This on-trend die has flown back into our warehouse as a regular member of the GO! die line-up! It sure ruffled some feathers when this April Die to Try sold out!
So, it’s back to stay, and just in time for National Pink Flamingo Day!
This on-trend die has flown back into our warehouse as a regular member of the GO! die line-up! It sure ruffled some feathers when this April Die to Try sold out!
So, it’s back to stay, and just in time for National Pink Flamingo Day!
Did you know that June 8th is National Best Friends Day and June 13th is National Sewing Machine Day?
AccuQuilt’s live event, Hometown Heroes, featured special guests with inspirational stories of a sense of pride in their country and quilting.
It also featured information on Quilts of Valor (QOV), their mission to cover service members/veterans touched by war with the comfort and healing of quilts, as well as how to get involved.
Hey quilters, its Suzy with Webster Quilts!
Graduations are always exciting! What's better for a new grad than a DIY pillow to take with them to college?
So, let's get started!
Pucker up – it’s pickle time! AccuQuilt’s June Die to Try Die of the Month is a Block on Board (BOB) to make the popular and classic block, the Pickle Dish! This block has been around for over 150 years, probably even before the Double Wedding Ring design first hit the quilting scene. The Pickle Dish appears to have been popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, with a pattern first published by the Kansas City Star in 1931.
There's no better way to spend your time than on sharpening the skills of your favorite hobby - sewing and quilting!
So, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, sit back, and read through these fantastic resources that will surely inspire you!
Hi, it's Bea - from Beaquilter.com!
You have likely had a lot of questions throughout your learning process as a beginner quilter. Now that you have finished sewing your project together, you have more questions about what type of batting you should get to give your work that polished look.
In case you don’t know, batting is the layer of material between your completed quilt top and backing. Selecting the right batting has major effects on the way your finished quilt looks, feels and ages. Let’s look at the features of batting to simplify your shopping trip and help you get the confidence to finish that project!
Hi There! Emily here from Homemade Emily Jane here to spill all my secrets about making a Signature Memory Quilt. I'll first share a bit about my own memory quilt that I used as my wedding guest book, and then I'll show you 5 awesome blocks you can use for YOUR memory quilt!
Hi all my fellow AccuQuilt lovers, Vicki here from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting. If you need a quick gift, I have an easy quilting pattern for you. It's easy and fast too! A mug rug - made just for mom. Or you could leave off the lettering and have a great teacher or friend gift.
AccuQuilt is bursting into spring with a brand new die. The GO! Basket of Lilies (55530) Block on Board or BOB die is the latest offering in the Die to Try Die of the Month series, meaning it’s only available during the month of May, or while supplies last. This die is exclusively available at AccuQuilt.com
Hello, hello! This is Stephanie from Steph Jacobson Designs, and today I'm sharing some fun and easy ways to use AccuQuilt Applique Dies to jazz up plain clothing items and extend the life of garments that are stained or torn. When my son was young, I made a lot of his pants and shorts from upcycled mens dress shirts. To make a cute coordinating top, I would find an image online and make my own appliques using the leftover dress shirt fabric. When I saw the adorable 2021 Limited Edition AccuQuilt GO! Dinosaur Medley Die (#55213), it reminded me of one of the t-shirts I made for my son many years ago.
Hi! My name is Amanda Harward, and I love vintage quilt patterns. I saw the Tree of Life quilt block and wondered if I could make something similar with AccuQuilt's GO! Qube Mix & Match Block system. Most of my quilting projects start out with “I wonder if_______would work?” I'm excited to say that the pieces needed to make this traditional pattern can be cut using my GO! fabric cutter.
It’s time to introduce a little something new to the AccuQuilt family – meet the GO! Mix & Match 4” Block (55229) along with the GO! Qube 4” Companion Set-Corners (55230) and GO! Qube 4” Companion Set-Angles (55231).
Lori Miller will be the guest on American Patchwork & Quilting’s podcast that releases today, and you won’t want to miss it! Lori will be talking about her love for Electric Quilt and AccuQuilt and about her quilting journey in a fun and informative interview with host Lindsay Mayland.
To listen in and subscribe to APQ’s podcast, click here. The podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. You can purchase Lori's software products at AccuQuilt.com.
Have you ever had an idea for a quilt in your head, but you just weren’t sure if it would all work out? Maybe you had an AccuQuilt BOB™ (Block on Board) die that you wanted to use in a project, but you wanted to consider how it would look with another block, or with sashing vs. without? Well, wonder no more because talented designer Lori Miller has teamed up with Electric Quilt and AccuQuilt to provide you with all the tools you need!
Binding a quilt. It’s that last step, the thing that moves your project across the finish line from UFO (Unfinished Object) status to Done. It sounds so simple – but, is it? It’s often this last step that is the hardest one to take.
Happy spring, Rockstars! My name is HollyAnne Knight of String & Story where it’s my job to guide you to quilt with confidence. Today, I’m here with a fun, fast project and some free motion quilting inspiration!
Teresa Coates' quilts show how mixing your textiles can really bring a quilt to life. Her gallery exhibit makes you feel like you are on a road trip by showcasing various landmarks throughout the country. There is something special about traveling and experiencing new places and Teresa likes to put a new spin on what she experiences by translating it into a quilt. We were excited to feature her work in our gallery and be able to sit down and virtually chat with her about the travels that inspired these quilts. Watch the video to see her exhibit and read below for a one on one interview.
There’s something a-foot at AccuQuilt! The first Tuesday of every month through the end of 2021, AccuQuilt will introduce an all new die through our Die to Try, Die of the Month Program!
2021 promises new hope for health, happiness, and creativity. Spring is just around the corner and we are all looking forward to being outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. If you’re a gardener and a quilter who enjoys AccuQuilt applique, this project will make you happy. If you haven’t tried AccuQuilt applique, this project is just the right size to give it a spin. This garden apron has six pockets to hold tools and seed packets and any other supplies needed while you work. And it’s so easy to make with just three fat quarters of fabric and the gnome applique die.
Hello Accuquilters! It's Lori Miller from Lori Miller Designs back with all the details to make this Carrot Cutie Drawstring Bag with your 12" Mix & Match Qube and Companion Corners.
Spring is here, and coming on the heels of a long, cold winter it feels like time for bright colors, sunshine and full blooming quilt projects! Here are some springy patterns to get you in the mood for warmer temps, longer days and new quilts.
Hello Friends! It's Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting here and I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt tutorial along with a bonus pillow tutorial as well. It is always fun to work with a rainbow of colors, and throw in a half Hexi and you have Over the Rainbow. And I just couldn't resist adding some adorable Gnomes, how fun are they! These projects are fun and fast, and you are going to love making them, and you can get them done just in time to welcome in Spring.
Have you ever been driving down the road and spotted a large, painted quilt block on a barn? Chances are, it’s part of a barn quilt trail. What started in Adams Country, Ohio in 2001 has now spread throughout the United States and parts of Canada thanks to Donna Sue Groves.
March 17 is almost here, and with it comes the celebration of St. Patrick and Irish culture that has been happened annually for hundreds of years. Here are some bright, fun patterns to help you brighten up your home to celebrate in style!
March is National Women's History Month and March 8th marks International Women's Day, a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Not all quilters are women, but many amazing women use the craft to to support each of those very accomplishments. Quilting is an incredible art which means that it speaks volumes about the world around us as well as the artist who create them. From themed pieces with commentary to scrappy throws made of upcycled materials, quilts are just as social, economic, cultural and political as the women who help make them. We asked the women of our GO! Getters team to tell us how they challenge their quilting and the quilter status quo in 2021.
Hello AccuQuilt community! I am so excited to share with you the new GO! Truck die (55187). There are endless design possibilities for the truck and I am here today to show you what came to mind the instant it was presented to me. But first let me tell you what else comes to mind; monster trucks, tow trucks, rat rods, low riders, do you have a mudder in your family? I see truck curtains, truck pillows, pink trucks, blue trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks.
Wind your bobbins and toot your horns, it’s National Quilting Month! March is set aside each year to celebrate quilts and quilters. While technically quilts are defined as a layer of batting or padding between 2 layers of fabric that have been stitched together to hold them in place, we know that they are so much more!
So much has changed over the past year! When “social distancing” became a way of life in 2020, AccuQuilt quickly adjusted what their events and classes looked like to fill the void left for quilters when they couldn’t attend in-person classes. Here’s a look at what’s available, where to find more information and how to register!
Hi! It's Jen Strauser from Dizzy Quilter, here with a fun project using AccuQuilt's new GO! Dinosaur (55213) die! I was beyond excited when I saw the newest die being offered by AccuQuilt and immediately had a ton of ideas in my head. I landed on this Dinosaur play mat, perfect for kids all the way to grown ups!
AccuQuilt has two great new dies bursting onto the scene today – the GO! Coffee & Tea Medley (55212) and GO! Dinosaur Medley (55213) special limited edition dies. The shapes on these dies are some of quilters most frequent requests – so let’s dig in and take a closer look!
Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the quilting waters or swimming in the deep end, we all like to save money where we can. Here are some helpful tips to keep you quilting without breaking the bank!
It’s no surprise that quilters share their love by making quilts, wall hangings and table runners. Here’s a collection of projects that we know will make your heart happy and have you ready to celebrate February 14 in style!
Welcome to National Embroidery Month! If you're an embroidery fan, AccuQuilt is a great addition to your tool box! From applique dies to free embroidery files, AccuQuilt makes the process quick and easy with perfect cuts every time. Yes, we said free. We have 3 downloadable embroidery stitches (satin stitch, blanket stitch and motif stitch) in all the major formats for each non-designer applique shapes! Of course, we also have amazing designer files too. Take a look!
Emily Bailey's beautiful designs prove that scrappy and modern quilts do go together. We, along with all quilters, love to see creative uses for fabric stashes, especially when we're all amidst organizing our spaces and looking forward to upcycling and recycling materials. There's a history told through scrappy quilts and as Emily put it, "hold hidden quilts". We were so excited to feature her work in our gallery and happy that we could virtually chat about her quilting journey. Watch the video to see her exhibit and read below for a one on one interview.
If glancing into your sewing room/area makes you cringe and shut the door (or wish you had a door to shut!), don’t despair! There are some small organization changes you can make to have a big impact on your space and how you feel working in it.
Have you met the GO! Getters, our quilting influencers, ambassadors and friends? We're lucky to have a talented group of quilters who love getting creative with AccuQuilt products and today, in honor of organization, we're showing off some of the incredible sewing rooms where the fabric magic happens! Meet a few members of our team, see their space and be sure to check out their social profiles. You can see our whole team by visiting our GO! Getter page here!
Scraps happen. The more we cut, the more we sew. The more we cut and sew, the more scraps we have. While this may not be the pressing issue that organizing our fabric stash can be, those scraps can and will get out of control quickly. Read on for more tips on organizing your own collection!
Sometimes the best sewing room organization comes from just getting projects done. Are you motivated for the new year? Did you promise yourself that you’ll lose a bad habit or start a good one? I have a feeling those typical resolutions may have been replaced by new ones this year. For 2021, you may be planning to spend more time enjoying your family and friends, travel more and hug those you love more – looking forward to a time when those things are safe again.
Is it time to welcome the New Year with a refresh for your sewing space? Since we've all been spending so much more time in our homes for the past several months, it might just be time to make some changes. Read on to see some of our favorite ways to spruce up our sewing spaces.
All quilters dream of an organized sewing space where everything is easy to find and creativity can soar. For many of us, this dream may seem impossible, especially with a growing AccuQuilt GO! collection. Let's take a look at some easy solutions that can help bring your organization dreams closer to reality.
Hi all! Terri from Lizard Creek Quilting here. Today, I am going to help you create some DIY organization (and handmade gifting) with these super speedy composition journal covers. Composition notebooks are something I use on a daily basis, as I still like to go old school and write out my thoughts with paper and pen. Customizing these gifts will be easy with the GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase die (55559). Let's get started!
This year is one for the history books. Through the good and the bad, quilters have done what they do best: sew and support. From making face masks to creating memory quilts, our quilters have shared countless stories of caring for their community, friends and family. Our goal has and will always be to share the joy of quilting, so we thought we would honor some of the beauty of this year by celebrating our top free quilt patterns of the last 12 months.
While we focus on the upcoming holidays, somewhere deep down, we know that once the holidays end, we’re all going to need a little pick-me-up. Since we’ll be spending more time at home this winter, why not dress up your home to celebrate the entire season.
There’s nothing quite like winter to keep us all inside our homes, except maybe a virus! Combine the two and you have a season that’s going to offer plenty of quality quilting time, but also one that could use a little creative boost to your surrounds. Here of some great patterns to help your home feel like a cozy haven in the midst of winter’s snow and ice.
We all fall into habits or routines and forget to look around for other options, don’t we? Well, the same applies to using websites! You get used to logging into a website, look for your item or pattern and move on without taking a look around at other options and resources that are available. Well, today, I want to take you on a tour of AccuQuilt’s website to be sure that you are aware of all the great tools available there for quilters!
Who would have thought that the #1 accessory for 2020 would be the face mask? When quilters first jumped into making masks, most worked with the materials at hand. This meant a deep dive into their stash – or should I say well curated collection – of fabric to help keep themselves and others safe and healthy. So we're sharing some of our favorite ideas with you!
Hello! I'm Kelly Cole the founder and owner of Vintage Fabric Studio where I refresh, prep, and package vintage sheets and fabric with quilters in mind. This time around on the AccuQuilt blog I have the pleasure of using the Block on Board GO! Crazy Quilt Block (55226) to create a cute and functional piece of flair for your kitchen, a one-block pot holder.
Gnomes – they’re not just for gardens anymore! Even a quick look at Pinterest will show you that gnomes are dominating the winter decorating landscape these days, but aren’t they cute enough to say with us all year? Yes indeed, because the GO! Gnome (55210) is just too cute to put away!
You know how much I love yard flags, door banners and wall hangings. These homemade banners are a perfect holiday decoration for a covered porch entry door, an inside door in your home or as a wall hanging.
The gift-giving season is almost upon us - are you ready? If most of us are being honest with ourselves, we probably have left a few until the last minute, so here are some ideas for some quick and easy projects that will make it look like you’ve been planning and sewing for this all year long!
Many on the AccuQuilt team admired Kimberly Bennefield's work for quite sometime. Her social media is filled with bright colors, edgy graphic elements and beautiful modern approaches to traditional favorites. Just about any quilting technique you can dream of, she's given it a try and knocked it out of the park. So we were thrilled when she was interested in appearing in our gallery and joining our GO! Getter team.
Hi AccuQuilt Friends! It's Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog! Today I'm sharing a NO SEW Hexagon Ornament tutorial using the brand new AccuQuilt GO! Qube English Paper Piecing 1" Finished Sides!
Are you looking for some last-minute gift inspiration? Well, whether you’re looking for yourself, for a fellow quilter or gifts to make, AccuQuilt is introducing three new dies that are sure to inspire! There’s something for everyone in this die release – a Block on Board, a project die and an appliqué die. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa and let’s take a look at these fun new dies.
If you love small, scrap-friendly sewing projects, this English Paper Piecing coasters tutorial is just for you! It's a great weekend project that can be easily personalized to your home decor or the season.
AccuQuilt’s GO! Big Bowl Cozy die (55208) makes it quick and simple to make these helpful household items – but how many bowl cozies do you really need? Well, I would say quite a few! Besides the need (notice I said need and not desire!) to have them to match the seasons and holidays, let’s count down some other unexpected uses outside of just microwaving in style!
Do you celebrate Friendsgiving? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary earlier this year and refers to a Thanksgiving celebration with a circle of friends. There are different theories on the origin of the term ranging from a Twitter post to the popular television show Friends to an ad campaign. Unlike other holidays, there’s no official Friendsgiving date and the traditions are as different as those who celebrate it! After a year like this, why not honor all the occasions that pairs gratitude with friends and family? Here are some ideas for setting your table!
Have you found yourself shying away from making a Mariner’s Compass quilt that features thin, narrow points created with foundation paper piecing or extensive cutting with templates and a rotary cutter? Maybe the thought of sewing curves has stopped you in your tracks before getting started on a project? Well put your fear and doubt away, because the GO! Mariner’s Compass (55194) will help you create this stunning, iconic block.
National Cat Day is tomorrow but we're celebrating a little early and giving you a head's up that it's time to show your furry quilting buddy some appreciation. We're highlighting our cat dies, cat projects and introduce you to the cats of the AccuQuilt/TEK Brands family. We strongly suspect that our cats are just like yours with some wanting to run the house and some preferring to keep a low profile. Following our celebration of National Dog Day, we knew that our feline friends deserved their very own day in the spotlight.
If you’re a fan of Halloween, then Halloween quilt projects are a must on your to-do list! There’s spooky new fabric hitting store shelves, just calling out to become festive projects to decorate your home and celebrate the season.
Maybe it’s because I’m spending so much more time at home or maybe it’s the sudden change in weather, but my desire to dress up the house for fall seems to be stronger than ever! Normally, I feel a little regret with taking down summer things and getting ready for fall, but not this year! If you’re like me and ready to embrace the change in seasons, then you’re probably ready to whip up some cozy feeling new projects.
Whether it’s an unexpected party invitation, an unreported school activity or a last minute change of heart, the need for last minute costumes comes up more often than you might think! Just like in quilting, AccuQuilt dies can help make costume making fast and easy!
Are you ready for the holidays? Well, look no further than AccuQuilt’s latest die release for inspiration! Take a look at these 4 new dies and consider all the creative possibilities.
As the modern quilting movement has grown over the past several years, it has left many quilters wondering just how to define their style and their quilts. Well, when you start to look at what defines each style, you may be surprised with what you find.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to raise awareness of the disease and funds to help eliminate it. Pink has been designated as the color associated with this effort. You’re sure to see campaigns, such as Real Men Wear Pink through the American Cancer Society, to help with the efforts. At AccuQuilt, we know there are so many causes that are important to our customers, so today we're going to cover some ways you can customize a memory quilt to honor someone special.
What a year it’s been for quilters, sewists and other makers. History has shown us that the community of quilters has the ability to do amazing things through challenging times, and 2020 has certainly had its challenges! The COVID-19 pandemic took us all by surprise early in the year, but the response from the quilting community has been overwhelming.
Projects of any kind need organization and English Paper Piecing projects are no exception. Think of all the pieces involved – both fabric and templates – and about the time that you have cut 100 or so paper templates... Now what?
English Paper Piecing (or EPP) is a great technique for quilters on the go. Everything that you need can be stored in a small container that’s ready to slip into a purse or bag and head out the door with you, ready for those times that you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands. It’s perfect for travel, doctor’s offices, sporting events or waiting in the carpool lane for school pick-up time!
AccuQuilt’s Qube family has a new member – the GO! Qube English Paper Piecing-1” Finished Sides die set (55825) and we couldn’t be more proud! This new Qube offers countless design and technique possibilities for all quilters and sewists.
To honor National Sewing Month, we're addressing an issue that makes all fabric-lovers cringe: waste. Wasted fabric is never fun! Learn from GO! Getter Emily of Homemade Emily Jane how you can reduce fabric waste while using the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system.
Ready for more quilting tips for National Sewing Month? Whether you are new to quilting or not, some of the terms in quilt patterns and discussions can be confusing. For example, you might start to think that quilting is really a code word for snacks when you start seeing terms like jelly rolls and layer cakes popping up, and hearing about fat quarters might just seem to confirm that. Don’t worry, these are fabric goodies, and your waistline is safe.
September is National Sewing Month, so what better way to celebrate than to talk about some of our favorite sewing questions and tips? First up, an age old question: do you pick your pattern or your fabric first? For many quilters, when it's time to start a new quilt project, this question is like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg!
I have always loved the Crossed Canoes quilt pattern and I was excited to see that AccuQuilt had a
Block on Board die to create it! I decided I wanted to do a modern take on a Crossed Canoes quilt so I played with the block in Electric Quilter 8 and created this kaleidoscope-like pattern using the GO! Crossed Canoes-9" Finished die (55181).
Quilters love making quilts to share with family and friends to celebrate births, holidays, weddings and other landmark occasions, but do they make quilts for their pets? The answer is a resounding yes! In celebration of National Dog Appreciation Day tomorrow, here is the story of just such a quilt. Be sure to look at the entire post because we also gave you a look at what the dogs of AccuQuilt/TekBrands are up to!
With face masks continuing to play an important part in daily life, more and more individuals are choosing to make masks at home for their family, friends and community. For those making masks, one of the biggest questions is what to use to keep them on. This tutorial will help you make comfortable and adjustable fabric mask ties using strips or the shape on our mask dies. And if you haven't gotten yours yet, select mask die styles for Studio or GO! are on clearance now!
The August Block Stars are here! Meet AccuQuilt’s three new Block on Board® dies – the GO! Snail’s Trail-8” Finished (55196), the GO! Maple Leaf-8” Finished (55195) and the GO! Starry Path-9” Finished (55197). Buy yours now or read on to learn more!
In the wake of social distancing, so many people have started or restarted their sewing journey. In fact, we've heard story after story of retailers selling out of sewing machines and notions throughout this spring and summer. We might be biased, but sewing is the perfect craft for a weekend, so we decided to find a few patterns that were meant for just that: relaxing, beginner-friendly weekend sewing. Will you make one?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the wearing of cloth face masks along with other preventive measures can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which continues to be an important consideration. AccuQuilt has developed 10 face mask fabric cutter dies to help quilters and sewists produce these necessary items. AccuQuilt, together with the other companies that are a part of TekBrands, is proud to be donating $100,000 to No Kid Hungry / Share Our Strength from the sale of our mask dies through August of 2020.
Hey AccuQuilters! Let’s make the most of summer with this fun and cheery picnic quilt! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back to share all the details about my Strawberry Fields Picnic Quilt. Made with a GO! Qube 8-inch Mix & Match set, I used juicy strawberries and a vintage yellow gingham in this delightful project. Pack up your picnic basket with goodies and take along this perfect quilt for a great summer afternoon.
New quilters often receive a lot of advice from seasoned veterans, and just like new parents, sometimes you are looking for advice and sometimes you want to figure it out on your own. Here are some great tips to help you get started on your personal quilting journey.
AccuQuilt and the quilting community has long admired Luke Haynes and his creative approach to the craft. His art is incredibly unique and original, but often based in both fine art theories and quilting traditions. Even more, his reclaimed, recycled and upcycled materials tell stories of their own. Check out his incredible collection, read how he plans projects and discover some fun facts all about him!
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again and I'm here to show you how to make this cute Studio machine embroidered selvage owl pillow! The AccuQuilt team has been releasing more and more free embroidery files for Studio dies and when they said this adorable owl was available, I knew I had to have it. The Studio Owl die (50423) is a great stash buster, especially when you use this technique. No piece of the fabric goes to waste!
Have you ever heard (or said) something like: “I’d love to make something like that, but I’m not a quilter” or “I do machine embroidery, but I’m not a quilter”? Well, the good news is that even though AccuQuilt is designed for quilters, there are plenty of great non-quilting projects that can be made quickly, easily and accurately by using a GO! fabric cutter.
It's about that time where we're all doing our holiday decor and gifting plans in a row. I was thinking about it and I have been a quilter for 30 years and I’ve never made a tree skirt! I was excited by the opportunity to make one using the AccuQuilt circle dies as ornaments.
It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas? Well, not really! Although you may not have to look far to find Christmas movies to watch these days as part of the Christmas In July season, you still have plenty of time to finish up (or start) some great holiday décor projects and gifts.
Fabric selection is key to any quilt, but if you are new to quilting, it can be very intimidating. Many a new quilter has found themselves frozen with indecision when standing in the middle of hundreds of bolts of fabric, but it can happen even to experienced quilters!
Looking for a quick and easy project? Whether you are new to quilting, an expert or somewhere in between, a fun project that you can make in a day is a good fit with summertime. I recently made some summer mug rugs (also known as coasters) to spruce up our patio decor.
In honor of World UFO Day, let’s take a good look at those things we all love to hate: our UFO’s. The UFO’s I’m talking about may haunt your dreams; they are not found in the sky, but are instead found in your sewing space – the UnFinished Objects.
We all have "go-to" things, don’t we? Favorite foods, movies, books, colors and more. As quilters, we have favorites, too. Now, this may feel a little asking you to name your favorite child, but do you have favorites in your quilting life? I have to admit that I love my seasonal quilting projects the most, and that includes my patriotic quilts.
Hi! It’s Jen Strauser from Dizzy Quilter. I hope you are staying healthy and safe during these strange days. Today is Log Cabin Day and it got me thinking: I recently received the Log Cabin Block on Board, and I wanted to see what I could do with it beyond the traditional log cabin block. To celebrate the day, I'm going to share with you what I came up with!
Hi, all! It's Steph Jacobson, and I'm here to share a great road trip-friendly kid activity you can make quick and easy. Summer vacation this year will look a little different and if you had any big travel plans booked, chances are you're adjusting the destinations or transportation. This tutorial uses the GO! Carefree Alphabet Sets to whip up a fun ABC matching game perfect for long car rides, camping or hotel stays. (Seriously...this went together so quickly you still have plenty of time to make one in time for your next big adventure!)
Hi! It's Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff! Today, I'm sharing a quick and useful gift for Dad, Grandpa, and/or Graduates! I think it is tricky to quilt gifts for men and graduates so I love making a personalized mug rug / snack mat for that special person. You can even add a fun mug or snack or gift card to complete the perfect gift! I also love that you can make a mug rug in one afternoon - yay!
Did you know that June 13th is a special day? No, it’s not Flag Day and it’s not Father’s Day this year - it’s National Sewing Machine Day! National Sewing Machine Day was established to honor and recognize the invention of the first sewing machine. To celebrate National Sewing Machine Day, I’ll start off by giving you some history, and then I’ll share with you some sewing machine basics everyone should know!
Chances are you're reading this because you've run across an AccuQuilt fabric cutter or die. Whether you're a novice sewist who has read a blog or two or an experienced quilter who shops at one of our retailers, the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system has something for you.
We're saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer, which means we're nearing the season of Father's Day and graduation! This year has been a little different, so the grad and dad in your life deserves an extra special something. Check out this gift list and tell us what you're doing to celebrate your grads and dads in the comments below!
Hi it's me Bea from Beaquilter.com again, here to show you how I made this cute "knottical" quilt using the Limited Edition GO! Nautical Medley die (55497)! The colors are perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July or summery nautical décor! The quilt finishes at 48 inches by 60 inches which makes it a great lap quilt for warm but breezy nights or wall hanging for nautical décor.
Memorial Day, first observed in 1868, honors United States' soldiers who lost their lives in war. This year might be a little different as we continue to keep our distance for safety and health, but we can still tell the stories of our past. Today, I'm sharing with you one of my own family stories and want to encourage you to share your own. If you have a story to share, leave a comment here or on our Facebook or Instagram!
Do you have a collection of fabric scraps and strips that you would hate to see go to waste? Check out this scrappy appliqué technique that helps use up your stash while bringing fun whimsy to your sewing projects.
Hey AccuQuilters! I’m Lori from Lori Miller Designs here to share the fun project I have been working on. I combined a BOB with a Qube! The Block on Board was the very fun GO! Morning Star-12" Finished die (55556). I then used the kite die shapes from the GO! Qube 12” Block Companion Set-Angles (55791) for the alternating blocks. The resulting graphic throw quilt creates clever medallion shapes with a striking Morning Star center.
Ahhh, spring. It has been a long time coming here in the midwest, but a few tulips were blooming this morning so I just had to share them with you. Terri here, from Lizard Creek Quilting join along with me as I show you how I gave the GO! Morning Star block a fresh modern vibe. Also an unexpected way to use the limited edition GO! Nautical Medley die.
Depending on when you read this, Mother's Day is approaching or already here and what better way to honor the women who are a part of and influenced our quilting journey than by telling their stories. We created a Mother's Day Facebook event page where we asked quilters and quilt-lovers to tell us about their introduction to the art of sewing/making and how they are passing their passion on. We received so many amazing pictures and anecdotes of quilt histories and quilting experiences. Warm your heart with these anecdotes while we're safely social distancing.
Half square triangles are so important in quilting and a favorite among many quilters. Learn from GO! Getter Emily of Handmade Emily Jane how to make perfect half square triangles (HSTs) every time with the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system. Hint: This is perfect for those of you who just want to chain stitch the day away!
Mother's Day is nearing and this year will be a little different than most. Social distancing for family safety means we probably won't be able to grab brunch, gather together or follow many of our usual traditions. From new mom to great grandmother, sister to aunt and all those in between, we still want to honor the influential women in our lives. Join our Mother's Day Facebook event to share stories, access special offers and stay connected while we're apart. Meanwhile, read this Mother's Day gift list to help you find the perfect gift for the women you love!
We are loving the chance to provide you with ways to be inspired while practicing safe social distancing habits. At the beginning of the year, we collaborated with Michael Miller Fabrics and their 2020 ambassador team. If you don't know what you want to quilt with your time inside, you have come to the right place. The Peek into Batiks Monthly Quilt Along will help!
Quilts are comfort and in times like these, why not honor those that bring joy and warmth to your own home? This list is some of our favorite ways to enjoy the collections we've built over the years.
The last few weeks have made it hard to keep track of what day it is...or maybe, each passing date has been extremely obvious to you. Whichever camp you're in, you might still need a reminder that today is Earth Day! In honor of our planet, we're here to inspire you with a quilt tutorial created by GO! Getter, Denise Looney of For the Love of Geese!
Have you been to an educator-led AccuQuilt event? While it is certainly a great way to learn about AccuQuilt products, it's also just a good excuse to sit in a room full of quilters who love sharing ideas with one another. Quilting is all about community after all. Unfortunately, when it became clear that for the foreseeable future, we wouldn't be able to hold in-person events, we knew we had to come up with a solution. Read how our team "Fixed Problems Fast" to help our customers and retailers still get the event they deserved!
Have you made it a goal to work on your skills while Quilting Under Quarantine? Fussy cutting is a more advanced quilting technique that can make for really fun quilt projects. Today, Melanie Call of A Bit of Scrap Stuff shares what fussy cutting is and tips on how to do it right with AccuQuilt as well as some of her work to get you inspired!
Who doesn't love inspiration? The 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors were sent a couple of our Block on Boards® (BOBs) to use in their March project and boy, did they deliver! Let's take a break today and look at the beauty these quilters have created.
As the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) recommendations continue to call for more face masks due to the COVID-19 crisis, hundreds of articles and how-to guides have popped up online and thousands of quilters, sewists, crafters, DIY’ers, and members of the Maker Movement have started creating homemade masks. AccuQuilt is known for being a creative company that provides solutions to make cutting fabric fast, accurate, easy and safe. Naturally, many people reached out to us to help with cutting fabric for masks. But let's tell the story of how we got here...
The world is a little different right now, but we're in this together. In keeping with our promise to help you be inspired, get involved and stay connected, we thought we would share some of our favorite ways to do all three. Did we miss something you're using while quilting under quarantine? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook or Instagram with the #QuarantineQuilting hashtag.
Do you have a few orphan blocks or a small amount of adorable fabric you'd love see get a good home? Get inspired by this tutorial and let your imagination soar. It goes together quick and easy and will be a perfect day project while you're homebound! Don't forget to check out what we're doing while we're quilting under quarantine, too.
Before our events went virtual, Pam visited Sew Jersey in East Hanover, New Jersey for a two-day event. While meeting with customers and leading classes, she was able to catch up with the store owner, Jackie, to learn a little about the shop. Read on to see what she learned and for some advice on how to restock your sewing room while staying healthy and safe!
Chances are you've heard and read about the shortage of N95 masks in the news. This serious concern, especially for healthcare workers, has lead to calls for help from people with talents like yours. We sewists have a unique skillset that can potentially help provide the community with preventative measures. Our team has been working around the clock to create an AccuQuilt-friendly face mask pattern and we're happy to report we've got one to share!
Hello there, dear quilter! It's National Quilting Day! Of course, we all know this year is a little different than usual. Since the fast spreading covid-19 (Coronavirus) hit our country a few short weeks ago, we've had to make massive adjustments to routines and in most cases, become completely homebound. While the changes can be scary and uncomfortable, we want you to know that you aren't alone. AccuQuilt is here to make the next few weeks as quilt-tastic as you deserve. Read on for a look at what you can expect.
We're spending a lot of time at home right now, but that doesn't mean we have to wait for the weather to cooperate. Have sunshine around the clock with this beautiful, golden Morning Star Table Runner designed by Vicki from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting! Read on for the tutorial so you can create this project while you're quilting under quarantine!
It's St. Patrick's Day and last year we looked into the history of Celtic quilts and Irish knot work. This year, we just want to admire some of our favorite themed and green quilts! If you're like us and just want to sew something festive, then you have come to the right place - plus, they are all FREE!
National Quilting Day falls on Saturday, March 21st in 2020, and we're so excited to celebrate our favorite hobby! Have you decided how you will spend the occasion? Here's a long list of ways to honor National Quilting Day, but if you just want to sew, read on!
The last few weeks have been a trip! We've gone to sea with the GO! Nautical Medley die (55497) then hit the trails with the GO! Western Medley (55227). For our last stop, we're hitching ourselves to one final limited edition die of 2020 - and it's quite the quilting companion. Meet the GO! Camper (55228), a die packed with possibility!
Hi, it's me, Bea from Beaquilter.com. I'm here to share with you a fun quilt pattern I created using the new GO! Crazy Quilt-6" Finished (55226) die! The crazy quilt blocks are great for scrapbusting, but the GO! Crazy Quilt die is perfect for fabric layer cakes (10" squares), too.
Last week, we debuted the GO! Nautical Medley (55497) and now we have another showstopper! The limited edition GO! Western Medley just blew into town and it's sure to get a cowboy nod of approval. Get your saddle bags packed because this might not be your first rodeo, but it will be one of your favorites. You will definitely want to wrangle this one up!
Hello everyone, I hope the weather in your neighborhood is treating you kind. It is cold here in southern Illinois but this cute baby quilt sent me on a journey to warmer days full of sunshine. This is Denise, the voice behind For the Love of Geese, and I'm excited to share with you this adorable baby quilt made using appliqué shapes from the new limited edition GO! Nautical Medley (55497).
Hello there, mariners! We've been listening to your recommendations and are excited to share the first dies to join our collection in 2020. Over the next three weeks, we'll be releasing three new limited edition appliqué GO! dies. The first up on our itinerary is the GO! Nautical Medley die and we're sure it will sail right into your heart.
We're spending a lot more time with our furry friends right now and though National Love Your Pet Day was on February 20th, everyday is a good day to be inspired by our animals. Check out this perfect #QuarantineQuilting project! Adapt the design to your pet, whether they're furry, feathered or otherwise.
Did you know 2020 is a Leap Year? That means you get one extra day to fill with quilting and quilting related activities! That's right, an entire day to fill with cutting fabric, sewing pieces or planning projects. Even better, Leap Day lands on a Saturday, so with the right scheduling, you might not have any other responsibilities to worry about. Looking for some ways to fill your extra 24 hours? We've got some ideas, but first, check out these fun facts!
Hi there, from Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting and AccuQuilt. Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday! It's a time to break out of winters' bleak dullness into all the pinks, hearts and love of the Valentine season!
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again. I'm here to show you how to make this cute and fun table runner for Valentine's Day! It uses the GO! Wonky Heart-6" Finished die (55471) and a variety of red, pink and white fabrics.
Valentine’s Day is nearing we’re ready to spread the love! These designs are endearing for all times of the year or celebrations, whether you’re gearing up for wedding season, anniversaries, new babies or a “just-because”. The best part? Every single pattern here is free to download!
Hi There, I am Emily from Homemade Emily Jane and I recently did some playing around with my GO! Qube Mix and Match 12” Block and discovered that I can use it to make larger blocks! Maybe you already knew how to use dies from the 12” GO! Qube set to make an 18” quilt blocks, but when I discovered it, I thought it was SO COOL and I just have to share it with you!
It’s the time of year where we commonly make casseroles or large dishes of delicious foods to share with friends and family. It can be a challenge keeping them warm during a festive occasion, so I made a quilted casserole warmer to keep it hot as long as possible. This project can easily be customized to fit the team, holiday or event you're celebrating, too!
Even the most creative and passionate quilters suffer from quilter's block. Similar to writer's block, the ideas and want to plan, cut and sew is there and yet, when it comes to choosing a new project or finishing an old, something just doesn't click. The result is days, weeks and months of no progress and probably a lot of frustration. As always, we're here to help. Check out this list of places to reignite inspiration for quilting!
After you've created a beautiful quilt top and sandwiched the batting and backing then quilted it all together, you need the perfect binding to finish your work. It can be a bit of a challenging piece to the process, especially since it's one of the last steps to completing your project. In this post, I'll go into how to prepare fabric and begin binding with your machine, plus I'll share a few tried and true secrets to save you some time!
It's the season of setting resolutions and whether you're setting goals or not, chances are you're reading this because you plan to get a few quilts done or try new quilting techniques in the next 12 months.
Hi, Jen from DizzyQuilter.com here and I want to share my favorite system for laying out patterns. My Ready. Set. GO! came with an GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block, which includes lovely pattern cards, a booklet, and a book by Eleanor Burns with more patterns. However, I like to go my own way, which means I think outside the box when it comes to using my AccuQuilt products. I haven’t memorized what pieces I have yet, and how they fit together. I’m sure there are resources to help me with all of this, but I came up with a simple, more playful solution.
It's officially 2020! Happy new year, quilters. We had an exciting 2019 filled with more patterns, new connections with quilting experts, GO! Quilt updates and of course, brand new products. Every year, we reflect on all the things you, our customers, have been asking for and what it is you love. Part of that reflection means looking at the top dies of the previous year. We thought it would be helpful if we shared our findings with you, too.
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!
Looking for a quick project you can finish in a day or two? This adorable wall hanging/table topper takes only one die to complete and designer Kelly Cole even reused classic printed sheets for a vintage look and feel. This tutorial teaches an important lesson that busting scraps and recycling materials you already have can still lead to gorgeous results!
Hi! It's Steph Jacobson, and I'm back with one more quick and easy Christmas idea. Many of you might be looking for a fun activity that can keep the kiddos entertained between dinner, presents and other festivities. This one takes very little supplies, will be a simple set up and take down and just might interest the adults, too. Not only do you clear up some of your scraps, but the kids will make something they can take home as a reminder of the time together. Let's get into these fun fabric scrap ornaments!
It's the season of giving and that means you've probably been searching for the perfect present for the special someones in your life. Sometimes it can be really challenging to know what to get, even if you know a loved one really well. We can't help you with everyone, but we can give you a little advice about the right last minute gift for the quilter on your list. Read on for last minute gift ideas or to help build your wish list.
Holiday greetings from AccuQuilt and Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting. Friends, I'm going to share how to make a luxurious holiday stocking using the new GO! Santa Stocking die (55854) along with some tips on working with unusual fabrics.
December is in full swing which means you're probably buying gifts, planning get togethers and decorating for the season. If you could pause from your cookie baking and stocking hanging for just a moment, the elves at AccuQuilt have some new GO! dies to share with you. Yes, Santa came early and we're releasing THREE new dies! Santa's surprise dies include one adorable appliqué and two new Blocks on Board® (BOB®).
Hi, Everyone! Jessica Dayon and I am here to share with you another new tutorial made using the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Bib and GO! Burp Cloth Dies. Earlier this week, we made a little girl's bib and burp cloth set and now we are following up with one for a baby boy!
Hi, Everyone! My name is Jessica Dayon and I am here to share with you a new tutorial that made using the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Bib and the GO! Burp Cloth dies. These two dies are so handy to have around and they make creating baby gifts SO easy and quick. I can almost guarantee you'll keep coming back to them when you are making gifts for other or everyday bibs and burp cloths for your own children. Today's baby bib and burp cloths are perfect for the little girl in your life, but check back for a dapper project for a little boy.
Suzy Webster of Websterquilt here! I love Christmas and decorating for Christmas. Even though I have lots of holiday quilts, I always want to make new ones each season. I think it’s part of getting into the spirit for me. This year I made a table topper using Sarah Vedeler’s GO! Heather Feather Border Collection Die (55414).
Hi it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again. I'm here to show you how I made these three fun crazy patch Christmas stockings with the GO! Santa Stocking (55854) and the GO! Big Crazy Quilt-10" Finished (55861) dies, Andover fat quarters and some really, really soft, fluffy fur from Shannon Fabrics and some fancy decorative stitching! These go together so fast with AccuQuilt dies to help with cutting, so you will easily be able to make and hang these before the holidays!
Earlier this fall, we introduced the Island Batik Ambassador team to BOB® (Block on Board®) and the designs they created were amazing! The quilters were challenged with the theme Child's Play and were asked to let their inner child to come out and play. Whimsy, color and playful spirit were encouraged and AccuQuilt BOBs were invited.
This is Marjorie Busby from bluefeatherquiltstudio.com, and I want to share an updated machine embroidery project using the new GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set Die (55559). All the letters are on one die and it is fun and easy to personalize any project in as many ways as you like using words. Just look around and you will see word quilts everywhere and there is no better way to create a word quilt than to use an alphabet die which makes your cuts effortless and accurate.
You have done your research, looked over your options and decided to invest in a fabric cutter and take your quilting game up a level. We at AccuQuilt know how big of a decision this can be and understand the challenge of paying for the investment. As always, we have been listening to you, our customer, and we have found a solution we're excited to say will help. AccuQuilt has partnered with Bread® to provide an affordable financing option for our products. Here's how it works:
Hi Everyone! I’m Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting and I'm one of the newest AccuQuilt GO! Getters! I am excited to help you get ready for your holiday baking while using two of the newest dies: GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set (55559) and GO! Gingerbread Cookie (55682).
Why not try a new quilting technique while you're homebound? This hexagon tutorial by Kristina Brinkerhoff of Center Street Quilts helps simplify sewing y-seams so that beginners can confidently approach them. You might want to read this, even if you already know how to sew y-seams. She has great tips and insight to share!
Confession: I'm not much of a decorator. We have two little boys, so our house is highly, highly functional. It's nice, but no one is coming over to take pictures for your favorite homemaking magazine any time soon. None the less, every year, like clockwork, I am possessed with a desire to freshen things up as we head into the holidays. I'm sure it has something to do with how much more time we're spending inside, how many people we always seem to have over as friends come back to Atlanta to see family, etc, and, well, did I mention the holidays?
Have you tried GO! Quilt yet? GO! Quilt is a FREE pattern customizer that allows quilters to choose from 500+ patterns and audition fabrics and colors from their own unique stash. We've got an opportunity for GO! Quilt novices and experts alike! Now until December 6, 2019, design and save a pattern in GO! Quilt and you could win. Yes, it is that simple! Will you enter?
Hi AccuQuilt Friends! It's me, Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog. Today I want share eight helpful tips to make sewing curves easy and fun - yes - EASY AND FUN! AccuQuilt has developed many curved piecing dies and they are amazing! There are Drunkard's Path, a Flowering Snowball, the Glorified Nine Patch (55557), and many more - click here to see the curved piecing dies.
Do you own the GO! Emojis Limited Edition die (55191) or have considered making it the newest addition to your AccuQuilt collection? Hesitate no more! These designs and patterns will show just how much expression you can add to your quilted masterpieces. The best part is just how customizable the shapes are. Take a look at these patterns and get ready to dream up your own take!
Hi there, I am Emily - aka Homemade Emily Jane, a brand ambassador for AccuQuilt! Do you agree that if it weren’t for the hundreds of thousands of people who have served in the military to protect our homeland, America would not be what it is today? With Veteran’s Day right around the corner, I am reminded just how much we need to appreciate and love on the brave men and women who have served so we can live in the land of the free. Over the past few months, I've partnered with one of my favorite veterans (my mom!) to create patriotic quilts that we can use to give back to some of our country's incredible service men and women.
Rotary cutters were a great invention that made scissors seem tedious and downright painful. With its wheeled blade and large handle, a rotary cutter was easy for quilters who thought their hands couldn’t take quilting any longer. It allowed many quilters to take back their craft, but those razor-sharp blades also bring their fair share of dangers.
Wasted fabric is a quilter's least favorite phrase, which is exactly why nearly every sewing room or space has a scrap stash. Beautiful fabric falling to inaccuracies or miscalculated cuts is enough to warrant tears. The AccuQuilt team hates to hear that fabric cutters and dies create fabric waste, because just like a rotary cutter, our products can be used improperly and not do your fabric investments any good. That's why we're sharing our top three, tried and true fabric-saving AccuQuilt tips!
Happy Thanksgiving! It's the time to reflect on all that we are grateful to have in our lives. Whether it's the big things like your family, friends, pets, health and occupation or the small things like a good cup of coffee and early holiday decorating, taking a moment to appreciate what you have is important. This is especially true in times like these. So to all our quilters, thank you. Without you, we wouldn't have the beauty of a good quilt or the excitement of a new die. Today, we want to share a favorite tutorial of ours that captures the sentiment of the season.
You might have already heard about our FREE quilt pattern customizer, GO! Quilt. If you have and are loving how helpful it is in your quilt planning process, we have some updates to share with you! If you aren't yet a GO! Quilt user, let's start with an introduction to your new favorite quilting tool!
Hi! It’s Steph from Steph Jacobson Designs, and I’m here to share a quick and easy Halloween project using the new GO! Classic 2” Alphabet Uppercase Set (#55559). When you have one of AccuQuilt’s alphabet dies, it’s a great excuse to personalize everything! With Halloween on its way, I decided to make a fun personalized trick-or-treat bag for my adorable nephew, Hunter.
Good morning, Rockstar! It's me, HollyAnne Knight of String & Story, and it's my job to guide you to quilt and live with confidence! Today, I want to walk you through a simple process - I say simple because it turned out to be a lot easier than I expected, but it was something that seemed quite daunting when I first began using my AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter. Let's talk about how to organize and prepare yardage for cutting with the AccuQuilt.
Hello everyone, Denise here from For the Love of Geese. In case you didn't know, I am an Island Batik Ambassador and AccuQuilt is an industry partner. Each year, Island Batik sends the Ambassadors two shipments full of fabric and goodies from their partners. In my second shipment, I received the GO! Spider Web-6" Finished die, and honestly, was a little stumped on what to make.
Hi, it’s Jen from DizzyQuilter.com. I don’t know about you, but the days are getting shorter, and I’m starting to get pumpkin fever. I’ve got my pumpkin bread recipe out, and my husband is happily using his pumpkin spice creamer every morning. It’s time to start decorating for fall so today I’m making velvet pumpkins, and I’m using my AccuQuilt GO! to keep it easy. Want to play along?
Hello Friends! It's Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting here and I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt tutorial. I love curved piecing and I think too many quilters easily shy away from it, assuming that it is too hard. As we walk through today's project, you will see just how fun curved piecing can be, especially when the amazing curved AccuQuilt Dies take care of the cutting! Between, the perfect cuts and those little notches that help line everything up, making your sewing accurate is a piece of cake!
What better way to spend the time you're at home than on sharpening the skills of your favorite hobby: sewing and quilting! Why not throw it back to a few months ago and read some of our favorite quilting resources of 2019. Be sure to tell us what you're working on while you're quilting under quarantine.
Fall is here and for quilters, it means time to start thinking about everything from gifts to seasonal home decor. If you're one of the quilters who is ready to start decorating, but want something different, the newest GO! dies to join the AccuQuilt collection are going to excite you! We're introducing the GO! Santa's Stocking project die and the GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set and GO! Gingerbread Cookie appliqué dies.
We all bind our quilts, right? For the longest time, I have used traditional binding cut across the width of the fabric. However, there are times when bias binding really comes in handy. If you're feeling a little hesitant to give this binding technique a try, hesitate no more. Today, I'll explain why bias binding is so vital, where to use it and how to approach it with confidence.
A few weeks ago, we shared some tips on how to best cut minky fabrics with our fabric cutters. We at AccuQuilt love partnering with Shannon Fabrics and even featured some of their ambassador's work in the AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery's Spring 2019 Exhibit. We’ve worked together to make some adorable projects and if you didn't get a chance to stop by and see them in person, we'd love to show you a crowd favorite: the GO! Talk to the Animals Baby Quilt (PQ10509)!
Hello everyone, it's Denise from For the Love of Geese. First let me say, “OMG, I love this die.” Okay, with that said, I recently got the GO! Storm at Sea die (55221) and immediately thought, "this needs a Snail's Trail." The resulting design is what I'm calling the Tidal Wave Storm at Sea!
Hi! I’m Jen Strauser from DizzyQuilter.com and did you know that September 21st is a big day for Jelly Rolls? It is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day and today I'm sharing with you the Diamond Braid Table Runner project perfect for celebrating the occasion with your AccuQuilt!
The first day of fall is next week which means it's time to start welcoming some autumn-inspired decor! If your looking to add a few more items to your seasonal decorations, GO! Quilt can help! GO! Quilt has over 500 patterns and we're adding more every day. There is also a long list of designer fabrics preloaded in the site and ready to help you personalize and envision your next project. With fall starting soon, we thought we would share some of our favorite seasonal quilt project customizations with you. Remember, these are some of our favorites, but you can easily adjust however suits you!
Hello! Today I am sharing some great ideas for organizing all your quilty things. But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Lori Miller, and I am one of the newest AccuQuilt GO! Getters. I spend a lot of creative time in my studio in Oxford, Michigan. I am a quilter, pattern designer, and teacher of quilting and EQ8. I am now happy to say I am a big fan of AccuQuilt.
Hi! It's Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff! Today we are going to chat about choosing the perfect fabric for your next AccuQuilt project! Are you lucky enough to have a local quilt shop near enough to spend some quality time mixing and matching bunches of lovely fabric bolts to find the perfect combination? Or do you panic as soon as you walk into the store? Or are you an online shopper who relies on your computer/tablet/phone screen resolution for color accuracy? Worry no more! I have five tips for all who need a little help picking fabric for their next quilt project.
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial on how you can build your own witch by combining a few AccuQuilt dies! I love being able to use my AccuQuilt dies for new ideas- they are so versatile! Plus, I think this Witchy Pillow is perfect for just a bit of cute spooky for Halloween!
September 6th is National Fight Procrastination Day, and if you're like most quilters you have what feels like millions of things started. It isn't uncommon for the average quilter to have one too many WIPs (Works In Progress) in their sewing room. When better to learn some WIP-finishing habits than on a day all about beating procrastination? Here are some of our favorite tips for beating WIP overload - and all before National Fight Procrastination Day. See, we're already forming good, proactive habits!
Have you been to an educator-led AccuQuilt event at your local quilt shop? Our educators travel the country to meet with quilters like you to make sure they are getting the most out of the AccuQuilt fabric cutter system. They bring with them tips, tricks, the latest news, quilts made with AccuQuilt dies and fun! AccuQuilt store events are all about getting together to talk quilting and if you haven't been to one, you should definitely check with your nearby AccuQuilt retailer to see when their next one is scheduled.
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again and I'm here to show you how I re-made this really old, yet classic quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt-friendly GO! Qube pattern. It was fun and easy! First, let me give you a bit of a background about this quilt−it all started with a 1980s quilting magazine and a conversation on Facebook.
Are you looking for a little curved piecing in your life? Quilters love to challenge their skills and try out new techniques, but even the most experienced quilters get a little nervous to dive into curved piecing. Everything from cutting your gorgeous fabric into a smooth curve to sewing a perfectly rounded seam, sewing quilts with curves is difficult but enticing. The GO! Glorified Nine Patch-9" Finished Die (55557) is one of the newest BOB®s (Blocks on Board®) to join our collection and it offers an introduction to curved piecing that is both impressive and approachable.
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the new AccuQuilt GO! Halloween Medley die (55192). The spider die included in the Halloween Medley is perfect for my reverse appliqué Halloween pillow- just the right amount of spooky! This easy tutorial will work for any AccuQuilt shape too!
There's nothing quite like the soft and cuddly feel of Shannon Fabrics' Cuddle®, but it can be a little challenging to cut in your fabric cutter. Today, we're sharing thoroughly tested tips to cut minky fabric on AccuQuilt cutters, plus a bonus cute pillow pattern perfect for your first project. Plus, Shannon Fabrics Cuddle® line is now featured in AccuQuilt’s FREE pattern customizer, GO! Quilt so it's easier than ever to see your favorite pattern in Shannon Fabrics before you buy. Be sure to keep an eye out for future announcements, including Shannon Fabrics sponsorship in AccuQuilt’s Annual Quilt Block Contest.
Have you met BOB®, the Block on Board® dies that makes cutting a quilt block easier than you could have ever thought possible? Whether you have or haven't been introduced, this month's releases are going to knock your socks off! We're adding four new BOBs to our collection, which means four more blocks you can cut with just one run through your GO! fabric cutter.
Whether you live near the beach or cool off at the city pool this summer, don't forget the #1 accessory...your beach bag. Today I'm sharing instructions for a quick finish bag. Never made a bag with a lining? That's okay, I promise it will be easy.
Hi! It's Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I'm excited to be sharing a quick tutorial today using the new GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon Limited Edition Die (55261). My kids take turns setting the table for dinner each night and when I saw the die, I knew it would be perfect for making place setting placemats to help my kids remember how to set the table! These placemats are super fast to whip up, are reversible and are sure to be a hit with your kids or grandkids.
Hi! It’s Emily here from Homemade Emily Jane! Have you ever seen the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system and wondered if you'd still be able to make the quilts from your favorite quilt pattern designers? You definitely can use your AccuQuilt die cut machine to make nearly any designer quilt pattern! I am here to teach you exactly how you can convert a designer quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt-friendly pattern.
Have you ever been unsure of what the perfect gift would be for that special soon-to-be-mom in your life? You can now use AccuQuilt dies to make personalized, custom baby gifts in just a few hours! There are so many ways to approach your design, including a ton of appliqué die shapes, but I chose to make cute monogramed baby bibs and burp cloths.
When it comes to quick and easy quilts, a classic patchwork quilt is always a winner. With a variety of square dies available, AccuQuilt makes quick work of cutting fabric for a simple patchwork quilt. When you're ready to take those fabric squares beyond basic patchwork, the new Studio Setting Triangle Dies make it easy to set those squares on point.
Hi everyone, this is Bea from Beaquilter.com! I'm here to show you this fun modern yet traditional pineapple block made with the NEW Studio Pineapple-12" Finished die (50176) and the Studio Setting Triangles-12" Finished die (50083)!
It's almost August and you know what that means: back to school time is nearing! We've been walking past all the classroom shopping lists and wading through new backpacks and school supplies for weeks. While students everywhere pick out new outfits and think about this year's classes, teachers are just as busy. Why not thank the teacher in your life for all their hard work with one of these A+ quilted projects?
It's summer and we've got new Studio dies that will have you ready to beat the heat by spending time with your sewing machine - like you needed another reason. We're so excited about this release. If you know AccuQuilt, you know we are focused on both cutting time so you can quilt more and giving you better cuts for better quilts. This month's new dies do not disappoint. We're introducing a new Block on Board for the Studio and Setting Triangles in five different sizes.
Hi, Marjorie Busby of Blue Feather Quilt Studio, and I'm excited to show you my latest AccuQuilt machine embroidery project, Beach Party Banners and Garden Flags. This is something that had been floating around in my mind for quite a long time and the new appliqué die, GO! Sea Life Medley (55190), sparked the connection. Who doesn't love a little homemade garden decor?