4 easy steps to piecing the colorful Diamond Hexagon cushion top by Claire Haillot May 5, 2021 written by Claire Haillot May 5, 2021 453 Yesterday, I showed you how to make the Half Diamond units. Today, I’m back with the secret to assembling the Diamond Hexagon cushion. Just four simple steps is all it takes to piece this project using Gütermann 50wt Cotton Thread and Klassé Size 70/10 Universal Sharps Needles. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to simply piece all the units when you do it row by row. Assembling the Diamond Hexagon using Gütermann Threads Yes! You read that right! We’ll piece this project like any other project – row by row. Look at the project pinned on your design wall – are you seeing the rows now? Here’s an illustration to help you out: Do you see the rows in the design? Note the row numbers, these will help when piecing. Step 1 Stitch all your units from Row 1A together. Makes an 8½” x 28½” Repeat with Row 1B. Step 1 – piece rows 1A and 1B. Step 2 Stitch all your units from Row 2A together. Makes an 8½” x 28½” Repeat with Row 2B. Step 2 – piece rows 2A and 2B. Step 3 Stitch Row 1A and 2A together. Makes a 16½” x 28½” Repeat with Rows 1B and 2B. Step 3 – piece 1A and 2A units together. Step 4 Stitch your two Step 3 units together. Makes a 32½” x 28½” The units are all sewn together to complete the cushion top See how easy it was to assemble your Diamond Hexagon cushion? Your Sew Easy 60° Triangle Ruler and Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler help create straight seams that align perfectly when sewing. All you need to do nest the seam allowances where they meet (make sure one seam allowance goes in one direction, and the other goes in the opposite direction) as you sew to get a nice, flat seam. Nest the seam allowances in opposite directions when stitching. Assembling the Diamond Hexagon. This completes today’s post on assembling the quilt top of the Diamond Hexagon cushion. I really enjoy working with Gütermann 50wt cotton thread. In fact, I like the thread so much that I have a Gütermann 3000m spool on my machine at all times for piecing! Be sure to come back tomorrow when I show you how I quilted the project. This is part 3 of 5 in this series Go back to part 2: 1 ruler, 1 rotary cutter for making half diamond units Go to part 4: How to quilt Diamond Hexagon cushion top using your walking foot Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs362battingcreative icondiamond hexagonsFairfieldGÜTERMANN threadsHalf Diamond RulerKlasse'notionsOdif 505OLFApfaffQuick Change Rotary Cutterquilt blocksrotary cuttersRulersscissorssew easysewing machine reviewsthreadsTriangle Ruler 60°tutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Claire Haillot Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in the United States and Canada as well as her cousins in France. Claire has been active in the quilting industry since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop and started to teach, write how-to guides, and translate patterns and product information into French for American companies. In 2006, she started her own line of patterns and later began publishing patterns and articles in Canadian, European, and American magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She decided to close her brick & mortar quilt shop in 2016 to be able to concentrate more on teaching, writing, and creating. She collaborated with PlumEasy patterns to launch the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns. Claire has also won a few awards for her work: • Juror’s choice in Salon 2012 • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 and 2016 • Second Place in Salon 2016 • Best of show at the Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston 2018. previous post 1 ruler, 1 rotary cutter for making half diamond units next post How to quilt Diamond Hexagon cushion top using your walking foot YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Sewing a hanging sleeve to your quilt, the... 1 comment Karen Burgin August 20, 2023 - 5:39 pm Love the ideas Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.