Sunday, May 30, 2010

MAKING A CAKE

I told you I was having company and needed to make a cake....

well....this is what I did while it was baking last night..

I am sorry, I just can't help myself......you all know that I am weak!!

So many of you had questions and maybe this will help clear up some as well.

What you see here is the tumblers die...see how I marked it? Also....this is something I figured out...see the long piece of material that I pulled through the other side....this way, there is no cutting of fabrics (except for the loose strands after cutting)...so I just slip the extra piece of fabric under the roller....



I place the fabric as close to the cut out...



Now rolling it through... Notice that I have the die as far over as possible, this is to allow room for the fabric I am not cutting.




It has come out the other side...so I flip the material(the widest part) over to match the widest part of the tumbler...I pull the excess material through to the other side...and oh yes, there is a little space to do this...so I move my die as far over as possible to allow the excess fabric to fit nicely without bunching, as I mentioned before.



Here is the left over scraps..... I would like to mention that salvage is in there as well...I did not cut it off before I started.



I got 8 squares



36 tumblers out of a yard of fabric...



I think I am going to go and make muffins now!!


Well....I was able to cut out all the tumblers before company came.....and this is the end results after they left. Still needs borders...but hey....not to shabby for an evenings work.

25 comments:

Mary L. said...

What fun you are having! I'm envious. LOL,

Kaye said...

The best thing Accua quilt did was send you the machine. You are a walkin, talking advertisement and seem to be having such fun with it

julietk said...

That looks like a good evenings work to me.

quiltsbylee said...

See that is why I need to win one. I could get so much done so much faster. You lucky dog.

Mary said...

Looks like you are getting this process down quite good. It is amazing. Your quilt looks so goodtoo. What fun!!

Gene Black said...

You are just flying high with your Go. I will not be able to turn out as much as you have. But I will give it a "Go!" hahaha

SewCalGal said...

Another quilt? While baking a cake? My word. Think how many quilts you could make wiht AccuQuilt if you baked a turkey! LOL. This is so cute. Love it. Oh, I so want a tumbler die!

SewCalGal
www.sewcal.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Did you just make 3 quilts in 2 days?!

Lis said...

Great quilt top, how did the cake turn out?!

Quilt Hollow said...

Loving your new toy!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Not shabby at all! That's a nice small pile of leftover scraps.

While the cake is baking you have to have something to do to keep you out of trouble, right?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How cool is that!

Pat said...

I just might have to GO to American Samoa to see this cutter in action!!! :)

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

How fun! I think you pile of scraps is very small really.

Marie said...

Loving your fun wish we were there to enjoy too.Love your cut pieces. Hugs, Marie

Needled Mom said...

You are going to be a quilting maniac - more so now than ever before, Barb!!!

Tangos Treasures said...

AWESOME!!

Patty said...

You Go Girl. I'm beginning to like this little machine. You are good advertising.

Kim D. said...

Wow, you are the Quilting Queen or is that the GO Queen? You've been a busy girl!! Thanks for sharing the photo's.

arlette said...

I noticed you're having fun with your new "toy", lol, congrats!!!, I'm glad it's there already, I need one because I'm a mess and slow because I don't want to make a mistake, way to go!, I'm going to enjoy what are you going to make with that! :)

quiltmom said...

Pretty amazing- Barb you are going to be able to speed quilt- I am impressed on how little wasted fabric that there is when you are cutting.
Thanks for sharing your fun quilt- I am sure that your cake was just as delicious as this.
Regards,
Anna

Barb said...

wow is all I can say. This is amazing. I wish I could see how this works in person. You'd thing they would demo this more at the big quilt shows.
looks like you are having fun

Barb said...

Absolutely love your quilt! How quick and easy is that! Love the colors also! Keep "Go"ing!

Melinda Cornish said...

it looks like you are having a blast! Arent new toys fun?

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh is that thing ever amazing!