I purchased an Accuquilt Go die cutter awhile ago and have made so many great projects with it, including tumbler block baby quilts and Dresden Plate table toppers. But I wanted to use a combination of dies to create some other basic, well-known quilting blocks.
My original purchase of my AccuquiltGo! included a combination die (above). It has on it a 2” finished square, a couple 2” finished half square triangles (HST), and a 4” finished square.
Hey, that’s all I need to make the basic Bear’s Claw block! Perfect.
I haven’t yet purchased any of the the Accuquilt GoCubes. Mostly because I can’t decide which one to get! They have 6”, 8”, 9”, 12”, and have recently added a 4” GoCube. After doing a little research on the Accuquilt website I realized that each of these GoCube Sets cuts the exact same 8 basic shapes. The only difference is their finished size. The shapes are:
- GO! Square-large
- GO! Square-small
- GO! Half Square Triangle-large
- GO! Quarter Square Triangle
- GO! Half Square Triangle-small
- GO! Square on Point
- GO! Parallelogram 45°
- GO! Rectangle
That means if you figure out the shapes you need for a block, the shape numbers are always the same, no matter which CubeGo you have—only the finished size changes.
The light went on in my brain! Ah-hah! I get it. I discovered I already owned shapes 1, 2, & 5. So all I need are a few more (shapes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8) and I’ll have all the dies in the 8” GoCube.
- GO! Square-4 1/2″ (4″ Finished) (55708) —GOT IT
- GO! Square-2 1/2″ (2″ Finished) (55709) —GOT IT
- GO! Half Square Triangle-4″ Finished Square (55710)
- GO! Quarter Square Triangle-4″ Finished Square (55711)
- GO! Half Square Triangle-2″ Finished Square (55712) —GOT IT
- GO! Square on Point-3 1/4″ (2 3/4″ Finished) (55713)
- GO! Parallelogram 45°-2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ Sides (2 1/16″ x 2 13/16″ Finished) (55714)
- GO! Rectangle-2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (2″ x 4″ Finished) (55715)
The white squares were cut with Shape 1, and I decided to purchase Shape #8 (the 2×4” finished rectangle) to cut the grey rectangles.
To finish, I used my 1-1/2 (1” finished) strip die and 2-1/2 (2” finished) strip die for the borders and binding.
Don’t you just love Moda fabric by Robin Pickens? I do. These fabrics are from her Dandi-Annie & Dandi-Robin lines for Moda. I had just enough left from a lap quilt to make this table topper/wall hanging..
I decided to be a little more creative with my machine quilting. What do you think?
This table topper (that can double as a wall hanging) is now available for sale in my Etsy Shop.
I can’t wait to try figuring out how to make more items with the Accuquilt dies I already own. And maybe I’ll add a few more dies so I’ve got the equivalent of the 8” GoCube.
Stay tuned. And until next time…