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Learn the Basics of English Paper Piecing (EPP)

English Paper Piecing, called EPP for short, is a hand sewing technique used in quilting. It features using shapes of card stock to keep the fabric in the correct sizes and shapes.

If this is your first time trying English Paper Piecing, this video might help you see the two main types of stitches you can use. I’d suggest you try out both and see which way you prefer.

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How to Use AccuQuilt GO!™ to Cut Quilting Fabric

I began using my AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting machine in my quilting over a year ago, and my quilting has been easier and more precise ever since! If you’re considering getting a fabric cutting machine and aren’t sure which machine you want, you might want to check out this post: Everything You Need to Know About AccuQuilt or maybe even Which Fabric Cutting Machine is Best?

In this post I’ll share the basic steps involved in cutting your quilt fabrics using an AccuQuilt GO!™ cutting machine. If you want to see it in action, watch this quick video:

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The Best Fabric Cutting Machine

Which is the best fabric cutting machine? If you know me, you know I get a LOT of use out of my cutting machines! There are a few major fabric cutting machines that are popular, and the two that I have are the Cricut Maker and the AccuQuilt Go!

These machines are both amazing – and honestly I really can’t pick a “BEST” fabric cutting machine because they are also so different. This video highlights the differences between the 2 models in hopes that you can gain clarity into which fabric cutting machine is best for you:

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String Quilt Block Tutorial using AccuQuilt

Whether you have an AccuQuilt cutting machine already or are looking to get one, this video & blog post combo will show you how to make a variation of a String Quilt Block as part of a 2-block quilt while using the AccuQuilt Angles Companion Qube. I’ve teamed up with my friend HollyAnne Knight from String & Story to each teach a tutorial for a quilt block, which come together beautifully in this gorgeous quilt! 

AccuQuilt users will find this tutorial particularly helpful, but you can make a quilt like this without one too!

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First off, I’ll share how to make this string quilt block using the 8″ Mix and Match Qube and it’s Angle Companion. To learn how I cut, sew, and press to make this block – watch the video, or keep reading, if that’s more your speed! Later on in the article I will also show how to implement this block into a baby size quilt like I did!

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How to Make a Perfect Half Square Triangle using AccuQuilt

Perfect Half Square Triangle Quilt Block

I’ve been using my AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine for nearly a year now, and hands down, my favorite thing about it is how EASY it makes Half Square Triangle quilt blocks.

The ever-popular Half Square Triangle quilt block is also referred to as a HST and is one of the most versatile and iconic quilt blocks out there – used in a variety of both traditional and modern quilt designs.

How to Make Perfect Half Square Triangles

In this article I will show you why I love HSTs as much as I do, and how to get them pretty darn close to perfect without ever needing to trim them! The main secret to my HST success is the AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine. The are tons of ways to make a good Half Square Triangle without using a fabric cutting machine, but using my AccuQuilt has cut the time involved drastically and I am so thrilled with the results!

If you want to see my AccuQuilt Half Square Triangle tips in action, watch this video:

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