Wave Quilt // Tutorial

Wave Quilt // Tutorial
January 17, 2015 nicole

Welcome friends to the Sizzix Quilt Blog Hop! A bunch of us got together and decided to make some really great quilted projects to show you just what the Sizzix Big Shot Pro and fabi Quilting line can do! You’ll get firsthand project ideas featuring Sizzix fabi dies as well as projects made using the newest Bigz Pro Quilting collection with designs by the artist, author and quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe!

I chose to make a quilt using the Bigz Pro Wave die by Sizzix, this is part of the new collection by Victoria and is part of the Bigz Pro Quilting series. This die is only compatible with the Big Shot Pro Machine, because of the large die size. This was my first project with the pro machine and I absolutely loved it. Having much larger pieces makes for much faster quilt tops!

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt
Piecing the quilt was a breeze using my awesome glue tips that my friend Cristy sells in her shop. Using washable Elmers glue, microfine glue tips and a hot dry iron there were absolutely zero straight pins used on this quilt. I call that a miracle if you ask me!

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Iron a middle point where you will be joining your two pieces.

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Lay them on top of each other, middle creases touching right sides together.

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Starting from the middle crease working your way out, draw a fine line of glue. Heat set with a hot dry iron from the middle to the outer edge. Finish by doing the same to the other side, working from the middle out.

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Using a 1/4″ seam allowance stitch around the curve. Iron with seams going one direction. All of the glue will wash out when you wash your final quilt creation!

Here are some finished shots of the final quilt! I decided to go with a white binding and backing, and did a curved echo stitch next to the wave shape using my walking foot.

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

We had a wonderfully snowy day before my photo shoot down the street next to Lake Michigan. The white setting really makes the blues in the quilt pop!

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

The fabric I chose for the quilt is all Kona cotton solids, a Poseidon bundle that I have been holding onto for a while.

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

Modern Handcraft // Wave Quilt

In addition to the amazing projects that will be shared over the next few days – Sizzix will also be giving away a GRAND prize! You can find out how to enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is a full list of all of the bloggers in the hop – so excited to see all of their amazing work!

January 16th Jamie Fingal

January 16th Tracy Mooney

January 17th Elizabeth Timmons

January 17th Nicole Daksiewicz – that’s me!

January 18th Ebony Love

January 18th Holly Hughes

January 19th Marni Weaver

January 19th Leslie Jenison

January 20th Karin Jordan

January 20th Sue Bleiweiss

January 21st Jenny Doan

January 21st Victoria Findlay-Wolfe


Materials for this quilt include:

  • Sizzix Big Shot Pro
  • Sizzix Bigz Pro Die – Wave
  • Robert Kaufman – Kona solids, Poseidon Bundle for quilt top
  • Robert Kaufman – Kona solids, White for backing and binding
  • Aurifil thread in white
  • Cotton quilt batting

Thanks for stopping by today friends!


Comments (49)

  1. Megan 4 years ago

    Great quilt, looks tricky to piece. I’ve just bought some glue to try glue basting.

  2. Lee 4 years ago

    An awesome quilt – great colors and great photos! Love the colors against the pretty Mich lake!

  3. Robin 3 years ago

    Love the colors and with the snow backdrop really makes them pop. Great job. I had never seen glue used will have to give it a try on my next drunkards path.

  4. Kristin S. 3 years ago

    Love your quilt and glue instructions!! Came over from Instagram to see more and was not disappointed!

  5. Jacy Magers 3 years ago

    Love the quilt and colors! I’m super nervous to try curves, but I already glue baste so this gives me hope!

  6. Flourishing Palms 3 years ago

    Nicole, I love what you created! The colors are wonderful, and I really appreciate your photos and tips about how to accomplish this curved piecing. Lucky you to get to use such a great machine. One of these days, I’m going to rent the die cut machine at my LQS and make some sense of all my scraps. Thanks for taking and sharing such gorgeous photos. Your quilt is wonderful!

  7. Sally 3 years ago

    I really love the simplicity of this design and the colors that you chose.

  8. julie quigley 3 years ago

    Love this quilt Nicole! And thanks for the link to the tiny glue attachment – I need that.

  9. Francine 3 years ago

    Beautiful quilt, I love the colours you chose.

  10. barb macaskill 3 years ago

    WOW!! LOVE this quilt! I really like that there is no pinning involved! Pinning is hard to do with my three useless fingers so this would remove yet another step that is difficult for me to do and letting me get back to something that I love and miss! Thanks for the great tips and I am getting so excited about possibly being able to get back to quilting!! Sizzix is removing a lot of the barriers that my injury put up!

  11. Susan Slomski 3 years ago

    I have never seen that glue. What a brilliant way of doing it. I am just starting out so I don’t have a lot of supplies yet but I naturally stocked up on pins, now I see I need to try the glue. It would be so much easier and no lost pins for the little one to get his hands on. Your quilt is so soothing, I just love the colors and your picture is the perfect place.

  12. Maggie M 3 years ago

    I love your Wave quilt! I wish I had the Sizzix Big Shot Pro so I could create some quilts! Thanks for sharing about the quilt glue, I had no idea such a product existed. Thanks for sharing your fabulous quilt:)

  13. Shelley Nielsen 3 years ago

    Hi Nicole! I just received a fabi cutter for Christmas and I’m always looking for project ideas! Great quilt, though I’ll have to upgrade to the pro cutter to use this die. Maybe I’ll win the giveaway and my upgrade dilemma will be solved!!

  14. Jenny 3 years ago

    Love the tranquility of the colours and movement in this quilt. Also love the snow as a backdrop. We don’t get much in Australia!

  15. Jo 3 years ago

    What a beautiful quilt thanks for the info on sewing curves maybe I will get brave enough to try them myself

  16. Linda Bragg 3 years ago

    I have to make this quilt for my daughters dorm, she will love it.

  17. Peggy 3 years ago

    Love the color modulation and the waves over the snow!

  18. Katie Brown 3 years ago

    Fabulous quilt.
    Love the glue/ hot iron tip.

  19. Linda Chidster 3 years ago

    Wow…..LOVE the Colors…..Soooo Calming!!! TFS!!! 😉

  20. Patricia Cash 3 years ago

    Love the quilt, blue my favorite color and the beach!

  21. Jean Marmo 3 years ago

    Wow – so cool!

  22. Ruth 3 years ago

    I could dive right into that quilt, the colors are amazing. I’ll have to give glueing curves a try too.

  23. lisa 3 years ago

    Thanks for the chance, what a great giveaway!

  24. Melanie c 3 years ago

    I love your quilt! Amazing!

  25. c. 3 years ago

    Love these shades!

  26. Adrienne 3 years ago

    This quilt is fabulous! I have to be honest I was not sure about it when you first posted, but now to see it all done, I love it! Great color combo and placement and thanks for the glue tips!

  27. Melissa 3 years ago

    This looks like it would be so fun!

  28. Renea 3 years ago

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I have heard lots of great things about Sizzix .

  29. mjb 3 years ago

    I love my sizzix but the pro would be awesome!

  30. Sue D 3 years ago

    Beautiful–love the ocean colors.

  31. erin 3 years ago

    Beautiful waves! You make curves look really easy – I’ll have to work up the nerve to try glue basting soon.

  32. Renee Collier 3 years ago

    Love. Love. Love those colors. So relaxing….Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Denise Spillane 3 years ago

    I so love the beach and ocean. This quilt wins my heart. I just felt it in my bones.

  34. Love this. Your photos are awesome – Marni

  35. Suz K 3 years ago

    Love it! Reminds me of Lake Michigan.

  36. kris 3 years ago

    Wow I love this. That is dramatic and simple and just lovely!

  37. Marti 3 years ago

    I just ordered some fabric glue, I can’t wait to try sewing curves now! Thanks for the tip. I love the tiny pop of blue in your binding, you picked an amazing location to shoot your quilt.

  38. Dena Eastman 3 years ago

    Love this quilt. With the quilting following the curved blocks there is nothing to distract the eye from the beautiful curves. Love

  39. caroline Rohrer 3 years ago

    Love thos large cut dies


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