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TOOLS and NOTIONS Category

Started by Schatze. Last reply by Jeani May 26, 2012. 32 Replies

BOOKS & MAGAZINES Category

Started by Schatze. Last reply by Road Home Quilting Jun 12, 2011. 12 Replies

Quilt in a Day DVD's

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Melissa Aug 22, 2009. 2 Replies

SOFTWARE, DVDs & CDs Category

Started by Schatze. Last reply by Monika/NC May 31, 2009. 7 Replies

PATTERNS (Commercially Produced) Category

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Comment by Barb D in Maine on December 24, 2009 at 2:28pm
O, Sandy! I have one of those too! I love it! I can take it with me to sit and sews. Another new gadget I have it the Simplicity Bias Tape maker - that I dearly love and I use it a lot!! I have even used it for the binding on a queen sized quilt and it worked just fine!
Comment by SandyO on December 24, 2009 at 2:08pm
Merry Christmas to you too, Barb, and to all other quilting gadget lovers! My latest toy is one of the Cheryl Ann design walls. I went to a class where the instructor used one of the smaller ones and really liked how it helped her preview the blocks and the quilt. At the AQS show in Des Moines, Cheryl Ann had a booth and some good pricing so I came home with the middle-sized wall. It's easy to put up and take down plus it comes with it's own carrying case to take it to retreats etc. I have a large sewing room but didn't want to take up an entire wall to use as a design wall. This portable wall solves that problem as I can put it up in the middle of the room!
Comment by Barb D in Maine on December 24, 2009 at 7:44am
Merry Christmas everyone!! Hope Santa brings you some new Gadgets!!
Comment by Barb D in Maine on November 3, 2009 at 6:46am
Hi Sandy! I have the Go-Cutter - I love it! I have most of the dies - not all! I use them a lot! Yes, you do need to limit the number of layers or the accuracy will be off!! Six layers is a good number! Eight is usually too many! If you are cutting flannel, 2 layers is max! Fleece is one layer!! There is a "mat" for each die size - I've used them often and have not needed to replace any yet! The specialty dies are fun - I have the pumpkin, leaves, acorns, hearts, stars, circles, critters, etc. Have fun!
Comment by SandyO on November 2, 2009 at 7:48pm
Hello All...I don't post often but I'm sure a gadget nut when it comes to quilting...and cooking! Does anyone else have an AccuQuilt GO? I 'won' one on Ebay a couple of months ago and have purchased one additional die for it...the 5" square. You can sure turn out a lot of charm squares quickly using that 'toy'. I had heard there was some problem with dies not being accurate but I haven't found that. I try to limit myself to four layers of fabric as I read too much thickness is one cause for the fabric to slip and the squares not to be accurate. I'd like to know others' opinion of this tool. I am a little disappointed in the high price of the dies and you then have to get a mat to cut with them (some mats can be used with more than one die however).
Comment by Carla on June 29, 2009 at 8:28am
Joana,
I have used the online graph paper site. The link is: on line graph paper
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on May 21, 2009 at 7:42am
Paper Piecing Question

I'm new to EPP (not a member of that group although perhaps i should be). Can someone recommend a source for various sizes of patterns--especially free ones that i can print on my computer printer. I don't mind cutting them out myself. I have used the hexagon from Cia's Pallete, but didn't realize that there are other shapes.
Comment by Cheri on May 13, 2009 at 4:44pm
Got it - thanks
Comment by Schatze on May 13, 2009 at 3:29pm
Hi, Cheri! At the top of this page, on the right side, is a search engine box that will look for your search term within this social network -- Quilt with Us.
Comment by Cheri on May 13, 2009 at 12:36pm
are you saying there's a search engine here within Quilt with us? Or within the individual groups?
 

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