This is my first attempt at a tutorial so bare with me. I'm just so excited about the Chisel die (55039) that I have to share. I'm going to show you how to make a braid. Since I haven't gotten very far with my strips, I can't show you the completed top, so you will just have to check back in with me in a day or two.
I used fat quarters and 1/2 yard cuts to get started with this project. I folded the fabric in half the long way and then in half again. So a fat quarter that's normally 18 inches wide is now about 4 1/2 inches wide because of the 2 folds. When I cut the fabric I'm sure to have the chisel the normal direction and then another that is reversed. With a half yard cut of fabric, I can cut 32 chisels and 16 chisels with a fat quarter.
I'm not sure yet how long I'm going to make my braids. Once the length is determined, then you just sew the strips together. A sashing piece could be placed in between the braids so that less braids are needed for a quilt top. The ideas are endless.
When I have my braids completed, I will be sure to post more pictures so you can see how to line up the strips.
Let me know if you have comments or questions.