So first I lowered my ironing board to where I could sit down (alot easier on my back!) Started pressing and putting in stacks according to the size of the scraps. I then looked at the patterns that can be made with the 12" block dies and picked out the Sawtooth Star. I love this pattern and decided to make it just as scrappy as I could.
I choose all the light prints for the backgrounds and the darks for the center and star points. I did not stack as many on the die as I could have because I wanted to get use to cutting with it - Wow! - it was so fast! Plus the points are cut off the triangles so it fit together so easy. Any imperfections with points was not the cutting but my sewing.... I got in such a hurry to see the next one!
I also cut out 2 1/2" strips with the Accuquilt. I plan to make a queen size quilt and use the strips for a scrappy binding.
If you have never saw an Accuquilt Cutting System (www.accuquilt.com) - drop by the shop and see how it works! Got a special going on for the month of February. The Accuquilt Cutting system is usually $349 but during February you can buy one for $269.95! Comes with a mat & die to get you started. Plus when you buy your Accuquilt from us - you will get 25% off your dies anytime you buy one at the shop!
You can call me at 423-507-1301 if you have any questions.