I cut my fabric in 4.5 x 9.5 strips and loaded the machine using both 6 and 8 layers. I think I will stick with the 6 layers next time-just a little easier to cut, although the 3.5" HSTs all appear to be cut perfectly. In just 5 minutes of cutting I had this!!! EDIT---it was actually 4(not 6)layers that cut really well.
Absolutely amazing! Of course there was some fabric waste that you wouldn't get with traditional cutting, but worth every bit of it-even the dogears were cut off.
They sewed together like a charm and I ended up with perfect HSTs. Am I ever a happy camper today!