One of the things in all my years of quilting that has intrigued me the most is the variety of shapes that we can use and the multitude of designs that they can make!
So when Carolyn, from AccuQuilt
contacted me and asked if I would like to try the GO! cutter, I could not refuse. Now many of you know that I have the BIG version of this the AccuQuilt
Studio and absolutely love it. But I though it might be nice to try the portable one.
In thinking of what shapes that I would like to try, that I do not have with the studio, I thought of the Chisel Shape. There is a variety of patterns that you can form with this.
Here you can see the GO! on my cutting mat. So it is truly smaller than my studio and it folds up nicely. The chisel die is sitting waiting to be used.
The mat is the gray piece that sits on top of the fabric once it is placed on the die. This allows the blades to come up and cut the fabric precisely.
The project I decided to make will include 30s reproduction fabrics. A BIG favorite of mine. So I cut them to the size of the die and made sure they were pressed, just like I would for a regular project.
Stacked up 6 layers! Yes, 6 layers on the die.
Placed the mat on the top and got cranking!
Out of the other side they come. In this photo, I already took the excess fabric away and this is what is left.
12 chisel shapes ready to be pieced together into a project. Noticed the trimmed corners. Hmmm... what am I making. You will have to stay tuned to see what I am will be making. Some of it is already on the design wall.
If you like 30s reproduction fabrics you can find some by clicking here and here.
Until Next Time...