Now what can I do ?I have nothing prepared for hand stitching, every project I have is machine stitching.
I have my Accuquilt Go cutter… now can I use this sitting in a chair with my foot elevated….????
I think I can if I just get DH to bring out my portable sewing table I got when I was 12.
This is very Dangerous sending DH into my girl cave, he might see all the stuff I really have…
Oh NOOOOOOOOOOI have to send DH into my stash cupboard to get my container of sewing theme fabrics…
There is no other way to get it….
He returns with my very full container of fabrics…. with a smile…..pheeeeeeeeew
ok Go cutter organised, fabric selected…
Now what pattern can I do or want to do….
When I first started quilting and patchwork in my 20’s I made hundreds of 2” hexagons, cutting each shape individually, cutting all the paper templates & then stitching them into flower shapes but somewhere along the line when we moved houses they were thrown out as rubbish..grrrrrrrr and I haven't made one since.
But I did buy the hexagon die when I purchased my Accuquilt go cutter.
Looking at my stash of themed sewing fabrics I think the largest hexagon in the Accuquilt dies would be perfect for my project as it would show off the different fabrics designs.
I have used a black sharpie to outline die
Ok now can I cut these out sitting with my foot elevated..???
First I need to make strips wide enough to go over the 5”hexagon shape
While this is using more fabric this is all about achieving the end results and I have stacks of fabric
now this strip, allows me to fold it over 3 times, but I can cut up to 6 layers at once
I then placed my well used protective mat over fabric & position the die to go threw the cutter.
Winding the handle until it is all threw the Go cutter..easy sitting in the chair
Removing the cutting matt of fabric you can see the hexagon shape cut out.
Removing the outside excess fabric and stash in plastic bag for other projects…
I have 3 perfect hexagons, cut in 10 seconds that it took me to roll it threw the machine
and best of all, my foot is elevated & healing.
Now too roll, cut, roll, cut, the day away
I have sorted the hexagons into lights (creams, beiges and white) backgrounds
and dark backgrounds.
that's enough for one day
am feeling a little tired
but excited about this project.
stay tuned to see what I create with these hexagons over the next two weeks
have fun sewing