Saturday, May 11, 2013

Die Cut Shapes

I recently purchased an Accuquilt Go Baby die cutting machine. These are fun because they cut accurate shapes in seconds. No fiddly cutting with scissors. I have cut oak and maple leaves as well as flowers and stems. By cutting carefully you can use the 'waste' fabric.
Here are some pieces left after cutting -
A maple leaf was cut from this piece, obviously.
And these ones are petals, or they could be leaves. I cannot bear to throw out anything I think may be useful. So yesterday I started playing around with the 'waste pieces and created this piece.

The oak leaf squares were already prefused so I placed them over a piece of multi dye fabric in a 4 patch design. I then sewed green strips along the sides and top and bottom of this central piece. Along the top and bottom I fused 2 strips that I had cut circles from. Then it was just quilting the piece. I think it looks really good for something made from the pieces you might throw out, don't you?
Why not call in and see me - I can demo the cutter and advise you on prices. I sell the Go Baby and all the dies, so ask me for the 'special deal'. I also have prefused precut shapes and 'waste' pieces for sale.
Here is another piece I have started -
I had cut out 2 maple leaves from this piece of fabrics. I fused it to the multi dye background and now will sew borders and then quilt.
Here are some of the oak leaves cut and ready to fuse -

I used these on my shop hop quilt for this year. Check out the next blog for pictures of that.
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