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Sail: an Easy Modern Quilt Pattern for Beginners

The Sail quilt pattern is a modern Half Square Triangle quilt pattern for any skill level quilter! The block-based quilt pattern design features one of the easiest foundational quilt blocks in 2 different sizes, and the pattern teaches you 2 different Half Square Triangle techniques! If you like easy quilt patterns and a fast, fun quilt finish – this quilt pattern is for you! And, if you’re thinking of making your first quilt, this is a great option!

This easy modern quilt pattern might be considered a skill builder, as it will teach you 2 different main ways to make Half Square Triangle quilt blocks, and it includes helpful diagrams & instructions for every step of making the quilt top! This easy half square triangle quilt pattern PDF is available as a digital download as well as a paper pattern.

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0 In AccuQuilt/ Projects & Tutorials/ Quilting/ Quilting Tutorials

How to Make an Economy Quilt Block Using AccuQuilt

square in a square quilt block tutorial

The most precise way to make an Economy Quilt Block is to use a fabric cutting machine like AccuQuilt to cut out the pieces for you! I’ve been a huge fan of AccuQuilt for a while now, and this Economy Quilt block tutorial will show you exactly why I love it so much! Making an Economy Quilt block using AccuQuilt is super easy and there’s a good chance you already have the dies you’ll need! Follow the tutorial below to get started and learn all my secrets for making a perfect and precise quilt block.

If you don’t have an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine, you can still make an Economy Quilt Block using a rotary cutter by following this Economy quilt block tutorial.

Here’s a short video to learn how to make an Economy Quilt Block using an AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine:

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4 In AccuQuilt/ Getting Started/ Quilting/ Quilting Tools

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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2 In AccuQuilt/ Quilting

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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2 In AccuQuilt/ Quilt Patterns/ Quilting Tutorials

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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Using AccuQuilt for Designer Quilt Patterns

Have you seen the AccuQuilt fabric cutting system and wondered if you’d still be able to make the quilts from your favorite quilt pattern designers? With some creativity and a little math, you definitely CAN use your AccuQuilt die cut machine to make nearly any designer quilt pattern! I am here to teach you exactly how you can convert a designer quilt pattern into an AccuQuilt pattern, and I’ll show you how I made the Indian Summer quilt by @suzyquilts using my AccuQuilt Go!  as the example. I used my AccuQuilt Go! to cut out all the fabrics and save a ton of time in the process!

Indian Summer Quilt Pattern with AccuQuilt

You can download the baby size pattern of this quilt for FREE here, or if you are feeling more ambitious, you can snag the throw version of the pattern in Suzy’s shop. I wrote these instructions with the baby version in mind, but by the end of this post you should feel comfortable and confident in your abilities to make the throw work for you as well!The most important thing to go through first are your necessities. Regardless of what quilt pattern you are trying to convert to use on your AccuQuilt fabric cutting machine, you’ll want to read through the entire quilt pattern to see what sizes and shapes are used. Many common designer quilt patterns use half square triangles (like Indian Summer!) or other shapes that can be found in traditional quilt blocks.

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