I had an opportunity last September to borrow an Accuquilt GO machine and some dies to cut fabric. I cut lots of my scraps to create kits for quilts and I am still working my way through them.
However, when I had to return the machine I decided I wanted one of my own so I waited for a really good sale.
I bought a bundle whih included to machine, a die to cut 2 1/2 inch strips and a 'cube' which has eight mix and match dies to make 8" blocks. The dies include two sizes of squares, 2 sizes of half-square triangles, quarter-square triangle, and others.
Then, because I don't make 8" blocks a lot I bought the cubes in 10 inch and 12 inch. None of the cubes included a 5" square which one needs for patterns that call for 'charm squares'. So I added that.
At the sewing expo last week I picked up more strip cutters so can do 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/4 (what I used for binding), and 3 1/2.
I think I'm ready for most anything!
This is how I set up my station:
The cutter actually goes further to the left so there is room for the entrance and exit of the dies. On the right are the cubes and the extra small dies.
On the floor to the right of the cabinet are the 4 strip cutter dies and their cutting mat.
On the wall above is a chart of all the individual dies along with their locations. This way, if a pattern calls for a 2x4 flying geese block I know immediately where the dies are that will cut that.
Let's get whacking!