Use Your Embroidery Machine Like a Pro!

Feb 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Marjorie Busby, Authors, Education


Make Sawtooth Stars with Embroidery Machine Hexagons

This quilt was inspired by the Starstruck pattern from the AccuQuilt website with the traditional Sawtooth Star in beautiful bright colors. The Grandmother’s Flower Garden machine embroidery adds another traditional touch to this bright and modern looking quilt. Instructions for the pieced Sawtooth Star block can be found in the AccuQuilt GO! 72 Blocks pattern set. Using the AccuQuilt GO! 12” QUBE to make this block is a breeze. I love that all the shapes are at my fingertips and there’s no searching on my shelves for specific dies. The machine embroidery used is also easy as the stitches are light and the block is stitched in a single thread color, making the hexagon blocks complete in record time. For piecing the stars, a Tonga Treats 6 Pack Happy Hour by Daniela Stout was used and that provided a wonderful selection of colors.

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Make a Naptime Name Quilt with the Carefree Alphabet Die

Jan 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in Marjorie Busby, Authors


The GO! Carefree Alphabet die and the GO! Carefree Numbers die have become some of my favorites. The first time I used them was for numbers in the Winter Bliss machine embroidery. After that, I created an entire quilt top using the Perfect Placement Carefree Alphabet machine embroidery set method. And in this project, a new method for spacing the letters proportionally is shown on naptime name quilts for my twin grandchildren. The letters are machine embroidered onto separate background fabric blocks. When the embroidery is complete, the blocks are trimmed vertically, stitched together, and then trimmed horizontally to create a proportionally spaced name banner. Combining the Carefree Alphabet die and some simple blocks made with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 8” Block makes this a perfect project for small quilts like these. 

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A Quick Zippered Embroidery Pouch Tutorial

Jan 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee posted in GO! Project Tutorials, GO! Product Tutorials


Hi, it's me Bea again from

My girls love to draw and sketch and always get lots of markers/pens, pencils, etc. so here I made a embroidery zippered pouch for my 5-year-old's markers and crayons!

It measures about 4" x 8" (but you can really make it any size you want).


Here's what I used to make it.

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How to Fussy Cut and Make an I-Spy Quilt with the AccuQuilt GO! Circle Die and Machine Embroidery Applique

Jan 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in GO! Project Tutorials, Marjorie Busby


Making perfect circles couldn’t be easier with the AccuQuilt GO! Circle die and my embroidery machine. Hi, it’s Marjorie Busby from, and I’ve been having fun making ISpy quilts with the Circle die, 6” Qube Mix & Match Set, and my embroidery machine.

Quilters collect many fun novelty fabrics because we see designs that inspire us to make a quilt for someone we love. Ispy quilts are also lots of fun for adults because that someone is not always a child. For this quilt, I used a Thomas the Train Print by Gullane (Thomas) Limited, designed for Quilting Treasures. With a new grandchild on the way, this was the perfect time to make a train quilt.

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