I’ve been messing around with my AccuQuilt chisel die and I’ve found that you can create some really cool 3D effects with it.
Doesn’t that look like the corners of buildings jutting out? This is what the die looks like.
It is included in the AccuQuilt 6” Qube Companion Corner set. It is used with the triangle die, shape 5, from the 6” Qube.
This is a directional die, so if you are working with fabric that has a “right” side, you’ll need to pay attention . If you want all your pieces the same, you’ll need to place them on the die all with right sides up, or right sides down, depending on what direction you need. you also need to pay attention when sewing. For the blocks I played with, I wanted one going in each direction. Obviously, solids are the same on both sides, so they are good for playing with.
This is how I pressed my seams so that they nest.
As I mentioned, with solids, it doesn’t matter which way they are cut, but the piecing does matter. Here are some of my play time ideas.
These end up as 3” blocks. In the photo below, I added some 3” plain squares in between. I’m not sure what, if anything, I will do with these. They were a great size for playing at the design wall.
I have a 3” by 6” chisel die as well for my AccuQuilt studio cutter. I cut a bunch of pieces out of red, white, and blue solids when I was back in Michigan. I need to pull those out and play some more.
Have a great day!
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Now THAT’S an interesting pattern.