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'Tis the Season for Holiday Stitching

Jul 19, 2018 6:00:10 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in Education, Marjorie Busby, Tutorials


Summer is here and that means it’s not too soon to begin getting ready for the holidays. AccuQuilt has just released a new Studio Santa Stocking die for the Studio 2 Fabric Cutter, and I’m in love with it. I have made Christmas stockings in the past, but never have I made Christmas stockings so quickly and easily. These stockings are not only beautiful, they are big enough to actually hold lots of goodies.

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Quilting for Beginners - Pressing Matters

Jun 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Education, Tutorials


Have you ever wondered why some quilts come out so beautifully? Why some seams are perfectly aligned, and all pieces match up, while others are puckered or just seem…off? Chances are it’s all in the pressing. AccuQuilt has some tips to help you, after you've cut all those perfectly accurate pieces with your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter.

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How to Choose an AccuQuilt Fabric Cutting Machine

May 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Education, Tutorials


Your Guide to Better Fabric Cutting

Wondering what kind of cutter would be best for you? We can help you out. This article gives the lowdown on AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine options—from the specs to how to use them. Plus, you’ll get links to resources where you can learn more if you still have questions. We want you to get the cutter that’s right for you.

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This Sunbonnet Sue Sisters Quilt will Make Your Day!

Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Gina Gempesaw posted in Education, Tutorials


This Quilt Features Sunbonnet Sue and her Sisters!

Hi, fellow GO! Getters! It's Gina from Gem Hill Quilts. Do you come from a large family? I happen to have 3 older brothers and 3 older sisters and let's not even talk about cousins! Most of us live in separate towns (and countries!) that are thousands of miles from one another. Having a complete family reunion is usually impossible. However, around this time last year, my mother was celebrating her 85th birthday. So, for the first time in several decades, we all managed to be at the same place and at the same time!

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7 Top Tips to Improve Your Quilts

Apr 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt posted in Education, Tutorials


Searching for ways to improve your quilts and quilting skills? Follow the seven tried-and-true tips below. These easy tips are helpful for both experts and novices, and can be used to create beautiful, quality quilts.

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Use Your Embroidery Machine Like a Pro!

Feb 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Marjorie Busby posted in Education, Marjorie Busby, Tutorials


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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