The Morning Star 8" hot pad can be round, hexagon or square. It has a new technique that makes this a fun and easy project. The 8-page pattern is full colorand includes a pattern to cut a ruler out of template plastic. We also sell an acrylic ruler, the Half-Hexie Ruler. This ruler is awesome to make cutting the half hexagon shapes perfectly. The pattern has a foundation template that makes putting the layers together very simple, and measures the layers equally.