Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Go! Round Flower Die


Today I'm posting for SewCalGal's Accuquilt blog hop and I've attempted my first video tutorial! I've chosen to use the Go! Round Flower die which makes lovely applique designs. I've been experimenting with something a little different - creating a flower circle by folding fabric into six before cutting.

Click below to watch the tutorial:

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The Go! dies can cut many different types of fabric, not just cotton. This weekend I cut some flowers from hand dyed felt and used two to make a quick gift: a mini pincushion which could be good sewn onto elastic to go on your wrist.

 I also tried some fashion fabrics such as tweed and organza. These can be layered to make flower brooches or decoration for a bag or jacket.If you're worried that these will fray you could fuse some lightweight interfacing on the reverse before cutting.
TIP: when cutting felt or other fabrics on the Go place tissue paper on the die first, then the fabric on top. I think this helps prevent fibres getting caught in the blades.



Remember to visit all the blogs taking part in the hop this week for more Accuquilt fun!

Monday, September 27th

Tuesday, September 28th

Wed., September 29th

Thur., September 30th

Friday., October lst

113 comments:

  1. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....I don't have this die so having the opportunity to see the fun things you've made is great.

    The broach idea is a great one for teacher gifts. Fast and fun....I like that.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  2. What a jump start to inspiration and creativity! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I just love the way you used this die in the first picture. I would love to win your give away. I will only be claiming one chance to win
    debbie

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  4. I love seeing all thing new things to do with the Accucut. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway too!
    I am a new follower too! Please put me in for two chances. Thank you!

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  5. I am so excited for the chance to win the fat quarters!!! I am already a follower! Thank you!

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  6. Two entries for me...I'm a follower as well.
    The die cut pieces are in lovely fabrics; will make a great wallhanging or pillow..so pretty and spring fresh.
    The tip about using tissue paper will help I'm sure when cutting some of those 'flimsier' fabrics..I can picture those brooches as trim on a purse or tote..very elegant! Thanks for the tute and your inspiration!

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  7. I'm so enjoying reading about all the wonderful things that can be done with the GO! And thanks for the FQ giveaway. I'm already a follower. Put me in for TWO chances to win. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I hoping to get my own GO! soon, hopefully VERY soon. I am also a follower. Put me in for TWO chances to win. Thanks!

    arambusch@gmail.com

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  9. Love the flower die! I hope I get a Go! for Christmas!

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  10. What a great idea. Love the flower circle, the video directions were very clear, and love the fabric choice for the give-away. I now follow your blog, and will post it on Facebook. Does that give me 3 entries? Thanks!

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  11. What a great video tutorial and your ideas are wonderful for our AccuQuilt Blog Hop! I'm now a new follower and posted this on Facebook and Twitter and on my blog. Thanks sew much.

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  12. the tutorial is great, a very clever idea for making the circle.

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  13. I have the giveaway information posted on my blogs, nanbon44.blogspot.com and nanbonscorner.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway. The colors are so soft and comforting.

    http://sweet-quilt-n-bee-shoppe.blogspot.com/
    stampmeup@hotmail.com

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  15. I posted about your giveaway on my blog:
    http://sweet-quilt-n-bee-shoppe.blogspot.com/

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  16. Yikes!! another die to add to the wish list!! Thanks for the tutorial...I need all the help I can get!! Lovely fabric in your GA!!
    Paulette

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  17. Of course I am a follower! :o)
    Paulette

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  18. Love the colors of the material. Am new to quilting and am enjoying reading all about the quilting products.

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  19. Two chances for me, I became a follower. The video was informative...I needed to see how to fold the fabric. love the flower pincushion. i would love to make those for my guild's fall retreat

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  20. Cute fabrics! I'd love to win!

    Great tip, too - folding the fabric is just like making paper snowflakes with kids!

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  21. I also posted about the video on my blog.

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  22. Love the flowers, love the fabric colours. Thanks for your generosity. micheletimms@gmail.com

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  23. I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! micheletimms@gmail.com

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  24. How cute! Love the flowers. Thanks for the giveaway. Winona

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  25. Great job ~ I especially like the felt idea!

    And I'm a follower of your blog :)

    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I love the fabrics and the cut outs! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    I'm a follower too, so 2 entries for me please!

    Thanks,
    MGM

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  27. I love how you have used your die. Very beautiful fabric. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway :-)

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  28. I love the pincushion idea. The BlogHop is great for bringing together people with the GO!
    Marilyn in San Antonio, TX

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  29. Nice work, I'm already a follower.

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  30. I didn't know the Go! would cut anything other than cotton, it is becoming a total essential tool!

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  31. Hazel what a great post. Excellent video. I love your tip on folding the fabric to make a flower wreath. Excellent tip! And I love your flower pin cushion and brooches too.

    And, some lucky winner is going to love your beautiful fabric from your giveaway. Just delightful!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  32. some of my favorite colors! Love the first block you posted how pretty.
    Hope I win. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Great tip about the tissue paper, I have been having a problem with fibers getting caught and of course I never want to stop to clean them out. Thank you. I've also become a follower of your blog.

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  34. I love the idea of making a 'ring' of flowers. Now I'm looking at my autumn leaf dies and my gingerbread man dies and-and-and... Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  35. I am a follower, for sure. I am making 2 comments.

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  36. Your tutorial is great and those flowers are a super idea. 2nd comment!

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  37. I really enjoyed your tutorial..very clever!

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  38. Your flowers look amazing. I love all the different things people are making with their Go!s

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  39. oh How awesomely cute ! amazing what can be done when you are 'crafty' !!!
    mickey76@mchsi.com

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  40. I'm now following your blog ; thanks !!!
    mickey76@mchsi.com

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  41. thank you for the inspiring video! the wreath looks GREAT - I'ld be more than happy, to be the lucky winner! greetings from Germany
    Brigitte

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  42. The flowers are so pretty! I never thought I would want any dies for applique but you just changed my mind!

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  43. What a wonderful giveaway! And great job on the video tutorial, it looks so simple, but comes out so wonderfully. What a great idea to fold the fabric first, I love the way it turned out! Wonderful job!

    ~Teresa ;)
    I am also a follower, so please enter me twice!! :)

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  44. Beautiful use for the Round flower die. Love that wreath - make sure your send that photo to the AccuQuilt people. I've never done any of the applique dies, does using the fusible web help to stabilize the fabric, so you don't need to be a careful with grain lines? Would love to win your pre-cut flowers and the FQ's.
    I'm a follower so please put me down for 2 entries.

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  45. NOW I'm also a follower of your blog!
    greetings Brigitte

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  46. I love that pincushion! Thanks for the video- this is a delightful blog ;) Thanks for the chance in your give away, Sandy

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  47. This is my second entry, I am now a follower! Sandy

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  48. That was a fantastic video, thanks Hazel. I'd like to enter your giveaway please, and I am already a follower.

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  49. Three for me please! You can check out my post on my blog regarding your video and give away here: http://veggiehunter.blogspot.com/2010/09/cotton-cocktails-is-doing-another-give.html
    And I am a follower! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  50. I'm having fun with this Go hop, please enter me in the drawing, it looks like fun!

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  51. Thanks for the tutorial and a chance to win your giveaway!

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  52. I'm not lucky enough to own a GO!, but am really enjoying the amazing things that can be done with them. Excellent video. Thank you putting my name in your draw.

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  53. Thanks for the fabulous video! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care!

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  54. Love the pincushions! What a fun idea! Thanks for the giveaway. :-)

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  55. I love the flowers. Very very nice.

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  56. Very cute!! Can't wait to try it.

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  57. Looks like I am going to NEED a Go to complete all these great projects I'm seeing!!!

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  58. Flower Power!! Love it!!!!
    I am a follower too, and the fabric is beautiful would be great to win..
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  59. You are so creative! Thanks for the great ideas on how to assemble the flowers. Please enter my name into your drawing. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. love your tutorial...I ordered a GO and am not so patiently waiting for it to arrive

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  61. Hi, what a beaut giveaway. I just love those shapes! :-)
    please enter me in the draw. Thanks, sandy.
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  62. That is beautiful. I love the results. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  63. I love the darling fabric and your tutorial.
    I'm also a follower, so 2 entries for me.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I am a follower, I posted on my blog about your giveaway, and I really enjoyed your video on the flower wreath. That makes 3 chances to win!

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  65. Thank you for a great tutorial and give away!

    SheilaC

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  66. Those fabrics are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win them!
    Sandy A

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  67. I love the pincushion you made with the flower cuttings. That is a great idea.

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  68. Three chances for me. I've posted about the blog hop on my blog and become a follower. Very interesting uses for the flower die cut. I'm learning so much on this blog hop that when I do finally get a GO! cutter, I'll be ready to GO! myself :)

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  69. Love the fabrics and LOVE the floral cuts! Thanks for the give-away!

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  70. I am a follower, so I'm making it a seperate comment. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  71. I love the flowers you made and the pincushions.
    Beautiful pieces and beautiful fabrics.

    Debbie

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  72. I love your video, and the wrist pin cushion idea is great!
    Thank you for your giveaway of fabric and darling cutouts!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  73. thanks for the tutorial. those pincushions are so cute, glad to read the tip about the tissue and wool.

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  74. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  75. I am a follower! These are lovely fabrics.

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  76. I've avoided the applique dies but may have to rethink this after seeing what you have done.

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  77. How CUTE and how CLEVER! Love the folded up method of cutting.

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  78. You have a great blog and a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me.

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  79. Just started following, love your blog, wish I had a GO, but the next best thing would be to win something cut by yours! Keep the piece!

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  80. great tutorial, what a fast way to make a big and intricate block

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  81. Please enter me in your giveaway. Sure wish I had a GO...........anxious to see what happens at Accuquilt on October 1. Thanks for all the ideas. I'd love to add a GO to my hideaway....that's my.....basement. The creations would be endless. Thanks bunches.

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  82. I just became your 92nd follower...you are nearing a milestone.

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  83. I love the flowers! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  84. new follower!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  85. Beautiful!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  86. OMG! That circle flower is amazing.
    Two entries, please; I'm a follower.

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  87. My wish list is getting longer. I belong to a pincushion group and the flower one is perfect. Thank you for the ideas and video.

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  88. I did not have a GO yet. But the flowers and pincushion are adorable

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  89. Count me in for 2. I love my GO and was one of the early owners. It has made cutting fabrics so much easier since I have only use of my right hand. I love watching the video and what a neat pincushion idea. Thanks for being a part of this hop!
    Patty

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  90. Beautiful fabric! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  91. I found you through SewCalGal's blog hop. I liked your video. What a good idea to cut the flowers in a circle.

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  92. Great blog and lovely fabric!

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  93. I am now a follower of this wonderful blog!!

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  94. I LOVE the flowers - what a great idea!

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  95. Great idea, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. Great video and ideas on your blog. Just love the Go! and all the projects you can make with it. I'm looking forward to the BIG announcement tomorrow, aren't you?

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  97. Thank you for the ideas you have given us. Also thank you for being so generous and offering so much.

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  98. i love these quarters and i love the go! i cant wait to get one! thanks for the giveaway!

    tracy dawson
    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  99. Would love to enter, too! This looks so fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

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  100. I am now a follower, I really like you blog. Thanks!

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  101. I love the video. Great job, and your first video!!! Great idea to make the wreath. I would never have thought about doing it that way. May have to see if I can do something with the Rose of Sharon die, although there's not as much open space for the folds. May have to get this new die after all!

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  102. This Giveaway is now closed!Thanks to everyone whoi entered.

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