The first quilt in the Week of Tools is a fun whimsical quilt made by Lauren Hawley of Sew Modern simply named “The Pirate Quilt”. There are several “tools” that Lauren used that made this baby quilt easier to put together.
In Lauren’s own words:
This was really fun. I started with some fabric from Riley Blake’s Pirates. I used my Accuquilt GO Cutter to make the hexagons—so easy! I fused them onto the quilt with Steam a Seam 2 and then hand stitched each one into place with embroidery thread. Then I embroidered the pirate images and hand stitched the map line.
At that point I thought maybe it was a bit boring, but after I quilted it, I really liked it. Stripey bindings are always a hit for me too. It was just fun to make it all up and incorperate different elements into it than I usually do. I NEVER thought I would be into hand stitching so much, but I’m really digging it.
Two main “tools” were used on this quilt. The first was the cutter used to cut the hexagon shapes, the Accuquilt GO! Cutter.
From their website: The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is a fast, precise, affordable fabric cutter that allows quilters and fabric crafters to cut fabric as much as 90% faster than scissors or rotary cutting. Perfect for the beginner and occasional quilter.
The second “tool” was Steam a Seam 2, a double sided fusible interfacing made by the Warm Company. From their website:
Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick has the pressure sensitive on both sides which allows for a temporary hold to both the appliqué material and the background material. You can hold your project vertically and the appliqué pieces stay in place and are still repositionable until fused with an iron.