11th of 12 Blocks of the Week by Eleanor Burns
Double Your Fun by Using AccuQuilt GO! Cutters and Tips from Eleanor Burns to Learn the Double Cross Quilt Block .
Congratulations! With 10 blocks out of 12 learned already, you’ve got a solid quilting foundation and are only 2 blocks away from completing your sampler quilt. Now, you’re ready for week 11’s block Double Cross.
Eleanor’s Tips for the Double Cross or Quilt Block
The Double Cross includes hens and chicks as well as hourglass shapes. With the small triangles, we’re finally able to maximize your AccuQuilt cutter by cutting 6 layers of fabric at once. That sure cuts down on time. Because you already know so many quilt blocks, this one is more of a review.
With this week’s Double Cross quilt block, you’ve learned 11 of the 12 blocks. Here’s a re-cap of what you’ve accomplished so far and links so you can go back through and watch if you want a refresh: Double 4-Patch, Uneven 9-Patch, Clay’s Choice, Dutchman’s Puzzle, Simplicity, Trellis, Double 4-Patch, Uneven 9-Patch, Clay’s Choice, Dutchman’s Puzzle, Simplicity, Trellis, School Girl’s Puzzle Number 2, Susannah, Old Maid’s Puzzle. and Depression.
Catch Up by Binge Watching AccuQuilt’s Quilt Block of the Week on YouTube
If you’re just discovering the Block of the Week series, you need to catch up! Don’t worry, it won’t take long to master these quilt blocks when you have quilting guru Eleanor Burns walking you through the process. She makes understanding the techniques so easy and needs less than 10 minutes per episode to show you how.
Each Saturday from September 2 to November 18, we post a block of the week pattern for free on AccuQuilt.com. That’s where you can find this week’s Double Cross block. After you’ve downloaded your free pattern, watch the quick and informational video starring quilting guru Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt’s Lynn Gibney that you can find on the same page as the pattern. Be sure to sign up to get emails and check regularly for more features.
Socialize and Learn Block of the Week
Sometimes it’s more fun to get out of the house and spend time with other quilters rather than being at home in front of your computer. We’ve got you covered there, too! Simply visit one of our favorite local quilt shops that have partnered with us to offer this Block of the Week series in their stores. Signature Dealers can be located here.
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Our goal at AccuQuilt is to make cut perfect fabric shapes easy so you can spend more time quilting.