Quilting is a cherished craft that allows us to express our creativity and create beautiful and functional pieces. If you’re looking for a modern quilt design that combines simplicity with a striking visual appeal, the Fractal Patchwork Quilt pattern might just be what you’re looking for. This pattern utilizes traditional half-square triangles (HST) and quarter-square triangles (QST) to achieve a captivating fractal-inspired design. In this article, we will explore how you can bring this pattern to life and enhance your quilting experience with the AccuQuilt Cutting System.
Choosing Your Fabrics
When it comes to quilting, choosing the right fabrics is crucial in bringing your vision to reality. For the Fractal Patchwork Quilt, you’ll need three main colors and several shades of each color to create the desired contrast and depth. Consider selecting colors that harmonize well together while offering a range of tones for variation. This will add visual interest to your quilt and make the fractal pattern pop.
Items Needed to Make the Quilt
To create the Fractal Patchwork Quilt, you’ll require the Fractal Patchwork Quilt pattern, available at Sew Much Moore Academy. Additionally, you can enhance your quilting experience by purchasing the AccuQuilt HST and QST dies, specifically designed for 6″ finished squares. If you’re looking for the ultimate cutting convenience, the AccuQuilt GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter is an excellent investment, offering speed, precision, and the ability to cut through multiple fabric layers.
Cutting with the AccuQuilt Cutting System
The AccuQuilt Cutting System is a game-changer for quilters, providing precision and efficiency in fabric cutting. One of the key advantages of using the AccuQuilt Cutting System is the ability to achieve accurate and consistent cuts. For the Fractal Patchwork Quilt, you’ll require dies for 6″ (finished) half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles. With the AccuQuilt HST and QST dies, you can easily cut these shapes without worrying about trimming dog ears or dealing with bulky points.
Which Dies to Use
To create the Fractal Patchwork Quilt, you’ll need the GO! Half Square Triangle-6″ Finished Square die and the GO! Quarter Square Triangle-6″ Finished Square die from AccuQuilt. These dies are specifically designed to make your quilting process smoother and more efficient. The GO! Half Square Triangle-6″ Finished Square die allows you to sew two triangles together to create a perfect 6″ square, while the GO! Quarter Square Triangle-6″ Finished Square die provides four triangles that seamlessly join to form a 6″ finished square.
Time-Saving Attributes of Using AccuQuilt for HST & QST
One of the significant advantages of using the AccuQuilt Cutting System for the Fractal Patchwork Quilt is the time-saving aspect. With the AccuQuilt HST and QST dies, you can cut through multiple layers of fabric at once, allowing you to quickly produce a stack of perfectly shaped triangles. This eliminates the need for manual cutting and tedious trimming, enabling you to focus on the creative aspects of quilting and speeding up your overall quilting process.
Once you’ve completed the cutting phase, it’s time to assemble and bring your Fractal Patchwork Quilt to life. The pattern provides clear and easy-to-understand instructions, including fabric requirements, cutting instructions, and assembly guidelines. Whether you prefer traditional piecing or using the AccuQuilt Cutting System, the pattern caters to your preferred method.
The Fractal Patchwork Quilt pattern, with its captivating design using HST and QST, is an excellent choice for adventurous beginner quilters. By incorporating the AccuQuilt Cutting System and the corresponding HST and QST dies, you can streamline your quilting process, save time, and achieve precise and consistent cuts.
Check out this video that shows the time saving attributes of using the AccuQuilt Cutting System:
Whether you follow the traditional piecing method or utilize the cutting system, the end result will be a beautiful and striking quilt that showcases your creativity and quilting skills. So, gather your fabrics, choose your preferred cutting method, and embark on the journey to create your very own Fractal Patchwork Quilt.
Tell us in the comments if you use AccuQuilt and what your favorite AccuQuilt dies are!