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I’ve been working on a fun combination project and I’m excited to share with you! I was recently given a Cricut Maker to play with and review by the folks at Cricut. This machine is the first digital cutting machine to be able to cut unbonded fabric – meaning regular fabric off the bolt, without any fusible stabilizer – because of its unique rotary cutter blade. (You can read more about it and see a fun bunting I made here.)
This technology creates endless possibilities for quilters and as a result, Cricut has teamed up with Riley Blake Designs to offer exclusive quilt patterns + coordinating fabric kits! (UPDATE: fabric kits no longer available, but .)
Cricut has 31 different pre-programed quilt designs in the Cricut Design Space that coordinate with the Riley Blake kits. (You will need to create a free account to the Cricut Design Space and log in to see the quilt designs as well as the other hundreds of projects available there.)
13 of the designs are Baby size quilts (including those above) and there are 18 Throw size options.
If you are just getting started in this quilting stuff, Cricut has the other supplies you need to get going including this Rotary Cutting kit which includes a 18″ x 24″ double-sided self-healing cutting mat (not to be confused with the mats that load into the Maker machine itself) that comes with a 12″ x 18″ acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter. (Or you can buy each of the items separately: mat, ruler, and rotary cutter.)
If you’re just getting started, Cricut also sells a Sewing Kit will basic sewing notions in one place.
I’ve printed out my preparation and cutting instructions as well as the Assembly Instructions for this project.
I’ve also been prepping my fabric so that it’s ready to go into the Cricut Maker. This is where the 12″ x 18″ ruler comes in really handy trimming yardage down to the perfect 12″ width to feed into the Maker machine. The rest of the fabrics from the kit are ready to go!
Next week I’ll be demonstrating how the Maker cuts 90% of the fabric pieces for the quilt as well as going over some simple tips for rotary cutting the sashing and binding strips! You can find that post in Part 2 here.
Quilt assembly steps as well as the finished quilt, see Part 3 here.
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