6 Fall Projects You'll Want to Make

Sep 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Vicki Parrish posted in Patterns, Quick DIY Projects

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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.

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7 Projects for the Upcoming Season

Sep 24, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Cayden Crowise posted in Patterns, Quick DIY Projects

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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.

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Cleopatra Fan Free Quilt Pattern

Sep 23, 2021 7:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser

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Hi!  It’s Jen from Dizzy Quilter, with a quilt I made using the Cleopatra’s Fan Die

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.  

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DIY Sports Themed Baby Onesies

Sep 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Laura Strickland

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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. 

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Quilts Around the World – Revisited

Sep 16, 2021 9:30:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

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Summary:

  • 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
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Free Feather Star and Weathervane Quilt Patterns: Let’s Rock the Block

Sep 14, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

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Fasten your seatbelts! AccuQuilt is rockin’ and rollin’ with two brand new Block on Board (BOB) dies! These dies take classic, complicated blocks and make them accessible for quilters of all skill levels. Let’s dive in!
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All-Star Rally Quilt

Sep 9, 2021 7:45:00 AM / by Melissa Corry

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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!! 

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Schoolhouse Quilt Block: Class is Now in Session

Sep 7, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

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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!

 

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Table Topper Pattern: Watering Can of Flowers

Sep 2, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Suzy Webster posted in Tutorials

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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.

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Easy Economy Block Tutorial

Aug 31, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Katy Sweigart posted in Tutorial

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This quick tutorial shows you how easy the AccuQuilt GO! and the GO! Qube make Economy Blocks.

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7 Storage and Organization Solutions for Your Sewing Space

Aug 27, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Cayden Crowise posted in Storage and Organization

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Feature photo by GO! Getter Lori J. Miller of @lorimillerdesigns

 

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Fast DIY Pet Bandana: Happy International Dog Day!

Aug 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Katy Sweigart posted in Applique

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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! 

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It's Baby Time! Projects to Prepare for Baby

Aug 24, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in DIY Projects

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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.

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DIY Applique Journal Cover

Aug 19, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser posted in Applique, DIY Projects

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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? 

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Pickle Dish: DIY Sunshine Day Tote Bag

Aug 17, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in Tutorials, Die to Try, Accuquilt GO! Getter

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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!

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The Four Inch Qube Changed My Mind About Small Quilt Blocks

Aug 12, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Jen Belnap posted in GO! Qube

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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.  

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Kitty Cat Carryall: Using AccuQuilt’s New 2 3/4 Strip Die

Aug 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Lori J. Miller posted in Applique, Lori Miller Designs, free tutorial, strip cutter dies

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Hey AccuQuilters! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back another FREE AccuQuilt tutorial. 

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Accurate Cuts, Accurate Quilt: A Quilter’s Journey

Aug 5, 2021 7:45:00 AM / by Karen Johnson posted in fabric cutter

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Free Cross Roads Quilt Patterns: Let's Take a Journey

Aug 3, 2021 1:45:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

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Get ready to take a fun journey with August’s Die to Try – the GO! Cross Roads-9” Finished Block on Board (BOB).

 

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DIY Placemats & Napkins: Let's GO! to a Western BBQ

Jul 29, 2021 7:00:00 AM / by Lori J. Miller posted in GO! Qube Mix & Match, Accuquilt GO! Getter, GO! Western Medley

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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.

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Make a Bubble Applique Flamingo: Our Newest Flockstar

Jul 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Laura Strickland

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Hi y’all!

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.

 

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Create a Moravian Star using the EPP Qube

Jul 22, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser

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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. 

 

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Winning Sports-Themed Applique Projects

Jul 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Applique, DIY Projects

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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.

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New Strip Dies Hit the Scene

Jul 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Erica Bottger

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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.

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#starsandstripesquilttravels

Jul 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Jen Belnap

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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!

 

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Tour the International Quilt Museum

Jul 13, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in International Quilt Museum, Virtual Tour

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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.

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Free Marble Snail's Trail Swirls Quilt Pattern

Jul 8, 2021 7:45:00 AM / by Amanda Harward posted in GO! Snail's Trail

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Hello again, this is Amanda from Larkspur Quilts! Are you ready for a fun and colorful summer project?

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Play Ball! July's Die to Try Is Here!

Jul 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Die to Try

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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.

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Create Your Own Block Designs With the Qube EPP Die Set

Jul 1, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Kristina Brinkerhoff posted in GO! Qube, English Paper Piecing, EPP, Tutorials

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Hi! It's Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts.

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Quilt Artist Spotlight 2021 - Quilting Cowboy

Jun 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt

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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.

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Taking a Creative Leap with the GO! Pickle Dish

Jun 24, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Die to Try

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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!

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Welcome Back to the GO! Flamingo

Jun 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Erica Bottger

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You just can’t keep a good bird down! AccuQuilt is proud to announce that the GO! Flamingo Die is back by popular demand!

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!

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Free Customizable Quilt Patterns with GO! Quilt

Jun 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Quilt

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GO! Quilt with the Storm at Sea BOB

Jun 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser posted in GO! Storm at Sea, GO! Quilt

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Hi!  It’s Jen from DizzyQuilter.com. I'm here to share a fun project I made with the AccuQuilt GO! Storm at Sea BOB Die and the GO! Quilt program!  

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5 Ways to Celebrate Friends & Sewing

Jun 11, 2021 11:45:00 AM / by AccuQuilt

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Did you know that June 8th is National Best Friends Day and June 13th is National Sewing Machine Day?

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Quilts of Valor Projects the AccuQuilt Way

Jun 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in GO! Qube

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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.

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DIY Graduation Gift: Personalized Pillow

Jun 3, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Suzy Webster posted in DIY Projects

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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!

 

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June’s Die to Try is Here

Jun 1, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in Die to Try

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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.

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4" Qube Mix & Match: Easy Quilting Magic

May 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in free quilt pattern, GO! Qube Mix & Match

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10 Resources for all Quilting Lovers

May 24, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting, Quilting Tips

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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! 

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Create a Patriotic Quilt using GO! Qube or Storm at Sea Die

May 24, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Bea Lee posted in GO! Qube, GO! Storm at Sea, patriotic

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Hi, it's Bea - from Beaquilter.com!

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Unboxing the Ready. Set. GO! Fabric Cutting System with Andrew Lee

May 20, 2021 12:30:00 PM / by Andrew Lee posted in AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter, fabric cutters, Ready. Set. GO!

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Meet Andrew Lee: The Combat Quilter

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Setting Triangles: A New Point of View for Your Quilts

May 18, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in new dies, On-Point Quilts

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Quilting for Beginners: Choosing the Right Batting

May 13, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in beginner quilting, Quilting Tips

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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!

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5 Great Memory Quilt Blocks using AccuQuilt

May 11, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by Emily Tindall posted in GO! Qube, GO! Qube Mix & Match, Qube Companion Sets

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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!

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A Quali-Tea Mother’s Day Mug Rug Gift: Easy Quilting Pattern

May 6, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Vicki Schlimmer posted in GO! Coffee & Tea, Vicki's Crafts and Quilting

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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. 

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GO! Basket of Lilies is in Full Bloom

May 4, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in new dies, Die to Try

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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

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Learn to Quilt through AccuQuilt’s YouTube Channel

Apr 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilt Patterns, YouTube

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Upcycling with GO! Applique Dies

Apr 27, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Jacobson posted in GO! Dies, Applique

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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.

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Exploring a Traditional Pattern: Tree of Life Quilt

Apr 22, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Amanda Harward posted in Quilt Block Patterns, GO! Qube Mix & Match, traditional blocks

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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.

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Welcome AccuQuilt’s Newest Qubes

Apr 20, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, GO! Qube, Qube Companion Sets

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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).

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Listen to Lori Miller on APQ's Podcast Today!

Apr 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting

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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!

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Binding a Quilt - UFOs and the Final Frontier

Apr 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Quilting, Quilting Tips

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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.

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Using Test Blocks for Mini Door Quilts

Apr 13, 2021 8:32:00 AM / by HollyAnne Knight posted in mini quilt, Quilting, free-motion quilting

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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!

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Quilt Artist Spotlight 2021: Teresa Coates

Apr 8, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery

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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. 

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Catch A Flock Star!

Apr 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in Applique, new dies, Die to Try

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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!

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A Gnome Apron for Gardening

Apr 1, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in Apron, GO! Gnome

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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.

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GO! Carrot Cutie Drawstring Bag

Mar 30, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Lori J. Miller

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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.

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Spring is Here! Quilt Projects that Bloom

Mar 25, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Erica Bottger

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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.

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Gnome Over the Rainbow Quilt and Pillow

Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Melissa Corry

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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.

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The History and Love for Barn Quilts

Mar 17, 2021 12:03:26 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Books, Quilt Block Patterns, Barn Quilts

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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.

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Corned Beef, Cabbage and Delicious St. Patrick's Day Quilts

Mar 12, 2021 2:49:08 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in free quilt patterns, St. Patrick's Day

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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!

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International Women's Day: How Quilters Challenge Creativity

Mar 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting History, GO! Getter

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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. 

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GO! Truck Down on the Farm Quilt Tutorial

Mar 4, 2021 11:32:22 AM / by Denise Looney posted in Quilt Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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.

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It's Our Time! Celebrate National Quilting Month 2021

Mar 2, 2021 2:44:54 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in National Quilting Day

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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!

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Have You Attended an AccuQuilt Virtual Livestream Event?

Feb 25, 2021 3:11:30 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in New Product, Events

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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!

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DIY Playmat & Storage with the GO! Dinosaur Die

Feb 18, 2021 12:29:50 PM / by Jennifer Strauser posted in Applique, Kid's Activities, DIY Projects

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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! 

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New Limited Edition GO! Coffee & Tea and GO! Dinosaur Dies

Feb 16, 2021 1:55:47 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in Applique, new dies, Limited Edition

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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!

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Quilting on a Budget: 9 Tips Your Pocket Will Love

Feb 11, 2021 3:15:23 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in fabric, Quilting Tips

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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!

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7+ Valentine's Day Quilt Projects You'll Heart

Feb 10, 2021 12:11:01 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in hearts, Valentine's Day, DIY Projects

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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!

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National Embroidery Month: 15 Stitch-Worthy Downloads

Feb 4, 2021 1:17:37 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Machine Embroidery, embroidery, National Embroidery Month

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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!

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Quilt Artist Spotlight 2021: Emily Bailey

Feb 3, 2021 2:59:33 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery

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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.

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8 Small Ways to Get Big Sewing Space Organization

Jan 29, 2021 11:09:59 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Inspiration, Organizing Your Studio, Quilting Tips

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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.

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Ready for Game Day? Set Your Super Bowl Table with Quilted Projects

Jan 26, 2021 5:07:42 PM / by Lori J. Miller posted in GO! Getter, DIY Projects

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Rah rah, AccuQuilters! We are celebrating all things football with the Super Bowl right around the corner. A family party on game day would not be complete without some fun football themed projects. It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs here to share some great ideas that will sure to be a winning touchdown with your home team! 
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Sewing Room Showdown: See How Our GO! Getters Work

Jan 22, 2021 11:48:46 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Organizing Your Studio, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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!

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6+ Ways to Organize & Use Fabric Scraps

Jan 19, 2021 9:28:04 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in fabric scraps, Quilting Tips

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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!

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Get Motivated and Finish Your Quilt Projects

Jan 15, 2021 4:06:56 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, Quilting Tips

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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.

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Spruce Up Your Sewing Space With These 9 Tips

Jan 12, 2021 3:30:29 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, Quilting Tips

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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.

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How to Store & Organize GO! Dies

Jan 7, 2021 10:44:55 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, Quilting Tips

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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.

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DIY English Paper Piecing Journal & Planner Cover

Jan 5, 2021 3:18:13 PM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in GO! Project Tutorials, English Paper Piecing, GO! Getter, DIY Projects

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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!

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AccuQuilt's Top 7 Free Quilt Patterns of 2020

Dec 29, 2020 11:17:12 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in free pattern, New Year Recap

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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.

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More and More Handmade Winter Decor

Dec 22, 2020 2:19:02 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Home Decor, Holiday, Winter

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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.

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Frosty Favorites: Snowflake Patterns to Create a Winter Wonderland

Dec 17, 2020 4:29:01 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Holiday Project, Winter, winter project

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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.

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Build a Wishlist & Other Ways to Use the AccuQuilt Website

Dec 15, 2020 3:08:10 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in AccuQuilt, Quilting Tips

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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!

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7 Ideas to Make Masks for All Occasions

Dec 11, 2020 9:03:54 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Holiday, Face Masks

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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!

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Crazy Quilt GO! Vintage Touch Pot Holder

Dec 9, 2020 1:17:00 PM / by Kelly Cole posted in Block on Board, Home Decor, GO! Getter, DIY Projects

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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.

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7 Ways to Make A Gnome for All Seasons

Dec 4, 2020 1:02:09 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Home Decor, Applique, GO! Gnome

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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!

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Holiday Greetings with Homemade Hanging Door Banners

Dec 2, 2020 4:02:20 PM / by Marjorie Busby posted in Applique, Christmas Project, GO! Qube Mix & Match, Winter, GO! Getter

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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. 

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Anyone on Your List

Nov 27, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in gift giving, Holiday, holidays

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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!

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Quilt Artist Spotlight 2020: Kimberly Bennefield

Nov 24, 2020 1:55:44 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery, GO! Getter

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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. 

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Fast & Easy No-Sew Homemade Hexi Ornaments

Nov 19, 2020 9:51:39 AM / by Melanie Call posted in Holiday Project, ornaments, English Paper Piecing, GO! Getter, No Sew Projects

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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

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Gnome Sweet Gnome: 3 New GO! Dies to Warm Your Heart & Home

Nov 17, 2020 9:44:44 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, Block on Board, Applique, DIY Projects

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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.

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Weekend DIY: Personalized English Paper Piecing Coasters

Nov 12, 2020 11:19:21 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in coasters, English Paper Piecing, EPP, fabric scraps, GO! Getter, DIY Projects

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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. 

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5 Unexpected Ways to Use Quilted Bowl Cozy Projects

Nov 10, 2020 2:03:33 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Home Decor, table topper, DIY Projects

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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!

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Table Setting Ideas for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving & Beyond!

Nov 5, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Home Decor, fall decor, Fall-Inspired, Thanksgiving

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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!

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Find Your Way with the New GO! Mariner's Compass Die

Nov 2, 2020 12:49:12 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, Block on Board

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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.

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National Cat Day 2020: Celebrating Our Favorite Quilting Companion

Oct 28, 2020 10:50:45 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Employee Showcase, Life of a Quilter

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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.

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Spooky Season Favorites: Halloween Quilt Inspiration

Oct 22, 2020 2:01:49 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Quilt Patterns, Halloween, Fall-Inspired

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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.

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Welcome Fall with Homemade Décor & a Pumpkin Recipe!

Oct 21, 2020 2:08:44 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in fall decor, Recipes, Fall-Inspired

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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.

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Easy Homemade Halloween Costume Inspiration with AccuQuilt

Oct 15, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in diy, sewing, Halloween

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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!

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New Releases! Home 4 the Holidays with AccuQuilt

Oct 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in free quilt patterns, new dies

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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.

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Modern vs. Traditional Quilts: Are they Really that Different?

Oct 8, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in traditional blocks, Tutorials, modern quilt

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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.

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Think Pink & Memory Quilts to Honor Someone You Love

Oct 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Inspiration, fabric scraps

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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.

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Thank YOU for Helping Us Support No Kid Hungry

Sep 30, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt in the News, News, Face Masks

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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.

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5 Ways to Keep English Paper Piecing Organized

Sep 29, 2020 11:11:09 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, English Paper Piecing, Quilting Tips

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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?

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10 Travel Kit Items You Want for English Paper Piecing on the GO!

Sep 24, 2020 8:40:37 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in GO! Qube, English Paper Piecing, Quilting Tips

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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!

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Fall for the NEW GO! Qube English Paper Piecing Die Set

Sep 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, GO! Qube, English Paper Piecing

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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.

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Reduce Fabric Waste by Using the Cut and Shift™ Method

Sep 17, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in GO! Getter, Quilting Tips, National Sewing Month

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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. 

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What are Fabric Precuts & How to Use Them

Sep 15, 2020 2:22:59 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in fabric, pre-cuts, Quilting Tips, National Sewing Month

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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.

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Cheery Fall Table Runner & Bonus Sunflower Seed Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Sep 10, 2020 1:38:10 PM / by Lori J. Miller posted in GO! Qube, Recipes, GO! Getter, Fall-Inspired

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Hey AccuQuilters! Cheery Sunflowers are here to brighten your day and add warmth to your fall decor. It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back to share all of the information to make this fun table runner project. But wait, there's more! I am including a bonus recipe to make these yummy sunflower cookies too. 
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Quilters and Sewists: Do you Pick Your Fabric or Pattern First?

Sep 9, 2020 12:30:58 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Quilting Tips, National Sewing Month

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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! 

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Modern Crossed Canoes Quilt

Sep 1, 2020 8:03:00 AM / by Suzy Webster posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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).

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The Dog Days of Summer: Dog Appreciation Day

Aug 25, 2020 11:54:46 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt

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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!

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How to Make Homemade Fabric Mask Ties

Aug 21, 2020 12:04:49 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Quilting Tips, Face Masks

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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!

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Block Stars: Introducing New BOBs!

Aug 18, 2020 8:10:47 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, Block on Board, BOB

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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!

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Beginner-Friendly Sewing Projects You Can Sew in a Weekend

Aug 14, 2020 10:08:02 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Beginner, sewing

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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?

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DIY Face Masks: Reused and Recycled Fabric Ideas

Aug 12, 2020 2:10:37 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in QuarantineQuilting, Face Masks

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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.

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Strawberry Fields Picnic Quilt with GO! Qube Mix & Match

Aug 6, 2020 4:24:50 PM / by Lori J. Miller posted in GO! Qube Mix & Match, GO! Getter

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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.

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15 Pieces of Quilting Advice Quilting Beginners Should Know

Aug 4, 2020 10:58:23 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Quilting Tips

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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.

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Quilt Artist Spotlight 2020: Luke Haynes

Jul 31, 2020 4:12:57 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery, Luke Haynes

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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!

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Don't Throw Away Your Selvage! Get Scrappy and Applique

Jul 30, 2020 10:06:26 AM / by Bea Lee posted in Machine Embroidery, scraps, GO! Getter

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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!

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But I'm Not a Quilter: Easy Holiday Projects for Fabric Lovers

Jul 24, 2020 9:22:47 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Beginner, Holiday Project, Home Decor

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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.

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Ornament Tree Skirt for Your Holiday Decor Plan

Jul 21, 2020 10:48:42 AM / by Suzy Webster posted in Holiday Project, Home Decor, GO! Getter

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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.

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WIP Management: Organizing Your Quilt Projects Before Holiday Gifting

Jul 15, 2020 2:17:47 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, Holiday Project, Quilting Tips

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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.

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How to Choose the Best Fabric for a Quilt

Jul 9, 2020 4:18:55 PM / by Erica Bottger posted in fabric, Quilting Tips

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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! 

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Summertime Mug Rug + Just Add GO! Me

Jul 8, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Tutorials, GO! Me

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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.

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How To Fall Back In Love With Your UFOs

Jul 2, 2020 7:15:00 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in Organizing Your Studio, Quilting Tips

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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.

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Red, White & Blue: 5 Patriotic Quilt Patterns

Jun 26, 2020 8:28:39 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in patriotic, Quilt Patterns

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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. 

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Greek Key Quilt with the GO! Log Cabin Block on Board

Jun 25, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser posted in GO! Log Cabin, Quilt Patterns, GO! Getter

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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!

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GO! Carefree Alphabet Matching Game

Jun 18, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Stephanie Jacobson posted in GO! Getter, Kid's Activities

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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!)

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Quick Mug Rug Project to Celebrate Grads & Dads

Jun 16, 2020 8:17:37 AM / by Melanie Call posted in graduation quilts, gifts, GO! Getter, Father's Day

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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!

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Sewing Machine Basics Everyone Should Know

Jun 13, 2020 8:07:00 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in sewing machine, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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! 

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What is AccuQuilt & Why it is Worth the Investment?

Jun 11, 2020 1:25:27 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in AccuQuilt Fabric Cutters, beginner quilting, Quilting Tips

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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. 

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The Ultimate Grads & Dads Homemade Gift List

Jun 3, 2020 10:55:10 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in graduation quilts, gift giving, Father's Day

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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!

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A Knottical Patriotic Quilt Pattern For Breezy Summer Days

May 27, 2020 8:18:25 AM / by Bea Lee posted in patriotic, GO! Getter

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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.

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Memorial Day: Sewing Together the Fabric of Our History

May 22, 2020 9:06:45 AM / by Erica Bottger posted in patriotic, Quilting History

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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!

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Stash Bust with this Scrappy Strip Cutter Appliqué Technique

May 19, 2020 10:16:00 AM / by Nancy McNally posted in Applique, GO! Strip Cutter, GO! Getter

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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.

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Combine a BOB & GO! Qube: Morning Star Medallion

May 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Lori J. Miller posted in Block on Board, GO! Getter

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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.

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GO! Spring Time Renewal Table Runner

May 12, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in Home Decor, Spring, GO! Getter

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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.

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Mother's Day Quilting Stories that Honor Our Craft

May 9, 2020 10:42:58 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting History, Mother’s Day, QuarantineQuilting

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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.

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How to Use AccuQuilt to Make Perfect HSTs

May 5, 2020 8:47:04 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in half square triangle, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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!

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Quick but Sweet Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Apr 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Mother’s Day, QuarantineQuilting

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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!

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Michael Miller & AccuQuilt Team Up for Block of the Month

Apr 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in QuarantineQuilting, Michael Miller

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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!

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Social Distancing: Safe Ways to Enjoy Our Quilt Collections

Apr 23, 2020 9:21:33 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting Tips, QuarantineQuilting

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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. 

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Earth Day: Forest Floor GO! Crazy Quilt

Apr 22, 2020 8:13:11 AM / by Denise Looney posted in Neutrals, GO! Getter, QuarantineQuilting

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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!

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The AccuQuilt Event Must GO! On

Apr 16, 2020 8:09:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Events, Retailer Spotlight, QuarantineQuilting

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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!

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Tips for Fussy Cutting with AccuQuilt

Apr 14, 2020 9:40:49 AM / by Melanie Call posted in Quilting Tips, QuarantineQuilting

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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!

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Get Inspired with 2020's Island Batik Ambassadors!

Apr 9, 2020 8:21:18 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Island Batik, QuarantineQuilting

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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. 

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Make Face Masks Faster to Flatten the Curve

Apr 7, 2020 3:41:14 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in QuarantineQuilting

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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...

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Quilting Under Quarantine: Things to Add to Your To-Do List

Apr 2, 2020 9:26:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting Tips, QuarantineQuilting

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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.

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How to Make Cute and Quick Camper Pot-Holders

Mar 31, 2020 8:21:27 AM / by Bea Lee posted in GO! Project Tutorials, hotpads, Tutorials, GO! Getter, QuarantineQuilting

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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.

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Retailer Spotlight: Sew Jersey

Mar 27, 2020 8:44:26 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Events, Retailer Spotlight

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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!

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Quilting Under Quarantine: Homemade Face Mask Pattern

Mar 24, 2020 8:08:40 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in project, free pattern, QuarantineQuilting

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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!

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Making the Most of National Quilting Day 2020

Mar 21, 2020 5:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in National Quilting Day, Quilting Tips, QuarantineQuilting

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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.

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GO! Morning Star Table Runner

Mar 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Vicki Schlimmer posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Block on Board, table runner, Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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!

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Don't Be Green with Envy: These Quilt Patterns are Free!

Mar 17, 2020 8:03:14 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in free quilt patterns, St. Patrick's Day

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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!

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14 Patterns & Projects You Can Sew on National Quilting Day

Mar 12, 2020 7:48:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Project Tutorials, National Quilting Day, quilting pattern, Tutorials

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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!

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Wander with the New Limited-Edition GO! Camper

Mar 10, 2020 8:13:50 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, GO! Dies, Applique

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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!

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GO! Crazy Quilt Diamond in the Rough Table Topper

Mar 5, 2020 7:52:41 AM / by Bea Lee posted in Quilt Tutorials, table topper, Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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. 

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New in Town: Limited Edition GO! Western Medley Die

Mar 3, 2020 8:49:36 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, GO! Dies, Applique

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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! 

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GO! Nautical Medley Baby Quilt

Feb 27, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Denise Looney posted in Quilt Tutorials, Tutorials, GO! Getter, Limited Edition

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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). 

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Ahoy! The New Limited Edition GO! Nautical Medley is Ashore

Feb 25, 2020 9:23:24 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in New Product, GO! Dies, Applique

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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.

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Love Your Pet Day with the GO! Scottie Dog Crazy Quilt Mug Rug

Feb 20, 2020 10:44:00 AM / by Melanie Call posted in Crazy Quilt, GO! Getter, Pet Lovers

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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.

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Leap Day for the Quilter's Heart

Feb 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in quilting pattern, Quilting Tips

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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!

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GO! Create Kindness with these Treat Gift Tags

Feb 13, 2020 7:51:00 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in Valentine's Day, GO! Me Project Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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!

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Quick GO! Wonky Heart Valentine's Day Table Runner

Feb 11, 2020 7:48:00 AM / by Bea Lee posted in Valentine's Day, GO! Getter

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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.

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GO! Pennants Lovely Hearts Wall Quilt

Feb 6, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Jessica Dayon posted in Quilt Tutorials, Tutorials, Valentine's Day, GO! Getter

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Hi, everyone! It's Jessica Dayon and I am here to share a new tutorial with you made using the AccuQuilt GO! Pennants (55149) and GO! Hearts-2", 3", 4" (55029) dies. I love the GO! Pennants die and I was happy to hear there was a way to piece with it in addition to making pennants. That's right, you can  piece with this project die. Keep reading to see how!
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8 Projects that Make Our Heart Melt

Feb 4, 2020 7:46:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Project Tutorials, hearts, Tutorials

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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!

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How to Make Larger Quilt Blocks with Your GO! Qube Mix & Match Block

Jan 30, 2020 8:33:38 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in GO! Qube Mix & Match, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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!

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Get Game Day Ready with this Casserole Warmer

Jan 23, 2020 8:19:10 AM / by Suzy Webster posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Tutorials, GO! Getter

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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!

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Quiltspired! 10 Places to Get Quilt Project Inspiration

Jan 21, 2020 7:30:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Inspiration, Quilting Tips

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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!

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Quilting Basics: How to Bind a Quilt (+2 Easy Tricks)

Jan 14, 2020 8:19:09 AM / by Lori J. Miller posted in Quilting, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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! 

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5+ Tips to Hit Your Quilting Goals in 2020

Jan 9, 2020 7:48:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Tutorials, Quilting Tips

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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. 

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A Quick Trick to Designing Quilt Blocks with the GO! Qube System

Jan 7, 2020 7:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Strauser posted in GO! Qube Mix & Match, GO! Getter, Quilting Tips

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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.

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Top 10 AccuQuilt GO! Dies of 2019

Jan 2, 2020 8:15:09 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in GO! Project Tutorials, GO! Dies, Tutorials

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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.

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12 Ways to Use the GO! Qube Mix & Match Block

Dec 30, 2019 7:34:00 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in GO! Qube, GO! Qube Mix & Match, GO! Getter

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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!

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GO! Hattie's Choice with Vintage Fabric Studio

Dec 26, 2019 7:45:00 AM / by Kelly Cole posted in Block on Board, BOB, GO! Getter

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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!

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Holiday Project: Easy Fabric Scrap Ornaments

Dec 23, 2019 10:15:18 AM / by Stephanie Jacobson posted in Holiday Project, ornaments, GO! Getter

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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!

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Ultimate Guide to Shopping for a Quilter

Dec 18, 2019 3:54:34 PM / by AccuQuilt posted in Quilting, gift giving, Holiday

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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. 

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GO! for Luxury with a Holiday Stocking

Dec 18, 2019 7:15:00 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in Christmas Project, GO! Getter

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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.

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Surprise! We Have New Dies Just for You

Dec 16, 2019 9:10:59 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in BOB, Applique, new dies

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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®).

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Rustic Baby Boy Bib & Burp Cloth Set by Jessica Dayon

Dec 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM / by Jessica Dayon posted in GO! Project Tutorials, gifts, GO! Getter

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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!

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Sweet Baby Girl Bib & Burp Cloth Set by Jessica Dayon

Dec 10, 2019 7:49:59 AM / by Jessica Dayon posted in GO! Project Tutorials, gifts, GO! Getter

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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.

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GO! Heather Feather Christmas Tree

Dec 5, 2019 7:45:00 AM / by Suzy Webster posted in Christmas Project, GO! Getter

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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).

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GO! Crazy Over these Patchwork Santa Stockings

Dec 3, 2019 8:08:00 AM / by Bea Lee posted in Holiday Project, Crazy Quilt, GO! Getter

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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!

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Island Batik Ambassadors Meet BOB!

Nov 27, 2019 8:08:07 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in BOB, Island Batik

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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.

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Season's Greetings Holiday Wall Hanging

Nov 26, 2019 9:20:27 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in machine applique, Machine Embroidery, Applique, Tutorials, wallhanging

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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.

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Buy Now, Pay Later with AccuQuilt & Bread

Nov 25, 2019 11:38:39 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in News

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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:

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Gingerbread Apron and Pot Holders for Holiday Spirit

Nov 22, 2019 9:40:36 AM / by Vicki Schlimmer posted in Holiday Project, Christmas, GO! Getter

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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).

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Take on Y-Seams with this Easy Hexagon Tutorial

Nov 20, 2019 8:12:46 AM / by Kristina Brinkerhoff posted in GO! Hexagon, GO! Quilt, Quilting Tips

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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! 

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Quick, Seasonal Basket of Blessings Placemats

Nov 15, 2019 8:02:06 AM / by HollyAnne Knight posted in Block on Board, GO! Getter, Fall-Inspired

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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?

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GO! Quilt for a GO! Me Contest!

Nov 14, 2019 8:18:35 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Contests, GO! Quilt, GO! Me

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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?

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8 Tips to Make Sewing Curves Easy and Fun!

Nov 13, 2019 8:08:05 AM / by Melanie Call posted in curved piecing, sewing curves, GO! Getter

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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.

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Get Expressive with these GO! Emoji Quilt Patterns

Nov 8, 2019 8:04:18 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in free quilt patterns, Quilt Patterns, Limited Edition

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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!

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3 Ways to Make a Patriotic Quilt for Veteran's Day

Nov 6, 2019 8:33:11 AM / by Emily Tindall posted in patriotic, Quilts of Valor Foundation, GO! Getter

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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. 

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How to Avoid these Common Rotary Cutter Injuries

Nov 1, 2019 8:43:45 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in rotary cutter, Smart Cutting

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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. 

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3 Easy Techniques to Save Fabric with Your AccuQuilt

Oct 30, 2019 7:15:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in fabric, Quilting Tips

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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!

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GO! Gather Fall Blessings Pillow

Oct 23, 2019 7:44:14 AM / by Terri Vanden Bosch posted in fall decor, GO! Getter, Fall-Inspired

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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.

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Have You Seen GO! Quilt Lately?

Oct 22, 2019 8:43:40 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in News, GO! Quilt

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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!

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Cute & Classic Personalized Lined Trick-or-Treat Bag

Oct 18, 2019 7:51:41 AM / by Stephanie Jacobson posted in embroidery, Halloween

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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.

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