If you are into hexies and have an Accu Quilt Go this is the die for you! I am so glad I got it – I actually have two different sizes and they have both been used a bit already. I have the die plate that cuts papers and fabric at the same time. I have the 1/2 inch die which I am showing you right now – the one I am using for Granny’s Gone Crazy. I know a lot of you have other ways that you cut yours but I really like this one – it is fast and cuts six sets of six at a time – and the papers to go with them – I use freezer paper but you can use card stock or the inserts from ads in magazines. The smaller side is for the papers – the larger for the fabric.
I put one piece on each side so you can see.
I have enough papers cut but I need more hexies – I am raiding my 5 inch charm box – this gives me enough to use the little bit left over to make more 1.5 inch squares as my box was about empty- I’m saving for another postage stamp quilt. I stack up 6 pieces making sure the template is covered with overhang on one side.
The overhang gives me a little more than 1.5 inch left over.
You place the cutting mat on top and crank it on through the machine.
Gently take off the excess so you don’t have to restack.
Put it on the cutting mat and slice off the uneven section and then cut a 1.5 inch strip.
This little bit is left over and from six 5 inch charms I have 36 – 1/2 inch side hexies enough to make 6 hexie flowers and 18 – 1.5 inch squares.
This box is slowly gathering more tiny squares.
And this box is gathering up more hexies – the hexies at the front are the new ones I have been cutting – 6 of each color and the back side has numerous pieces but not six of any so they will be used for the middle hexie in each flower.
I hope this gives you a little more understanding of how the die works and little is leftover. You do not have to use a 5 inch charm of course I believe a 3.5 inch strip would work or there about – I didn’t measure it as I have a box full of 5 inch pieces to use.
2 scrappy baskets made on Thursday evening.
I have been asked about the little table topper on the coffee table – what did it look like – here it is 18.5 x 28 – been washed numerous times and some shrinkage has occurred over the years.