I wanted to show you some great fabrics that I WON a few weeks ago. Melissa from Happy Quilting has a very generous sponsored giveaway every Tuesday. (Go there right now to see what's up today!) Sure makes Tuesday a special day, doesn't it?! I was the lucky winner of a gift certificate from Shabby Fabrics and here's what I chose.
I went immediately to the 50% off section so that I could get more for my money... or gift certificate. I picked up a fat quarter set of Pearl Bracelets... 15 of them... most in a tone on tone coloring. There are also 2+ yards of the cute sewing scissors fabric and 1 yard of Christmas fabric. And to top all of this off, SF had a 15% off of your total order. Score!
Be sure to check out Melissa's blog and also visit Shabby Fabrics with the links above!
I was anxious to try my new Go Cutter and started a project for a small wall hanging. I only used one shape, the 2 1/2" square to cut out these background squares. Yeah.... I could have easily cut strips and sliced them off fairly quickly the "normal" way, but I wanted to see what the cutter could do. I cut 88 of these little squares in short order. Since you can cut 6 layers at a time, it was a bit faster. When I rotary cut, I worry about slippage and never cut more than two layers. The thing I like best about it is that I know these squares are just about perfect. I always feel like I'm rotary cutting things perfectly too, but now and again, I'm off a few threads. This adds up in the long run.
So anyway, I had fun with my new gadget. The worst thing about it is the fabric waste. You have to have enough fabric to cover the die blades with a small border that is ultimately cut off. This is certainly something to take into consideration when you are planning your cutting.