Don't Be Afraid of Sewing Curves

Jun 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee

Hi it's Bea from Beaquilter again. I'm here to show you a cute baby quilt made with the GO! Qube 8" set and the GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul die set as well.

 

Supplies:

GO! Fabric Cutter

 

GO! Qube Mix & Match 8" Block (4 1/2" square die from it)

GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul die

Pink fabrics (4 or 5)

Grey fabric

I only used the 4" finished square die from the Qube set this time, but I think this will make you look at the Qube set as a very versatile tool for combining with other dies and come up with something completely new!

 

 

first I picked out some cute pink fabrics (I first wanted 5 but then omitted one and chose 4 instead)

 

 

Then using the 4 1/2" die from the Qube set I cut out a bunch of squares

fabric#1 =4

fabric #2 =16

fabric #3 = 24

fabric #4 = 16

fabric #5 = 4 (I ended up using fabric #1 for this one instead too)

 

 

Here you see how #1 and #5 are the same fabrics, all cute and girly!

 

 

Then I sewed them into four patches, 4 of one set, 8 of the second set and 4 of the last set.

 

 

This was my original sketch in EQ but I decided to do the girly version :)

 

 

Now comes the fun part!

Using the middle part (die) of the GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul die I drew lines across the middle right on the marks on the die.

 

 

Then I laid out the four patch and lines up the seams with those lines and cut it out. You can lay two layers right side together as long as you watch for the seams lining up right.

 

 

Voila!

 

 

Then using the grey I cut out 64 wedges.

 

 

Sewing curves can be a bit scary for many quilters, but as long as you take it slow and pin it will be fine.

AND the AccuQuilt die has the marks on both shapes to line up in the middle and here you have to extend the wedge part over the edges 1/4"

 

 

and a block is all sewn together here

 

 

Here's the four sets of four blocks sewn together

 

 

Then I sewed the quilt together and added a small border around it in grey and quilted it!

 

 

quilting a dense meandering is good for babies I think, so the quilt will hold up to baby stuff :)

 

 

I'm tempted to keep this one for my 6 month old baby (to add to the pile LOL)

 

 

What do you think?

still afraid of curves? Don't be, the GO! dies make it easy and accurate!!

Have fun!

and thanks for looking

 

 

Topics: GO! Product Tutorials

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