7) How do I make a skewed hexagon that is the length of two hexagons.

  1. Go to WORKTABLE > Work on Block.
  2. BLOCK > New Block > PatchDraw Motif.
  3. Make sure VIEW > Precision Bar has a check next to it.
  4. Click the Pick tool.
  5. Set your block size, snaps, & graph paper.
  6. Make sure Snapping Options 1, 2, 3, and 5 are turned on.
  7. Click the Polygon flyout and choose the hexagon.
  8. Point anywhere in the block outline.
  9. Hold the CTRL key as you click, hold and drag diagonally down. Release when you have a perfectly vertical hexagon (that is a little smaller than half the block).
  10. Click the Center button on the Precision Bar.
  11. Click the left arrow next to “y” until it is zero. Don’t touch x.
  12. *If you are going to combine the small one with the long hexagon, I recommend clicking Add to Sketchbook right now, so you don’t lose the size.*
  13. Click the Clone button on the Precision Bar.
  14. Click the Center button.
  15. For “y” for this patch, type in the height of the hexagon. (Because the hexagons are the same size, this one will start where the last one ended.)
  16. With the Shape tool, click on the bottom node of the top hexagon, right-click and Edit it and Break it apart.
  17. Do the same for the top node of the bottom hexagon.
  18. Move the nodes apart if you need to be able to see better which ones need to snap together to make the long hexagon.
  19. Because you have Snapping Options “snap to node” (2) and “auto join” (5) you can grab the nodes and join them back together by dropping one on the other.
  20. Double-click with the Shape tool on any nodes you don’t want anymore.
  21. Click Add to Sketchbook to save the design.