Make a Fast, Mock Cathedral Window Quilt
When I first purchased my AccuQuilt Studio™ Fabric Cutter, circle dies were among my first purchases. In fact, my very first die purchase was a custom circle with a pinked edge.
Start Your GO! Christmas in July Project Now!
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to become an AccuQuilt GO! Mama! I absolutely love my AccuQuilt GO!® Fabric Cutter, so I was thrilled to receive the invitation to feature a project using the GO! Hexagon dies.
First of all, the AccuQuilt GO! is quick, accurate, precise, and most of all, it easily cuts classic shapes with curves. One of the first GO! dies that I used was the GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul (55068) die, which has so many lovely curves. I have always admired quilts using this classic design but never imagined I could do it. That is until I tried my GO! Rob Peter to Paul die with my GO! Fabric Cutter. The proof can be seen on the header picture of my blog, Sweet P Quilts and Creations. If you follow my blog, then you know how I feel about my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. I absolutely love it! I also love hexagons, so it was a no brainer to share my insights on this amazing die.
Now you all know that the mighty GO! Fabric Cutter slices through several layers of quilter’s cotton in one crank of the handle, but did you know that it also cuts wool? I thought I would do something a little different and kick it up a notch by doing the entire project in 100% wool fabric with all the cutting done with my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter. It's the perfect Christmas in July project. SEW here we… GO!
First, I grabbed my stash of blue wool. A lot of this wool was either recycled or hand dyed before we left for this year’s snow birding trip. I precut my wool into squares about 1/2" larger than the biggest hexagon shape on the die. I ironed on some Heat and Bond Lite. This product works well to stabilize the wool and keep it from fraying.
I then grabbed my GO! Hexagons-2", 3", 5" (55011) die and the GO! Holiday Medley (55043) die and ran the wool through my AccuQuilt GO! Cutter. I recommend starting with one layer of wool as this particular wool is very thick and fluffy, and then you can work your way up to more layers. The GO! Fabric Cutter cut the wool effortlessly and could have easily taken more layers of wool. Now if you have ever hand cut wool hexagons (the old fashioned way), then you know that you can never get a perfect cut as at least one of the hexagons manages to cut wonky. With the GO!, they are perfectly accurate and each one fits right up to the other. Using your GO!, cut out 12 blue hexagons and four white hexagons.
Make a Rag Quilt from Your Quilt Fabric Scraps!
Do you love to collect scraps of fabrics or older fabrics which have a vintage look? Do you believe in going green and recycling? If you said yes to both of these questions, then those fabric scraps or older fabrics are what you need to create vintage looking rag quilt.