Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AccuQuilt Go Video and FREE Doll Quilt Pattern

This small quilt is my Nested Circle Doll Quilt. Its 26" x 17". Keep reading to see the how-to on making it, and of course, click to see it larger.

Guess what I did? I made a little video. Its a video tutorial using the AccuQuilt Go! Circle Die. Its the same die that I used in my new Quarter and Dime pattern. In the video, though, I show you how to make a super easy, modern, cute 6 1/2" nested circle block. (see the block in the doll quilt above)

So lets hear more about that adorable small doll quilt, shall we-

Here's what you'll need to make the quilt in the sizes listed above.

8 Fabric scraps at least 5 1/4" square (fat 1/8's would be great)
8 background squares cut 6 1/2" square
1 square measuring 7 1/4" cut twice on the diagonal to yield 4 triangles
3 squares measuring 6 7/8" cut once on the diagonal to yield 6 triangles
Fusible adhesive such as Heat'n'Bond or Steam-a-Seam 2
1/2 yard fabric backing
1/4 yard binding cut into 3 strips, 2 1/2" wide

Step 1- Prepare the fabric scraps with the fusible adhesive product, per the manufacturer's instructions.

((This part is in the video.))
Step 2- Cut a large 5" circle from each of the 8 fabric scraps.

Step 3- Use the masking technique described in the video to cut a randomly placed 2" circle from the larger 5" circle using the AccuQuilt Go! Circle Die.
Circle Die #55012 (picture from AccuQuilt Website)

Step 4- Position the 5" circle (with the 2" circle cut out) centered onto the 6 1/2" background square and press it permanently on, per the adhesive directions.

((Not in the video.))

Step 5- With the cut out 2" circles, center those and adhere them to the larger background triangles. The smaller triangles for each corner will be left with no applique.

Setting the small quilt

Here's what you should have:
Now here's how you arrange your quilt top. You will sew 4 units to make this top: two corner blocks and two rows. See the diagram below.

Once you have the 4 row-type units, you simply join them together. The quilt will look like this when its complete. (Note: The grey edge is just so you could see the diagram, its not really a border, though you could add it if you wanted to.)

You should baste the quilt, batting and backing and quilt in a method that is pleasing to you. Then join your binding strips and apply them to the perimeter of the quilt using a continuous binding method.

Super cute!

*Fabrics in this quilt are by Studio E- Za Za Zing Line.

If you make it, feel free to share it in the ReannaLily Designs Flickr pool.


Gene Black said...

Thank you so much! I have thought for a while that there should be a way to mask the dies so I could cut a shape within a shape.

Now, how will I do it if I need the MIDDLE circle? Ha ha.

Crafty Gemini said...

Fabulous tutorial! Thanks for the tips! :o)

Dana said...

That was great, thank you. I didn't know you could mask the other patterns on the die, it helps so much. The quilt pattern is adorable, thank you for that also.

free indeed said...

Love that little quilt! I'm not an owner of one of those GOs yet, but I sign up where ever I can! :) I'm too frugal to buy one... haha. Thanks for the tute, and Gene has my attention with his question!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

I bet you could get out some serious scissors (from the garage) and cut those mats to be whatever exact masking size you need to cover exact parts of a die. I thought about that little 3-incher, too.

SewCalGal said...

Excellent tip and design. Thanks for sharing. Love it.


Deborah said...

Okay, I'm the newbie here, so please don't laugh hard if I'm asking a dumb question. Do you applique the edge of those circles since they're raw edges? dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Yes, you can stitch around the edge of each circle using a straight stitch or decorative stitch. Thanks for checking out the tutorial.