What a year it’s been for quilters, sewists and other makers. History has shown us that the community of quilters has the ability to do amazing things through challenging times, and 2020 has certainly had its challenges! The COVID-19 pandemic took us all by surprise early in the year, but the response from the quilting community has been overwhelming.
Projects of any kind need organization and English Paper Piecing projects are no exception. Think of all the pieces involved – both fabric and templates – and about the time that you have cut 100 or so paper templates... Now what?
English Paper Piecing (or EPP) is a great technique for quilters on the go. Everything that you need can be stored in a small container that’s ready to slip into a purse or bag and head out the door with you, ready for those times that you find yourself with a little extra time on your hands. It’s perfect for travel, doctor’s offices, sporting events or waiting in the carpool lane for school pick-up time!
AccuQuilt’s Qube family has a new member – the GO! Qube English Paper Piecing-1” Finished Sides die set (55825) and we couldn’t be more proud! This new Qube offers countless design and technique possibilities for all quilters and sewists.
To honor National Sewing Month, we're addressing an issue that makes all fabric-lovers cringe: waste. Wasted fabric is never fun! Learn from GO! Getter Emily of Homemade Emily Jane how you can reduce fabric waste while using the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system.
Ready for more quilting tips for National Sewing Month? Whether you are new to quilting or not, some of the terms in quilt patterns and discussions can be confusing. For example, you might start to think that quilting is really a code word for snacks when you start seeing terms like jelly rolls and layer cakes popping up, and hearing about fat quarters might just seem to confirm that. Don’t worry, these are fabric goodies, and your waistline is safe.
September is National Sewing Month, so what better way to celebrate than to talk about some of our favorite sewing questions and tips? First up, an age old question: do you pick your pattern or your fabric first? For many quilters, when it's time to start a new quilt project, this question is like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg!
I have always loved the Crossed Canoes quilt pattern and I was excited to see that AccuQuilt had a
Block on Board die to create it! I decided I wanted to do a modern take on a Crossed Canoes quilt so I played with the block in Electric Quilter 8 and created this kaleidoscope-like pattern using the GO! Crossed Canoes-9" Finished die (55181).
Quilters love making quilts to share with family and friends to celebrate births, holidays, weddings and other landmark occasions, but do they make quilts for their pets? The answer is a resounding yes! In celebration of National Dog Appreciation Day tomorrow, here is the story of just such a quilt. Be sure to look at the entire post because we also gave you a look at what the dogs of AccuQuilt/TekBrands are up to!
With face masks continuing to play an important part in daily life, more and more individuals are choosing to make masks at home for their family, friends and community. For those making masks, one of the biggest questions is what to use to keep them on. This tutorial will help you make comfortable and adjustable fabric mask ties using strips or the shape on our mask dies. And if you haven't gotten yours yet, select mask die styles for Studio or GO! are on clearance now!
The August Block Stars are here! Meet AccuQuilt’s three new Block on Board® dies – the GO! Snail’s Trail-8” Finished (55196), the GO! Maple Leaf-8” Finished (55195) and the GO! Starry Path-9” Finished (55197). Buy yours now or read on to learn more!
In the wake of social distancing, so many people have started or restarted their sewing journey. In fact, we've heard story after story of retailers selling out of sewing machines and notions throughout this spring and summer. We might be biased, but sewing is the perfect craft for a weekend, so we decided to find a few patterns that were meant for just that: relaxing, beginner-friendly weekend sewing. Will you make one?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the wearing of cloth face masks along with other preventive measures can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which continues to be an important consideration. AccuQuilt has developed 10 face mask fabric cutter dies to help quilters and sewists produce these necessary items. AccuQuilt, together with the other companies that are a part of TekBrands, is proud to be donating $100,000 to No Kid Hungry / Share Our Strength from the sale of our mask dies through August of 2020.
Hey AccuQuilters! Let’s make the most of summer with this fun and cheery picnic quilt! It's Lori from Lori Miller Designs back to share all the details about my Strawberry Fields Picnic Quilt. Made with a GO! Qube 8-inch Mix & Match set, I used juicy strawberries and a vintage yellow gingham in this delightful project. Pack up your picnic basket with goodies and take along this perfect quilt for a great summer afternoon.
New quilters often receive a lot of advice from seasoned veterans, and just like new parents, sometimes you are looking for advice and sometimes you want to figure it out on your own. Here are some great tips to help you get started on your personal quilting journey.
AccuQuilt and the quilting community has long admired Luke Haynes and his creative approach to the craft. His art is incredibly unique and original, but often based in both fine art theories and quilting traditions. Even more, his reclaimed, recycled and upcycled materials tell stories of their own. Check out his incredible collection, read how he plans projects and discover some fun facts all about him!
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again and I'm here to show you how to make this cute Studio machine embroidered selvage owl pillow! The AccuQuilt team has been releasing more and more free embroidery files for Studio dies and when they said this adorable owl was available, I knew I had to have it. The Studio Owl die (50423) is a great stash buster, especially when you use this technique. No piece of the fabric goes to waste!
Have you ever heard (or said) something like: “I’d love to make something like that, but I’m not a quilter” or “I do machine embroidery, but I’m not a quilter”? Well, the good news is that even though AccuQuilt is designed for quilters, there are plenty of great non-quilting projects that can be made quickly, easily and accurately by using a GO! fabric cutter.
It's about that time where we're all doing our holiday decor and gifting plans in a row. I was thinking about it and I have been a quilter for 30 years and I’ve never made a tree skirt! I was excited by the opportunity to make one using the AccuQuilt circle dies as ornaments.
It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas? Well, not really! Although you may not have to look far to find Christmas movies to watch these days as part of the Christmas In July season, you still have plenty of time to finish up (or start) some great holiday décor projects and gifts.
Fabric selection is key to any quilt, but if you are new to quilting, it can be very intimidating. Many a new quilter has found themselves frozen with indecision when standing in the middle of hundreds of bolts of fabric, but it can happen even to experienced quilters!
Looking for a quick and easy project? Whether you are new to quilting, an expert or somewhere in between, a fun project that you can make in a day is a good fit with summertime. I recently made some summer mug rugs (also known as coasters) to spruce up our patio decor.
In honor of World UFO Day, let’s take a good look at those things we all love to hate: our UFO’s. The UFO’s I’m talking about may haunt your dreams; they are not found in the sky, but are instead found in your sewing space – the UnFinished Objects.
We all have "go-to" things, don’t we? Favorite foods, movies, books, colors and more. As quilters, we have favorites, too. Now, this may feel a little asking you to name your favorite child, but do you have favorites in your quilting life? I have to admit that I love my seasonal quilting projects the most, and that includes my patriotic quilts.
Hi! It’s Jen Strauser from Dizzy Quilter. I hope you are staying healthy and safe during these strange days. Today is Log Cabin Day and it got me thinking: I recently received the Log Cabin Block on Board, and I wanted to see what I could do with it beyond the traditional log cabin block. To celebrate the day, I'm going to share with you what I came up with!
Hi, all! It's Steph Jacobson, and I'm here to share a great road trip-friendly kid activity you can make quick and easy. Summer vacation this year will look a little different and if you had any big travel plans booked, chances are you're adjusting the destinations or transportation. This tutorial uses the GO! Carefree Alphabet Sets to whip up a fun ABC matching game perfect for long car rides, camping or hotel stays. (Seriously...this went together so quickly you still have plenty of time to make one in time for your next big adventure!)
Hi! It's Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff! Today, I'm sharing a quick and useful gift for Dad, Grandpa, and/or Graduates! I think it is tricky to quilt gifts for men and graduates so I love making a personalized mug rug / snack mat for that special person. You can even add a fun mug or snack or gift card to complete the perfect gift! I also love that you can make a mug rug in one afternoon - yay!
Did you know that June 13th is a special day? No, it’s not Flag Day and it’s not Father’s Day this year - it’s National Sewing Machine Day! National Sewing Machine Day was established to honor and recognize the invention of the first sewing machine. To celebrate National Sewing Machine Day, I’ll start off by giving you some history, and then I’ll share with you some sewing machine basics everyone should know!
Chances are you're reading this because you've run across an AccuQuilt fabric cutter or die. Whether you're a novice sewist who has read a blog or two or an experienced quilter who shops at one of our retailers, the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system has something for you.
We're saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer, which means we're nearing the season of Father's Day and graduation! This year has been a little different, so the grad and dad in your life deserves an extra special something. Check out this gift list and tell us what you're doing to celebrate your grads and dads in the comments below!
Hi it's me Bea from Beaquilter.com again, here to show you how I made this cute "knottical" quilt using the Limited Edition GO! Nautical Medley die (55497)! The colors are perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July or summery nautical décor! The quilt finishes at 48 inches by 60 inches which makes it a great lap quilt for warm but breezy nights or wall hanging for nautical décor.
Memorial Day, first observed in 1868, honors United States' soldiers who lost their lives in war. This year might be a little different as we continue to keep our distance for safety and health, but we can still tell the stories of our past. Today, I'm sharing with you one of my own family stories and want to encourage you to share your own. If you have a story to share, leave a comment here or on our Facebook or Instagram!
Do you have a collection of fabric scraps and strips that you would hate to see go to waste? Check out this scrappy appliqué technique that helps use up your stash while bringing fun whimsy to your sewing projects.
Hey AccuQuilters! I’m Lori from Lori Miller Designs here to share the fun project I have been working on. I combined a BOB with a Qube! The Block on Board was the very fun GO! Morning Star-12" Finished die (55556). I then used the kite die shapes from the GO! Qube 12” Block Companion Set-Angles (55791) for the alternating blocks. The resulting graphic throw quilt creates clever medallion shapes with a striking Morning Star center.
Ahhh, spring. It has been a long time coming here in the midwest, but a few tulips were blooming this morning so I just had to share them with you. Terri here, from Lizard Creek Quilting join along with me as I show you how I gave the GO! Morning Star block a fresh modern vibe. Also an unexpected way to use the limited edition GO! Nautical Medley die.
Depending on when you read this, Mother's Day is approaching or already here and what better way to honor the women who are a part of and influenced our quilting journey than by telling their stories. We created a Mother's Day Facebook event page where we asked quilters and quilt-lovers to tell us about their introduction to the art of sewing/making and how they are passing their passion on. We received so many amazing pictures and anecdotes of quilt histories and quilting experiences. Warm your heart with these anecdotes while we're safely social distancing.
Half square triangles are so important in quilting and a favorite among many quilters. Learn from GO! Getter Emily of Handmade Emily Jane how to make perfect half square triangles (HSTs) every time with the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system. Hint: This is perfect for those of you who just want to chain stitch the day away!
Mother's Day is nearing and this year will be a little different than most. Social distancing for family safety means we probably won't be able to grab brunch, gather together or follow many of our usual traditions. From new mom to great grandmother, sister to aunt and all those in between, we still want to honor the influential women in our lives. Join our Mother's Day Facebook event to share stories, access special offers and stay connected while we're apart. Meanwhile, read this Mother's Day gift list to help you find the perfect gift for the women you love!
We are loving the chance to provide you with ways to be inspired while practicing safe social distancing habits. At the beginning of the year, we collaborated with Michael Miller Fabrics and their 2020 ambassador team. If you don't know what you want to quilt with your time inside, you have come to the right place. The Peek into Batiks Monthly Quilt Along will help!
Quilts are comfort and in times like these, why not honor those that bring joy and warmth to your own home? This list is some of our favorite ways to enjoy the collections we've built over the years.
The last few weeks have made it hard to keep track of what day it is...or maybe, each passing date has been extremely obvious to you. Whichever camp you're in, you might still need a reminder that today is Earth Day! In honor of our planet, we're here to inspire you with a quilt tutorial created by GO! Getter, Denise Looney of For the Love of Geese!
Have you been to an educator-led AccuQuilt event? While it is certainly a great way to learn about AccuQuilt products, it's also just a good excuse to sit in a room full of quilters who love sharing ideas with one another. Quilting is all about community after all. Unfortunately, when it became clear that for the foreseeable future, we wouldn't be able to hold in-person events, we knew we had to come up with a solution. Read how our team "Fixed Problems Fast" to help our customers and retailers still get the event they deserved!
Have you made it a goal to work on your skills while Quilting Under Quarantine? Fussy cutting is a more advanced quilting technique that can make for really fun quilt projects. Today, Melanie Call of A Bit of Scrap Stuff shares what fussy cutting is and tips on how to do it right with AccuQuilt as well as some of her work to get you inspired!
Who doesn't love inspiration? The 2020 Island Batik Ambassadors were sent a couple of our Block on Boards® (BOBs) to use in their March project and boy, did they deliver! Let's take a break today and look at the beauty these quilters have created.
As the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) recommendations continue to call for more face masks due to the COVID-19 crisis, hundreds of articles and how-to guides have popped up online and thousands of quilters, sewists, crafters, DIY’ers, and members of the Maker Movement have started creating homemade masks. AccuQuilt is known for being a creative company that provides solutions to make cutting fabric fast, accurate, easy and safe. Naturally, many people reached out to us to help with cutting fabric for masks. But let's tell the story of how we got here...
The world is a little different right now, but we're in this together. In keeping with our promise to help you be inspired, get involved and stay connected, we thought we would share some of our favorite ways to do all three. Did we miss something you're using while quilting under quarantine? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook or Instagram with the #QuarantineQuilting hashtag.
Do you have a few orphan blocks or a small amount of adorable fabric you'd love see get a good home? Get inspired by this tutorial and let your imagination soar. It goes together quick and easy and will be a perfect day project while you're homebound! Don't forget to check out what we're doing while we're quilting under quarantine, too.
Before our events went virtual, Pam visited Sew Jersey in East Hanover, New Jersey for a two-day event. While meeting with customers and leading classes, she was able to catch up with the store owner, Jackie, to learn a little about the shop. Read on to see what she learned and for some advice on how to restock your sewing room while staying healthy and safe!
Chances are you've heard and read about the shortage of N95 masks in the news. This serious concern, especially for healthcare workers, has lead to calls for help from people with talents like yours. We sewists have a unique skillset that can potentially help provide the community with preventative measures. Our team has been working around the clock to create an AccuQuilt-friendly face mask pattern and we're happy to report we've got one to share!
Hello there, dear quilter! It's National Quilting Day! Of course, we all know this year is a little different than usual. Since the fast spreading covid-19 (Coronavirus) hit our country a few short weeks ago, we've had to make massive adjustments to routines and in most cases, become completely homebound. While the changes can be scary and uncomfortable, we want you to know that you aren't alone. AccuQuilt is here to make the next few weeks as quilt-tastic as you deserve. Read on for a look at what you can expect.
We're spending a lot of time at home right now, but that doesn't mean we have to wait for the weather to cooperate. Have sunshine around the clock with this beautiful, golden Morning Star Table Runner designed by Vicki from Vicki's Crafts and Quilting! Read on for the tutorial so you can create this project while you're quilting under quarantine!
It's St. Patrick's Day and last year we looked into the history of Celtic quilts and Irish knot work. This year, we just want to admire some of our favorite themed and green quilts! If you're like us and just want to sew something festive, then you have come to the right place - plus, they are all FREE!
National Quilting Day falls on Saturday, March 21st in 2020, and we're so excited to celebrate our favorite hobby! Have you decided how you will spend the occasion? Here's a long list of ways to honor National Quilting Day, but if you just want to sew, read on!
The last few weeks have been a trip! We've gone to sea with the GO! Nautical Medley die (55497) then hit the trails with the GO! Western Medley (55227). For our last stop, we're hitching ourselves to one final limited edition die of 2020 - and it's quite the quilting companion. Meet the GO! Camper (55228), a die packed with possibility!
Hi, it's me, Bea from Beaquilter.com. I'm here to share with you a fun quilt pattern I created using the new GO! Crazy Quilt-6" Finished (55226) die! The crazy quilt blocks are great for scrapbusting, but the GO! Crazy Quilt die is perfect for fabric layer cakes (10" squares), too.
Last week, we debuted the GO! Nautical Medley (55497) and now we have another showstopper! The limited edition GO! Western Medley just blew into town and it's sure to get a cowboy nod of approval. Get your saddle bags packed because this might not be your first rodeo, but it will be one of your favorites. You will definitely want to wrangle this one up!
Hello everyone, I hope the weather in your neighborhood is treating you kind. It is cold here in southern Illinois but this cute baby quilt sent me on a journey to warmer days full of sunshine. This is Denise, the voice behind For the Love of Geese, and I'm excited to share with you this adorable baby quilt made using appliqué shapes from the new limited edition GO! Nautical Medley (55497).
Hello there, mariners! We've been listening to your recommendations and are excited to share the first dies to join our collection in 2020. Over the next three weeks, we'll be releasing three new limited edition appliqué GO! dies. The first up on our itinerary is the GO! Nautical Medley die and we're sure it will sail right into your heart.
We're spending a lot more time with our furry friends right now and though National Love Your Pet Day was on February 20th, everyday is a good day to be inspired by our animals. Check out this perfect #QuarantineQuilting project! Adapt the design to your pet, whether they're furry, feathered or otherwise.
Did you know 2020 is a Leap Year? That means you get one extra day to fill with quilting and quilting related activities! That's right, an entire day to fill with cutting fabric, sewing pieces or planning projects. Even better, Leap Day lands on a Saturday, so with the right scheduling, you might not have any other responsibilities to worry about. Looking for some ways to fill your extra 24 hours? We've got some ideas, but first, check out these fun facts!
Hi there, from Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting and AccuQuilt. Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday! It's a time to break out of winters' bleak dullness into all the pinks, hearts and love of the Valentine season!
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again. I'm here to show you how to make this cute and fun table runner for Valentine's Day! It uses the GO! Wonky Heart-6" Finished die (55471) and a variety of red, pink and white fabrics.
Valentine’s Day is nearing we’re ready to spread the love! These designs are endearing for all times of the year or celebrations, whether you’re gearing up for wedding season, anniversaries, new babies or a “just-because”. The best part? Every single pattern here is free to download!
Hi There, I am Emily from Homemade Emily Jane and I recently did some playing around with my GO! Qube Mix and Match 12” Block and discovered that I can use it to make larger blocks! Maybe you already knew how to use dies from the 12” GO! Qube set to make an 18” quilt blocks, but when I discovered it, I thought it was SO COOL and I just have to share it with you!
It’s the time of year where we commonly make casseroles or large dishes of delicious foods to share with friends and family. It can be a challenge keeping them warm during a festive occasion, so I made a quilted casserole warmer to keep it hot as long as possible. This project can easily be customized to fit the team, holiday or event you're celebrating, too!
Even the most creative and passionate quilters suffer from quilter's block. Similar to writer's block, the ideas and want to plan, cut and sew is there and yet, when it comes to choosing a new project or finishing an old, something just doesn't click. The result is days, weeks and months of no progress and probably a lot of frustration. As always, we're here to help. Check out this list of places to reignite inspiration for quilting!
After you've created a beautiful quilt top and sandwiched the batting and backing then quilted it all together, you need the perfect binding to finish your work. It can be a bit of a challenging piece to the process, especially since it's one of the last steps to completing your project. In this post, I'll go into how to prepare fabric and begin binding with your machine, plus I'll share a few tried and true secrets to save you some time!
It's the season of setting resolutions and whether you're setting goals or not, chances are you're reading this because you plan to get a few quilts done or try new quilting techniques in the next 12 months.
Hi, Jen from DizzyQuilter.com here and I want to share my favorite system for laying out pattern. My Ready. Set. GO! came with an GO! Qube 8" Mix & Match Block, which includes lovely pattern cards, a booklet, and a book by Eleanor Burns with more patterns. However, I like to go my own way, which means I think outside the box when it comes to using my AccuQuilt products. I haven’t memorized what pieces I have yet, and how they fit together. I’m sure there are resources to help me with all of this, but I came up with a simple, more playful solution.
It's officially 2020! Happy new year, quilters. We had an exciting 2019 filled with more patterns, new connections with quilting experts, GO! Quilt updates and of course, brand new products. Every year, we reflect on all the things you, our customers, have been asking for and what it is you love. Part of that reflection means looking at the top dies of the previous year. We thought it would be helpful if we shared our findings with you, too.
Hi Quilting Friends! My name is Emily from @homemadeemilyjane and I've been using AccuQuilt for a few months now. Some of my favorite aspects of using AccuQuilt over more traditional cutting techniques are the extreme time savings and insane accuracy! Since getting my AccuQuilt fabric cutter, I have had a ton of fun making a Pillow/Wall Hanging Duo and also some adorable Baby Shower Gifts, just to name a few!
Looking for a quick project you can finish in a day or two? This adorable wall hanging/table topper takes only one die to complete and designer Kelly Cole even reused classic printed sheets for a vintage look and feel. This tutorial teaches an important lesson that busting scraps and recycling materials you already have can still lead to gorgeous results!
Hi! It's Steph Jacobson, and I'm back with one more quick and easy Christmas idea. Many of you might be looking for a fun activity that can keep the kiddos entertained between dinner, presents and other festivities. This one takes very little supplies, will be a simple set up and take down and just might interest the adults, too. Not only do you clear up some of your scraps, but the kids will make something they can take home as a reminder of the time together. Let's get into these fun fabric scrap ornaments!
It's the season of giving and that means you've probably been searching for the perfect present for the special someones in your life. Sometimes it can be really challenging to know what to get, even if you know a loved one really well. We can't help you with everyone, but we can give you a little advice about the right last minute gift for the quilter on your list.
Holiday greetings from AccuQuilt and Terri at Lizard Creek Quilting. Friends, I'm going to share how to make a luxurious holiday stocking using the new GO! Santa Stocking die (55854) along with some tips on working with unusual fabrics.
December is in full swing which means you're probably buying gifts, planning get togethers and decorating for the season. If you could pause from your cookie baking and stocking hanging for just a moment, the elves at AccuQuilt have some new GO! dies to share with you. Yes, Santa came early and we're releasing THREE new dies! Santa's surprise dies include one adorable appliqué and two new Blocks on Board® (BOB®).
Hi, Everyone! Jessica Dayon and I am here to share with you another new tutorial made using the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Bib and GO! Burp Cloth Dies. Earlier this week, we made a little girl's bib and burp cloth set and now we are following up with one for a baby boy!
Hi, Everyone! My name is Jessica Dayon and I am here to share with you a new tutorial that made using the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Bib and the GO! Burp Cloth dies. These two dies are so handy to have around and they make creating baby gifts SO easy and quick. I can almost guarantee you'll keep coming back to them when you are making gifts for other or everyday bibs and burp cloths for your own children. Today's baby bib and burp cloths are perfect for the little girl in your life, but check back for a dapper project for a little boy.
Suzy Webster of Websterquilt here! I love Christmas and decorating for Christmas. Even though I have lots of holiday quilts, I always want to make new ones each season. I think it’s part of getting into the spirit for me. This year I made a table topper using Sarah Vedeler’s GO! Heather Feather Border Collection Die (55414).
Hi it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again. I'm here to show you how I made these three fun crazy patch Christmas stockings with the GO! Santa Stocking (55854) and the GO! Big Crazy Quilt-10" Finished (55861) dies, Andover fat quarters and some really, really soft, fluffy fur from Shannon Fabrics and some fancy decorative stitching! These go together so fast with AccuQuilt dies to help with cutting, so you will easily be able to make and hang these before the holidays!
Earlier this fall, we introduced the Island Batik Ambassador team to BOB® (Block on Board®) and the designs they created were amazing! The quilters were challenged with the theme Child's Play and were asked to let their inner child to come out and play. Whimsy, color and playful spirit were encouraged and AccuQuilt BOBs were invited.
This is Marjorie Busby from bluefeatherquiltstudio.com, and I want to share an updated machine embroidery project using the new GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set Die (55559). All the letters are on one die and it is fun and easy to personalize any project in as many ways as you like using words. Just look around and you will see word quilts everywhere and there is no better way to create a word quilt than to use an alphabet die which makes your cuts effortless and accurate.
You have done your research, looked over your options and decided to invest in a fabric cutter and take your quilting game up a level. We at AccuQuilt know how big of a decision this can be and understand the challenge of paying for the investment. As always, we have been listening to you, our customer, and we have found a solution we're excited to say will help. AccuQuilt has partnered with Bread® to provide an affordable financing option for our products. Here's how it works:
Hi Everyone! I’m Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting and I'm one of the newest AccuQuilt GO! Getters! I am excited to help you get ready for your holiday baking while using two of the newest dies: GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set (55559) and GO! Gingerbread Cookie (55682).
Why not try a new quilting technique while you're homebound? This hexagon tutorial by Kristina Brinkerhoff of Center Street Quilts helps simplify sewing y-seams so that beginners can confidently approach them. You might want to read this, even if you already know how to sew y-seams. She has great tips and insight to share!
Confession: I'm not much of a decorator. We have two little boys, so our house is highly, highly functional. It's nice, but no one is coming over to take pictures for your favorite homemaking magazine any time soon. None the less, every year, like clockwork, I am possessed with a desire to freshen things up as we head into the holidays. I'm sure it has something to do with how much more time we're spending inside, how many people we always seem to have over as friends come back to Atlanta to see family, etc, and, well, did I mention the holidays?
Have you tried GO! Quilt yet? GO! Quilt is a FREE pattern customizer that allows quilters to choose from 500+ patterns and audition fabrics and colors from their own unique stash. We've got an opportunity for GO! Quilt novices and experts alike! Now until December 6, 2019, design and save a pattern in GO! Quilt and you could win. Yes, it is that simple! Will you enter?
Hi AccuQuilt Friends! It's me, Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog. Today I want share eight helpful tips to make sewing curves easy and fun - yes - EASY AND FUN! AccuQuilt has developed many curved piecing dies and they are amazing! There are Drunkard's Path, a Flowering Snowball, the Glorified Nine Patch (55557), and many more - click here to see the curved piecing dies.
Do you own the GO! Emojis Limited Edition die (55191) or have considered making it the newest addition to your AccuQuilt collection? Hesitate no more! These designs and patterns will show just how much expression you can add to your quilted masterpieces. The best part is just how customizable the shapes are. Take a look at these patterns and get ready to dream up your own take!
Hi there, I am Emily - aka Homemade Emily Jane, a brand ambassador for AccuQuilt! Do you agree that if it weren’t for the hundreds of thousands of people who have served in the military to protect our homeland, America would not be what it is today? With Veteran’s Day right around the corner, I am reminded just how much we need to appreciate and love on the brave men and women who have served so we can live in the land of the free. Over the past few months, I've partnered with one of my favorite veterans (my mom!) to create patriotic quilts that we can use to give back to some of our country's incredible service men and women.
Rotary cutters were a great invention that made scissors seem tedious and downright painful. With its wheeled blade and large handle, a rotary cutter was easy for quilters who thought their hands couldn’t take quilting any longer. It allowed many quilters to take back their craft, but those razor-sharp blades also bring their fair share of dangers.
Wasted fabric is a quilter's least favorite phrase, which is exactly why nearly every sewing room or space has a scrap stash. Beautiful fabric falling to inaccuracies or miscalculated cuts is enough to warrant tears. The AccuQuilt team hates to hear that fabric cutters and dies create fabric waste, because just like a rotary cutter, our products can be used improperly and not do your fabric investments any good. That's why we're sharing our top three, tried and true fabric-saving AccuQuilt tips!
Hey friends, welcome to AccuQuilt! Terri here from Lizard Creek Quilting and I am super excited to share this fall pillow tutorial using one of the newest dies, the GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set (55559). Today, I'm going to show you how to create a pillow perfect for your home's fall décor. Even better, it's a great way to stash bust, too.
You might have already heard about our FREE quilt pattern customizer, GO! Quilt. If you have and are loving how helpful it is in your quilt planning process, we have some updates to share with you! If you aren't yet a GO! Quilt user, let's start with an introduction to your new favorite quilting tool!
Hi! It’s Steph from Steph Jacobson Designs, and I’m here to share a quick and easy Halloween project using the new GO! Classic 2” Alphabet Uppercase Set (#55559). When you have one of AccuQuilt’s alphabet dies, it’s a great excuse to personalize everything! With Halloween on its way, I decided to make a fun personalized trick-or-treat bag for my adorable nephew, Hunter.
Good morning, Rockstar! It's me, HollyAnne Knight of String & Story, and it's my job to guide you to quilt and live with confidence! Today, I want to walk you through a simple process - I say simple because it turned out to be a lot easier than I expected, but it was something that seemed quite daunting when I first began using my AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter. Let's talk about how to organize and prepare yardage for cutting with the AccuQuilt.
Hello everyone, Denise here from For the Love of Geese. In case you didn't know, I am an Island Batik Ambassador and AccuQuilt is an industry partner. Each year, Island Batik sends the Ambassadors two shipments full of fabric and goodies from their partners. In my second shipment, I received the GO! Spider Web-6" Finished die, and honestly, was a little stumped on what to make.
Hi, it’s Jen from DizzyQuilter.com. I don’t know about you, but the days are getting shorter, and I’m starting to get pumpkin fever. I’ve got my pumpkin bread recipe out, and my husband is happily using his pumpkin spice creamer every morning. It’s time to start decorating for fall so today I’m making velvet pumpkins, and I’m using my AccuQuilt GO! to keep it easy. Want to play along?
Hello Friends! It's Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting here and I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt tutorial. I love curved piecing and I think too many quilters easily shy away from it, assuming that it is too hard. As we walk through today's project, you will see just how fun curved piecing can be, especially when the amazing curved AccuQuilt Dies take care of the cutting! Between, the perfect cuts and those little notches that help line everything up, making your sewing accurate is a piece of cake!
What better way to spend the time you're at home than on sharpening the skills of your favorite hobby: sewing and quilting! Why not throw it back to a few months ago and read some of our favorite quilting resources of 2019. Be sure to tell us what you're working on while you're quilting under quarantine.
Fall is here and for quilters, it means time to start thinking about everything from gifts to seasonal home decor. If you're one of the quilters who is ready to start decorating, but want something different, the newest GO! dies to join the AccuQuilt collection are going to excite you! We're introducing the GO! Santa's Stocking project die and the GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set and GO! Gingerbread Cookie appliqué dies.
We all bind our quilts, right? For the longest time, I have used traditional binding cut across the width of the fabric. However, there are times when bias binding really comes in handy. If you're feeling a little hesitant to give this binding technique a try, hesitate no more. Today, I'll explain why bias binding is so vital, where to use it and how to approach it with confidence.
A few weeks ago, we shared some tips on how to best cut minky fabrics with our fabric cutters. We at AccuQuilt love partnering with Shannon Fabrics and even featured some of their ambassador's work in the AccuQuilt Quilt Gallery's Spring 2019 Exhibit. We’ve worked together to make some adorable projects and if you didn't get a chance to stop by and see them in person, we'd love to show you a crowd favorite: the GO! Talk to the Animals Baby Quilt (PQ10509)!
Hello everyone, it's Denise from For the Love of Geese. First let me say, “OMG, I love this die.” Okay, with that said, I recently got the GO! Storm at Sea die (55221) and immediately thought, "this needs a Snail's Trail." The resulting design is what I'm calling the Tidal Wave Storm at Sea!
Hi! I’m Jen Strauser from DizzyQuilter.com and did you know that September 21st is a big day for Jelly Rolls? It is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day and today I'm sharing with you the Diamond Braid Table Runner project perfect for celebrating the occasion with your AccuQuilt!
The first day of fall is next week which means it's time to start welcoming some autumn-inspired decor! If your looking to add a few more items to your seasonal decorations, GO! Quilt can help! GO! Quilt has over 500 patterns and we're adding more every day. There is also a long list of designer fabrics preloaded in the site and ready to help you personalize and envision your next project. With fall starting soon, we thought we would share some of our favorite seasonal quilt project customizations with you. Remember, these are some of our favorites, but you can easily adjust however suits you!
Hello! Today I am sharing some great ideas for organizing all your quilty things. But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Lori Miller, and I am one of the newest AccuQuilt GO! Getters. I spend a lot of creative time in my studio in Oxford, Michigan. I am a quilter, pattern designer, and teacher of quilting and EQ8. I am now happy to say I am a big fan of AccuQuilt.
Hi! It's Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff! Today we are going to chat about choosing the perfect fabric for your next AccuQuilt project! Are you lucky enough to have a local quilt shop near enough to spend some quality time mixing and matching bunches of lovely fabric bolts to find the perfect combination? Or do you panic as soon as you walk into the store? Or are you an online shopper who relies on your computer/tablet/phone screen resolution for color accuracy? Worry no more! I have five tips for all who need a little help picking fabric for their next quilt project.
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial on how you can build your own witch by combining a few AccuQuilt dies! I love being able to use my AccuQuilt dies for new ideas- they are so versatile! Plus, I think this Witchy Pillow is perfect for just a bit of cute spooky for Halloween!
September 6th is National Fight Procrastination Day, and if you're like most quilters you have what feels like millions of things started. It isn't uncommon for the average quilter to have one too many WIPs (Works In Progress) in their sewing room. When better to learn some WIP-finishing habits than on a day all about beating procrastination? Here are some of our favorite tips for beating WIP overload - and all before National Fight Procrastination Day. See, we're already forming good, proactive habits!
Have you been to an educator-led AccuQuilt event at your local quilt shop? Our educators travel the country to meet with quilters like you to make sure they are getting the most out of the AccuQuilt fabric cutter system. They bring with them tips, tricks, the latest news, quilts made with AccuQuilt dies and fun! AccuQuilt store events are all about getting together to talk quilting and if you haven't been to one, you should definitely check with your nearby AccuQuilt retailer to see when their next one is scheduled.
Hi, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com again and I'm here to show you how I re-made this really old, yet classic quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt-friendly GO! Qube pattern. It was fun and easy! First, let me give you a bit of a background about this quilt−it all started with a 1980s quilting magazine and a conversation on Facebook.
Are you looking for a little curved piecing in your life? Quilters love to challenge their skills and try out new techniques, but even the most experienced quilters get a little nervous to dive into curved piecing. Everything from cutting your gorgeous fabric into a smooth curve to sewing a perfectly rounded seam, sewing quilts with curves is difficult but enticing. The GO! Glorified Nine Patch-9" Finished Die (55557) is one of the newest BOB®s (Blocks on Board®) to join our collection and it offers an introduction to curved piecing that is both impressive and approachable.
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the new AccuQuilt GO! Halloween Medley die (55192). The spider die included in the Halloween Medley is perfect for my reverse appliqué Halloween pillow- just the right amount of spooky! This easy tutorial will work for any AccuQuilt shape too!
There's nothing quite like the soft and cuddly feel of Shannon Fabrics' Cuddle®, but it can be a little challenging to cut in your fabric cutter. Today, we're sharing thoroughly tested tips to cut minky fabric on AccuQuilt cutters, plus a bonus cute pillow pattern perfect for your first project. Plus, Shannon Fabrics Cuddle® line is now featured in AccuQuilt’s FREE pattern customizer, GO! Quilt so it's easier than ever to see your favorite pattern in Shannon Fabrics before you buy. Be sure to keep an eye out for future announcements, including Shannon Fabrics sponsorship in AccuQuilt’s Annual Quilt Block Contest.
Have you met BOB®, the Block on Board® dies that makes cutting a quilt block easier than you could have ever thought possible? Whether you have or haven't been introduced, this month's releases are going to knock your socks off! We're adding four new BOBs to our collection, which means four more blocks you can cut with just one run through your GO! fabric cutter.
Whether you live near the beach or cool off at the city pool this summer, don't forget the #1 accessory...your beach bag. Today I'm sharing instructions for a quick finish bag. Never made a bag with a lining? That's okay, I promise it will be easy.
Hi! It's Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I'm excited to be sharing a quick tutorial today using the new GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon Limited Edition Die (55261). My kids take turns setting the table for dinner each night and when I saw the die, I knew it would be perfect for making place setting placemats to help my kids remember how to set the table! These placemats are super fast to whip up, are reversible and are sure to be a hit with your kids or grandkids.
Hi! It’s Emily here from Homemade Emily Jane! Have you ever seen the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system and wondered if you'd still be able to make the quilts from your favorite quilt pattern designers? You definitely can use your AccuQuilt die cut machine to make nearly any designer quilt pattern! I am here to teach you exactly how you can convert a designer quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt-friendly pattern.
Have you ever been unsure of what the perfect gift would be for that special soon-to-be-mom in your life? You can now use AccuQuilt dies to make personalized, custom baby gifts in just a few hours! There are so many ways to approach your design, including a ton of appliqué die shapes, but I chose to make cute monogramed baby bibs and burp cloths.
When it comes to quick and easy quilts, a classic patchwork quilt is always a winner. With a variety of square dies available, AccuQuilt makes quick work of cutting fabric for a simple patchwork quilt. When you're ready to take those fabric squares beyond basic patchwork, the new Studio Setting Triangle Dies make it easy to set those squares on point.
Hi everyone, this is Bea from Beaquilter.com! I'm here to show you this fun modern yet traditional pineapple block made with the NEW Studio Pineapple-12" Finished die (50176) and the Studio Setting Triangles-12" Finished die (50083)!
It's almost August and you know what that means: back to school time is nearing! We've been walking past all the classroom shopping lists and wading through new backpacks and school supplies for weeks. While students everywhere pick out new outfits and think about this year's classes, teachers are just as busy. Why not thank the teacher in your life for all their hard work with one of these A+ quilted projects?
It's summer and we've got new Studio dies that will have you ready to beat the heat by spending time with your sewing machine - like you needed another reason. We're so excited about this release. If you know AccuQuilt, you know we are focused on both cutting time so you can quilt more and giving you better cuts for better quilts. This month's new dies do not disappoint. We're introducing a new Block on Board for the Studio and Setting Triangles in five different sizes.
Hi, Marjorie Busby of Blue Feather Quilt Studio, and I'm excited to show you my latest AccuQuilt machine embroidery project, Beach Party Banners and Garden Flags. This is something that had been floating around in my mind for quite a long time and the new appliqué die, GO! Sea Life Medley (55190), sparked the connection. Who doesn't love a little homemade garden decor?
If you are or were hesitant to try AccuQuilt, you aren't alone. Check out how HollyAnne Knight of String and Story learned the revolutionizing power of our fabric cutters as she unboxed her Ready. Set. GO! and gave our system a try for the first time. Be sure to meet all our GO! Getters here and follow our blog to see what they're making!
Have you seen the new AccuQuilt GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon die (55261) yet? It is adorable. As soon as I saw it, a whole bunch of projects popped into my head. My favorite idea was a picnic quilt. I always loved going on picnics as a child. There is something so special about being able to have a casual meal while relaxing in nature. I’m a little bit more jaded as an adult - the logistics of a picnic get me worked up. It’s my own fault - I’m no longer satisfied with a PB&J and a juice box. I need fruit, crackers, cheese (and a cheese board and knife), maybe a charcuterie plate, some wine....
Hi AccuQuilt Friends! It's me, Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and today I am so excited to share a few holiday banner projects I created using the new AccuQuilt GO! Pennant Die (55149). All use strip piecing and appliqué embellishments which are great ways to add color and fun to the basic pennant banner. These banners are so fun to make and go together pretty fast. They are a great way to add a little handmade to your holiday decor. :)
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block (55778) and GO! Stars (55028). We are going to make a fun and fabulous (plus quick) Fourth of July project today! Don't worry international friends - this block will look adorable in all colors!
Quilting has a rich history filled with community, tradition and surprise, some of which we've even discussed in past blog posts. For example, did you know that while Amish quilts are popular, the Amish people were actually slow to adopt the art of quilting?
Hi! This is Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts and I'm here to share my super fun Pennant Pillow Tutorial using one of AccuQuilt's newest dies! The new GO! Pennants die (55149) has three different banner shapes and I'm here to show how easy it is to turn these shapes into a darling throw pillow. Let's get started!
Though gender reveal parties are a huge trend right now, some couples choose not to know what they are having before birth. While that’s an exciting surprise to look forward to, it can be pretty difficult to make a themed quilt ahead of the little one’s arrival. Or maybe you would rather stick to neutral designs for the nursery. Whatever the reason, a gender-neutral quilt can be the practical choice for a quilter who’s ready to welcome a new loved one into the world.
Hi there, I'm AccuQuilt GO! Getter Jen Strauser of Dizzy Quilter. Have you heard of the Row by Row Experience? It is a fun program that's been running since 2011 and was built for avid quilters and sewists who travel. The Row by Row Experience has a couple goals - make it easy for quilters to find local shops and bring together quilters of all levels for inspiration and free patterns. Sounds great, doesn't it?
Isn't summer a great time for a party? Pools are open, kids are out of school, grilling weather is here and 4th of July fireworks are scheduled. Well, we're about to add to the excitement with three new dies that are going to make for a fun summer party. Welcome the new project die, GO! Pennants and two new appliqué medleys, the GO! Summer Medley and GO! Halloween Medley.
Hi, Everyone! My name is Jessica Dayon. I recently joined the GO! Getter team and had the opportunity to try out the Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. In case you haven’t heard of me before, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a stay at home wife and mom with my four young children.
Father's Day is right around the corner and it can be hard to decide what to get the man who has helped guide your life. Finding the right gift is a big task, but there is one thing that nearly everyone on the planet is happy to receive: something handmade and from the heart. Today we want to inspire you with a few great ideas that could help you honor and surprise the fathers in your life.
Hi everyone, my name is Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft and I am here today to share a pillow project I created using the new AccuQuilt GO! Emoji Limited Edition (55191) die. Emojis are a perfect way to express your current state of mind - you can send a quick image and let your friends know you are happy, in love, excited or cry laughing so hard only the cry laughing emoji will do.
We are so excited about this year's Limited Edition dies, and the GO! Sea Life Medley Limited Edition die (55190) is just so perfect for summer-themed projects. To get you started, we've got some awesome pattern suggestions to share. Check these out!
In February, we surprised the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors with a Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System and boy, were they excited. We loved getting the chance to watch them unbox their goodies from great companies, including our own. Now, we get to see the amazing things they’re creating with all those treats on their blogs and in social posts.
For many, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and picnic season. In fact, you might be one of the 60% of Americans who are planning a barbecue. Though the time with family and friends is a wonderful way to honor the federal holiday, the meaning behind it is even more important. The day is all about observing those who were lost while serving for their country. As a quilter, you're probably looking for ways to show respect and decorate your space with your talents. We've got some ideas that will do both and create moments for conversation.
Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the new AccuQuilt GO! Sea Life Medley die (55190). When I saw the brand new GO! Sea Life Medley die, I knew I needed to make some fun pillows with puns or "punny pillows"! I always love a good pun and so do my kids!
We're so excited to announce our three new Limited Edition GO! dies. They're right on time and perfect for summer! Though only around for a limited time, these collectible dies are sure to excite for years to come. Introducing our GO! Sea Life Medley, GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon and GO! Emojis.
Today, meet one of our new GO! Getters, Melanie. After getting the chance to work with the AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter, she learned just how easy it is to adapt our GO! Qube Mix & Match Block to her own patterns and projects. What unexpected ways are you using your AccuQuilt cutter and dies?
Mother's Day is right around the corner and choosing the right gift for one of the most important women in your life can be a challenge. Flowers are wonderful, breakfast in bed is great, but if she’s a quilter, the best gifts are those that help her finish her projects with ease. These gifts top the quilter wishlist, whether you're celebrating a mother who loves to quilt or are the mom with the need to piece.
Meet Emily, one of our newest GO! Getter team members! In this post, read all about how she and her mom used our AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! to create a mini quilt. As Mother's Day approaches, this is the type of quilting story we love to hear. Who do you love to sew with?
April was an exciting time around here. We released the GO! Baby Bib and GO! Burp Cloth dies. While those new project dies are exciting, they aren't all we had in store for you. Also answering popular demand, we announced this month that the GO! Owl Accessories would now be sold separately. We wanted to allow all AccuQuilt users the fun, limitless possibilities of this die paired with the GO! Owl die. What things can you create with this dynamic duo? Read on!
There is absolutely nothing colorless about our love of neutrals! We’re wild for the way these subtle hues ground busy patterns and prints while making other colors pop. Being immediately drawn to more vibrant colors might seem easier, but the right mix of neutrals can wake up or add dimension to a palette, and even be bold and versatile all on their own. Why are we talking about the importance of neutrals in quilting? Aside from our love from earthy tones, they're also so important to making a quilt pattern look great. Read on to learn how to use neutrals with confidence!
We recently announced some new additions to our family of GO! dies: the highly-requested GO! Baby Bib (55864) and GO! Burp Cloth (55863). These project dies can create three complete baby bibs or burp cloths (two cuts for the front and back of each) with one pass through a GO! fabric cutter. Handmade gifts are special, especially when they are personalized, so we designed these dies so there is just enough room for a myriad of appliqué shapes, monograms or embellishments.
Check out these appliqué shapes guaranteed to be perfect for your GO! Baby Bib or GO! Burp Cloth project!
We quilters love fabric. There’s joy in finding the right patterns and color combinations for each project and once the cutting is done you’re left with scraps too pretty to throw away. Let us help you whittle down your fabric stash by turning all those scraps into one (or more) of these 10 quilt patterns. Keeping your scraps in check makes for a tidy quilting space and offers room to start a new fabric stash.
Easter comes later in April this year. With the long and snowy winter most of us had, we’re more than ready to see green grass, flowers blooming, and bunnies hopping through the yard. Welcome spring by using soft pastel or brightly colored fabrics to create cute, Easter-inspired appliqué projects.
We have an announcement to make: our GO! family is growing by three more dies! That's right, we are pleased to announce that after listening to our community of quilters, fabric artists and crafters, we've brought you new dies that answer popular demand and help create amazing gifts and memories.
At AccuQuilt, we’re always focused on bringing you inspiration and helpful information. One of our favorite ways to do that is by offering beautiful patterns that reimagine the uses of our products. Because who doesn’t love to see gorgeous quilt patterns and projects? Recently, we released the GO! Qube 8" Over and Above Quilt Pattern (PQ11031) and isn’t it impressive!
Hi! My name is Kristina Brinkerhoff and I blog about my quilting adventures over at Center Street Quilts. I live in rural Utah with my husband and four young kids (ages 9 and under). I started quilting as a teenager and immediately fell in love with it. My first quilt was a pinwheel design made in 30s reproduction fabrics. I finished the quilt top during one summer break, but it took me several more years (around 8 years actually) to get around to quilting and binding it! These days, I'm usually a little faster at finishing my projects. ;)
Handmade quilts make treasured baby shower gifts. Baby quilts become blankies that are either loved, used, and kept forever or passed down as beloved heirlooms for the next generations. They may be used as crib blankets to keep baby cozy or wall hangings for decorating the nursery. Following are four free baby quilt patterns perfect for the new little one in your life.
If you're a modern quilter or prefer to have a more artsy, organic looking design, you might think a fabric cutter like AccuQuilt just won't work for your style. We're here to tell you just how versatile our dies are for all quilters! Take a look at the unique patterns that are all made with AccuQuilt fabric cutters and dies.
Hello AccuQuilt Readers! It's me, Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am thrilled to be bringing you a fun quilt tutorial today. I love curved piecing, and I think too many quilters easily shy away from them with the assumption that it is difficult. But I hope as we walk through today's project, you will see just how fun curved piecing is, especially when the amazing curved AccuQuilt Dies take care of the cutting! This Winter Ways baby quilt is made using the AccuQuilt GO! Winding Ways-8" Finished and I just love it!
We're always on the look out for ways to help quilters cut time and quilt more. That includes the beginner who is just starting their quilting journey, the intermediate up for expanding their knowledge, and the expert who is ready to push their skills even further. The goals of every quilter can be met with the help of our GO! Qube Mix & Match Block System. Available in in five finished block sizes (6", 8", 9", 10" and 12"), one GO! Qube Set lets you easily create 72 quilt block designs. Tack on the GO! Qube Companion Sets-Corners and Angles and that increases to 216 quilt block designs. Just add fabric!
Today marks the first day of spring and we are so very excited at all the possibilities that come with a new season. If you're ready to celebrate warmer temperatures with us, take a look at these beautiful spring-worthy quilt patterns perfect for bringing a little brightness into your sewing room and home.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Before you get to pinching, check out these interesting facts about some of our favorite associations with Irish culture: Celtic Quilts. You might be surprised by the history behind these timeless patterns!
Hooray, it’s National Quilting Day! Celebrated every third Saturday in March, National Quilting Day is for all quilters–beginner, expert and everyone in between. The day is coordinated by The Quilt Alliance and National Quilt Museum as a way to honor and promote the art of quilting. Obviously this craft, rich in history, should have a day all its own. Not sure how to best celebrate the occasion? Consider one of our 11 favorite National Quilting Day ideas:
An organized and tidy sewing room lets you feel more creative. If you’re avoiding new projects because you dread walking into your quilting space, you don’t need expert organizer Marie Kondo to tell you it’s time for a spring cleaning. Get ready for the change of seasons and check out these tips to help make your sewing space the place you and your projects deserve.
It’s Mardi Gras, which got us thinking about the traditions of New Orleans. One symbol found all over the city (especially in parades) is the fleur-de-lis. In architecture and on sports gear, the fleur-de-lis harkens back to the French roots of New Orleans.
Have you ever seen a quilt pattern that you love but wonder what it would look like in different colors? I do all the time. I’m never quite sure if what I end up choosing will look right and the result is the project ends up not getting made because I don’t want to take a chance.
Easter might still be a few weeks away, but we're gearing up for the season by sharing a project that will look great all through spring!
Hi, everyone! This is Mona Phelps from Kentucky Whittaker Creations. I started sewing and quilting a little over two years ago. As soon as the sewing bug hit, the desire for all the fabrics followed. As I’m sure many of you can relate, I started stocking up on various fabrics – “building my stash,” if you will. I realized at the end of 2017 that I needed to try to focus on using the fabric I have on hand instead of shopping every time a new project came along.
Have you ever seen a quilt pattern and instantly fallen head over heels? It’s the type of love at first sight that has you immediately downloading instructions and mentally envisioning the right fabrics. The hang-up? Will it look as good in real life as it does in your head? Quilt designing software is expensive, often hard to use, and won’t guarantee you have what you need to complete it. That’s why we created GO! Quilt, a FREE web-based quilt customizer that makes planning quilt projects a breeze.
Quilts are versatile. Need something light in weight and airy in color? There’s a quilt for that. Looking for a traditional and comforting feel to top off a cozy reading nook? There’s a quilt for that. When the seasons change and holidays come and go, we can’t help but feel a need to, well, find a “quilt for that.”
Did you know there is an entire day devoted to log cabins? June 25th is National Log Cabin Day and what better way to honor the observance than by exploring the story behind one of our favorite traditional quilt blocks? Take a quick dive into the history of this beloved design with us…
Each year, Island Batik chooses a team of talented quilters and designers to act as their ambassadors. To kick off the annual program, Island Batik Ambassadors are sent a box filled with goodies to help them create monthly projects. For 2019, we decided to join in on the fun and collaborated with Island Batik to help these artists build truly awesome work.
We do live videos on Facebook all the time. It’s a wonderful way of showing you, our followers and users, all the cool things we’re doing in our Dream Studio. We often cover product announcements and quilting tips as well as live cutting and sewing demonstrations. Even better, viewers can ask our experts questions and get answers in real-time, right then and there. Unfortunately, just “liking” us on Facebook might not be enough to be notified when we go live. Follow this process and you won’t miss AccuQuilt live on Facebook ever again!
It’s Groundhog Day! Charismatic Punxsutawney Phil will be taking to a Pennsylvanian podium (or has depending on when you're reading this) to predict the coming of spring. While founded in ancient practices, the first known observation of Groundhog Day was recorded in 1886 by the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper. Though that was quite some time ago, you might be surprised to find that another tradition associated with Pennsylvania began taking shape right around the same time that ol' Phil made his shadow viewing escapades official. Let’s explore the history of Amish quilts!
Double Hearts is a quilt of, well, hearts! At 40" square, it is just perfect to use as a sweet baby quilt, a signature quilt to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary or just a wonderful surprise gift for your beloved.
Want some great craft ideas to work on while homebound? This seasonal scrappy wreath is kid-friendly and adorable. Best part? It can be made with scrap fabric and materials you already have around the house! Follow Melissa Corry's tutorial and use the #QuarantineQuilting hashtag to share what you make with us on social media when you're done!
It’s a new year which means even more opportunities to create more amazing projects. Talk about exciting! We’ve got some exciting ideas for new AccuQuilt dies and patterns percolating that we can’t wait to share them with you. In the meantime, did you know we released over 40 different free quilt patterns last year? Do yourself a favor and take a look at the below list of projects created with our GO! fabric cutters. You won’t want to miss any of these.
Hi everyone, it's Bea again from beaquilter.com.I'm here to show you this cute and quick Valentine's pillow. Surprisingly, when I first started creating this pattern, I didn't know this would become a pillow, but I'm so happy I went this direction. The entire project only took me a few hours to finish. :)
Hello, 2019! Like many years do, 2018 flew by quickly. Maybe that’s thanks to the number of amazing projects we and others have worked on this past year. While we can’t wait to start diving into new ideas, it’s important to take a step back and reflect on some of the creations that got us to where we are now. After all, the past is a great learning tool for the future. Read on for some of our favorite quilting patterns and projects of 2018, and learn why they help motivate us to celebrate quilting.
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam with another cute kid-friendly project using the GO! Me. This pencil case can also be used to hold all sorts of little treasures. This case was made using upcycled blue jeans but could also be made with felt, quilted fabric or even using an upcycled wool sweater that has been felted—lots of options!
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam back with another fun project using the GO! Me. This family-friendly pillowcase is easy to sew and can be embellished using animals created with the GO! Me.
Today I’m sharing a product review of the Accuquilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. While I was recently sent this terrific new product by the folks at Accuquilt, all opinions expressed in this post are my own. And I do love the Accuquilt GO! system for cutting fabrics for quilting. I’ve been using the 2 1/2″ strip cutter included with the package to trim up some of my scraps over the past few days. Using the GO! system helped me make some good progress on my scrap management which is always a good thing.
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam. I'm excited to share this stylish notebook cover that I made using the GO! Me. Clever arrangements of the shapes from the GO! Me Owl 55333 and GO! Me Owl Accessories 55675 (included with the GO! Me) create fun flowers to decorate the cover.
Hi, GO! Getters! It’s Gina from Gem Hill Quilts! Like most quilters, I have experienced times in my life that seem overly hectic, and lately, it has just been one thing after another. So, working with the GO! Big Crazy Quilt – 10” Finished (55861) in the last few days - well, it just feels right!
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam. What child wouldn't be excited to use a cute cinch bag, like the Koala Cinch Bag, that they can help decorate using the GO! Me. It's great to use for a sleepover, trip to the pool, on a picnic lunch or for lots of other uses.
Today’s tutorial uses the new GO! Carefree Alphabet Lowercase Set (2 die set) #55491 die and the free alphabet machine embroidery designs that can be downloaded from Accuquilt.com. This is not your typical pieced or embroidered quilt design and allows one to add their own personal design touch to the project. Besides the lowercase alphabet set, some additional designs were purchased from the Accuquilt.com website for the complete wall hanging.
It’s here! It’s here! The GO! Cleopatra’s Fan - 12" Finished (55490) is here!
Hi everyone, this is Connie Kresin Campbell from Freemotion by the River and I have another easy tutorial to share with you.
When the team at AccuQuilt asked me last month to try out their AccuQuilt GO! machine I was excited about the chance to play and see if I felt any different about this product versus other fabric cutting machines I have tried in the past. I am very familiar with die cutting, having worked on a design team for a while and also having the opportunity to try other brands over the years. Not totally sure if this would be any different, any more helpful or useful than the other brands I am familiar with (hint, it's different and so so good!).
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam. What little girl doesn't like to add a cute barrette or hair tie to her hair? With the GO! Me, girls can make adorable barrettes or hair ties to match their outfits and to give to their friends. They're fun to make and work up quickly with the GO! Me!
If asked to choose, I would guess that everyone has a different favorite part of quilting. For some it's cutting, for others it's piecing. I have several friends who love the quilting aspect. I haven't heard anyone say basting is their favorite though... ;) For me, it's definitely designing. I have dreamt up many quilts, but sometimes I've been intimidated by the level of detail or amount of cutting required for the design. Or even just the repetition of cutting so many tiny pieces. When AccuQuilt contacted me last month and asked if I'd like to review their GO! Fabric Cutter, I jumped on the opportunity. I've been using the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter for a few weeks now, and I'm excited to report my thoughts.
This tutorial will show you how to use the GO! Spring Medley die and the free Spring Medley Embroidery Designs for appliqué to create beautiful embroidered quilt blocks. This quilt is made using the GO! QUBE Mix & Match 10” Block die set and the Uneven Nine Patch Block and the Louisiana Block from the free 72 block brochure from AccuQuilt. A free pattern is available for making the Spring Medley Baby Quilt, so this tutorial will focus on how to stitch the embroidery onto a quilt block.
Hi - this is Mona Phelps with Kentucky Whittaker Creations. Today, I’m going to share a fun table runner pattern with you using one of AccuQuilt’s Block on Board® (BOB®) dies.
At the Grand Canyon, keeping the chill off!
Hi, it's Carolyn Beam. I'm excited to share What a Hoot!—this 3D owl that I made with my grandson using the GO! Me. Parker and I love to make crafts, so I'm always on the lookout for family-friendly crafts we can make together. One thing that makes What a Hoot! so much fun for kids is that they can personalize their owls however they want—add fun details like a heart or flower or change the owl's expression just by changing the position of the eyes.
Imagine being able to access your product library on your mobile phone while shopping. You’d have the cut and finished sizes of your dies, cutter compatibility and much more at your fingertips. It’s easy using the AccuQuilt app.
Hi fellow quilt lovers, it's Bea from Beaquilter.com. I love all things summer and I'm hanging on to those summer vibes by creating a fun and colorful scrappy pineapple quilt with the new AccuQuilt GO!® Pineapple Block. The finished quilt measures 40" x 50".