My wonderful hubby said, “Go ahead and get it,” so I did! The AccuQuilt cutter, woooot! My daughter watched me slicing up some scraps, and said, “Mom, it’s just like a big Cuttlebug.” Yes, it is! And I love that Cuttlebug machine a lot, too.
I had purchased a ton of fabric on sale from the Chocolate Lollipop line, and just stuffed them away wondering what I was going to do with them. This is perfect! My test quilt for this tumbler shape. One crank of that handle cuts through SIX layers, and I don’t have to worry about measuring that weird angle properly.
I purposely avoided quilts with angles because it’s difficult to cut and sew. Well not anymore! I cut 144 pieces in just part of an evening. The rest of the evening was filled with Guitar Hero – I ROCK! lol
It’s hard to see, but the corners of each piece have been shaped so that when you sew the pieces together, they line up perfectly. The hardest part for me sewing angles is that when I open my quilt block back up, the edges don’t line up at all. But check this out – I sewed one row together, pressed the seams, and it’s perfectly aligned! For all the non-quilters out there, this is truly an amazing thing!!
This quilt is going to come together FAST. I can feel it.