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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8

Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 19 Aug 2013 20:28 #108844

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I am using the Rose of Sharon die to make some of the flowers. They are close enough for me so I used them for the center portion. I am not fusing but using the die to cut out my freezer paper shapes and glue baste the edges down, t hen hand applique them to the background.

Love the die for all the circle sizes. I have a few dies with circles. itty bitty ones.


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 14:25 #108699

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Great tute, Andrée! Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 13:18 #108695

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lorra wrote:
Connie, if you ever get to Omaha, visit Accuquilt. The girls there are terrific. They will take you to their studio and show you how to use the Go or Studio cutters. You will see some beautiful quilts on display and really enjoy your visit. I have been there 3 times and am planning on going again in 2 weeks. I need to pick up a die I ordered on the last visit. Sometimes they have a bin with discounted dies in it for $10. each. There were none on the last visit, but I still got a great discount on the ones I ordered.
Sounds like a great field trip! :D


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 13:05 #108694

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gynconnie wrote:
Sewdreamy wrote:
Connie, Thanks for that tutorial with accuquilt. I have one and use it a little, but that is a very clear direction.
Would love to take credit, but Andree is the lady who had her thinking cap on! :idea:

:oops: :oops: :oops: Well, Andree, thanks for that tutorial with accuquilt....(comes from trying to skim through the forum in a rapid manner...LOL). :D

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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 12:58 #108693

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Sewdreamy wrote:
Connie, Thanks for that tutorial with accuquilt. I have one and use it a little, but that is a very clear direction.
Would love to take credit, but Andree is the lady who had her thinking cap on! :idea:


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 11:01 #108690

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I'm working on a block for a friend's daughter's going-to-college quilt and decided to try Misty Fuse on the back of a fabric before I cut the circles with my Accuquilt.

I used Perfect Sew, a liquid fabric stabilizer, on the background fabric, because it has a heavy embroidery from Urban Threads in the middle (Steampunk Butterfly). I want the stabilizer to wash out completely, and the fabric wash-away stablizers didn't cut the mustard. The combination is working to get great stitching. I have to finish the outline stitching on the appliques so I can wash it out & get feel for the final hand of the fabric.
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 09:20 #108685

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Connie, Thanks for that tutorial with accuquilt. I have one and use it a little, but that is a very clear direction.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 08:38 #108684

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Connie, if you ever get to Omaha, visit Accuquilt. The girls there are terrific. They will take you to their studio and show you how to use the Go or Studio cutters. You will see some beautiful quilts on display and really enjoy your visit. I have been there 3 times and am planning on going again in 2 weeks. I need to pick up a die I ordered on the last visit. Sometimes they have a bin with discounted dies in it for $10. each. There were none on the last visit, but I still got a great discount on the ones I ordered.
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 07:48 #108681

Love this technique for cutting circles! I need to look at all of my dies to see what size circles I have! Wow, my mind is twirling!! :roll:
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 06:35 #108679

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Andree, what a great technique! Thanks so much for sharing it! I have an Accuquilt GO cutter that I have yet to remove from the box since I brought it home (I'm dangerous when I go to a quilt show without adult supervision!). :shock: Circles really are the most difficult shape to cut smoothly, and you have definitely inspired me to get out my cutter and start playing with it.


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 06:16 #108678

suehenyon wrote:
Andrée, I'm so glad you are only on month four, it means I have company! Aren't you at the New England Quilt Festival this week?
I think there are many of us in that boat! That quilt is a lot of work, lots of détails... But so much fun and rewarding.

I wish I was at another festival! I'm not on vacation this week... :( I was at the Vermont Quilt Festival at the end of June.
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 01:49 #108673

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Great method, Andrée! I don't have that cutter but you put good use to it.

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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 16 Aug 2013 00:09 #108667

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Andrée, I'm so glad you are only on month four, it means I have company! Aren't you at the New England Quilt Festival this week?
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 15 Aug 2013 21:53 #108662

Just in case you are wondering what my flower looks like:
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A lot of appliqués to stitch! I'm still working on month 4, but I couldn't wait to see what the borders would look like...

Andrée
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