For such a big box, there wasn't much actually in there! More packing than product.
I like the new dies, with the two tone foam; you can see immediately what they are, and where to position the fabric.
I've been wanting this 1" die for ages, I have two quilt projects that require 1" HSTs, and I wasn't keen on having to cut the hundreds needed.
It's really hard on my eyes sometimes, and knowing how important accuracy is with these tiny pieces I kept putting it off. There won't be an excuse now, this die will make short work of them. I can even cut them from spare strips in the 2" scrap drawers, which will help whittle that fabric down to a manageable level.
I also bought a 3.25" square die; it works with 2.5" HSTs to form a square-in-square block that measures 4" finished.
Nice, but I actually wanted it so I could cross-cut the squares diagonally and make these little Hourglass units. That worked perfectly as well, so I'm super happy about that. I managed to use a square in that Ohio Star block that wasn't square at all, I don't know whether to unpick it and replace it, or just chuck the thing in the orphan box the way it is. Work of seconds to fix it, but do I really care? I'll probably fix it, just not now.
I haven't had time to play with this die yet, but I have plans.
I really like that fact that these dies work so well with each other, I can have a pile of pieces just waiting to be built into blocks any way I choose.
I like these Bird In Air blocks, they can be built into so many patterns, and now I can cut the pieces for them and stockpile them. I have the 1, 1.5, 2, 3 & 4" HST dies, so I can make units that measure 2, 3 or 4" finished. I can't wait to tackle my strip drawers and get busy on these blocks. That won't be any time soon though, I have way too many other things on the go......