When I envisioned this quilt, The Iron Throne, I knew I would use my KNK Maxx Air cutting machine to cut the intricate appliqué out of heat transfer vinyl. What I did not guess is how many other things I would make to help me bring The Iron Throne to life.
Last month I shared the longarm ruler I made, Need a Special Longarm Ruler? No Problem! . Here are the other items I made to assist me in the construction of this quilt.
Cutting Template to ensure each diamond block was exactly the same size. I used Grafix Craft Plastic .020 mm to make the template and included registration marks to help be line it up. I included a cut out in the center so that the quilted appliqué would not distort the template when used.
Fabric! I wanted to include a flange border in the binding of each diamond and I did not have any fabric that I was happy with to match the colors. So, I made my own fabric by cutting strips of the same heat transfer vinyl I used in the appliqués and fused it to muslin. Now I had the perfect color flanges to inset into my binding.
Sword Marking Templates to mark my quilting lines on the leather corners of the quilt for the swords that make up The Iron Throne. Quilters template plastic was used for these templates.
Hole Marking Guides to accurately and evenly mark where the holes needed to be punched for the installation of the grommets. I first made one specifically for the diamonds and then refined it to a multi-use tool for future projects. I used a quilters plastic template material for these guides.
My cutting machine has become a valuable tool in my quilting studio to create original art!
Maxx Air Settings
Text – Sharpie Ultra Fine
Force = 5, Speed = 350, Passes = 1, Blade Height = 13+, Blade Offset = 0
Cut Settings for Grafix Craft Plastic
Red Blade, Force = 190, Speed = 300, Passes = 3, Blade Height = 25Blade Offset = .25
Cut Settings for Quilters Template Plastic
Red Blade, Force = 130, Speed = 80, Passes = 3, Blade Height = 25, Blade Offset = .25
Engraving Tool, Force = 135, Speed = 350, Passes = 4, Blade Offset = 0,
Blade Height = 25