Thursday, November 24, 2016

Adventures in Accuquilt Go Essentials: Orange Peels and PreCuts

There is something about purchasing a packet of 5" squares, a charm pack---makes me happy! But, combining those cute colorful squares with Accuquilt Go shapes is just amazing!

I love orange peel quilts and I just realized that the orange peel is sized to be sewn onto a simple 5" block. The background block can be cut with a die, but if you are like me---great use of a charm pack. But, even better, the orange peel can also be cut from a charm pack!

I'm sorry, I cannot remember the name of the fabric used for the pillow---it was a charm pack that I have used for several projects and this is simply what I had left!

Now add the new AccuquiltGo Essentials to the mix and there is magic! 
Supplies needed:
5" Precut squares
Tear-away stabilizer
Embroidery machine, thread

Join me as I further discover the capabilities of this great software and make my orange peel blocks using precuts as the background square! 

I hope that you will join me next time! Until then....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Adventures in Accuquilt Go Essentials: a Candy Cane!

It just cannot get much better! Accuquilt Go Essentials is here! It is the marriage of accurate and beautiful applique at the click of a mouse. If you are familiar with Embrilliance Essentials, this version is a very close cousin. If you are new Accuquilt Go Essentials, it is an editing software which allows you to merge embroidery designs from your personal library and arrange them to your pleasure. The Accuquilt version contains libraries of the the Accuquilt dies. Yes, you heard it right! There are appliques, holiday shapes, geometric, etc. ready to be arranged and stitched. No digitizing experience necessary. But, please understand you must have the Accuquilt dies and cutter in order to use this software.

Join me as I create my first project using this fantastic editing software and my Accuquilt die, Holiday Medley (55043). This experience was just plain sweet!

Until next time! Keep sorting the scraps so that you can generate the gems!