Trinity Celtic Knot with Shape Cut Plus

Posted by Ruth on 13 October 2012 | 3 Comments
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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.

Trinity Celtic Knot: Find the pattern here

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.

Fabrics for my Trinity Celtic Knot

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.

Align edges even

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.

Shape Cut Plus tool - ready to start cutting

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.

Trim the edge first

Now it's just a matter of cutting the required widths.

Strips cut - I moved them apart slightly so you could see

One two three, that was quick work. I can move on to sewing now.

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  • Very nice Ingrid, thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Ruth, 09/05/2016 9:21am (6 years ago)

  • I made your Trinity knot quilt for my daughter and her fiance for a wedding gift. They asked if I could alter the design and add a Trinity Knot in the center, so I did. I pieced and appliqued the knot, and they chose the Northcott Stonehenge fabics for the quilt. Had a long-armer quilt it with an all-over feather design.

    Posted by Ingrid, 09/05/2016 8:58am (6 years ago)

  • That's a cool tool - I have seen these rulers but have never bought one - possibly may have to invest in one.

    Posted by Jen, 13/10/2012 4:06pm (9 years ago)

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