I came home Friday to a box from Accuquilt. I had won a contest and was waiting to spend my prize money for when they had a sale. I have been wanting to get one of these rag dies for the longest time. I get a lot of flannel scraps donated and while I love the feel of flannel, sometimes working with it is a pain.
I also ordered the triangle die to go with the hexagon die I got a few years ago. I have a zillion hexagons cut out and have never sewn one together. I don't like Y seams and the thought of having to sew a whole bunch of Y seams to make a quilt gave me the shivers! So, I called up Accuquilt and asked them which die went with the hexagon die I already owned and they said this one. It's a 2 1/2 inch finished isosceles triangle and it cuts 6 at a time. What could be better than that?
So yesterday while a quilt was quilting, I picked out a few pieces of flannel and loaded them up on the die. The rag die not only cuts the flannel, but also cuts out the fringe at the same time. Double yahoo!
I'm trying to decide if I want to try and put the first quilt together with batting, flannel scraps or nothing inbetween just to see how it comes out. I have to find some more pieces first, but this made quick work of flannel that has been sitting around for a while. I can see lots of flannel rag quilts in my future!
I love Accuquilt! Great company, great product and it has really changed my quilting life.