Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Sizzix Eclips2 Cutter

Tonight I finally had time to get out my new Sizzix Eclips2 Cutter that the children gave me for Christmas.  In nothing flat, it cut 12" x 24" sheets of fusible-backed fabric into petals, with very little waste.  And thus, entirely without meaning to, I have started on the quilt I designed in EQ7 a couple of days ago (see previous post, here).

Unbelievable, how much time this is going to save me in cutting appliqués.  If I use this method of affixing fusible (I used Heat 'N Bond Lite) to the fabric before cutting, however, I'll have to switch to raw-edge appliqué, and put a fine satin stitch around each piece.

There will be a whole lot of other uses for it, too.  I've only just begun to learn about it.

Slightly different version of the Baskets of Lilies quilt:

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