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Tuesday Tips with Eleanor Burns: Spinner Quilt Blocks

Dec 29, 2015, 9:00:00 AM / by AccuQuilt

It’s hard to believe, but over 36 years ago Eleanor Burns initially thought quilting would be a fad and that she’d only do it for about seven years. After that, she’d figure out what to do next. We’re glad she figured out that quilting was it.

Today Eleanor shows you how to make Spinner quilt blocks. Eleanor calls the Spinner block the 10-minute block because the piecing is just that fast and easy with AccuQuilt fabric cutters.

Eleanor’s tips…

*Open your die without ruining your packaging since there are often quilt patterns included that you’ll want to keep. You can store them on the shelf in their packaging if you want.

*Use GO! Die Storage Racks for your mix and match die collection, as they will help you to stay organized. Additionally, using a die numbering system for your dies is also helpful.

*If you want to make 6” Spinner blocks, you can just use 5” charm squares to make it even easier.

*Use contrasting thread, so you can see what you’re doing and if the threads are matching up correctly.

*If you know you’re going to do a pieced square, always put the two pieces right sides together that you’ll be sewing together.

*Put your darkest fabric on top when running it through the cutter. Then take your pieces directly from your die and sew them together since they are already lined up. Then set the seam with dark on the top, open and press toward the dark.

Check out Eleanor in action in the video below!

 

 

Topics: AccuQuilt, Block on Board, GO! Fabric Cutter, AccuQuilt Fabric Cutters, Eleanor Burns, fabric, GO! Technique Tutorials, quilt

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