Here in Michigan it was raining most of the day and it seemed like a good time to sort through my fabric scraps.
Sometimes it seems like my sewing room is getting over taken by the various piles of scraps and material.
These two pictures are just a small sampling of the scraps I have and need to sort through.
Accuquilt makes cutting up the various fabric pieces a much easier job.
Today I pulled out my 1 1/2 square die #55470 and started laying my fabric scraps on top.
What I really love about cutting with my Accuquilt is I don’t have to square my fabric up or worry about the dangling odd shapes. I do make sure to count the fabric layers and not go over six layers as recommended by Accuquilt.
After I run the die through my Go Big, I rub the cutting mat and then move it off so I can pull the waste away from my squares and then move my cut squares into the shoe box where I will be storing them.
After sorting and cutting for about an hour, I had a nice amount of 1 1/2 squares that I could start sewing into nine patches.
Sewing together 1 1/2 squares is a bit of a challenge because they are small to work with. I know I would not attempt to make these small blocks if I didn’t have the Accuquilt system to cut them out.
I am trying to challenge myself and grow in my piecing skills.
I saw a quilt that was using these small nine patches along with a 1/2 square triangle and thought I’d start making one.
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