Welcome to the Blooming Wallflowers quilt along! In this week’s video I’ll show you how to cut out the entire quilt using regular rotary cutting techniques, or AccuQuilt die cutting. Watch my full length video below and let me know what questions you have in the comments.
Triangle Tips – Cut Mirror Image Pairs
When cutting out your triangle pairs from your dark background fabric, half of them should “face” left and half should “face” right. You can tell you’ve cut the pair correctly when one pair looks like the image below.
Tips on Cutting Setting Triangles
Because Blooming Wallflowers is set on point, you’ll want the outside edges to be on the straight grain. The corner triangles (below left) are cut so that the top and side edges are on the straight of grain. The side triangles (below right) are cut so that the long side (on the top of the triangle) is the straight of grain. All of this is to prevent your quilt from stretching out of shape along the edges.
If you cut your setting triangles the traditional way, you’ll start with squares as indicated in the Blooming Wallflowers Quilt pattern. If using the Setting Triangles AccuQuilt Die, you’ll cut strips parallel to the selvage. Both ways will produce the correct triangles needed.
Share Your Progress #bloomingwallflowersquilt
Which cutting method do YOU plan to use? I’d love to know. Leave a comment or question here on the blog. Or share on your favorite social media channel. I’m here to cheer you on each step of the way!
Once your units are all cut, it’s time to sew up the blocks, so meet me here again next week!
AccuQuilt Die Sets Used
- AccuQuilt Go! Big Electric Die Cutting Machine
- AccuQuilt Companion Angles Set
- AccuQuilt Mix & Match Qube
- AccuQuilt Setting Triangles Die
- AccuQuilt 2″ Strips Die