Scrappy Liberty Hexi Quilt Tutorial

Wooowee! After preparing madly to send off all of our fabric needed at the AQC, as well has hosting our Open Day, we have finally had a little bit of time to slow down and take a deep breath…

This means that for the first time since Quilters Companion published a feature on Robyn and her Scrappy Hexi quilts in their Jan/Feb edition, we actually have time to sit down and upload it to share with all of our friends who didn’t manage to get a copy of it in their crafty little hands!

So here it is – a big thank you Quilters Companion for letting us repost the feature and also for publishing it in the first place!  I’m sure most of you know it by now, but just incase, it is a GREAT Australian publication full of fabulous and inspiring projects that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. If you get the chance, it is definitely worth picking up and having a good read of it!

If you would like to make a Scrappy Liberty Hexi Quilt it is a great way to use up all the little pieces you have laying around – but remember, we also have a huge range of pre-cut Liberty hexies in The Strawberry Thief store to help you on your way… Click here to shop our hexi packs!

Below is the feature on Robyn, keep on scrolling for the Scrappy Liberty Hexi Quilt Tutorial

Published in Jan/Feb 2017 Quilters Companion

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Eileen Mellor

    Love your quilt, Robyn. I have made a Hexie Quilt. Found it very easy to use freezer paper cut to exact size of Hexie and place down onto fabric and cut fabric around shape leaving half a centimetre all round. Iron fabric to Freezer Paper. Fold over fabric and tack or Glue and then whip Hexies together. A quicker method still is to join up Hexies using a small running stitch. This works well. It is a case of what we feel comfortable doing.

    1. The Strawberry Thief

      I agree Eileen – whatever works best for you, do it! Glue is such a time saver. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Moira Henriksen

    Hi Robyn I’m making the one inch hexi quilt I have about 40 Rosettes to go. Can you tell me what fabric you used to back this quilt? KI love it and all the different liberty fabrics and I love hand piecing.

    1. The Strawberry Thief

      Hi moira,

      Sorry for the delayed response, this comment slipped past me! I use Liberty to back all of my quilts because I love the feel, look and quality of it. For my 1″ hexie quilt I used Betsy in a pink colour-way that is out of print now – but it is available in more colours here:
      Good luck finishing your quilt!!! If you need any more advice don’t hesitate to email – – and I would love to see the finished product!
      thank you

  3. Jan Jess

    Hi Robyn,
    Just beginning to gather my fabrics and decide on colour placement for a 1″ hexagon quilt and wonder if you have any tips. I think I recall you saying choose a darker centre and lighter outer hexagons.
    I realise it’s personal preference but I love the look of your quilts and would like to create a similar ‘feel’.
    Many thanks,

    1. Robyn Shaprio

      Hi Jan
      If you are on Instagram or Facebook, you can watch my video tutorials.
      Let me know if you need any further assistance.
      Robyn x

  4. Muriel Whitten

    Hi Robyn,
    Have you made an instagram video about how to arrange the flowers before sewing them together?
    I have looked at the layout diagram (from the magazine article) where you suggest using random spare Hexies to fill-in the blank spaces when making rows. But, I am puzzled about how to choose colours for the larger areas – where it looks as though you insert an almost completed ‘flower’ on the left-hand side. Or, have I answered the question; namely, do an almost completed flower based on the same colour/tone principles as the others in the main body of the work?
    I love your work – and all the social media feeds you send around the world. Inspirational and as addictive as liberty Tana lawn itself. It is lovely to feel part of a community when sitting here today in a very bleak and stormy Northern Ireland!

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