Can you guess how many additional quilt blocks in a 4-patch configuration you can make with our companion sets? It's an amazing 72! Just think of all the options for new designs! We’re always driving ourselves expand ways for quilters to get as much as possible out of GO! products. As a result of our passion for quilting, we’ve created two new GO! Qube Companion Sets to add to our array of easy to use sets.
Twice as Nice with the GO! Qube Companion Set!
AccuQuilt currently has two Companion Sets: the GO! Qube Companion Set – Corners and the GO! Qube Companion Set – Angles. You can get the same sizes as the GO! Mix & Match Qubes (6", 8", 9", 10" and 12").
Now, you’re probably wondering what's the difference between these two sets. Each Companion Set contains four dies that cut four different shapes.
The GO! Qube Companion Set – Corners includes shapes 9, 10, 11.1, and 12.1. All the shapes involve sewing half square triangles (HST) to another shape.
Watch our video below on the new 10" Corners Set.
The GO! Qube Companion Set – Angles includes shapes 13, 14, 15, and 16. Watch our educator Pam demonstrate a Storm at Sea pattern using the new 10" Angles Set.
Now, here’s the real fun part. Let’s walk through each shape in the two companion sets to see how they relate to one another and the oversize of the Qube just like we did with the Mix & Match Set.
Shape 9 is a chisel that will match the finished size of shape 8 when paired with shape 5.
Shape 10 is a signature block that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 5s.
Shape 11.1 is a bowtie that will match the finished size of shape 2 when paired with shape 12.1.
Shape 12.1 is a HST that will form a square when two of these shapes are sewn together. Combining four of these units will create patch that matches the finished size of shape 2.
Shape 13 is a triangle in square center (TISC) that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 14s.
Shape 14 is a triangle in a square side (TISS), but can also be used as a half rectangle triangle that will match the finished size of shape 8 when two of these shapes are paired.
Shape 15 is a kite that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 14s.
Shape 16 is a trapezoid that will match the finished size of shape 3 when paired with shape 5.
Which GO! Qube Companion Set Do I Need?
Are you wondering which GO! Qube Companion Set is best for my needs? The Corners Companion Set is recommended for beginner sewers while the Angles Companion is recommended for intermediate sewers. Both Companion Sets would make great additions to any quilter’s collection of dies as all AccuQuilt dies are designed to make both cutting and sewing easy. Another benefit is that both sets can work independently. Who doesn’t love that! We do recommend that you have the GO! Mix & Match Block Set first.
TIP: When buying a companion set, make sure to pick the one that matches the size of your Mix & Match set.
If you’re enjoying this series, tune in next week where we’ll discuss how you can design your own quilt blocks with the Qube system!
- BYOB (Build Your Own Blocks) – Part 3
Plus, watch for the following posts in our blog series:
- How to use the Qubes to make 9-Patch Blocks – Part 4
- How to put Blocks on Point – Part 5
- Using the 6" and 12" Qubes together – Part 6
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