Yesterday I took a big gulp and plunged in head first!
I needed to cut 336 1.5" squares of red fabric, for the quilt I have been cutting, and I really really (emphasis on really) did NOT want to do that with a rotary cutter. I mean I could have I just didn't want to. I knew that I could cut those strips and then squares on my Go! cutter using the 1.5" strip die that I've been using. But, honestly, here's my confession, I hadn't cut yardage yet this way! So I thought I would give it a try.
I cut my strips and then loaded them onto the cutter folded so that they fit across the cutter. Yep, I loaded all my strips at once - might as well jump in head first right?
Then I took a big gulp of air and put the fabric through the cutter.
I took off the mat and wowzers! Look at all of the perfect 1.5" squares!!! I got all my 336 squares in seconds. I measured them and they are totally perfect!! So fast, so easy, so perfect! *insert happy dance here!*
I stacked up my little beauties in my plastic container and sat back to admire them - aren't they pretty?? Sorry for the gushing but I am just so happy with my Go! cutter and the 1.5" strip die. I honestly didn't think that it would:
a) be able to cut that many squares at the same time and
b) cut them so perfectly!
I am one happy quilter!
The quilt that I am making from the book More Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini is now completely cut out and ready to start being pieced. I am very excited since I have wanted to make this quilt for a few years now - but I really, really didn't want to cut those small pieces. Again, it's not that I can't cut them with a rotary cutter but that I didn't want to. Laziness? Maybe, but, I am ok with that ;-) I think I prefer to call it efficiency LOL!
I am now ready to start sewing the blocks together and truly - I am so excited to see this scrap quilt come together - I don't think I'll be able to save it for a leaders and enders project.
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