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Hi, I’m Marjorie and I have to say that the more I use the new AccuQuilt GO! Qube™ 10″ Mix and Match Companion Sets the more I love them. It is so much fun to see how the blocks go together and the wonderful quilts. In this post, I’ll show you how to use a single block and add a two-inch border to create a beautiful fall quilt. These blocks bring a modern look to the traditional quilt block shapes that we all know and love. Turn the blocks in different orientations and you will get even more quilt designs. I warn you, this is addictive!

For this quilt, I used fall colors from Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks and the Shuffle quilt block from the 216 Block Brochure. By using four blocks across and six blocks down with a two-inch border, I got a lap quilt that is 44″ x 64″ finished. This quilt uses only three shapes from the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10″ Block and the GO! Qube 10″ Companion Set-Angles. The GO! 2½” (2″ Finished) Strip Die was used for the borders and binding.

TIP: The free download of 72 block Patterns Booklet for the GO! Qube Angles Companion Set on Accuquilt.com provides endless quilting project possibilities.

Quilting Supplies Needed:

GO! QUBE Mix & Match 10″ Block # 55797

GO! QUBE 10” Companion Set-Angles # 55799

GO! ” Strip (2″ Finished) Die # 55014 or 55017

AccuQuilt GO!, AccuQuilt GO! Big, or Studio (with GO! Adapter) Die Cutter

Fabric:

Green Dot Fabric for Triangles — ⅝ yards

Apricot Fabric for Rectangles Borders, and Binding — 1⅜ yards

Yellow Background Fabric — 1⅛ yards

Backing 52″ x 72″

Batting 54″ x 72″

Cutting Instructions:

Shape 8—5″ x 2½” Finished Rectangle (Die 55810)

Shape 13—5″ Finished Triangle in a Square (Die 55820)

Shape 14—5″ Finished Side Triangles (Die 55821)

Precut as follows:

Apricot: Shape 8 Precut 4—6″ x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles

Yellow: Shape 8 Precut 4—6″ x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles

Green: Shape 13 Precut 5—6″ x WOF, Cut 48 Triangles in a Square, Use the cut, flip, and shift method to get the most shapes from a width of fabric. More information can be found in the Fabric Reference Chart on the AccuQuilt website.

Yellow: Shape 14 Precut 8—4″ x WOF, Cut 96 Side Triangles. (Note: Side triangles are cut directionally. Fanfold fabric so there are an equal number of side triangles for each side.)

Apricot Border:

  • Cut 2—2½” x 54½” (vertical border)
  • Cut 2—2½” x 40½” (horizontal border)

Apricot Binding:

  • Cut 6—2½” x WOF

Block Diagram:

The following image shows the block in this quilt. The same block is used throughout, however, these blocks are turned alternating 90 degrees as shown in the illustrations.

This is the way your pieces will look after they are cut. Here the pieces are arranged by shape.

Block Assembly (make 24 blocks):

Unit One is made as follows:

You will need to make a total of 48 units for the 24 blocks.

Lay out and stitch the side triangle to the triangle in a square, matching the wide end of the side triangle to the narrow end of the triangle in a square. Press open. Lay out the other side triangle to the side-triangle/triangle in a square and stitch together.

Unit Two is made as follows:

You will need to make 48 units for the 24 blocks.

Lay out an apricot rectangle shape eight beside a yellow rectangle shape eight and sew together. Press seam to one side.

Complete the quilt blocks as follows:

Make 24 complete quilt blocks.

Quilt Assembly:

Arrange the 24 blocks as shown. Stitch the blocks together to make six rows and then stitch the rows together to complete the quilt.

How to add borders to this quilt includes the following:

Measure through the vertical center and left and right sides of the quilt and average the three numbers. Use that measurement to adjust the length of the vertical borders and cut to measurement. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Measure through the horizontal center and top and bottom sides of the quilt and average the three measurements. Use that number to cut the horizontal borders to size. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Quilt as desired.

Bind and Enjoy!

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Hello, I’m David Mills, project engineer at AccuQuilt. In my previous blogs part one and two, I talked about our Mix and Match Qube™ Set, then the Mix and Match Qube™ Companion Set – Angles and the Mix and Match Qube™ Companion Set – Corners.  Now that you know about the tools needed to create quilts, I want to take it a step further and talk about building a block.

Quiz time! Do you know the history of why quilt blocks were created? Well, after talking to AccuQuilt’s expert educators, I learned historically quilts were used primarily for warmth. As a result, quilts were fairly big making it difficult to complete since they were sewn by hand. At that point, the block was born. Breaking up the quilt pattern into manageable pieces, allowed quilters to easily lay it down and then pick it up again, gradually building the blocks until the quilt was completed.

Creativity is an Art!

Now, it’s time to exercise your creative muscles and design your own quilt block. For reference, I’ve included the shapes from the Mix & Match Qube sets and both companion sets below.

Before you jump into designing your own quilt blocks, let’s first understand how to make some patches that will match the finished size of other shapes in the Qube system using smaller shapes. This is useful because you will be able to make substitutions for these shapes that fit perfectly in your blocks. Think of these substitutions as building blocks. Remember, I’ve mentioned that I love building with Legos.

TIP: I find it helpful to start with the smallest shapes in the Qube and work up to the largest.

Substitutions for shape 5. You can see some half square triangle (HST) patches (building blocks) here.

Substitutions for shape 2. You might find these useful for splitting squares or making windmill units.

Substitutions for shape 4.

Substitutions for shape 7. This is a useful substitution when you’re looking to avoid y-seams.

Substitutions for shape 9.

Substitutions for shape 8. Have some fun by breaking up your rectangles. Can you spot the flying geese?

Substitutions for shape 16.

Substitutions for shape 6.

Substitutions for shape 3.

Substitutions for shape 1. This is the largest shape in the qube and is the biggest building block in the collection. You won’t see every substitution here, as you could put other patches in place of shapes in these patches to make even more patches.

If you’re lost for where to start when creating your own quilt blocks, these substitutions are a good place to start!

Now let’s build unique 4-patch quilt blocks. We’ll start with some windmill blocks and then star blocks. What’s great is you can create your own design or pick from a variety of patterns. Keep in mind you can rotate, flip or color patches however we want. In each step, build on previous quilt blocks.

For a second example, start with a different 4-patch template and design some star blocks.

If you’re enjoying this series, tune in next week when we’ll discuss how you can use the Qube System to make 9-patch quilt blocks!

What you can expect for upcoming blogs in our six-part series!

  • How to use the Qubes to make 9-Patch Blocks
  • How to put Blocks on Point
  • Using the 6″ and 12″ Qubes together

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The more I use the new AccuQuilt GO! Qube™ 10" Mix and Match Companion Sets the more I love them. It is so much fun to see how the blocks go together and the wonderful quilts.  In this post I'll show you how to use a single block and add a two-inch border to create a beautiful fall quilt. These blocks bring a modern look to the traditional quilt block shapes that we all know and love. Turn the blocks in different orientations and you will get even more quilt designs. I warn you, this is addictive!

For this quilt I used Fall colors from Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks and the Shuffle quilt block from the 216 Block Brochure. By using four blocks across and six blocks down with a two-inch border, I got a lap quilt that is 44” x 64” finished. This quilt uses only three shapes from the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10” Block and the Companion Set Angles. The 2-1/2” (two-inch finished) Strip Die was used for the borders and binding.

TIP: The free download of 72 block Patterns Booklet for the GO! Qube Angles Companion Set on AccuQuilt.com provides endless quilting project possibilities.​

Quilting Supplies Needed:

GO! QUBE Mix & Match 10” Block # 55797

GO! QUBE 10” Companion Set-Angles # 55799

GO! 2-1/2” Strip (2” Finished) Die # 55014 or 55017

Accuquilt GO! AccuQuilt GO!, AccuQuilt GO! Big, or Studio (with GO! Adapter) Die Cutter

Fabric:

Green Dot Fabric for Triangles – 5/8 yards

Apricot Fabric for Rectangles Borders, and Binding — 1-3/8 yards

Yellow Background Fabric – 1-1/8 yards

Backing 52” x 72”

Batting 54” x 72”

Cutting Instructions:

Shape 8—5” x 2-1/2” Finished Rectangle (Die 55810)
Shape 13—5” Finished Triangle in a Square (Die 55820)
Shape 14—5” Finished Side Triangles (Die 55821)

Precut as follows:

Apricot: Shape 8 Precut 4–6” x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles

Yellow: Shape 8 Precut 4–6” x WOF, Cut 48 Rectangles

Green: Shape 13 Precut 5–6” x WOF, Cut 48 Triangles in a Square, Use the cut, flip, and shift method to get the most shapes from a width of fabric. More information can be found in the Fabric Reference Chart on the AccuQuilt website.

Yellow: Shape 14 Precut 8–4” x WOF, Cut 96 Side Triangles Note: Side triangles are cut directionally. Fanfold fabric so that there are an equal number of side triangles for each side.

Apricot Border:

  • Cut 2—2-1/2” x 54-1/2” (vertical border)
  • Cut 2—2-1/2” x 40-1/2” (horizontal border)

Apricot Binding:

  • Cut 6—2-1/2” x WOF

Block Diagram:

The following image shows the block in this quilt. The same block is used throughout, however these blocks are turned alternating 90 degrees as shown in the illustrations.

This is the way your pieces will look after they are cut. Here the pieces are arranged by shape.

Block Assembly (make 24 blocks):

Each Shuffle Block in the quilt is made up of two units.

Unit One is made as follows.

You will need to make a total of 48 units for the 24 blocks.  

Layout and stitch the side triangle to the triangle in a square, matching the wide end of the side triangle to the narrow end of the triangle in a square. Press open. Lay out the other side triangle to the side-triangle / triangle in a square and stitch together.

Unit Two is made as follows.

You will need to make 48 units for the 24 blocks.

Lay out an apricot rectangle shape eight beside a yellow rectangle shape eight and sew together. Press seam to one side.

Complete the quilt blocks as follows:

Make 24 complete quilt blocks.

Quilt Assembly:

Arrange the 24 blocks as shown. Stitch the blocks together to make six rows and then stitch the rows together to complete the quilt.

How to add borders to this quilt includes the following.

Measure through the vertical center and left and right sides of the quilt and average the three numbers. Use that measurement to adjust the length of the vertical borders and cut to measurement. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Measure through the horizontal center and top and bottom sides of the quilt and average the three measurements. Use that number to cut the horizontal borders to size. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Quilt as desired.

Bind and Enjoy!

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Hi, it’s Bea again from beaquilter.

I’m excited to share a fun rainbow quilt I made with the new GO! Qube 10″ Mix & Match Block and Companion Set-Angles.

When you have a Qube set, you don’t have to stick with the size block it was designed to make. You can make blocks that are 1.5 sized, so 15″ with this set!

See this block, it’s a 1.5 sized block.

The patterns that come with the set are based on a 4 x 4 grid or 2 x 2, this block is 12 x 12 or 3 x 3.

After designing this block and playing in EQ, I decided on a rainbow quilt. At first, I ended up with nine colors but added another row for even more color.

I recently got new bins for my scraps and re-sorted them. So, I’ve been itching to dig into my “new” scraps!

EQ8 said I’d need about 1 3/4 yard of white, but I managed to cut everything out of solid white scraps! I only cut the border and binding out of yardage (about one yard for the border and 1/2 yard for the binding).

For each block I cut out:

(1) white with die #1

(2) of A and B (A and B is 2 different fabrics of the same color group) of die #3

(4) white and (2) of A and B of die #4 (I put the 2 extras aside for something else another time)

(4) white of #5

(2) of A and B of die #16 from the Angles set

Try NOT to use directional or striped fabrics.

I made 12 blocks, so 12 different color groups: yellow, orange, red, pink/purple, light blue, dark blue, light green, dark green, grey, light brown, dark brown and black.

On die #16, have the fabric grain straight with the short sides, not the angled sides.

Then the fun began! I sewed white #4s to the sides of the colored #4s as shown below, having the white on the right side.

I also sewed #5 white triangles to the short angled side of #16 trapezoids.

They just looked so pretty :).

Next, I sewed the large triangles to the block sections. On the ones with the white and colored #4 triangles, I added the matching coordinating color in the large #3 triangle.

With the trapezoid blocks, I added the large white triangle.

It’s fun laying them out in the rainbow color order!

At this point, I laid out all the block pieces so I could make sure the pieces were turned the right way. Then, I sewed them together like a large nine patch. Notice how it looks like the pieces are wrapped around each other, almost like a card trick block.

Here’s a purple block is sewn together.

Here’s nine of the 12 blocks done.

I sewed the blocks together into a 3 x 4 layout and added a dark green 3 1/2″ border, cut with the 3 1/2″ strip cutter die.

I quilted it with a pointy swirl all over in a pale green and added a matching dark green binding (made with the 2 1/2″ strip cutter die).

I sent the kids outside to take pictures of the quilt, here’s the best one.

The quilt measures 51″ x 66″.

Of course, you can make this with any Qube set, the finished size will just be different!

Hope you try it! Have fun!!

The post A Simple Guide to Making a Fun Rainbow Quilt Using the New 10″ Mix & Match Qube Set appeared first on AccuQuilt.

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Can you guess how many additional quilt blocks in a 4-patch configuration you can make with our companion sets? It’s an amazing 72!  Just think of all the options for new designs! We’re always driving ourselves expand ways for quilters to get as much as possible out of GO! products. As a result of our passion for quilting, we’ve created two new GO! Qube Companion Sets to add to our array of easy to use sets.

Twice as Nice with the GO! Qube Companion Set!

AccuQuilt currently has two Companion Sets: the GO! Qube Companion Set – Corners and the GO! Qube Companion Set – Angles. You can get the same sizes as the GO! Mix & Match Qubes (6″, 8″, 9″, 10″ and 12″).

Now, you’re probably wondering what’s the difference between these two sets. Each Companion Set contains four dies that cut four different shapes.

The GO! Qube Companion Set – Corners includes shapes 9, 10, 11.1, and 12.1. All the shapes involve sewing half square triangles (HST) to another shape.

Watch our video below on the new 10″ Corners Set.

55798- Qube 10in Corners-CuttingEdge

The GO! Qube Companion Set – Angles includes shapes 13, 14, 15, and 16. Watch our educator Pam demonstrate a Storm at Sea pattern using the new 10″ Angles Set.

55799-Qube 10in Angles-StormatSea

Now, here’s the real fun part. Let’s walk through each shape in the two companion sets to see how they relate to one another and the oversize of the Qube just like we did with the Mix & Match Set.

Shape 9 is a chisel that will match the finished size of shape 8 when paired with shape 5.

Shape 10 is a signature block that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 5s.

Shape 11.1 is a bowtie that will match the finished size of shape 2 when paired with shape 12.1.

Shape 12.1 is a HST that will form a square when two of these shapes are sewn together. Combining four of these units will create patch that matches the finished size of shape 2.

Shape 13 is a triangle in square center (TISC) that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 14s.

Shape 14 is a triangle in a square side (TISS), but can also be used as a half rectangle triangle that will match the finished size of shape 8 when two of these shapes are paired.

Shape 15 is a kite that will match the finished size of shape 1 when paired with two shape 14s.

Shape 16 is a trapezoid that will match the finished size of shape 3 when paired with shape 5.

Which GO! Qube Companion Set Do I Need?

Are you wondering which GO! Qube Companion Set is best for my needs? The Corners Companion Set is recommended for beginner sewers while the Angles Companion is recommended for intermediate sewers. Both Companion Sets would make great additions to any quilter’s collection of dies as all AccuQuilt dies are designed to make both cutting and sewing easy. Another benefit is that both sets can work independently. Who doesn’t love that! We do recommend that you have the GO! Mix & Match Block Set first.

TIP: When buying a companion set, make sure to pick the one that matches the size of your Mix & Match set.

If you’re enjoying this series, tune in next week where we’ll discuss how you can design your own quilt blocks with the Qube system!

  • BYOB (Build Your Own Blocks) – Part 3

Plus, watch for the following posts in our blog series:

  • How to use the Qubes to make 9-Patch Blocks – Part 4
  • How to put Blocks on Point – Part 5
  • Using the 6″ and 12″ Qubes together – Part 6

 

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Hi everyone, it is Connie, Freemotion by the River, with another fun AccuQuilt® tutorial. Today I am sharing a beautiful batik mini table runner made with the new AccuQuilt GO!® Spider Web die.

Spider Web Table Runner
9″ x 26″ GO! FABRIC CUTTERS:

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600)
GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S)
GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! CUTTING DIES:

GO! Spider Web-6″ Finished (55482)
GO! 2 1/2″ Strip Cutter (55017)

FABRIC:
  • ½ yard  cream fabric
  • ⅓ yard batik print
  • ½ yard tan batik
  • 10″ x 30″ batting
  • 10″ x 30″ backing
DIRECTIONS:
  • Place on fabric on die with wrong sides together.
  • Cream – Cut a 8½” by width of fabric strip – sub-cut 4 groups.
  • Print – Cut a 8½” by width of fabric strip – sub-cut 4 groups.
  • Tan – Cut a 8½” by width of fabric strip – sub-cut 4 groups.

The photos below show you the 4 sections of the Spider Web die.

Sew with a ¼” seam allowance and make sure the notches are all at the narrow point of the centerpiece as shown.

If you don’t do this your blocks will turn out wonky….ask me how I know.

Continue by adding the sections.

  • Make 4 sections that are tan and white pieces.
  • Make 4 sections that have a tan center, white pieces and the print for the third piece.
  • Make 2 block sections that are the print and white pieces.

Arrange as shown below.

You would normally match the notched sections together and stitch your blocks, but I decided to do this layout. Sew together following the diagram below.

Add the last two sections to the ends of the mini table runner.

Add your backing, a layer of batting and quilt as desired. Use the 2½” strip cutter die to cut your binding. Cut two strips.

I hope you have enjoyed the Spider Web mini table runner tutorial!

Take a closeup look at the completed project below.

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Hi, It’s Marjorie Busby from bluefeatherquiltstudio.com  and I’m excited to share how to take a single block using the GO! Qube™ Mix & Match 10″ Block and the GO! Qube™ 10″ Companion Set–Corners to make a striking 40″x 40″ quilt with four blocks and a pieced border. The new AccuQuilt GO! Mix and Match 10″ Block is a wonderful addition to any collection because you can easily calculate a quilt size since each block is 10″.  The blocks I used are from the 216 Block Brochure located on accuquilt.com allows quilters to choose from an infinite number of designs. Turn the blocks in different orientations and make even more quilt designs. Watch out. The endless design options can be addictive!

For this quilt, I used a blue and green color combination for a finished 40″ square quilt. The plain borders are cut with the 3″ Strip Cutter and finish at 2½”, and the pieced border uses the Chisel die (Shape 9) from the GO! Qube 10″ Companion Set–Corners and is 5″ finished width.

Supplies needed:

Fabric:

  • Dark fabric (blue)—1½ yards for blocks, borders and binding
  • Medium (green)—¾ yards for blocks
  • Light fabric—¾ yards for blocks
  • Backing—48″ x 48″
  • Batting—48″ x 48″

Cutting instructions:

This may look like a lot of cutting instructions—but it is much easier than it appears because you are simply making a single block for the inner quilt and a single block for the pieced borders, plus the four corner blocks.

You will use the following shapes from the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10″ Block and GO! Qube 10″ Companion Set–Corners:

  • Shape 3—5″ Finished HST (Die 55805)
  • Shape 5—2½” Finished HST (Die 55807)
  • Shape 8—5″ x 2½” Finished Rectangle (Die 55810)
  • Shape 9—5″ x 2½” Finished Chisel (Die 55811)
  • Shape 11.1—2½” Finished Corner Square (Die 55813)
  • Shape 12.1—2½” Finished Corner Triangle (Die 55814)

Precut as follows:

Dark blue fabric:

  • Shape 5—Precut 4—3⅞” x WOF, Cut 72 HSTs
  • Shape 9—Precut 2—6″ x WOF, Cut 20 Chisels
  • Shape 12.1—Precut 4¾” x 9½”, Cut 16 Corner Triangles

Light fabric:

  • Shape 5—Precut 4—3⅞” x WOF, Cut 72 HSTs
  • Shape 8—Precut 6″ x 13″, Cut 4 Rectangles
  • Shape 9—Precut 6″ x 14″, Cut 8 Chisels
  • Shape 11.1—Precut 6½” x 13″, Cut 8 Corner Squares

NOTE: Chisels are cut directionally. Place fabric right side up or right side down so the point of the chisel is facing the correct direction.

Medium green fabric:

  • Shape 3—Precut 1—6⅜” x WOF, Cut 8 HSTs
  • Shape 5—Precut 1—3⅞” x WOF, Cut 20 HSTs
  • Shape 9—Precut 2—6″ x WOF, Cut 20 Chisels
  • Shape 11.1—Precut 6½” x 13″, Cut 8 Corner Squares

NOTE: Chisels are cut directionally. Place fabric right side up or right side down so that the point of the chisel is facing the correct direction.

Inner solid blue border:

  • Cut 2—3″ x 20½” (Finished 2½” x 20″)
  • Cut 2—3″ x 25½” (Finished 2½” x 15″)

Outer solid blue Border:

  • Cut 2—3″ x 35½”
  • Cut 2—3″ x 40½”

Binding:

  • Cut 4—2½” x WOF

*** HST = Half Square Triangle

Block diagrams:

The following image shows the blocks in this quilt and border and the corresponding shape number from the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10″ Block and the GO! Qube 10″ Companion Set–Corners.

NOTE: If you are using individual dies rather than a Qube, the die numbers are listed in the cutting instructions above.

This is how your pieces will look after they are cut. Here the pieces arranged by shape below.

Block assembly (make six blocks):

Each main block in the quilt is made up of two units. One of the units has two colorways.

Unit one for the center four blocks is made as follows. You will need to make a total of eight units for the four blocks.

Unit two for the center four blocks is made as follows. You will need to make four units with a light blue background and four units with a green background.

Complete the four main quilt blocks using the units you have just constructed as follows:

Pieced border blocks:

Piece chisels by stitching a light HST to the corner of the dark and medium chisels as shown. Press seams open. Stitch chisels together, matching points, to make 20 chisel blocks.

Make four borders by stitching five chisel blocks together with chisels side to side as in the quilt diagram.

Corner blocks:

Stitch a green HST shape five to a light chisel shape 9. Stitch the completed chisel to a rectangle shape 8 to make four corner blocks.

Stitch a corner block to either end of two of the borders. Refer to the quilt diagram above to place blocks in the correct orientation.

Quilt assembly:

Arrange the four center blocks as shown or choose your own block placement for a different center design. Stitch the blocks together to make the two rows and then stitch the rows together to complete the four block quilt center.

Measure through the vertical center and left and right sides of the quilt and average if the three numbers. Use that measurement to adjust the length of the inner vertical borders and cut to measurement. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Measure through the horizontal center and top and bottom sides of the quilt and average the three measurements. Use that number to cut the inner horizontal borders to size. Stitch the borders to the quilt.

Stitch the vertical pieced borders to the left and right sides of the quilt. Press seams toward the inner vertical border.

Stitch the horizontal pieced borders which include the corner blocks to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press seams toward the inner horizontal border.

Add the outer vertical and horizontal borders by measuring and applying borders in the same manner as the inner vertical and horizontal borders are applied.

Quilt as desired.

Bind and Enjoy!

The post A Simple Guide to Four Blocks and a Border with New GO! Qube™ Mix and Match 10″ Block appeared first on AccuQuilt.

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We shared our excitement with everyone who loves quilting as much as we do with the launch of our annual AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest. One of our favorite things is tapping into the creativity of our quilting community and sharing our love for the art.

Late this summer, we reached out nationwide to the quilting community asking for original block designs. We had an impressive number of entries this year, so thank you to everyone that participated in our quilt block design contest. Our wish is to one day see the hundreds of beautiful designs submitted become quilts – large and small.

We are excited to announce 2018’s Quilt Block Design Contest winner, Candace Door, a quilter of nearly 29 years for her amazing block design. Candace started drawing shapes early on as a quilter, so this contest was a perfect fit for her as she enjoyed creating her own quilting designs.

Candace Door, 2018 AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest Winner

“I was so excited and blown away,” said Candace. “I’ve been creating quilts using AccuQuilt’s GO! Cutter and dies for years, so being recognized for one of my favorite fabric cutting systems is such an honor! I just want to say thank you for seeing the beauty in my design,” said Candace.

Also winning a trip to Omaha for his second-place finish is Reed Johnson. As all quilters understand, we are always looking for our inspiration when creating quilts. Reed dug deep and found his inspiration through colors and unusual shapes that he merges into his winning design.

“I am so excited to win this prize and share my design with everyone after the unveiling,” said Reed. “I’ve loved the accuracy of my AccuQuilt Cutter and have been quilting exclusively for several years.”

Reed Johnson, 2018 AccuQuilt Quilt Block Design Contest Runner-Up

All winner’s designs will be publicly announced at the AccuQuilt Headquarters located in Omaha, Nebraska during our 10th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 18, 2018. The winning block design will also be shared on FaceBook live in the afternoon of the event.

Watch for upcoming blogs in September to see all the winning block designs.

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View Winners of the 2017 Quilt Block Design Contest

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