Quilting Tutorial from Connie Kresin Campbell

Jul 17, 2015 10:44:16 AM / by AccuQuilt

Hi everyone, my name is Connie Kresin Campbell, from the blog Freemotion by the River. Today I have a guest post quilting tutorial to share that uses not one but three different AccuQuilt dies. I'll be using the GO! 3" x 6" finished Half Rectangle Triangle dieGO! 6" finished Snowball die and the GO! 2 1/2" Strip Cutter die.

The finished size of the quilt is 22 inches by 22 inches and is perfect as a wall hanging or a table topper. I used a new collection of beautiful batiks called Country Side from Island Batik.

Materials needed:

You will need:

  • 8 - tan 3" x 6" half rectangle triangles
  • 8 - cream 3" x 6" half rectangle triangles
  • 5 - 6" large snowball pieces
  • 20 - snowball corner pieces
  • 4 - 2 1/2" strips for the border
  • 3 - 2 1/2" strips for binding

Cut your cream and tan fabric into strips a minimum of 4" wide and then use the GO! 3" x 6" Half Rectangle Triangle die. Place your fabrics right sides together so you get both angles. I am using the GO! Fabric Cutter.

Sew all seams with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Since I am using batiks, there is no right or wrong side. You want to make sure you sew the pieces together as shown. Make 4 blocks in each direction for a total of 8 blocks.

The thing I absolutely love about the AccuQuilt dies is the notched corners. It really makes it easy to line up your pieces.

 

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Use the GO! Snowball die and cut 5 of the large piece of the blue and then cut 20 of the half square triangles in cream. I cut a strip of fabric about 7 inches wide. All of the dies can be used with the GO! Fabric cutter. I was working on another project and switched to my GO! BIG Electric Fabric cutter.

Sew the corners on your block.

 

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The notched corners on the die make it fast and easy to sew your block sections together. Layout your pieces as shown below.

 

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Sew the blocks together in rows. Sew the rows together.

 

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Use the GO! 2 1/2" Strip Cutter die to cut the borders.

  • Cut 2 - 18 1/2"
  • Cut 2 - 22 1/2"

The finished piece is ready to be quilted. I used a Hobbs 80/20 Poly Cotton batting. I also used a 2 1/2" binding.

 

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Quilting adds so much to the quilt.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I really enjoy using the AccuQuilt dies and cutters. Stop by my blog to see more AccuQuilt projects and other quilting tutorials.

 

Topics: GO! Product Tutorials, freemotion by the river, GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter, Island Batik

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