I don't often make quilt designs by others, but I did make Trinity Celtic Knot so it could be presented as a workshop for those who need a little extra help. Trinity Celtic Knot is designed by Deborah Cohen. Her version is a scrappy quilt using many fabrics in three main color groups plus a background. My version is using just three main colors with a background.
The workshop actually gives three different versions - full scrappy where you cut scraps for each square, partically scrappy using fat eights to quicken up the construction, and non-scrappy where you use three main fabrics with the background. The latter is what I did and these were the fabric I used.
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 and show you how to use it.
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 very important to get this right otherwise you will end up with crooked strips.
The folds and selvedge need to be even and the folds on both sides need to be parallel.
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 on both the top and bottom.
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. Tip: if you are cutting 1/2" amounts, sometimes I like to add a sticker on each slot I need to cut along so I don't end up cutting the wrong width.
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.
If you need more help making it, please check out my workshop: Knot of Squares