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Thread: applecore quilt using accuquilt die

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    applecore quilt using accuquilt die

    Has anyone done this quilt? if so, how many cores did you cut? The pattern on quilterscache said "about a million"lol.

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    There is a pattern on the accuquilt site. Try googling free apple core accuquilt. I know I've seen it

    Here is one

    http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-wove...uilt-free.html

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    The number .... depends on how large of a quilt you want!
    And which size of apple cores you are using.

    I made a table runner. I cut the cores using a plastic template that I had made from the paper pattern ... a small rotary cutter zipped around it, and I had them cut out in no time.
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    looks great.lots of curves scare me
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    Love this!
    how hard is it to sew up?
    all those curves scare me too, lol

    Quote Originally Posted by EmbQuilt View Post
    There is a pattern on the accuquilt site. Try googling free apple core accuquilt. I know I've seen it

    Here is one

    http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-wove...uilt-free.html

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    I wanna know too, how hard is it to sew up?
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    Curves scare me too. I love it!! It would take me a while to cut all of those small pieces out.
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    I didn't find it too hard to sew. It was not something to do, if I didn't have patience! And when I did it, I did actually find it somewhat relaxing ... I often folded to find the centres and sometimes the 1/4 points to match together. And then pinned it. The curve was not so severe to make it a difficult one to stitch. I had very few where reverse stitching was required!!
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    That is nice to know QuiltE, one of these days I might get one for my studio and try it out.
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    if you have not done curved piecing yet an apple core is a good beginning- because it is not a 'severe' curve. give them a try-
    as for how many----it certainly depends on how large your pieces are-and how big you want your quilt to be--if you look at the table runner above- it has 40 apple cores-
    it is a good (on going-scrappy) project---cut a bunch- sew them together---cut a bunch more- instead of trying to cut a (million) all at once
    some projects it is easier-and makes more sense to cut as you need to-just start with an assortment- put them together---also-if you have not done these before- it would be better to start with (maybe 40 like above) and put them together---if you decide you hate sewing them you have not commited yourself--and are not (stuck) with a million pieces you may never use- better to start with a few-that you could make into a tablerunner- or a placemat- or tote bag---instead of cutting enough for a king sized quilt then hating the process!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    That is nice to know QuiltE, one of these days I might get one for my studio and try it out.
    To clarify, as mentioned above, I do not have an accuquilt, and were easily cut with an acrylic template and small rotary cutter.




    CKCowl hit it with the suggestion of the table runner.
    EXACTLY my motive in doing the runner, to learn curves. While I said I found the process actually quite relaxing ... Heavens NO! I can't ever imagine doing a whole quilt. Although, I do see myself doing another runner or tabletopper, all for the fun of it ... this time it'll be in more spring-like colours!
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    If you mark the centers on all four sides of the core and pin, they sew easily by machine. How large is the lovely tabletopper? That would give me an idea of what I'm up against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriabelle View Post
    If you mark the centers on all four sides of the core and pin, they sew easily by machine. How large is the lovely tabletopper? That would give me an idea of what I'm up against.
    I didn't mark ... just folded in half and let the crease be my guide. And yes they sewed pretty easily.

    The 40 cores made a runner about 38"x15".
    Of course, would depend on the size of your template, as I remember the pattern I used had several different template sizes included. Hope this helps!
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    Something I have been meaning to try. i have bought several different sizes of acrylic and plastic templates. Cutting out seem,s hard enough. I have borrowed my friends accuquilt - but disappointingly she has not (yet) bought the apple core die. The dies are so expensive I am reluctant to buy in case I don't get on with sewing them. I ceratainly don't have the patience to sew by hand.

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    Something I have been meaning to try. i have bought several different sizes of acrylic and plastic templates. Cutting out seem,s hard enough. I have borrowed my friends accuquilt - but disappointingly she has not (yet) bought the apple core die. The dies are so expensive I am reluctant to buy in case I don't get on with sewing them. I certainly don't have the patience to sew by hand.

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