Hi Quilting Friends! My name is Emily from @homemadeemilyjane and I've been using AccuQuilt for a few months now. Some of my favorite aspects of using AccuQuilt over more traditional cutting techniques are the extreme time savings and insane accuracy! Since getting my AccuQuilt fabric cutter, I have had a ton of fun making a Pillow/Wall Hanging Duo and also some adorable Baby Shower Gifts, just to name a few!
Today, I am going to teach you about the beauty of getting an AccuQuilt GO! Qube If you have the AccuQuilt GO!, AccuQuilt GO! Big, or even the AccuQuilt GO! Me you can use the GO! Qube die sets! The GO! Me fabric cutter is compatible with the GO! Qube 6", 8" and 9", but the GO!, GO! Big and Studio with adapter fit all sizes. One cool thing about the GO! Qube is that you can adjust patterns to suit the size you have. So, I used the 12", but you can use the 6". The only difference will be your finish size!
When I first got my AccuQuilt, I got the Ready Set GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System (55700) which is a starter set that includes:
- AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter
- GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block (55776)
- GO! Strip Cutter-2 ½" (2" Finished) (55017)
- GO! Cutting Mats: 6" x 6" (55137) and 10" x 24" (55113)
- GO! Qube Mix & Match Blocks and Quilts Pattern Book-2nd Edition by Eleanor Burns
I really can't tell you enough about how much I love this beginner pack. I had so much fun playing with the GO! Qube 8" block that I also decided to get the GO! Qube 12" block, too! But before get too far in, let me tell you what a GO! Qube Mix & Match Block is and why it's so neat!
So, What's the scoop on AccuQuilt GO! Qubes?!
A GO! Qube Mix & Match Block is essentially a set of varying dies that can be combined in what seems like endless possibilities. The set for the GO! Qube Mix and Match Block includes eight different dies of a few key shapes: squares, triangles, rectangles, and parallelogram. These varying shapes and sizes can be combined to make over 100 different quilt blocks!
Here are all the dies included in the GO! Qube 12" Mix and Match Block:
- GO! Square-6½" (6" Finished)
- GO! Square-3½" (3" Finished)
- GO! Half Square Triangle-6" Finished Square
- GO! Quarter Square Triangle-6" Finished Square
- GO! Half Square triangle-3" Finished Square
- GO! Square on Point-4¾" (4¼" Finished)
- GO! Parallelogram 45°-3 11/16" x 4 15/16" (3" x 4 ¼" Finished)
- GO! Rectangle-3 ½" x 6 ½" (3" x 6" Finished)
The neat thing is you can actually use each of these dies individually, but when you combine them, that's when the real magic happens!
I used the eight shapes and dies from the GO! Qube 12" Block to make these 12 different blocks and combined them into a baby quilt! Here are the 12 blocks I chose to use:
- Air Plane
- Broken Sash
- Double Four-Patch
- Dutchman's Puzzle
- Four-Patch Star
- Frayed Four-Patch
- Mosaic #15
- Port & Starboard
- Sawtooth Star
- Uneven Nine-Patch
(Note how different they are even using the same exact set of dies!)
To make this sampler quilt, I used a fat quarter bundle of these super adorable prints from the collection called Ring Toss by Emily Taylor for FIGO Fabrics. The collection will be coming out in Fall 2020. I love the idea of using a fat quarter bundle on a sampler quilt because you get a fun variety of very different blocks!
Click here for tons more pattern ideas for using your GO! Qube Mix & Match Block! And if you know and love the Mix & Match Blocks, give the GO! Qube Companion Sets a look too. There are two additional sets (Angles and Corners) for each block size and together add eight more shapes.
Now that you've seen just a glimpse of the amazing options you can make with the GO! Qube 12" Block, leave a comment here telling me about what you plan to make or share your progress with us on Instagram and Facebook! Be sure to tag @AccuQuilt and @homemadeemilyjane and #AccuQuilt too. I can't wait to hear what you've got cooking over in your corner of this quilty world!