Here's where I was this afternoon-- IN HEXAGONIA HEAVEN--using my new GO!BABY die for cutting fabric AND paper hexagons. I lost count as to just how many I cut in 45 minutes.
This die is amazing--(I am not in the pay of Accuquilt either--just sayin') ; it cuts SIX layers of fabric on the lower four shapes --so 24 in only ONE pass AND TWO layers of paper or cardboard in that same pass yielding 8 paper backings.
I used 8.5" x 11" freezer paper and folded it in quarters to get 4 sets of double papers.
I am in love with this die! No threads to snip off--I did a generous accordion fold of 6" fabric to cover the hexagons.
and now I have all of these perfectly cut hexies to add to my Monet's City outskirts--
the fabric (tan/black )--is french script and the blues are some batiks and some hand dyes representing the waterways where those gorgeous waterlilies he painted grew.
See how you get that perfect 1/4" (YAYA!!) allowance to fold over and either baste or use the spray starch method..I have always basted them...but may try that spray starch on a few.
This is how I attach the freezer papers--easy peasy...
(Excuse my old ironing board cover )--I line them up and just iron over 5-6 at a time....
then I can sit and watch tv with my sweetie at night and baste away...
I haven't decided how to add these as yet to my main piece--but will lay them out this week..
There is no way with my hand/wrist and shoulder problems I could have C U T OUT all these pieces. So, for me, the cost of the die is really worth every penny.
And so another gray day passes by us and soon we will be in Mid-November....hugs to you all--
Julierose, La Blageuse P.S. DH says"Someday I will hear a muffled sound from your sewing room and I will have to come in and rescue you from those stacks of hexagons that have taken over!! Hahaha....