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Thread: Greatest invention since the rotary cutter!!

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    Greatest invention since the rotary cutter!!

    Just found this! Quilting will never be the same! Some waste with fabric, from what I can see, but can be used on back, etc. or other projects.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MarcusFabrics

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    I don't get it. Is it just fabric printed in stripes?
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    Wonder what the quilt judges would say? sure makes it easy!
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    Someone needs to get her a long ruler!!
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    That could be fun. I wonder if any shops around me will be carrying it? Could be fun for a few quilts.

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    That's pretty cool! Wonder why somebody hasn't thought of it before?

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    For one thing, it would save time. Then: not as many seams, not as much cutting, no wavy strips, no distorted HST, all the things they said in the demo. If you had to have a quilt for someone in a hurry, it sure would cut down on time. Plus not having to spend a lot of time running around looking for coordinating fabric. Yes, it is fun to do, but sometimes, by the time I find what I want, I am burned out on making the quilt. The first quilt that came to mind was from a few threads ago: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t222498.html

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    I don't know - I don't really get the hurry up part of these projects. I think this takes all of the fun out of quilting. A good way to spend money without really getting much out of it (in my opinion, of course)

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    I find it hard to believe that the strips would be printed perfectly straight on the fabric. She sure made the cutting look easy. All I could think about when she was cutting that folded fabric is that if I was cutting it, I would have the underneath piece all screwed up and not cut perfectly on the lines!!!!
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    Our quilt shop is doing a BOM with it this year. The quilt is very pretty.

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    I'm pretty sure you got it ;-)
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    I "get it", I just don't get it!!! I enjoy the cutting and piecing...this is just not for me. Seems there is some waste...as with any project. But I agree...she needs a longer ruler!!

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    Interesting, sort of like those printed pillow panels that can be whipped into a quick quilt. Not too sure I would be rushing out to buy any of this, at least for making a quilt. One of the biggest enjoyments I have with quilting is actually in the cutting of the fabric into the small pieces. It's relaxing.

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    Looks like stripe print fabric.

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    Interesting concept. I prefer doing all the work in creating the strip pieces. What are the chances of liking all the fabrics in the print? I enjoy the process of start to finish which includes going through my stash or heading to my LQS and choosing each fabric that goes into the finished product. I can see using this for borders though.

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    Seems like the same concepts we've used with border fabrics for years. It seems like they are just printing and marketing new "border" fabrics. Am I being a humbug?

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    That basically takes away why we quilt doesn't it? Maybe if someone was in a hurry for a gift, but that is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I find it hard to believe that the strips would be printed perfectly straight on the fabric. She sure made the cutting look easy. All I could think about when she was cutting that folded fabric is that if I was cutting it, I would have the underneath piece all screwed up and not cut perfectly on the lines!!!!
    I totally agree! I have used border prints in several quilts and they are printed so wonky sometimes I have to cut with scissors rather than a rotary cutter. Either way, it would have to be cut in a single layer to get it perfect. The last one I did, I wet and blocked the fabric, which helped, but it still drove me crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniedeb View Post
    I "get it", I just don't get it!!! I enjoy the cutting and piecing...this is just not for me. Seems there is some waste...as with any project. But I agree...she needs a longer ruler!!
    I'm with you on this
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    Someone needs to get her a long ruler!!

    I agree!! I couldn't pay attention to the fabric for wondering why she didn't get a longer ruler to do the demonstration.

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    Very interesting. But what's price per yd? It would say some time ,but..... I have way tooo much scrap, need to use that...
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    I agree with everyone but she sure is a whiz with the rotary cutter & ruler (even the short one). Just think what she could do with a longer ruler

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    I would buy some if I came across it. I love the Dresden Plate they did at the end. The possibilities seem endless. I see they had a problem with it...http://www.marcusbrothers.com/featur...l#.UadMD8vD_cs
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    I wonder how expensive it is! Great idea if you need a quilt in a hurry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maminstl View Post
    I don't know - I don't really get the hurry up part of these projects. I think this takes all of the fun out of quilting. A good way to spend money without really getting much out of it (in my opinion, of course)
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