I ended up doing it "the old way" like my ex-mother-in-law taught me. She just spooned the filling onto the bottom sheet of dough, covered the filling with a top sheet of dough, cut out the ravioli "freehand", and crimped the ravioli edges with a fork. They don't look uniform or attractive but they taste just fine.
Once they were filled and crimped, she'd throw them into a pot of boiling water to cook until done.
I was simmering my sauce while I was making the ravioli.
For those of you who feel you want to attempt this, this is the recipe for homemade Spinach & Sausage Ravioli.
1 Large can of spinach - drained
2-1/2 sleeves of cracker crumbs (I use Townhouse and smash them)
1 pound Sweet Sausage (if you use links, remove the casings)
5 pound bag of flour
12 eggs (you may not need that many but its best to have them)
Put the spinach in a colander and drain it. If it is very wet, you need to wring it out a little until it’s not so wet.
In a LARGE bowl, put sausage, crumbs, 1 egg, and drained spinach. With your hands, work the ingredients together until they are thoroughly mixed. If it feels too dry, add another egg. (It will almost feel like meatball consistency) Put it aside.
2 pounds flour
1 Cup WARM water
Make a well with 3/4 of the flour; add eggs to the well and mix together slowly, adding water as necessary. Knead about 10 minutes; cover it and let dough rest for 10 minutes, then knead again until very smooth. This dough is now ready to use. (If you have a mixer with a dough hook, you can mix it that way. I did but wished I hadn't.) Cut the ball of dough into 4 to 8 pieces and roll each into a ball. Put back in the bowl and cover while you are rolling and filling other portions.
With a rolling pin, roll out a portion of the dough (maybe 1/4 of the dough) on a floured surface to the correct width. You want it thin but not so thin it will rip or tear. Cut the dough into pieces about 3 inches by 4 inches. At one end – in the center – put a blob of filling. With a little basting brush (or a clean finger), brush a little water (or egg wash) on the edges. Pull the other end over the top and seal the edges with the tines of a fork like you would a pie crust. Put it on a plate and put aside until you’re done filling ravioli. Continue rolling and filling until all the filling is gone. (I sometimes have to make another bowl of pasta dough.)
Bring a LARGE pot of salted water to a boil. Gently put in the ravioli and cook until the pasta is the consistency you want. Stir every once in a while so they don’t stick to the pan. It could be 20 minutes or more depending on the thickness of the dough. (Don’t forget; you are also cooking the sausage filling.) Keep an eye on it. When it’s done, throw sauce over them and eat.