Monthly Archives: April 2019
Recently new in, we are very excited about our new Crafter’s Edge Crossover range and have been eager to try using the new range of FAB dies with the Accuquilt Go! conversion kit. As the kids are on holiday from school, we decided it would be lovely to involve them and do a fun, bright project with the flag pennant and the super funky monster dies.
Starting with the Crossover Flag Pennant die, we cut 24 bright pennants, 12 of which we attached medium weight Vilene to give the finished product more structure. We found that using the pennant die took some thought. The die had to be laid flush against the edge of the folded fabric in order to create the perfect pennant.
Then we got the kids in for the fun bit, creating quirky monsters from a selection of coordinating fabric to which we had applied Steam A Seam. The cutters are so easy to use that the kids were able to cut to their hearts content and the Crossover dies fussy cutting capability meant that they were able to position the dies precisely on patterned fabrics as well as use up tiny off cuts for the smaller pieces. They loved how versatile the FAB dies are and created clouds from the sheep die set, hats from the snowman die set and much more. Then Riley took his place at the pressing station and tirelessly pressed the monsters onto the pennants.
Then the really exciting bit, being let loose on the sewing machines, and not just any sewing machines but Bernina ones ! With help from the “grown ups” the boys joined the pennants with a quarter inch seam and top stitched a border to create our funky bunting.
It was also Riley’s birthday this week and Charlie used the finished bunting to decorate at home. Little did Riley know, the Bernina sewing machine he had been using for monster making was actually his birthday present! A Bernina 135 Plus, refurbished by Rick our Bernina Doctor. One very happy Birthday Boy !
Using the same techniques, we upcycled an old denim bean bag with monstrous noughts and crosses and created a monstrous pair of jeans!
If you fancy trying your hand at some monster creations, then we are currently offering a free monster die when you purchase a Crossover Accuquilt Go! Conversion Platform to use with your existing Accuquilt Go!
Using this method we learnt about using:
- Crafter’s Edge FAB dies with the Accuquilt Go! by using the Conversion Platform Set
- Bernina binder attachment to make bias binding
- Bernina Edgestitch Foot 10V
Here are the products which we used during this project: