I recently received a couple of unexpected packages in the mail, can you guess who they were from? I felt like it was already Christmas….other than I got to open the boxes right away!
AccuQuilt sent these to me as a thank you gift for the tutorials that I share each month on their blog and also to help me with my projects.
I received 2 mats and I have to say that these are very heavy-duty! I have several different brands of the large 24″ x 36″ mats and I am impressed with this one already. I also received a 18″ x 24″ mat, a rotary cutter and two different rulers. One was a 6″ x 24″ ruler and that is a size I use every day, there was also a 12″ square ruler that is great for squaring up blocks. These are items you won’t find on their website but they will be sold at their retailers. Thank you AccuQuilt!
At first I wondered why AccuQuilt had designed their own mat, cutter and rulers since they are a die cutting company. Well, I went to work on a project and what is the first thing you usually do……cut strips of fabric a little bigger that the size of the die you are going to use. That means you need a mat, a rotary cutter and some kind of ruler, I’ll be using these in all of my tutorials from now on!
I am working on a quilt that uses a gazillion 2 ½” half square triangles and I am cutting my strips 3 ½” wide for my die. I usually write all over my dies with a felt tip marker so I know what size to cut my fabrics.
I’m getting ready to use the 12 inch square ruler, I usually buy all kinds of square rulers that are useful for squaring up blocks…..I’ll share more on this block soon.
Once again I want to thank AccuQuilt for the gifts and also for their wonderful products that speed up my quilting so much! Now I’m going back and work on more of my half square triangle blocks. I’m working on blocks that have 56 in each one of them!