I would like to make a simple line pattern rotated at 30 degrees, but no matter what I try I can't make it repeat itself without the lines being cut. Is this possible to do?
There's a similar question here with a link to a pattern tutorial.
The tough part is getting your pattern to tile properly. Given how easy it is to use once you get it right, it's worth the effort.
One key tip to keep in mind: Create your pattern with global swatches. That way you can update colors in the pattern swatch without generating a new tile.
The quick and dirty way to get it to work is with Transform effects (
Here's what it would look like in the Appearance panel:
Attached is an example of tileable 30° pattern. Note two things: