It’s SO hard to resist cutting out quilts with the GO Cutter. I should be loading another top on the longarm or piecing Adam’s Boxed Squares or making String Log Cabin blocks but I bought a rectangle die when I was in Nebraska the beginning of the month and with my 2 inch strip cutter coming in the mail today, I decided to cut out another quilt.
Vicki and I were shopping together in VA last year and saw a quilt with rectangles and 4 patches — both of us bought fabric but Vicki finished her quilt last November and of course, the fabric I bought has sat on the shelf.
Rather than use the larger rectangles like Vicki, I’m going to use my Brick die which is 3.5 x 6.5 inches. So I have 10 fat quarters for the bricks and by folding them into 5ths and trimming to 7.5 inches (that leftover strip will get tossed in my strings)…..
I can lay it on my die and cut 10 bricks at a time. Technically they say the GO should cut through 6 layers but I don’t have any problems cutting through this.
So in minutes all the bricks are cut and once the 2 inch strip die arrives, I’ll cut the green polka dot and the cream for the 4 patches.
I LOVE this cutter!! I’ve been anxiously waiting for new dies to be released and purchased 2 the other day but the NEXT ones I’m really anxious for — a 1.75 inch strip cutter, a drunkard’s path, and a fan still haven’t been released for the GO.
Now while I’m waiting for UPS, I’m going to go load another top.