Trinity Celtic Knot with Shape Cut Plus
I don't often make quilt designs by others, but from time to time I do. Today I'm doing just that. I'm making Trinity Celtic Knot designed by Deborah Cohen. Deborah's version is a scrappy quilt using many fabrics in three color groups.
I've decided I want to see how it turns out using just three fabrics with the background. I have chosen these fabrics to work with.
Since I needed to cut many strips from one fabric I thought it was a great opportunity to pull out my Shape Cut Plus tool.
This speeds up the cutting tremendously. The only thing you have to be careful about is folding the fabric straight to begin with. Since the Shape Cut Plus is not wide enough to cut across the half width of fabric, you have to double fold it before cutting. It is important to get this right otherwise you will end up with crooked strips.
Start by aligning the two selvage edges even first. Make sure they are even along the whole length of your fabric and give it a good press. Then carefully bring the folded edge over even with the two selvage edges ensuring the entire length is aligned accurately. You can double check by laying your Shape Cut Plus tool on top.
Use the lines on the tool to make sure you cut straight.
Start by trimming off the first edge. Slot the rotary cutter into the first groove which is 0 inches. The blade will stay within the groove but do remember to hold the Shape Cut Plus tool firmly.
Now it's just a matter of cutting the required widths.
One two three, that was quick work. I can move on to sewing now.
Have you made this quilt pattern? I would love to see your quilt so send me a photo please. Find out more information about this pattern >>