I said in my last post that I was a Gadgeteer, and today my biggest gadget purchase arrived.
I cut enough pieces for 12 HSTs with each pass, and built up a satisfying stack of pieces in no time at all.
Mereth took a stack home to sew on her machine; if she likes them we'll have a big scrap cutting session one weekend.
A year ago I was tempted, but didn't buy the Accuquilt Go; 12 months later I'm thinking that it can save my wrists from the pain of a lot of rotary cutting, make life easier on my hands and eyes, and get me off my feet during long cutting sessions. Some days it just hurts all over to stand at the cutting table; I must be getting old.
A die cutter can't replace a rotary cutter in my sewing room, but I hope that it will be useful for all the repetitive fiddly bits that are so tiring on the hands and eyes. And I certainly hope it helps reduce the stack of scraps laying around!
I've been doing a bit of sewing, trying to find the perfect measurement for the elongated hexagon quilt.
I've decided to pack away all the distracting bits and pieces that I use as leader-enders, and just sew some 16-patches. I've always wanted to make this quilt, in a 1985 Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts.