Monday, November 1, 2010

Design Wall

I know this doesn't look a whole lot different than the last design wall, but I do have 9 rows sewn together instead of the 2 last week. I haven't decided how many rows I'm going to make, but I have enough tumblers for 12 rows.

Using the accuquilt I figured one important rule to follow. Put a piece of paper between the fabric and the cutting mat. I had some tumblers that were 1/4" short, and when I re-cut them with the paper, were just right. I don't know exactly why some of them were mis-cut, but it seemed to be the lighter weight or loosely woven fabrics. Next time I cut, I'm going to use paper on each stack. It doesn't hurt anything and will insure that they come out just right. The white I'm using is Kona cotton, and when I cut the edge pieces there were short. The other stack was the pink/lavender one that looks striped. The Kona is kind of loosely woven and the lavender a light weight fabric. Perhaps if I had starched it would have been fine.

Anyway, just a little tip.

To see more design walls, click on the link to Judy's blog.

9 comments:

Denise :) said...

Way to persevere! Glad you're figuring out your Go! Have a fun week sewing! :)

Jennifer Woo said...

Nice!! Thanks for the tip, I would love to get one but saving to buy fabric instead!

Tamera said...

Your tumbler quilt is looking great!

Chris said...

Thanks for the tip. I don't have a Go cutter but I am hoping Santa is nice to me ;)

Charlene S said...

Thanks for the tip!

AnnieO said...

This is such a fun way to do the tumblers. It looks really happy!

Gari said...

There is a learning curve to everything, isn't there? And we appreciate that you are letting us know some of the quirks so we don't have to firgure them out for ourselves. Thanks.

Allie said...

How in the world did you figure that out! That's amazing. This is such a pretty quilt Mary!

Marilyn said...

I am loving this quilt. I've never used a cutter before. Interesting.

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