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My DH and I went to a quilt show a few weeks ago. There were a lot of beautiful antique quilts that I enjoyed looking at. And guess what! They were not all perfect. There were mistakes and it made me feel so much better. I don't have to achieve perfection when I quilt. Who knew?

One of the booth's had cutting forms that mystified me. Somehow they held onto the fabric and could be moved without the fabric falling off. Pieces could be cut perfectly. The cutting table was hydraulic and could be raised or lowered by the push of a button. Oh what wonderful things! As I was admiring and falling in love with it I heard a lady next to me state, "Oh, my husband does all my cutting for me." He was standing next to her and sheepishly agreed. Now I want to know does he have a brother? Or could I rent Mr. Quilt Cutter for just a few days? I really dislike the cutting process of quilt making and wish there was some easy way.

Okay, enough whining. Have a great weekend, ladies!

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Comment by Joan on October 2, 2014 at 6:27pm

$4000.00?  Ouch already! 

I've got a Quiltcut, probably the first model they made, not the Quiltcut 2, but I do like it.  Got it at the LQS from the owner.  She'd gone to quilt market and felt she got suckered into buying it, so she was more than happy to sell it to me.  I can see her point, they use a huge cutting mat in the shop and the Quiltcut system just doesn't work in that venue.  I think it works best for a quilt guild or group working on a large project, or somebody doing a lot of cutting at once. 

Comment by cinderella pisani on October 2, 2014 at 10:04am

Can you buy the templates only? Probably not, huh? Does anyone out there have a Quiltcut 2 they want to get rid of? I may be interested.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on September 30, 2014 at 8:30pm

Kathy Steele, Penny Ackerman, and I saw that cutting table at the NQA show in Columbus this past Memorial Day weekend.  It looked wonderful and those templates worked like magic!  Unfortunately I have neither the space nor the spare $$$ for one of those!  If I remember correctly the one we saw was over $4,000. 

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 29, 2014 at 9:28am

I certainly think you have gotten your money's worth with you Quilt Cut 2. I am going to have to seriously look into that. Whenever I cut strips I end up with a lump in the middle on the fold. So frustrating. Thanks for the info, Irene.

Barb, I also use my husband's math skills to my advantage. I think I'm getting the raw end of the deal, tho. I get to cook, clean, do laundry and he gets to tell me what the value of X is. Soooo unfair, don't you think? Of course his batteries never need replaced so that is a plus.

Comment by Irene Gallway on September 29, 2014 at 5:18am

I love my Quiltcut 2 Cinderella.  I have had it 4 years now.  I liked mine so much that I bought one for my cousin when she retired.  She uses hers all the time.  You can put several layers of fabric on it at the same time and save a lot of time cutting. 

Comment by Barbara Graham on September 28, 2014 at 2:22pm

My DH is allowed to wander through my sewing area. It is between the kitchen and the dog yard. He is not allowed to touch the rulers, cutter, etc. ( To be fair, he's never shown interest in doing so.) I do sometimes use him for a walking calculator. Very handy.

Comment by cinderella pisani on September 28, 2014 at 10:44am

Irene, do you have any problems with your Alto's Quilt Cut 2? I have done some searching online and some have had some problems or just didn't like it. How long have you had it?

Do you think we are just a little possessive of our quilting spaces? The only time my DH wonders into mine is to tell me it's time for lunch. The last time he came in to do something for me my iron ended up all the way across the room. Now I get to take a hike when I want to iron something!

Comment by Pam/NY on September 28, 2014 at 5:54am

I'm with Barb...my room and hobby even though I hate cutting!

Comment by Irene Gallway on September 27, 2014 at 10:45am

I have the Alto's Quilt Cut 2 cutting system.  It holds the fabric down so you can make easy cuts.  I love it.  It's over $200 to purchase but it's well worth it. Check it out on line. www.quiltcut.com  I don't let Bud near that either. lol

Comment by Barb/WI on September 27, 2014 at 9:34am

My first reaction was "Yes!  How do I get my hubby to do that for me?"  Then, on second thought, I went to thinking, "Heck no!  My quilt room is my special space, and he needs to stay the heck out of it!"  But then, maybe I could set up a cutting spot for him, and he could slide things under the door for me!  Like That's ever going to happen!

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