Block of the Week #8 by Eleanor Burns
Learning GO! Susannah is as Easy as a Song with Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt’s GO!
Sing and sew the Susannah block this week. We’re using 4 dies from the GO! Qube™ 9” Set: #2 Die-Squares, #6 Die-Square on Point, #8 Die-Rectangle, and #5 Die-Smaller Half Square Triangles. Use your favorite AccuQuilt fabric cutter to make cutting these shapes a snap.
Eleanor’s Tips Matching Up Dog-eared Triangles and a Jumper Scrap Reminder
Your dies have dog ears in place and using your favorite AccuQuilt cutter makes it easy to cut them perfectly so the dog ears match up. Remember your jumper scrap helps eliminate bunching fabric.
Steam It Out
Eleanor recommends using a quality steam iron. Her trick is to stretch and tweak the fabric to make sure the shapes fit and then give it a good steam pressing before sewing.
Tricky Squares on Point Made Easy
The square in a square is a popular block, but at 3-11/16-inch it’s an odd size. You’ll be so glad you have the die and your fabric cutter so you don’t have to cut it using a ruler and rotary cutter.
Binge Watch Quilt Block of the Week on YouTube
Don’t worry if you’ve just discovered our Block of the Week series. It’s easy to catch up as we have all our videos on YouTube! You sure don’t want to miss this series because by the end of the 12 weeks you’ll have a good understanding of all 12 quilt blocks plus your own sampler quilt. Each video is less than 15 minutes long so you can settle in and binge watch them all to get caught up in a flash.
Take Time on Saturdays for Quilting with Eleanor Burns
Quilting celebrity Eleanor Burns is a quilting professional who has a lifetime of tips, tricks, and information. She also has a sunny disposition and a way of making even complicated blocks seem easy. You’re going to love spending time with her and AccuQuilt’s Lynn Gibney every Saturday.
Each Saturday from 9/2 through 11/18 on AccuQuilt.com we post our block of the week pattern for free. Check out this week’s Susannah block now. After you’ve downloaded your free pattern, watch the short, sweet and informational video featuring Eleanor Burns and Lynn Gibney that you can find on the same page as the pattern. Also, be sure to sign up to get emails and check regularly for more features.
Get Your Block of the Week and Socialize
If you’re feeling more social than social media, you’re in luck! Some of our favorite local quilt shops partnered with us to offer this series in their stores. So, if you’d rather spend time with other like-minded quilters than in front of your computer, this is a great option for you. Signature Dealers can be located here.
Get Social with AccuQuilt
If you’re anything like us, you love seeing other people’s quilting projects. It’s so inspiring! Following us on social media allows you to make real connections with other AccuQuilt customers. Plus, you’ll never miss an installment of the Block of the Week series. Find and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Following us on social media means you get to see all the creative quilting and fabric projects our other customers create. Then, keep the creative spirit alive by posting your own quilting or fabric craft projects so you can inspire others. We love seeing what you come up with!
Our job here at AccuQuilt is to take the guesswork out of cutting perfect fabric shapes so you can spend more time quilting.