Saturday, November 14, 2009

Take Five

Today I finished putting the borders on this quilt. Talk about a quick quilt, this is the one to do!!

A friend and I are wanting to do some pro bono quilts to bust our stash and wanted to try this pattern.  We took our fabrics AND scraps to our local quilt shop (who by the way, donates her AccuQuilt to use for pro bono projects) and used her "Take 5" die to cut enough for five quilts in short time!  It takes longer to line your scraps over the die than it takes to roll it through the cutters.

I'm so impressed with that machine.  She has multiple dies to cut--squares, triangles, dresden plate, and strips in several sizes.  She rents the machine out for $5 an hour if you are a guild member.  It is definitely worth it.

My friend, Nita, has made one too, also using just five fabrics which the pattern calls for.  BUT, in an effort to use those small scraps of fabric we have, we have chosen 12 fabrics instead of five and going to make some really scrappy.  We'll see how those turn out.

1 comment:

  1. Fun contest for a $100 AccuQuilt gift certificate if you share your Worst Christ gift story