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....