Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This is Checkers. She is sitting on what is left of a beautiful quilt I made from the Chocolate Lolipop line of fabric. At one time it was much larger, until Checkers decided to chew off a large chunk of one of the corners. I guess even dogs cant resist yummy chocolate:) I was pretty miffed for a while but ultimately forgave her. I made her this little doggie bed out of what was left in hopes she would be happy with her own little quilt and quit chewing on mine!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
It's just a very simple 4 piece block but the cool part is that I cut this whole block with 1 die and it cut all 4 piece at the same time. I know, cool aye? Well here is how I did it. This will only work with the Studio cutter because you need to use the 6.5" square die that cuts 4 at a time. You just take you stack of 10-10"x 10" squares and lay it on the die carefully lining up 2 of the 4 side with the die blades like this. Take your time and line it up carefully or you will end up chopping off fabric and it won't be accurate.
From here you just send it through the rollers and BAM, this is what you get.
When you sew it together you can flip the pieces so you get a block that you dont have to match up any seams which is great for a beginer quilter. It's not rocket science but it sure makes cutting out one of my favorite quick and scrappy quilt blocks a lot quicker.
I love Accuquilt!
What did I do before I had my Studio cutter?