This week the Journey 2 Nebula is starting a new project. We are making the "Lucky Charm" pillow by Jaybird Quilts. This pattern uses 5" charms or 2 1/2" strips to make Half Hexagons.
The pattern is written by Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts. I will be using the Studio 180 Design Star 60 tool with leftover 2 1/2" strips from the last project, Island Batik "Islander Batik" Collection.
After referring to the Half Hexagon Cutting Chart, I found the 2 1/2" strip width under the Precision Column. Then moved one column to the right titled Bottom Horizontal Line (Precision) and found the 4 1/2", this would be the number we will be using on the tool to line up the tool on the strips.
Place the folded strip on your cutting mat, starting on the left side of the strip for Right Hand and the right side for Left-Handed.
Position the Star 60 tool on the fabric aligning the 4 1/2" Horizontal line on the strip. This is the number we found in the chart. This will give us the exact size of the hexagon we need.
Once your tool is in position, trim up both sides of the tool.