I ordered one of these last week together with some dies. The machine has not arrived yet but the dies have and they look very promising. So much so I am itching to play but ovbiously I cannot. However the dies would appear to be sturdy and substantial and their is a registration scheme for the dies which in turn will keep each owner updated as to which dies are available.
I ordered heart dies in 2 inch 3 inch and 4 inch sizes ideal for a heart quilt or useful for applique and recycling fabrics giving a greater degree of accuracy for the cutting. A rectangle and the Dresden plate. The little rectangle is the one I want to use for my recycled shirt material quilt but the Flying Geese will be a good one to use for this too. I am thinking blues lilacs purples at the moment. I am so looking forward to playing with this as I can see so many possibilities. If I can get to grips with the quilting and patchwork this will feed in beautifully with my handmade Christmas approach to Christmas 2017. I am very determined to get this licked. I also think these dies can also be used with old embriidered damaged linens etc fussy cutting the decent parts out and reloving and using old fabrics instead of them being stuck in the cupboard. I can see an awful lot of possibilities with lots of the crafts I already dabble with. Now I just have to wait for the machine to arrive. I am getting excited at the prospects and to learning something new.
Yes this system is expensive and I have made a considered purchase in this regard after very careful thought and knowing my limitations with a rotary cutter. Without it I doubt I would ever make a quilt. I hate wasting fabric and going wrong on the cutting of tbe fabric. So I am hoping this will do the trick.
I really must get those shirts stripped down so that I can play when the main machine arrives. Now its between the rectangle and the Flying Geese as to which quilt will start first with. Decisions decisions.
Meanwhile I still have other projects in hand which I am pottering aling with.
Catch you soon. Pattypan xx