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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Go Accuquilt

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

7 comments:

  1. Hiya Patty
    Don't know if you watch Hochanda (channel 85 on freeview) but tomorrow (Thursday) there's a programme on between 1pm and 3pm called the Sewing Room - Debbie Shore started it off and she's on there sometimes - think it's someone called Aly (will still be sewing) tomorrow but I've learned a lot from watching their sewing programmes - just thought if you're going to be doing more sewing you might want to watch it whilst you're off work - good luck with your Accuquilt xx

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  2. Hi Trudie yes I do and thank you for the heads up re the patchwork programme for tomorrow i will try and watch it. I have just ordered some fabric dies for my Big Shot as well from them funnily enough as a result of watching one of their shows.

    There is also a new channel 78 called the sewing quarter. It only started the other day is on between 8am and 12pm at the moment although there are plans to extend this. This us for all things sewing and patchwork and from what I have seen so far is going to br for everyone even the presenter has been learning. If you can get online you can also wtch the show when its off air. Prices do not seem to bad either. If you sign up /follow via Facebook there is a possibility you could get one of free patterns.

    I am waiting receipt of the Accuquilt machine. Am hoping its not going to be too long.

    Take care and thank you once again

    Pattypan xx

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    1. I didn't know about that new channel Patty but will make sure that I watch it over the next week - Debbie Shore is on the sewing room next Thursday and her new magazine is out before the end of Feb - speak soon - hope you're ok xx

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  3. Hi Trudie yes I do and thank you for the heads up re the patchwork programme for tomorrow i will try and watch it. I have just ordered some fabric dies for my Big Shot as well from them funnily enough as a result of watching one of their shows.

    There is also a new channel 78 called the sewing quarter. It only started the other day is on between 8am and 12pm at the moment although there are plans to extend this. This us for all things sewing and patchwork and from what I have seen so far is going to br for everyone even the presenter has been learning. If you can get online you can also wtch the show when its off air. Prices do not seem to bad either. If you sign up /follow via Facebook there is a possibility you could get one of free patterns.

    I am waiting receipt of the Accuquilt machine. Am hoping its not going to be too long.

    Take care and thank you once again

    Pattypan xx

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  4. I have an Accuquilt Go and have built up a collection of dies, there is lots of free patterns on there web site to use with the dies, as my hand problems are getting worse cutting out is becoming difficult investing in the cutter is investing in my craftability

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    1. Hi Dawn my Accuquilt has arrived and so have a lot of other dies too. I love crafting but I also know my limitations one of those being that I am not very cinfident or good at cutting fabric. Cutting myself no problems have a Masters at that but fabric. The more I look and play the more I can see to do with it. I can see me doing all sorts this summer when Oh returns to his fishing. Hope you are keeoing well and getting lots of play time in. Kind regards. Tricia xx

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    2. Hi Dawn my Accuquilt has arrived and so have a lot of other dies too. I love crafting but I also know my limitations one of those being that I am not very cinfident or good at cutting fabric. Cutting myself no problems have a Masters at that but fabric. The more I look and play the more I can see to do with it. I can see me doing all sorts this summer when Oh returns to his fishing. Hope you are keeoing well and getting lots of play time in. Kind regards. Tricia xx

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