new room when she told me about her idea of repainting her bedroom. We spent some times sitting down, going through some ideas, window shopping for the bedding set but nothing comes to an agreement until this hexagon flowers quilt duvet idea popped up. As mentioned earlier, I have been wanting to sew a hexagon flower quilt since years but I never expect she will agree with something traditional. I felt so glad that I brought up this design idea and she accepted it with one condition, the fabrics have to be in blue.
Without any delay, all the blue fabrics were out from my stash, be it in yardage, fat quarter sets, or scraps. Weeks after working on the preparation and sewing, my daughter finally has what she is looking for that is not available in the market – handmade from mom. She is happy to have a modern hexagon flower quilt duvet, and, I am happy that she is happy with my work.
More Details on how to sew Modern Hexagon Flower Quilt Duvet
Note that this 54″ x 58″ piece is covering the width of a single size duvet cover only, not the length. I purposely make it shorter so it doesn’t cover the full length of the quilt cover.
If you are sewing it for a bigger quilt cover, sew more hexagon flower quilt block to make up the width and length.
The red dashed line is the unsewn seam of the batting’s joint. This 20″ opening allowance is for turning the quilt piece right-side out.
Do not sew the seam allowances of the hexagon joints.
Removing the freezer paper backings. You may find that the whole piece becomes so soft and lighter in weight without the paper.
Iron to flatten the seam allowance again if needed. I spray some starch to the surface to make the quilt piece a little sturdier.
The difference between the flattened seam allowance and the not-so-flat. A flat surface is easier to quilt.
A closer look on the trimmed seam allowance.
Clip away the corners to get a sharper point on the hexagons during turning out.
I used an awl to prick out the corners of the hexagon. You may also use a tapestry or a darning needle to do the job.
This is how I quilted the hexagon flower piece.
Baste the quilted piece and sew it on the duvet cover. I hand-sewed it because the duvet opening is too small to manipulate around for machine sewing.
Slit an opening at the batting of the single hexagon flower for turning the flower right-side out. Remember to trim the seam allowance and clip the corners too.
The single hexagon flowers after turning out. Sew in the ditch around the center hexagon of the flower.
You may download the Flower templates and print it out on card-stock. Cut it out and trace at the places where you want to put your flower borders at.
I love to fold the top edge of the comforter duvet out when doing the bed. Hence I sewed a row of hexagon flowers at the inner piece of the duvet cover so that they get to display when it is folded.
The bottom edge of the modern hexagon flower quilt duvet.