This summer I had fun playing around with a Sizzix Fabi Personal Die Cutter.
To use the die, you simply fold the fabric and place it on top of the cutting pad, then sandwich it between the two plastic safety plates.
Comfortable that I knew how this machine worked, I was ready to try it out on some circles backed with fusible web. (This is for my upcoming Abacus Quilt Along which I mentioned in yesterday’s post.) I thought, if this can work for machine applique, I may never go back to using scissors!
To make the job easier, I ironed strips of paper backed fusible web to the back of my chosen fabrics. I cut each strip about an inch wider than the die. I then rough cut them into squares before running them through the machine. There seemed to be less waste cutting this way.