Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt GO! Take the Puzzle out of Dutchman’s Puzzle
Number Four Block of the Week by Eleanor Burns
Dutchman’s Puzzle is our choice block for this week. The Dutchman in this case refers to triangular geese-shaped pieces instead of countrymen. There are eight “geese” to make for the Dutchman’s Puzzle, four of each color. Check out Eleanor Burns' book, “GO! Sampler” to see how easy it is to sew the geese.
AccuQuilt Makes Cutting Perfect Geese a Breeze
Eleanor and Lynn use cutting dies #4 and #5 from AccuQuilt’s 9-inch GO! Qube™ set. One smart way to get perfectly cut geese for the Dutchman’s Puzzle is to use your AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter. This week Lynn uses the GO! Big cutter so she can cut two dies at once. That means that with only two passes you can cut all the triangles. It’s so easy! Also, don’t forget to use the handy Sew Straight Eleanor clued us into last week.
Make Saturday Your Day for Quilting with Eleanor Burns
Every Saturday starting 9/2/17 to 11/18/17 Eleanor Burns is taking time out to walk us through one block per week. Get crafty with us and enjoy the time you get to spend learning more about your quilting obsession. You’ll delight in how silly Eleanor can be, but don’t be fooled. She’s a quilting guru who throws out time-saving tips like a champ.
Each week on AccuQuilt.com we’ll post a free block pattern. This week, it’s the Dutchman’s Puzzle. Once you’ve got the free pattern, check out our YouTube channel for a fun, short, and in-depth video featuring Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt’s Lynn Gibney. The videos are a breeze to follow along and you can always pause and go back if you need to go over something again. That’s the beauty of the YouTube! Be sure to sign up to get emails and check regularly for more features.
In these weekly meetings, Eleanor shares handy tips and tricks she’s learned over the years. She makes it easy to follow along and create your own version of the featured block of the week. Don’t forget, by the end of this 12-week series, you’ll have finished a sampler quilt using the GO! Qube 9-inch Block and your favorite GO! cutter.
Get Your Block of the Week Online or In-Person
Sometimes being social sounds like a lot more fun that social media. Lucky you, we’ve partnered up some with local quilt shops that are offering our Block of the Week series in their stores, too. Feel free to check out our signature quilt shop dealers so you can spend your quilting time with other like-minded quilters. Signature Dealers can be located here.
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