Monday, January 11, 2016

3D Hexagon Table Runner Supply List

3D Hexagon Table Runner
Using Easy Y Seams

Supply List
Class has closed. Thank You! See Class photos at the bottom of the blog.

Aunt Judy's Attic

Instructor: Paco Rich

In class we will go through the steps for piecing together three - 3D Hexagons using the Easy Y Seams method to make a table runner. You will learn one way to nest your seams to line up points and reduce the bulkiness at your points. By the end of class we will have finished a table runner top measuring about 10" wide by 34" long. You will also leave the class with the skills needed to tackle any Y Seam you come across, such as tumbling blocks and six pointed stars.

**Important!!** If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me: 

Basic Supplies:
Sewing Machine
Sewing Notions - scissors, straight pins
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Fine Point Fabric Marking Tool - I like the FriXion pens
Thread - best if it matches one of your fabrics

It is not necessary to have a special 60° ruler for this class, but this class gives you an excuse to have a cool new ruler or use the cool 60° triangle ruler you bought long ago. However, any ruler with a 60° line on it will work just as well.

**After our first class, the majority of the ladies felt it was easier to have the 60° triangle ruler - if you need one, let Judy know and she will have them ordered...
60° Triangle Ruler
Square Ruler with markings for 60°, 45° and 30°

You will also need a ruler that has 1/4" markings.

Fabric Supplies: 
What 3 colors:
You will need 3 different fabrics - a dark, a medium and a light. The 3 fabrics can be all of one color (ie: all green) OR you can have one focus fabric with two coordinating colors, as long as one is dark, one is medium and one is light.

If you are unsure: use your smartphone to take a picture of all 3 fabrics together. Change the photo to a black and white photo and you will see the tone. If all three fabrics look the same in the black and white photo, you might have trouble achieving the 3D look.


Notice how the coral and green are almost the same tone in the black and white photo? If you look at the pieced runners above, you will notice the green/coral grape runner does not give off a strong 3D feel as compared to the other two.

How Much Fabric:
From each of the fabrics you will need to have at least 14" x WOF (width of fabric). This includes fabric for the triangles in between the hexagons.

Extra fabric for binding and backing is needed. Backing: need at least 14" x WOF. Binding using 2.5" half fold: need at least 8" x WOF.

Something to think about: If you have a focus fabric and want to fussy cut a particular section, plan on having more focus fabric.

Beautiful 3D Hexagons

made by students

Love the variation!

Looking for more ideas on color/fabric selections?? Check out my 3D Hexagon ~ Tumbling Blocks Board on Pinterest.

Hope to see you in class! If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave a comment and I'll get right back to you. 


  1. I love this table runner so much that I contacted you about it. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I am a fairly good seamstress but am very new to quilting. Love your blog.

  2. Would love this pattern. Is it available

    1. Hi there! I have am online version of this class if you're interested. Up at the top of this page under the 3D Quilts tab, it is called: Easy Y Seams Class

    2. Love it, always have difficulties with that seam xxx

  3. Thank you so much for your very detailed, easy to follow instructions. When I saw your awesome table runner, I really wanted to try to make one. It turned out okay.
    I guess I can't post a photo here.

  4. Hi Jeanne, I would love to see a photo. You are always welcomed to join our facebook quilting group and post a photo there 💚 Life's A Quilt - I could also help you with any questions you might0 have :)

  5. Is there a pattern and instructions for this table runner anywhere on your site? I would love to make this
    Thanks Kari

  6. I would love to make this 3D table runner. Is the pattern for sale anywhere?