Monday, 3 May 2010
After being so busy the last couple of weeks I decided I needed a simple relaxed project to restore my sanity! Here's a picture of my progress so far. I used my 'Accuquilt Go!' and a pack of 8 fat quarters to make a quilt top which measures 44 by 48 inches. It was a very efficient use of the fabric with very little waste.
I saw a video on Youtube last week showing how one Go owner had marked the outline of the shapes on her Go dies with a black permanent marker to help her place her fabric just right. I tried out this simple tip on my Tumbler die and it worked a treat!
First I folded each fat quarter in thirds - the folds were parallel to the shorter side of the FQ so my folded fabric measured 18" by just under 7". I carefully place this on the die close to the edge of the marked edge and ran it through the machine:
So eight fat quarters yielded 72 full size tumblers and enough part shapes to square up the sides. Now I have a half yard of spotty red and white for the binding and just need a backing. I could use plain white but I think another red and white print would be better.
So should I just take a chance and order something online or do I need to go to the Sewing Centre in Scarborough? Anyone fance a trip to the seaside?