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 die, GO! 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.
- • 2/3 yard navy
- • 1/4 yard cream
- • 1/4 yard tan
- • #55411 GO! Half Rectangle Triangle die
- • #55017 GO! 2 1/2" Strip Cutter die
- • #55330 GO! 6" Snowball
- • batting and backing
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.
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.
The notched corners on the die make it fast and easy to sew your block sections together. Layout your pieces as shown below.
Sew the blocks together in rows. Sew the rows together.
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.
Quilting adds so much to the quilt.
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.