Fifth Block of the Week by Eleanor Burns
It’s a Snap to Make a Simplicity Quilt Block with Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt GO!
The Simplicity Quilt Block is indeed simple. It only uses half square triangles, but there are a lot of them! Don’t worry, quilting pro Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt’s Lynn Gibney walk you through mastering this sweet and simple quilt block.
This week’s YouTube tutorial video is packed with smart tips and inexpensive tools that make every quilting experience a joy. Hop over to AccuQuilt.com to find the free Simplicity Quilt Block pattern.
Fabric Cutter Die Maintenance
If you take care of your AccuQuilt fabric cutting dies, you can get hundreds, if not thousands, of cuts out of each one. Lynn Gibney suggests running a lint roller over your die to pick up small threads. Use AccuQuilt’s die pick tool to clean threads from corners and crevices in the die to keep it clean and maximize your cuts.
Extra Tips and Tools
Keep a small pair of scissors by your sewing machine to clip any pesky threads from your die. For an effortless way to separate chains, Eleanor keeps a Gypsy Cutting Gizmo by her ironing board. Eleanor’s tip for any quilt groups is to cut all your blocks out together on your AccuQuilt GO! then they’re all the same size and the whole quilt goes together easily.
Spend Saturdays Quilting with Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt
Every Saturday from 9/2/17 to 11/18/17 we’re offering a free quilt block pattern on AccuQuilt.com. You can find this week’s Simplicity pattern there as well as the others we’ve featured so far. We also post a quick, fun, and in-depth video staring Eleanor Burns on our YouTube channel. Be sure you’re signed up on our e-mail list so you never miss a beat.
It takes less than 15 minutes for quilting celebrity Eleanor Burns to make the featured block of the week something easy to understand. Plus, Eleanor is cheerful and has a fun-loving attitude that makes you want to keep watching. By the end of this 12-week series, you’ll have your own sampler quilt using the 9-inch GO! Qube™ set and your favorite GO! Cutter.
Get Your Block of the Week In-Person If You Choose
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