At AccuQuilt, we like to share our own inspirational projects, but it’s your creations that we find truly inspiring. We’ve often asked you to share your own projects, and we love seeing each one.
Now, we’d like to share some of those projects and the stories they tell to help inspire your next quilting project.
Quilters, we know just how much you enjoy quilting tutorials! That’s why we’re very excited to announce a wonderful update to our AQ Live events that’s sure to delight! Let’s talk about it!
Do you have scraps?
Silly question, right? If you make quilts, you definitely have scraps!
It’s Katy here from KatyQuilts to show you how to whip those scraps into something you can - and will - use!
It's Jen from Dizzy Quilter, and I'm so excited that I get to help launch the newest die from Accuquilt! I've been playing with this new die for a week now, and I've been having so much fun.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Accuquilt is here with the perfect accessory to help you and your friends get your beauty sleep. This new Eye Mask Die makes whipping up a little gift sew easy!
Read on for four projects to help you get the most out of your eye mask die.
My 3 1/2-year-old granddaughter decided she wanted flamingo decor in her bathroom - and knowing that there’s a die for that, I jumped right into planning a wall hanging!
Hello AccuQuilters! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs and I am bringing you the perfect tutorial project to organize your sewing room.
Hi there! I’m Raye, the owner, and designer behind The Homebody Company. I fell in love with sewing many years ago. I used to stay with my grandma after school, and she let me make far too many tiny pillows at her machine.
When I was in college, we made my first quilt shortly before she passed.
After that, the passion for sewing struck again.
Hi! It’s Jen from Dizzy Quilter. I’m back again, and I'm playing with my collection of BOB (Block On Board) dies. I love my BOBs. They make creating a complicated block easy.
Are you a rule follower who makes a test block each time you use a new BOB die? Then you probably have a whole stack of orphan blocks just waiting to be used. I have the perfect quilt project for you today.
(If you're a ruler breaker, like me, gather up your favorite BOBs and make one block from each.)
It’s that time of year, quilters! The holidays are over, the weather (for many of us) is frightful, and we're ready to SEW, right?
Well, if you're anything like me, the holidays have left you with a sewing space that’s less than organized. You've got parts of unfinished projects mingled with supplies, patterns, leftover gift wrap, receipts, empty boxes, and more.
AccuQuilt is kicking off the new year with some special tracks to lead you to your next great quilting project – Goose Tracks, that is! January’s Die to Try Die of the Month is the GO! Goose Tracks Block on Board (BOB) die. This exciting new die will cut this entire, classic block in just one pass through a GO! Cutter.
We often find ourselves working tirelessly on quilt after beautiful quilt. We make them for ourselves, for our family, and our friends. After all, nothing quite compares to the comfort of a homemade quilt. In fact, wrapping yourself up in a quilt is like receiving a big, warm hug from a loved one.
The new year is here and we’re ready. It’s time to implement your new year's resolutions and make positive changes in your life. Manifest your quilting dreams today!
Hello AccuQuilters! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs, and I'm back to share something that's near and dear to my heart. It's a Quilt of Valor made with the new GO! Rising Star 10” Die (55541). This versatile star block finishes at 10'' and is the perfect foundation for this beautiful quilt.
Porfiria Gomez is a designer, blogger, modern quilter, and one of AccuQuilt's valued GO! Getters. Porfiria was introduced to quilting at a young age while watching her mother at work on the vintage Singer that she later inherited.
Over time, she became inspired by themes of warmth and family to make her first quilt to celebrate the birth of her first child. Fifteen years later, she's still at it, building modern designs that reflect both her Bronx upbringing and her Hispanic heritage while continuing to represent those comforting themes of home and hearth.
Read on to learn more about Porfiria Gomez and her amazing quilting creations.
So, here we are. Staring like reindeer into the nose-light of Santa's sleigh and anticipating that soon-to-be dropping ball in Times Square.
I love making Christmas decorations! But every year, I run out of time. Sound familiar? Katy here from KatyQuilts, and I have an idea to share that's so quick and easy, even the busiest crafter will have time to make it!
The best parts of the holidays are the memories we create with our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and the rest of our families. What better way to do that than by sharing what we love doing…crafting! Here are some easy holiday craft ideas to spark your creativity.
These tips are for anyone out there who has holiday projects that need to be completed - and fast! If you need a good idea for a gift, check out the bottom of the post for four fast gift ideas! Let's GO!
Hi! It’s Jen from Dizzy Quilter, back with a scrappy project to help clean up your studio. I don’t know about you, but by the end of the holiday season, my sewing studio is a disaster. I could just clean up like an adult, but come on...I’m a quilter! Cleaning is for other people. I prefer to sort out my scraps and make a quilt. Want to play with me?
This phone holder is perfect as a last-minute gift for the holidays! I made one of these for my mom for her birthday and she absolutely loves it!
Hi! It's Jen from The Smitten Chicken. Are you still trying to find that perfect gift for your neighbor? Or your child's teacher? Well, look no further! Today, I am going to share a quick and easy gift that everyone will love!
Star quilt blocks are long-time favorites for quilters – and there are so many to choose from! From simple to complex, stars find their way into our quilts over and over again. Of course, talking about star blocks can get confusing because they have so many different names they are known by, but that’s a topic for a different day! For today, let’s take a look at some of the most popular star blocks to make using the GO! system!
For December’s Die to Try, Die of the Month, AccuQuilt is presenting quilters with an easy, sure-fire way to make a classic quilt block that’s sure to put stars in your eyes. It’s the GO! Prairie Star Block on Board (BOB) Die!
This die features all the pieces to make a 14” finished block on one die board, and it will cut in just one pass through a GO! or GO! Big Fabric Cutter!
Are you a fan of machine embroidery? It’s the perfect way to get the most out of your GO! applique dies - making projects that are fun, easy, and picture-perfect!
With the holidays right around the corner, here are some fun projects that use machine embroidery.
No embroidery machine? These projects can be made using decorative stitches from your sewing machine or even hand stitching. So let’s take a look!
Hello! It's Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I'm here to share with you a fast and easy Christmas garland idea.
Every quilt needs a label. I know, I know. You likely have a bunch of quilts that don’t have labels on them, but it’s true! If it gets misplaced, how will it get back to you? If you aren’t near your quilt, then who will tell your story?
It’s time to deck the halls and rock around the Christmas tree - is your tree skirt up for it? Whether you’re adding a new tree to your decor or just ready for a new one, here’s how to make a simple no-sew tree skirt to fit any look. It’s also a great way to get the little ones involved and create a new memory with them.
Several years ago, I designed a quilt that used the Crossroads quilt block. I loved the look of the block. I paired it up with an Ohio Star block - a favorite of mine. Decided I would add sashing and cornerstones. This quilt was going to be BIG! King size as a matter of fact.
Hi! It’s Jen Strauser from Dizzy Quilter, here to share a special after Thanksgiving project with you!
Who said stockings are just to hang by the fireplace waiting for the jolly man in the red suit to come and fill up?
Here are eight of my favorite projects using AccuQuilt’s GO! Santa Stocking.
Hey Accuquilters! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs sharing this adorable holiday project - a Santa Mitten Tree Skirt and matching stockings. As soon as that cute little mitten die came out, I couldn’t wait to use it. It is the perfect addition to any holiday decor!
Star quilt patterns are essential patchwork quilt designs. Quilters have loved them for generations! AccuQuilt has many dies to help you create some of the most popular - including the Ohio Star, Hunter Star, and LeMoyne Star.
Well, we've made it easier than ever for quilters to make the star quilt blocks they love with the introduction of two new Block on Board (BOB) dies.
Check out these 8 free patterns.
How many times have you been inspired and ready to make your next project, but you can’t remember what dies you have? Well, if you’re like most of us, probably more than once, and no one likes to hassle with returns, right?
Here are some new improvements that have been made AccuQuilt’s Product Library to make your quilting life easier!
Fun Fact: I’m a veteran of the U.S. Army. Much of my time, while serving, was spent away from the comforts of home. I served three years on combat tours, one in South Korea, and tons of time on the road training.
It’s happened yet again – the holidays have snuck up on us and Thanksgiving will be here in a flash.
This year is sure to be full of “Friendsgiving” and Thanksgiving celebrations that couldn’t be held last year...and we're "sew" excited!!
A quilt is a perfect way to gift a hug to a newborn. What’s better than snuggling up with a soft and cozy quilt AND a baby?!
Of course, many quilts become cherished family heirlooms. I know my mother passed on my baby quilt to me and I, in turn, used it for my firstborn. Quilts become a part of our family tapestry, and no matter how long a baby quilt is cherished it remains a part of that fabric.
Quilting for the Holidays
Gingerbread cookies have always been a favorite of mine. I love the ginger and molasses in them! When I learned there was an AccuQuilt die for them I had to make a fun and festive table runner!
What’s that rolling in as AccuQuilt’s latest Die to Try Die of the Month? It’s the GO! Carpenter’s Wheel Block on Board or BOB die - here to help you build a stunning 18” finished block with all the pieces on just one die board!
As part of AccuQuilt’s Die to Try program, it’s only available for a limited time, while supplies last.
Happy days are here! You purchased the ultimate starter kit, Ready. Set. GO!
Now what? Your package comes with everything you need to make your first quilts.
The weather has been chilly the last few mornings and I could see my breath in the air. I know that winter is on its way. I really like the crisp feeling of a cool autumn morning. It inspires me to change my decorations and begin nesting my home for the coming winter season.
Celebrate Fall Quilt Festival From Home!
AccuQuilt is hosting a special Festival Series in honor of the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This annual quilt show is the largest in the U.S. – boasting over 55,000 attendees from over 35 countries.
With just a blink of an eye, fall is upon us and it’s time to get serious about planning holiday gifts for those we love! Whether it’s a kid-friendly craft or a special quilting project that you’re looking for, we've got some creative ideas to get you started.
Autumn is my favorite season, so today I’ll show you how to make my cute little Turkey Trot table runner and a traditional Southern dish known as Sweet Potato Soufflé.
Put on some holiday tunes and pour a mug of hot chocolate because AccuQuilt is getting you ready for the upcoming season with two inspiring new dies in their Warm Hands, Warm Hearts release today!
There’s nothing like a change in seasons to make you want to freshen up your home’s decor! Here are some great quick craft and sewing projects to give you a new look in no time at all.
Enjoy these complimentary patterns on the AccuQuilt website.
Hey there! It’s Stephanie from Steph Jacobson Designs sharing my newest design that is a modern take on the classic Shoo Fly block.
Crisp fall evenings and falling leaves mean the spookiest time of the year is just around the corner. AccuQuilt makes vamping up your home easy and your little ghouls and goblins will enjoy the fun decor.
The excitement from the beginning of the school year is waning so why not stitch up a few things to frighten up October.
Whether you’re trying to get a jump on holiday gift making or just ready to spend more time inside, there’s nothing more satisfying for any crafter or quilter than finishing a project!
Here are 5 easy weekend projects that are fun, creative, and easy to finish in a weekend – or less.
Hello, DIY-ers, crafters, and quilters! I'm Vicki from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.
Gingham is a very popular home decor item right now. Why not spruce up your space with personalized decor?
Quickly customize it with this versatile gingham table runner you can quickly whip up in an afternoon!
The pattern is free so let's get started! This table runner measures 12 1/2" x 42 1/2".
It’s that time – the first Tuesday of the month, which means a whole new Die to Try!
AccuQuilt’s Die to Try Die of the Month program introduces a limited number of new dies on the first Tuesday of each month. These dies are only available on the AccuQuilt website, so let’s take a look!
It’s officially October, and fall has arrived, bringing falling leaves, cooler temps, and all things pumpkin spice! It’s also the unofficial start to the holiday crafting season!
Whether you’re decorating for Halloween, making Thanksgiving crafts, or looking for Christmas crafts to get started, we’re all looking for fun ideas to make the seasons shine.
Did you receive an heirloom quilt? Do you put a lot of love into every quilting project you make? Were you gifted a quilt that you use regularly?
Andrew Lee, of Combat Quilter, is a relatively new person to quilting, but his story is fueled by love and resiliency.
Andrew Lee is a U.S. combat veteran who discovered that quilting helps him cope with his symptoms of PTSD. It also allows him to create quilts for other veterans, through Quilts of Valor, who have been touched by war.
He is currently being featured in the AccuQuilt gallery. Join us as we learn more about this quilting servicemember.
Fall is my favorite season. I mean, after all, who doesn’t like a little pumpkin spice in their life?
AccuQuilt has you covered with lots of projects and dies that just scream fall, and I am going to share six of my favorites.
The Time to Start is Now
Football season is upon us, and the holiday season is quickly approaching. If you’re like many of us here at AccuQuilt, you are already starting to think about décor and gifts to fit each season.
Have you seen this block? I thought I was pretty knowledgeable on old quilt patterns, but I have never seen this one before I saw it on the AccuQuilt website.
Once I saw it, I HAD TO HAVE IT! I’m a huge fan of curved piecing, but not a fan of cutting with templates. And this block only has, you know, ten different pieces.
No matter if your newest addition is a bouncing baby boy or a sweet little princess, a custom onesie using the football and football laces on the AccuQuilt Sports Medley Die will make them ready for game day.
- AccuQuilt released a special “AccuQuilt Live After Dark” event on September 16 at 8PM CST
- Learn how to translate new antique quilts using GO! dies
- Scroll to "Our Favorite IQM Antique Quilts" to view our favorite and step-outs
Hello Friends! It's Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting here and I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt tutorial today perfect for Back To School!!
Ring the bell, school is now in session with the introduction of the GO! Schoolhouse-Pieced Die.
This Block on Board or BOB die is September’s Die to Try - Die of the Month, and what a die it is! It cuts a 9” finished block in just one pass through the cutter, and with absolutely NO Y-seams.
It’s here for a limited time only, but before we go any further it’s time for History class!
I have always loved when people use odd containers for gardening. I can’t garden at all as I have a totally black thumb. So, instead, I make quilts with all sorts of lovely flowers.
It was a lot of fun to turn this basket into a watering can and watch it fill with flowers.
This quick tutorial shows you how easy the AccuQuilt GO! and the GO! Qube make Economy Blocks.
Feature photo by GO! Getter Lori J. Miller of @lorimillerdesigns
Everyone loves their pets, am I right? I sure do!
This is Katy, here from KatyQuilts, and I have a fast DIY project for you to celebrate your furry friends!
There’s nothing quite like the news of a new baby on the way to send quilters sprinting off to their sewing machines! In fact, many a quilter has been inspired to make their very first quilt to greet a newborn in loving style.
Hi! I’m Jennifer from DizzyQuilter.com, and I’m obsessed with dachshunds.
Well, I’m actually obsessed with just one, Oscar, but I love to craft and decorate with dachshund stuff.
When I saw the GO! Gingham Dog Die I was initially disappointed. Sure, it is cute, but it isn't my dog. Then I realized that I could hack the Gingham dog and get a fairly good dachshund.
Want to see how?
Hi all! Terri here from Lizard Creek Quilting.
I am looking forward to sharing this happy sunshine tote bag with you. Lately, it seems as I have been sewing Y-seams in every project (here is a great tutorial for sewing Y-seams). So, I was excited to sew the gentle curves using the GO! Pickle Dish 10" finished block die (55539).
Come along with me and let's get started sewing up some sunshine!
Hi! I am Jen Belnap from The Smitten Chicken.
I am excited to talk about the newest set in the Qube family, the GO! Qube Mix and Match 4" Block.
Hey AccuQuilters! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back another FREE AccuQuilt tutorial.
Get ready to take a fun journey with August’s Die to Try – the GO! Cross Roads-9” Finished Block on Board (BOB).
Hey AccuQuilters! It’s Lori Miller, from Lori Miller Designs, back with a great new DIY project.
Summer is in full swing here in Michigan and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors - or at least bring a taste of it inside.
If you made it to the flamingo die release party, you know this summer is time to party like a flock star.
I'm tickled pink as an AccuQuilt GO! Getter Brand Ambassador to share my latest creation using AccuQuilt’s NEW GO! Flamingo Die. SOUTH BEACH BELLA is my newest pattern release using my signature technique, Effervescent AppliqueTM.
It feels like a Mid-century Miami beach party with all of those pinks, grays, blacks, and whites.
Have you ever wanted to feel like a wizard? Well, I have the perfect project for you.
Hi! It's Jen from Dizzy Quilter, and today I want to share one of my all-time favorite projects with you.
The Moravian Star is a traditional European handcraft. You can find them made of stained glass, metals, paper and...with a little help from your AccuQuilt...paper and fabric!
Today we are going to DIY a three-dimensional ornament that is approximately 4 3/4" tall and 4" wide.
When is a circle more than a circle? When it’s part of AccuQuilt’s GO! Sports Medley die!
The die features two circles – a 4” and a 1 1/8”. Recently, AccuQuilt Expert Barbara Harper shared some great ideas for all the shapes on the GO! Sports Medley Die.
Today marks the launch of two new strip dies into AccuQuilt’s impressive line-up – the GO! Strip Cutter 2 ¾” (2 ¼” finished) and the GO! Strip Cutter 6” (5 ½” finished), bringing the grand total of strip dies to 18!
If you haven’t experienced GO! Strip Dies yet, you may wonder why they are consistently among the brand’s top-selling dies and why adding two more is so exciting for quilters.
Hi! I'm Jen from The Smitten Chicken. I am sew excited to be sharing this project with you today!
This quilt started as part of a regular quilt along and ended up going on an epic journey!
Nestled between the University of Nebraska campus and the western edge of the university’s East Campus lies the International Quilt Museum. Its sleepy presence is anything, but dull.
Join us as we explore this exciting museum.
Hello again, this is Amanda from Larkspur Quilts! Are you ready for a fun and colorful summer project?
AccuQuilt is proud to introduce their next Die to Try Die of the Month, and we think it’s a winner!
The GO! Sports Medley Die has burst onto the scene and is ready to enhance dozens – and dozens – of sports-themed projects!
Quilters have been clamoring for a way to “play ball," and we think this die covers all the bases.
Hi! It's Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts.
For Dale Allen-Rowse, quilting is an expression of love.
It is a simple, yet an impactful, way to share your connection to others – be it a quilt made for a baby or a decorative piece to make a house a home.
What do you see when you look at the GO! Pickle Dish Block on Board (BOB) Die? All the shapes that you need to make this fun, but classic, block. Right?
Sure. But what if you break it down and look at just one shape? Think about what you can do with it outside of this block.
Well, our AccuQuilt team recently did just that by putting our heads together to explore ways to use the orange peel or melon shape on the die!
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?
QOV & AccuQuilt Come Together
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!
Meet Andrew Lee: The Combat Quilter
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 on AccuQuilt’s website.
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!