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Thread: Cutting 1.5" squares

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    Cutting 1.5" squares

    I am about to embark on a quilt that will have over 4,000 squares at a finished size of 1".

    I have been waffling about a Go baby or Big Shot cutter for awhile, and thought this would be the perfect time to buy one.

    I can't find that either has a die that creates a 1" (finished) square.

    Before I break out the rotary cutter and spend days cutting- can anyone verify that my search yielded the right results? There really is no die for me? (I found a scrapbooking die, but I don't want to cut one at a time- I wanted a die that would do multiples.)

    Thanks!

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    I did one like that but I made strips, sewed them together and then trimmed them to the right width and sewed those together. Since it made a design, I made various strips together, trimmed and then chose from my strip sets to sew together. It was ever so much easier to sew sets of 3- 1" squares together than 1 at a time. I had only four colors in the quilt, an off white, a light green and a dark green and a medium green. I made combinations of all t hose colors and worked with that...for example, three strips of off white sewn together, etc.

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    Oh, I'm not worried about the sewing part- I'm making pixel art from Nintendo. So all the squares have to have very specific color patterns- I am fusing them to interfacing and then will sew- the sewing will be the easy part. No seams to match at all!

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    The accuquilt has a strip die that cuts 1 1/2 inches. You can cut the fabric in strips then lay them horizontally and cut then into squares. The die cut can also be used for sashing and borders later. I use my strip dies more than my other ones.

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    Thanks- I'll look into the strip dies.

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    You can also use a June Tailor Shape Cut in a similar fashion to the Accuquilt. Cut 1.5" strips, then re-position the mat to cut across the strips.

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    I have the Accuquilt Studio and use both the 1.5" strip cutter as well as the 1.5" square dies.
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    I would love to have a studio. There are actually 2 dies that work with the Studio. One cuts 16 squares and another cuts 6 at a time.

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    I have the studio and the Go cutter....love the Studio worth the money...I use all of the strip dies. I also use it to make latch hook rugs. I like using the hand crank...no fears of it breaking...and can use if the power goes out.

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