Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AccuQuilt Christmas Theme Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi everyone and welcome to day three of the AccuQuilt Theme Blog Hop so happy you stopped by.



Today I am going to talk about the AccuQuilt Go Baby and the Apple Core die. At the end of this tutorial there is a Giveaway and a link for a chance to win a Baby Go.




 This is the Christmas quilt I made using my Go Baby cutter and the Apple Core die.  One of the quickest quilts I have ever made because of my Go.





Cut your pieces of fabric 6 x 71/2" with the selvedge of the fabric going the length of the die.  This helps  keep the fabric from stretching when it is run through the cutter.  You can cut as many as 6 layers of fabric at a time, but I usually cut 4.
I have really enjoyed using my AccuQuilt Go Baby cutter.  It is so easy and fast it only took a few minutes to cut enough Apple Cores to make this quilt.







When I started sewing the pieces together I decided to use Elmer's glue instead of pins. The pins seem to always get in my way.  I don't know what  I did before discovering Elmer's glue.  It's very handy and it washes completely out of the fabric.












I tried to alternate light and dark pieces when sewing the Apple Cores together so the pattern would show up better in the quilt.

 I  also popped the seams open when pressing so they would be easier to stitch through when quilting.









This is the finished top.  It was very easy to quilt.  I just stitched about 1/4 inch from each seam using the presser foot on my sewing machine as a guide.


            My Apple Core quilt was made completely from scraps and I just love it.  




If you would like to make one of your own and you don't have a GO cutter then leave me a comment about something you like on my blog by Saturday December the 24th and you just might win enough Apple Cores to make your very own Apple Core quilt..

If you would like a second Chance to win just click here to get to the page where you can Sign up for the AccuQuilt newsletter then post about it here.  Even if you have already signed up for the newsletter you need to click this link and sign up again.  You can also get 22 free patterns.

Be sure to stop by and visit the other Blogs in the AccuQuilt Theme Blog Hop to see what's going on and maybe win some great prizes.

Here is the lineup for this blog hop:

Monday, December 12th

Tuesday, December 13th
Cherry (Cherry Bossoms)

Wednesday, December 14th
Terrie (Bits & Pieces)

Thursday, December 15th
Katrina (Sunshower Quilts)

Friday, December 16th
Darlene (SewCalGal)



I want to thank SewCalGal for hosting this Blog Hop  and don't forget to visit SewCalGal's blog for a chance to win an AccuQuilt Go Baby!




REMEMBER BETTER CUTS MAKE BETTER QUILTS.
Happy stitching,
Nancy


138 comments:

Kathy said...

I like your hexagon tutorial. I'm still afraid to try. Hexagons are on my bucket list for 2012. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Laurel said...

i want to try a string quilt someday, and your tutorial seems really straight-forward!

Laurel said...

I signed up (again) for accuquilt's newsletter.

Quilter in the Gap said...

Great quilt and I can only hope I win a Go! eventually. thanks for the chance to win these great pieces...I surely wouldn't be cutting them by hand.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I signed up again for the newsletter

Agnes B Bullock said...

Am a new follower thanks to the giveaway!

LOVE the hint about the ELmer's GLue instead of pins! Use quilt basting spray to help (am a self taught novice quilter who started fusible applique three months ago) Would the spray version work instead of basting spray- would definitely be much less expensive!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Am also signed up, through your link, for the AccuQuilt newsletter! Thanks for the link!

trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

I love that apple core quilt!

Sandy said...

and I've signed up for the newsletter!

Hilachas said...

I like the tutorials on your blog, especially the Apple Core tutorial. Those curves look like they may be a problem for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win an AccuQuilt Baby Go.

Hilachas said...

I already receive the AccuQuilt newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Snoodles said...

Hi Nancy! I'm not in the draw....just wanted to stop in and tell you what a beautiful apple core quilt that is! That is a particular favorite of mine, and the die is on my wish list!

annmarie said...

I signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter again as iambuzzysma@yahoo.com
I don't own a GO Baby & have always wanted to make an apple core quilt so I'd LOVE to win your apple cores. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

annmarie said...

Besides the name of your blog, I like all the info on your sidebar. i've already bookmarked 3 of your tutorials, then decided if I like them that much I should follow you, so I did! Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

MoeWest said...

I love your apple core quilt. If I had a GO, this is one of the dies that I would want so thanks for the chance to win some fabric already cut. I'm a new follower. I like your machine-sewn hexies tutorial.

MoeWest said...

I signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter again.

Martina said...

Lovely quilt.Thanks so much. Just signed again for the newsletter.

Sallie said...

I like your wool applique quilt using the Rose of Sharon die, too. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Linda E in AZ said...

I have a GO cutter but don't have the apple core die and have been wanting to try it. Cute quilt and nice tutorial.
thanks!

Teri said...

Love the apple core quilt would love to make one....great giveaway.....have a Merry Christmas.

Linda E in AZ said...

I signed up again for the Accuquilt newsletter.
thanks!

Teri said...

I just subscribed again to the newsletter

sandrascraftcorner said...

Your tutorials are so easy to follow.

sandrascraftcorner said...

Signed up for the newletter again.

SewCalGal said...

Your Apple Core quilt is lovely. Interesting that you use Elmer's vs pins. I have another friend that does that for all her piecing and it is always perfect. I'm definitely going to give it a try now that I have read your excellent tutorial. Your piecing is superb!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

I am now a follower. What do I like about your site? First off the give-away, second the instructions for the apple core quilt, and also the saying you have about ups and downs being with needle and thread - very nice. I would like to use it.

Vicki said...

Here's for my second chance - signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter.

Donna~~ said...

Your apple core quilt turned out really lovely--so fun for Christmas! And thanks for the glueing idea--I wouldn't have thought of it!

Sally said...

The tutorial was very clear. As I am sure all of yours are. Would enjoy trying to make all those curves. lol I will now go click on the link provided and join newsletter again.
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

Deb said...

I liked your review on the Frixion pen - I've got a couple but haven't used them yet.

Deb said...

Re-signed up for AccuQuilt's emails.

Sally said...

Signed up for newsletter through your link. Wow, now there is 26 free patterns!!
SallyKingemail@gmail.com

Heartsdesire said...

I love all the things you've been doing with your AccuQuilt GO! Baby. Your applecore quilt is fabulous. And what a great way to use up a lot of scraps. Thanks so much for this generous giveaway

Heartsdesire said...

I have re-signed up for the AccuQuilt newsletter.

gill said...

I'm a new follower!
if the quilts in your header are typical of your work then I shall be a very happy follower!

gill said...

I've signed up again for the Accuquilt newsletter!

Granny Kay said...

Have signed up for the AccuQuilt newsletter. Thanks for the concise instruction on the apploe core quilt. It turned out lovely.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your apple cores are gorgeous!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love your apple core quilt! Thanks for the chance on your great giveaway!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I signed up over at Accuquilt!

Janet said...

Well I do have a Go Baby but I don't have an apple core die. I love your blog header!

KaHolly said...

I do not have a Go cutter!! I perused your archived posts while I had my lunch and just love everything you do. Your blog is so inspirational and motivational. Thanks so much! I also love your header picture.

Anonymous said...

I love the hint about the elmer's glue. Anything to make life easier, and faster, especially this time of year!! The scrappy quilt came out great and look forward to seeing other fun things you make!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

hueisei said...

Your blog header is so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win!

hueisei said...

I've signed up the newsletter!

Kathy MacKie said...

I liked the tip about Elmer's glue-who knew-thanks for the giveaway.

PattyBYoung said...

Love the glue idea! Thank you!!!

Kathy MacKie said...

Signed up for the newsletter again.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your crumb chaos block tutorial. I have a ton of scraps that will work with so I plan to try it soon. I have previously been on your site through SewMamaSew!

I also signed up for the accuquilt newsletter!

Thanks, again, for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

teachpany said...

The Apple Core die is a really good choice for Christmas fabrics. The quilt is really pretty. Elmers glue? Interesting. Your zig zag quilt with all those little squares is pretty. I need to look for some of Bonnie Hunters other designs. Thanks.

iluvmybugs said...

Love that Christmas stocking and your apple core quilt is so beautiful! Great tip about the Elmer's Glue (always keep a bottle in my house). TFS

iluvmybugs said...

Signed up for the Accuquilt Newsletter!

Lee Ann said...

I liked the weighted pincushion organizer (pincushion with thread catcher).

Lee Ann said...

I signed up for the newsletter again.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Wonderful Applecore quilt! I use glue all the time instead of pins, works great for holding the binding in place as you stitch it. I do press with a dry iron as I go.

Great tut on using half hexis to get rid of the dog ears.

crazyqsis said...

I signed up again to the newsletter
melisa

crazyqsis said...

I love the idea of glue
pins suck Iwonder if you could baste the quilt top and batting with it?

ritainalaska said...

love your applecore with its wavy border! would love to win your applecores; i don't have a go!cutter yet. i've had a quick browse through your blog and think your mile a minute toot is something else! will have to make that, too. btw, i am your new follower.

ritainalaska said...

i signed up again for the accuquilt newsletter, and checked for new free patterns. i use their patterns, hand drawing and cutting them; some of them are too cute!

karamino said...

I like blocks of your Beyond the Cherry Trees quilt - they are wonderful!

karamino said...

I signed up again for the Accuquilt newsletter! Thank you!

Aleisha said...

I've always wanted to make an apple core quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Aleisha said...

I have signed up for Accuquilt's newsletter.

Fan4may said...

I love your stocking. I need to use my embroidery machine it's been years. Fan4may at aol dot com

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Wonderful apple core quilt! I think the apple core die is a great tool to use up some scraps.

JoyceLM said...

I signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter (again). Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

Love your applecore quilt. Enjoy the tutorials you offer. Thanks for the chance to win.

DorthaC said...

I love your scrappy apple core quilt. I would love to win the cut out pieces to make a scrappy apple core quilt. dorthac@aol.com

Lorraine said...

Your apple core quilt is lovely!

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to make an Apple core quilt, yours is lovely...

Dorothy/Gramsbear80728

tesuque said...

I signed up for AccuQuilt's newsletter again.

tesuque said...

The applecore quilt reminds me that I have a template somewhere ...
While looking at your tutorials, a note about HSY's (Haven't Started Yet's) made me smile.

Teresa said...

I like the quality and clarity of the photos on your blog

Teresa said...

I signed up with Accuquilt

Anonymous said...

I really love the scrappy look of the quilt...and am intrigued by the Elmer's glue - must try that :) thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I signed up for the newsletter :) and am heading there now to read! thanks for a chance to win - laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Jennifer Gail said...

I LOVE HOW YOUR APPLE CORE QUILT LOOKS LIKE BASKETWEAVE.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I like your apple cores....grin.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter.

Cecilia said...

I like your apple core quilt and your hexagons. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I signed up for the newsletter again. :-)

Friendship Crossing said...

I am a new follower and I like the way you took us step by step on how to create the Apple Core quilt. It makes it so much easier to see how it all comes together.
Thanks so much!
Tanya

Friendship Crossing said...

I just signed up for the newsletter tonight.

Thanks,
Tanya

LauraLee said...

Hi Nancy. I like your Holiday apple core quilt. Very festive. I took a little scroll through your blog for a few pages. I really like Lillian's clothes that you did and the tutorial for the snappy bag- I never knew it was measuring tape in those. lol too cool.
Thanks for sharing!
lauraleelien at yahoo

LauraLee said...

I Signed up for the AccuQuilt newsletter again ;0)
lauraleelien at yahoo

Jeanne said...

Your apple core quilt has inspired me to make one for myself. Thanks for the pictures on making it.

Jeanne said...

I signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter again. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharon said...

Good morning...I do like many things on your blog but my all time favorite is the "apple core" I have always wanted to make this quilt but I could not cut up all of these now....as I am sure many of us couldn't but you have a great blog...thank you and Marry Christmas

Sharon said...

This is for the second entry I have signed up...

Jan said...

Love the quilt! I also love the small quilt hanger - where did you find that? I have been looking for one and have not been able to find one. That's one thing I like about your blog but the other is your applique header. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jan said...

Signed up again for the AccuQuilt newsletter.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'd love to win your apple cores so I can try making a quilt with it.I didn't realize you were the same person on the Glorious Applique site and am finally going to give in and get a Kim McClean pattern.

SewLindaAnn said...

I re-signed up for the Newsletter. Thanks for the info. that it needs to be done again to count, I'll go back and do it on the others' sites.

Carrie P. said...

that is so awesome that it has the little points where you match up the pieces. Love that.

Carrie P. said...

I signed up again for the newsletter.

Mommarock said...

Well, I certainly love the idea of using glue instead of pins :) Do you wash the glue out as you go.. our just leave it in until you are done?

madj said...

Have signed up for the newsletter.
jowynj(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

madj said...

I love your blog header. So bright and lovely.
jowynj(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

Debbie Lou said...

I love love love the Apple Core Quilt. That mini looks delicious. I must try that one. I would love to win the Accuquilt Go. I'm doing an Apple Core by hand, but this would be so much faster. Also loved the Elmer's glue tip. You are right that the pins get in the way. Your tute is great and thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie Lou said...

I have signed up for the Accuquilt Newsletter. Thanks again for being in the blog hop.

Laurel said...

Remember the children's rhyme "apple core - Baltimore" (I think it was what the cartoon characters Chip and Dale used to say!)? ;-)
I cannot imagine cutting out all of those pieces without using the Accuquilt! I would absolutely love to win one! Thanks for the opportunity!!

free indeed said...

Love that apple core quilt; it is on my to do list! I had one of my daughters buy me the template last year for CHristmas; winning them precut would certainly speed up the process of making one! :)
I liked your thought provoking quote on thankfulness to God too.

free indeed said...

I clicked through your link to sign up for the newsletter even though I already receive it.

Jeanne said...

I visited all of your tutorials and still ended up right back here. I love the apple core quilt it is beautiful and I have enough scraps I could make 2 or 3 of them. Thank your for sharing your knowledge and for the giveaway.

Jeanne said...

I already am signed up for AccuQuilts newsletter.

Amy said...

Oh, thanks for the tip about the glue, I don't like pins either, I'm always poking myself! lol

Your quilt is GORGEOUS and so is the stocking in the previous post. Thanks for shaing your tips. I'm already a follower or Darlene's an I get all the newsletters/offers, etc. from Accuqulit. I have a GO! Baby too.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Nanbon44 said...

I haven't gotten the apple die yet, the curves kind of scared me, but you make it look so easy.. and the glue tip I must remember that one.. I also like your heart quilt... and the rose of sharon...

Nanbon44 said...

I already get the Accuquilt newsletter

Ana said...

I already get the Accuquilt newsletter.

sunny said...

I'vae been wanting to try an applecore, and your tut makes it look very simple. thanks for the comment on Elmer's. Don't tell anyone, but I use it for small applique pieces. Thanks for the chance to win.

yorkie mom said...

I love your quilt! The apple core is on my "bucket list" of quilts to make. Would love some cores to get started! Thanks for a chance.

Needled Mom said...

I was just thinking about how much I liked the blocks in your header. Those are fabulous.

Your quilt looks gorgeous. I was wondering how to finish off the curved edges and love how you did it.

Needled Mom said...

Signed up again for AQ newsletter.

Mom C said...

Darling quilt. I like how you quilted it too. Smart. I'd love to make one just like it. Thanks.

Mom C said...

Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks.

teresamnj said...

Signed up for the Accuquilt newsletter!

teresamnj said...

I love your Apple Core quilt! So pretty!!! Someday maybe I'll have an Go! baby too, and can make this pretty quilt. I love the fact that you post tutorials, and I love your blog design! :)

Mimi said...

I love your blog heading... I have a love for applique and your blocks are colourful and cheerful (probably much like you!!). Thanks for the chance, I would love to win the apple cores (I am most likely the only quilter on this earth without a Baby Go!) hehehe

Mimi said...

I subscribed again for the Accuquilt newsletter.

marina said...

your apple core quilt looks gorgeous. Your go projects are fantastic. I love your rob peter/paul quilt. The black and white is so effective. I really admire your applique too. Just amazing.

KatheG said...

Love your apple core quilt - amazing! Thanks. KatheGTN (at) aol (dot) com

Patty C. said...

Love the applecore quilt - gorgeous! !!!
I like the creativity on your blog & the colors used. Please include my in the Giveaway ;)

Marilee said...

I like that you really use you Go cutter and share the results.

Cherry said...

Love your applecore quils and your use of Elmer's glue - great tip. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Donna Joy said...

Love apple core charm quilts, but didn't want to hand cut them all. Yeah to the Go cutter. Thanks for the apple core giveaway.
I signed up for the newsletter.

Becky said...

I love the applique blocks on your blog header. Love the color and variety. Thanks for the tutorial on the apple core quilt. Great way to use scraps:)

LethargicLass said...

I would love the chance to win these :) And thanks for the snappy bag tutorial, I have been wanting to make one... and finding out about the ruler instead of buying the parts is great!

quiltmom said...

I really like the apple core die and would love to win a go baby- THis is a very pretty design.
THanks for doing such a nice tutorial.
REgards from Western Canada,
Anna

Carla G said...

I like the blocks on your header! Very cool! And your tip for using Elmers Glue instead of pins is very helpful! I've been wanting to try the Apple Core Quilt for a while. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I resigned up to receive the Accuquilt newsletter. :)

arlette said...

I love your tip for using Elmers Glue instead of pins I'd love to make apple cores, but it scares me, I wouldn't mind if I win the ones you're giving away, I'll be thrilled, thank you for the chance

arlette said...

I'm already receiving their newsletter

judith lockhart said...

Nancy,I always love to read your blog and especially enjoy all the great tips and tutorials you share. Your humor is an added bonus!!

judith lockhart said...

I signed up again for the accuquilt newsletter. Maybe I'll get one someday!

Jodi said...

I have not made an apple core quilt yet. This would be a perfect start having the apple cores already cut! I also Love the link to the tutorial for the Car Caddy. What a clever idea and a useful one as wel.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

I clicked on the link you have for Accuquilt and signed up for their newsletter. I had signed up before but I did as you requested. hehe. I'm a follower of your blog. I love the applique flower blocks at the top of your site. Pretty!

Thanks for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

lormito said...

I love everything about your blog. It gives me such inspiration. I a still making the snap bags you featured a while back. They make lovely gifts. I would love to make an apple core quilt. I have plenty of scraps, now I just need the cutter....hint hint. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

I like your blog and apples. My mother likes apples more than I do, and wants to make an apple core quilt. So, am entering so can win these for my mother to "play with". There is no way either of us could accurately cut these pieces with scissors. Die cuts would make it easier on her (80 y/o and she is a great quilter yet neither of us are great on cutting). Thanks for the chance.