My grand-daughters spent the weekend with me and I decided to bring out my new GO! BIG Electric Fabric Cutter and let them help me cut up some fabric.
They pulled out some pink and purple batiks……their favorite colors and…..I think I have them hooked on batiks!
I got out my 2 inch Multiple Half Square Triangles die and showed them how to carefully use the die cutter.
It is unbelievable just how easy it is to use the electric die cutter! You turn it on, line up your die and lightly push it in. This would be perfect for anyone that has arthritis or has trouble turning the handle on the other die cutters.
I had the electric die cutter away from the edge of the table which meant the girls had to stretch to push the die in and this kept their fingers away from the machine.
The pieces really cut fast…..I’m surprised I even got a picture of her sitting there waiting for it to finish.
When the die comes out the back you just grab it. I am thinking about putting a stack of books behind it so the die can slide on to that. Notice the little yellow bowl…..the girls used that for the little pieces of fabric that they picked out of the die.
We cut up 5 fat quarters of batik and an equal amount of the neutral fabric in no time.
I’m not sure what I’ll make with all the blocks……..it might be fun to make pillows for the girls!
This is actually the second time I have used my AccuQuilt GO! BIG electric cutter, I am working on a Valentine’s Day project that I’ll be sharing soon…..in fact I just might quilt it today!
1/12 – Island Batik
1/13 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Arts – Topsy Turvey Log Cabin
1/14 – Freemotion by the River – 54-40 in Running Water
1/15 – Beaquilter – Hunter Star in Crimson Tide
1/16 – One Quilting Circle – Flying Geese
1/17 – Mary Mack’s Blog – Sisters Choice in Down in the Boondocks
1/18 – Happy Cottage Quilter – Nine Patch in Johnny B Goode
1/19 – Kauffman Designs – Drunkard’s Path in Downtown
1/20 – Tamarinis – Pinwheel in Saturday Night Fever
1/21 – Bejeweled Quilts – Maple Leaf in La Bamba
1/22 – Six Gables Designs – Friendship Star in Full Bloom
1/23 – Purrfect Spots – Duck and Ducklings in No Particular Place to Go
1/24 – Inchworm Fabrics – Another Star in In the Summer Time
1/25 – Sew Fresh Quilts – Stepping Stones in Cry Me a River