I’ve been busy making star blocks for my Hand Me Downs quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”. I discovered that the star blocks come together MUCH easier if I use my Accuquilt for cutting out the pieces.
I am being a purist and making the quilt from 100 percent cotton shirts. Most of the shirts feature plaids and stripes. I am a little picky about having my stripes and plaids match..ok, I admit, I am really picky. I discovered that cutting the quilt is super easy with your Accuquilt Go! You will need your 4″ finished quarter square triangle die and your value die. On your value die, you will be using the 2″ finish triangle and the 2″ finish square.
Here’s a video showing a few tips on how to get those pesky stripes and plaids to match. If you don’t have a Go!…don’t worry. These tips can help if you are cutting out the quilt according to the pattern directions as well.
I just LOVE sewing these blocks. I hope these hints will help you become more confident when sewing with plaids and stripes. If you are looking for more projects I’ve made with my Accuquilt Go! check out this link.
Come back tomorrow and check out my latest project featured at Moda Bake Shop.