As you recall in my previous post. I went down to my sewing studio. Well I did just that.. I opened the GO !
opened the die Blazing Star and my mat.
Then I opened my cupboard to my stash and a light bulb went off. Lets do a christmas pillow. These are the fabrics I chose Then I set upon cutting out my strips so that they went over each die. About 8" x 4" was used. I followed the EASY INSTRUCTIONS. On went the mat, then I started rolling the die through. Do you notice that I'm using my left hand. Yes, its that EASY. With my right hand still out of commission this was an excellent test. I turned the handle and it went through with a little firmness.
I removed the mat, die shapes, and the excess fabric. Added more fabric till the process was done. Then I started to lay out my pattern.
Once this was done off to the sewing machine. I always start with a leader and finish with an ender. As Eleanor Burns shows chain piecing is the way to go. So fast. Once my sewing was done, I set my seams then pressed to the dark side.
Now to assemble the blocks. This is such a time saving tool. I'm very happy with my GO! Cutter. The possibilities are endless.
It took me a total of two hours from start to finish.
There were a few interruptions, like Fergus and Max . Phone calls, the post lady at the door......
Tomorrow I plan on using the 2 1/2" strip cutter and make my borders and I will use the free 2 1/2 " block die that came with my GO Cutter to finish up this cushion cover.
I cannot thank Carolyn from Accuquilt enough for choosing my blog to demonstrate this outstanding machine...