A New Skill
In the last week or so I have been working with something completely new to me. I don’t have much quilting experience (none, really), so I was a bit confused by the concept of the Accuquilt Go fabric cutter. Once I had it in front of me, though, I saw it is a pretty cool thing and now my mind is wandering thinking of all the projects I could make with it!
The machine uses sets of dies that have shapes embedded into them. You place your fabric over the shape you want, cover it with a cutting mat, and crank it through the set of rollers. The rollers push the fabric into the die and cut out the shape. I may be a little behind the times with this one since I’m not a quilter, but I was impressed!
I’m working on a side project, making a set of drapes embellished with shapes cut out with the Accuquilt Go. Before cutting out my shapes, I applied an iron-on adhesive to the fabric, so then the shapes can be directly adhered to the drapes.
There are a variety of dies available for the Accuquilt, and a multitude of things you could do with them, so it’s definitely not limited to just quilters. Maybe if I’m good Santa will be me one for Christmas.