Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby Go or Studio Fabric Cutters and their Dies SPECIALS from Accuquilt

 If you've been trying to win a BABY GO and can't wait anymore here's your chance for some great specials from Accuquilt!

GO! 4 It Die Sale - information here: 

Free Alex Anderson Die Set - information here:

Studio Fabric Cutter $395 - REALLY good price - information here:

Studio Die SaleBuy 4 or More and Save 25% - information here:

Still moving! - Gosh it's fun - haha. My husband is so...... tired. Think we have way too much stuff!!! Except for my sewing 'treasures' of course. Hope everyone had a good day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Movin, Movin, Movin

I wanted to respond to each one of you and give a special thanks to those of you who are following and first day I was able to but today we started the move to Crofton and I am exhausted -lol.  Wow, do I have a lot of stuff! So if you don't hear from me please understand and once again good luck to all. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Anonymous responders please read!!! for ACCUQUILT GIVEAWAY

Several of you are anonymous responders and we can't get back to you. SewCalGal has great tips for bloggers and non-bloggers at the following site. You need to scroll down page until you come to heading TIPS.... I know this can be frustrating as I am quite new to this as well. Good luck!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I get to give an AccuQuilt Baby Go and 3 Die away!!!!! I am pumped and hope you are too.  
To choose your Die check out Accuquilt or click on the following:
This is honestly the hardest part as there are 58 to choose from and you are going to want them all.
Here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment here (at the end of this post) with your 3 choices of Go! Cutter dies.
2. Become a follower or comment that you already are a follower for another chance.
3. Post about this giveaway for yet another chance.

Only comments on this post will be included in the giveaway so please do not leave a comment on the Accuquilt Facebook page. That's it. Quite easy, huh? If you are lucky enough to be the winner, please make sure that I have a way to contact you. If you are a No-reply blogger, I will have to pick another winner.

The giveaway will close Sunday night, July 3, 2011. I will announce the winner on Monday, July 4, 2011.
Good Luck to each of you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Accuquilt GO Basket Die Instructions
I'm attempting to do a step-by-step demonstration for the first time so please bear with me.
The instructions are free from Accuquilt. Go to Alex Anderson's Basket Quilt pattern and download. need to sign in and choose 'Add to Cart' but the pattern is free.

I printed the instructions and used them to make the block. First I chose 2 fabrics and cut 2- 5 1/4" by 11 1/2" rectangles out of each, stacked and cut the rectangles and took the die packaging and the instructions to my sewing table.

Sewing Directions
1. Press one, 1" Fabric #1 bias strip in 1/2 lengthwise, wrong sides together, to make a handle.
2. Stay-stitch long edge of one Fabric #2, 3" Half-Square Triangle.
3. Trace handle placement guide (see below)

The template is included on the second page of instructions. I placed the one I made below the drawing. I cut mine out of plastic.

Next, centre the handle placement guide on stay-stitched triangle with lower edges even. Mark handle placement. (This line won't show). I used a waxy marker. Fold the handle in half and place pin in the fold. Match the pin to the centre of the curved line with the folded edge of the handle pointing down. The handle has been cut on the bias so you can use lots of pins to secure it to the curved drawn edge.

The photo is blurry but I think you can see what I mean. Sew a scant 1/4" from the raw edge of the handle, remove pins and flip folded edge of handle up towards the top of triangle, covering the 1/4" seam allowance. Press then Applique this edge by hand or machine.

Here it is pressed but not sewn.

Checking to see how the other pieces go together before I sew. Looks like it will work.

Pin and sew one handle triangle and matching Fabric #2, 3" Finished Half Square Triangle together to make a basket unit. Press seams toward added triangle.

Using the same basket and background fabrics, pin and sew one Fabric #1, 1 1/2" Finished Half Square Triangle and one Fabric #2, 2" square together as shown. Press seams towards squares.

Pin and sew each unit to basket unit pressing seams away from basket unit.

Pin and sew one matching Fabric #2, 3" Finished Half Square Triangle to unit as shown. Press toward Fabric #2 triangle.
And here is mine, finished.

You will be able to make 3 more basket units if you cut 4 layers. I am new to quilting and yet I found this went together very easily. I have learnt to make sure my 1/4" seam is a true 1/4" though. That seems to be very important.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Quilt Video Bluebird's wing has posted a wonderful short quilt block visual. Check it out. I'm away for the week-end and then next week I am going to show step-by-step putting together of the basket block. Happy sewing everyone!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A link for a new give-away

Talin is giving away a Baby Go and 3 die from Accuquilt and you could win! You have 3 chances and picking out the 3 die is the hardest part of your task. Check out her blog and good luck!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Getting fabric and Basket Die ready. Then I pressed the fabric and cut pieces to fit on the cutter (no pictures of this step.) And then the magic happens - just roll it through the Cutter and whalla! And last but not least I sewed them together and another whalla!
Am I proud! No really, aren't they cool! Gosh, darn I love my Go! Thank you ACCUQUILT!

Thank You Accuquilt!

My husband bought me an Accuquilt GO Cutter for Christmas and it came with a cutter able to cut 4" squares, 2" squares and 2" HST. It cuts like a dream - accurate, simple to use and able to cut several layers at a time which greatly reduces time spent cutting which I don't enjoy and allows me to spend more time sewing which I do enjoy.

A few weeks ago a blogging friend was awarded 3 die from Accuquilt and by mistake she received duplicates and to shorten the story, Accuquilt said I could have them!!!! I tell you, I didn't sleep a lot that night - was amazed at the generosity of both my friend and Accuquilt and very excited to be receiving 3 new die. And I am still amazed. Tried the Basket die today.