Look what I bought!!! :-)
I was not able to resist any longer after reading so many good things about the Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter. It arrived here last Friday, just a few minutes before we had to leave the house for my sister-in-law´s wedding. So I had no chance to try it last weekend.
But today I locked myself in the sewing room and cutted a lot of squares. In addition to the die that comes with the cutter, I also bought the 2" squares die that cuts 6 squares at a time. You can cut up to 6 layers of fabric at once, so you have 36 nice squares in one cut, and it works very good!
I never was a fan of rotary cutting. I do it, but I try to keep it to a minimum, because my hands and wrists always start to hurt very quickly.
So I dreamed of Triple Irish Chain Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilts and Trips around the World, but always dreaded the cutting of hundreds of the little pieces.
Look - a nice stack of squares in little time!
The waste is not soo big if you are careful with the placing of the fabrics. For me it´s ok - at least my hands are totally fine!
Here is a first block that I made today. I´m very pleased with it so far.
Look at this quilt! It is from the book "Treasures from Yesteryear", Volume II, from Sharon Newman. I admired it for years and I think that I´ll make a version of it some day now that I can cut out all the little triangles with the Accuquilt. :-)