So this clever gadget has arrived in my life.
Not the colours I would have chosen (and I certainly wouldn’t have gone for diamente-style embellishment…), but it seems to be the only choice! After a lovely chat with Tracey from Quilt Me Happy at a quilt show back in the spring, about which was the best die cutter option for cutting fabric, I decided to go with a Sizzix Big Shot (see how long it takes me to make decisions…!). This means that pre-cut hexies (1″ and 1.25″) are coming to Very Berry Fabrics next week (in spite of my 2 planned trips to Festival of Quilts – hurrah!-, I WILL do it).
So I have been die cutting! It gives a really sharp edge, and I have experimented with cutting 4 folded layers of fabric – which it does with no problem. I am sure it would handle more but it would be fiddly to cut a longer strip with my patchwork ruler.
As a little launch celebration, from now until midnight (BST) on Sunday, anyone making an order at Very Berry Fabrics will get a free pack of 28 1″ hexies (3/4″ finished size). That’s enough to make 3 hexie flowers – and you’ll get papers to go with them, along with a lovely ziplock bag to keep your precious hexies safe.