Monday, August 16, 2010

Learn To Chisel With The GO! Would You Like One Too?

Hello Everyone,

Since my last post on the Chisel shape using the awesome AccuQuilt Go Cutter, I had a special request from Pat. She wanted to see exactly how the braid went together. So I definitely felt I should oblige this request. If you can stay with me through to the end of this post, I will give you some details on how you can win one of these wonderful GO! Cutters from little old me.

So strap yourselves in for the Chisel Tutorial...



First you have your piles of left and right chisels. The method for making left and rights was described here.


You will then begin the process of joining them together. When two are joined they will look like this photo above.


Then you want to begin adding the next chisel. In this case it will be a left chisel shape and will fit on the bottom like shown above.


The photo above show the left chisel sewn in place.


The crucial part here is that you need to press each chisel after they are joined. As shown above the left chisel has been joined and pressed open.


Here is the back side, shown above.


Now it is time to join a right chisel shape. Above you can see the placement of this shape. You will sew it in place.


Above you can see it sewn in place, then press it open. Once it is pressed open then you can join another left piece and you will continue to alternate sides until you get it to the length you desire.


You can see I have one braid to the length I would like. The other side will get there. This is going to be a runner for the guest bedroom. The entire design will be shown in my next post. Now you can't leave the ends uneven, they need to be trimmed.


The top of the braid will be trimmed like the above photo shows. You will trim 1/4 inch from the point of the V.


Once it is trimmed it will look like the above photo, nicely squared off.


The bottom half is similar. You will measure 1/4 inch out from the last V formed.


Trim the excess away and you will have a bottom that looks like the above photo.


Now you can see, as in the photo, the difference between the squared off braid and the one in progress. I hope this tutorial helps you to understand how to make the braid. I welcome any questions.

Now to what you have been waiting for...
1. Next week I will be posting about the GO! Giveaway and hopefully have a finished project to show you. So check back for the chance to win!!!
2. If you would like some of these wonderful 30s fabrics, you can get them for this week (8/16 - 8/20) only in my online shop for $6.75 per yard. The rest of the site is 10% off with the code blowout10. Click here for all the details.
3. Also, my blogging pal Emily has done a wonderful post featuring me, I am humbled, so please go and visit her and tell her I said hello!

I wish you all a wonderful week and lots of sewing happiness!!

Until Next Time...


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30 comments:

Fiesta said...

Great project Jackie. Thank you for teaching us.

Pat said...

Jackie....THANK you...thank you THANK YOU!!! It is extremely clear and I held up my next piece (on the stalled project) and can see exactly how to do it!!! YAY!!! I might not get to completing it this week with Jessi here, but...I WILL get to it now!!! Yippee!!!

Stephanie said...

I really like how you only have to trim the top and bottom instead of the sides also. Great tutorial. I just read Emily's nice blog post.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love this tut, I have a GO and now I want this die, I never wanted it, till I saw this post. thanks

Shari said...

Great tutorial Jackie! I'll still be doing braids the old-fashioned way, but just in case it's good to know!!

Cheers!

PS Awesome, mind-blowing threads!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Excellent instructions.

Nedra said...

Fun tutorial Jackie. You make it look so easy.
It was nice reading about you over on Em's blog (fellow Utahn). She lives up North but her mom is here in St. George.

PunkiePie said...

Thanks! Now I'll add the chisel die to my list of GO wants for myself!

Winona said...

What a great tutorial! Thank you. You made it look so simple. LOL Winona

Carin said...

Jackie I love the look of that braid in the 30's fabric. Its going to be lovely.

Vicki W said...

I will eventually have to succumb to the Go!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh thank you for showing us!!

Beautiful Seams said...

Jackie thank you so much for sharing, I just purchased the Studio Chisel Die can't wait to use it now..Love your tutorial!!

Barb said...

I LOVE the braid that you made from the chisel die! I am still working on winning a GO cutter so that I can do these great things too!

em's scrapbag said...

Great tutorial! I've been eyeing the Go. It would be so nice to have. I'll be watching for your giveaway. But if I don't win I know eventually I'll be buying one.

wishes, true and kind said...

Nice tutorial! I've always liked braided columns in quilts!

Cardygirl said...

Great tutorial Jackie...you are using all my favourite 30's prints too!

Cathi said...

Oooh -- I love that braid effect. This is making the GO seem more and more attractive for some shapes!

call me crazy said...

Wow, I love the braids but had no idea you could make one with a GO~ now I want one even more if that is possible!! :-))

pratima said...

Jackie, thank you for the tutorial. I've never attempted a braid. This design is very pretty and has so many possibilities!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful tutorial. I have a pattern that is similar to that and I would love to make one with similar colors that I saw in an antique one. For now I am making smaller quilts and applique, since cutting too much kills my hand.

Debbie

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Great tutorial! Braids look very easy with the chisel die. I might have to add the die to my wish list.

Shirleyquilts said...

Jackie, you said that you pressed the seam open, but I looks like you are pressing the seam toward the last chisel piece you added.

Cool project. I like it! Yet another one to add to my wish list.

Karen said...

Excellent tutorial Jackie! I just may have to add this to my To-Do list!

Janet said...

I remember the braid from many years ago, this is a more accurate method though, Looks lovely.

Jackie said...

This is just a test comment to see if I start getting them again in my e-mail box.

Rumi said...

Great tutorial. Making the thought of getting a GO very appealing!

Heather said...

Love the way that went together so neatly.

Barb said...

Just love it!

Joanna said...

I bought the chisel die based on Darlene's post, and now seeing this I think I want to try the braid. Thank you for the how-to.

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