How many hexagons you need for your quilt? The Hexagon Quilt Calculator can help you figure it out. Enter the quilt dimensions and hexagon size into the calculator to get the total number of hexagons required.

## Hexagon Quilt Calculator

Enter values to calculate the number of hexagons

**What Is a Hexagon Quilt?**

Hex quilts use fabric hexagons stitched as one. Pieces in honeycomb shapes join to make vivid designs. Hex quilts are liked due to their special look and creative options. The hex setup allows fancy patterns.

### How to Use the Calculator

Using the Hexagon Quilt Calculator is simple. Follow these steps to find out how many hexagons you need:

**Enter Quilt Width (inches):**Input the width of your quilt. For example, if your quilt is 60 inches wide, enter`60`

.**Enter Quilt Height (inches):**Input the height of your quilt. For example, if your quilt is 80 inches tall, enter`80`

.**Enter Hexagon Side Length (inches):**Input the side length of each hexagon. For instance, if each side of the hexagon is 2 inches, enter`2`

.**Enter Seam Allowance (inches):**Input the seam allowance. The default is`0.25`

inches but you can change it if needed.

### Formula

The formula used to calculate the total number of hexagons is:

`$\text{TotalHexagons}=\lceil \frac{\text{QuiltWidth}}{(\text{HexagonWidth}\times \frac{3}{4})}\rceil \times \lceil \frac{\text{QuiltHeight}}{\text{HexagonHeight}}\rceil $`

Variable | Description |
---|---|

Quilt Width | The width of the quilt in inches |

Quilt Height | The height of the quilt in inches |

Hexagon Side Length | The length of one side of the hexagon in inches |

Seam Allowance | The seam allowance in inches |

Hexagon Width | The width of the hexagon including seam allowance |

Hexagon Height | The height of the hexagon including seam allowance |

### How To Calculate – Examples

Let’s go through two example calculations using random input values.

Example 1: Calculating Hexagon Quilt

- Quilt Width (inches): 60
- Quilt Height (inches): 80
- Hexagon Side Length (inches): 2
- Seam Allowance (inches
**):**0.25

**Calculation Steps:**

- Enter
`60`

as the Quilt Width. - Enter
`80`

as the Quilt Height. - Enter
`2`

as the Hexagon Side Length. - Enter
`0.25`

as the Seam Allowance. - Calculate the Hexagon Height:

`$\text{HexagonHeight}=\sqrt{3}\times 2+2\times 0.25\approx 3.964$`

- Calculate the Hexagon Width:

`$\text{HexagonWidth}=2\times 2+2\times 0.25=4.5$`

- Calculate the number of hexagons along the width:

`$\frac{60}{4.5\times \frac{3}{4}}\approx 17.78\to 18$`

- Calculate the number of hexagons along the height:

`$\frac{80}{3.964}\approx 20.18\to 21$`

- Total Hexagons:

`$18\times 21=378$`

- Result is: “Total Number of Hexagons: 378”.

**Example 2: Calculating Hexagon Quilt**

- Quilt Width (inches): 72
- Quilt Height (inches): 90
- Hexagon Side Length (inches): 3
- Seam Allowance (inches): 0.25

**Step-by-Step Calculation:**

- Enter
`72`

as the Quilt Width. - Enter
`90`

as the Quilt Height. - Enter
`3`

as the Hexagon Side Length. - Enter
`0.25`

as the Seam Allowance. - Calculate the Hexagon Height:

`$\text{HexagonHeight}=\sqrt{3}\times 3+2\times 0.25\approx 5.698$`

- Calculate the Hexagon Width:

`$\text{HexagonWidth}=2\times 3+2\times 0.25=6.5$`

- Calculate the number of hexagons along the width:

`$\frac{72}{6.5\times \frac{3}{4}}\approx 14.77\to 15$`

- Calculate the number of hexagons along the height:

`$\frac{90}{5.698}\approx 15.79\to 16$`

- Total Hexagons:

`$15\times 16=240$`

- Result is: “Total Number of Hexagons: 240”.