Friday, October 15, 2010

FYI

FLOWING SILK LAP QUILT from Connecting Threads.....


I know, you just saw this the other day but what I forgot to tell you is,
1) This quilt kit is on sale at Connecting Threads
2) I am thinking of buying that kit and making this quilt larger.
3) NOW THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING......this quilt can be cut out with your Accuquilt Go cutter which you can find at http://www.accuquilt.com/. So....which dies would you need?

a) 1- 1/2" strip die
b) 2-1/2" strip die
c) 3-1/2" strip die

it does contain a template but that is to easy and their half squares. I forgot the half square size but I am sure Accuquilt has that as well.

Why am I mentioning this....because because because when I cut out strips with my rotary cutter, I iron the fabrics, fold the fabric just so....and then cut and more often than not I get that little curve in the middle where the fabric was folded.

Pooey....I don't like that, but if you use your dies (which I only have the 2 -1/2 inch die) you will not get that curve....not if you do it correctly.

You say.....but what if I don't do it correctly....and I say...go to http://www.accuquilt.com/ and check out their videos. Lee shows how you can just cut from the bolt (no ironing) and lay your fabric on the die and cut...no curves..... I am not brave like Lee (I guess I need to take a leap of faith), I have to iron....you all know I hate to iron but I bite the bullet and iron my fabrics before cutting (I don't iron my scraps...sorry)...but if I am wanting a perfect cut...I iron and starch....yes, I need to invest in the starch company, as well as the steam a seam and Kelly's "I Have A Notion" store.

I am not affiliated with Connecting Threads but I just wanted to show how you can convert your patterns over to the Go and make your cutting experience fun and fast. If I had all of these dies, I could have been done cutting in lickety split time. As it was, everything was in slow motion to get the precise cut. I cut one evening and the next I sewed this puppy up. With the correct dies, I could have done both in one evening or at least most of it.

Accuquilt has a wealth of information on what to do, what not to do in using your Go cutter. Just takes a little time on your part to get to know your cutter and enjoy the process.



NOW ON TO THE WINNER OF MY FALL GIVEAWAY: CORINNE, WILL YOU COME ON DOWN!!!! She is from Frog Pond quilts. Congrats to her and to all of you who had fun blog hopping. A big thanks goes to Debi for sponsoring this fun event! Yes, I announced early but tomorrow I a going to Hilo.....whohoooooo....

13 comments:

  1. I like your signature even better today. Congratulations to the winner.

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  2. Love your cute signature Barb! I have purchased quilt kits from Connecting Threads too and when I find them on a good enough sale, I buy two the same instead of buying yardage for the backing! It's less expensive that way!

    MGM

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  3. Very cute post. I think you need all the dies (all the AccuQuilt dies that is). LOL!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your new siggy Barb, put a big ol' smile on my face LOL.

    Crispy

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  5. Love the signature - and well done for doing your very own unique one....
    Congrats to Corinne....
    Hugz
    Fiona

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  6. You are too cute, Barb.
    Have a great weekend!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  7. I have the same problem when I cut strips. That's why I chose the 2.5" strip die.

    Cute signature :)

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  8. Congrats to Corinne! Hey that's my middle name, does that count? LOL Have fun in Hilo Barb, love your quilt!

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  9. Congrats to Corrine!

    I confess, I can't use fabric without ironing it either. But those strip dies are awesome!

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  10. Now that is one cute signature!

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  11. How close are you to owning all the dies?? lol.

    Great post, as usual.

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  12. What a fun quilt! And all cut with the Go...neat! Love your signature...

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