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can this be done without accuquilt machine?

Old 09-30-2021, 05:46 AM
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I have a Go but wouldn't buy things like that I don't think. I only buy basic shapes. I also get most of mine from Quilt in a Day, not the Accuquilt site.

I do agree though- it's wicked expensive but priceless when you start using it. My blocks come out so much better.
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Old 09-30-2021, 06:23 AM
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According to the studio die list. The dies would cost over 400.00!. Not to mention the die The branches are not from the dies listed, so it must be in the pattern. Purchase the pattern, surely it has the shapes and the branch needed. Copy the pattern, and cut your own. BTW the only pieces used from the round flower die seems to be a couple of leaf shapes, no branch, no flowers...not sure why the said you needed this die, except is cost 170.00!,.Just for a couple of leaves?? Love this pattern.
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Old 09-30-2021, 07:58 AM
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Thank You all for your thoughts. Now for a really stupid question... If I order the pattern does it have the shapes on paper other than the dies???? A suggestion was to trace it off & enlarge but never having dealt with this type of pattern I wonder what I'm getting myself into!!!
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Old 09-30-2021, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sewverybusy1 View Post
Thank You all for your thoughts. Now for a really stupid question... If I order the pattern does it have the shapes on paper other than the dies???? A suggestion was to trace it off & enlarge but never having dealt with this type of pattern I wonder what I'm getting myself into!!!
Any words to offer???
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This pattern has a one star review. From reading the comments it doesn’t sound like you will get a pattern for the birds and leaves. I’d be inclined to see what similar shapes I could find on line as has been suggested by others in this thread.
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Old 09-30-2021, 08:55 AM
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of course this can be done without a cutting machine. Are you planning on making a wall hanging? or do you want to make a quilt? If I were to make something like this, It probably would be a wall hanging and I would make it raw edge applique where you put a fusible on the wrong side of the fabric and trace the design, cut it out, and stick to the background fabric, then I would probably do a bit of stitching around the shapes to make them adhere good to the background....there are a lot of tutorials on raw edge applique....The steams and leaves you may even be able to cut out free hand once you got the fusible stuck on the fabric. If you are really talented, you could also make your own bird shapes...I am not that talented so I would probably get a coloring book of birds to trace. If you want to do needle turn applique....that is a skill to practice....I never mastered that. You would want to look at real tutorial though to make sure you got the steps right.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:21 AM
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The Studio and dies for it are mostly for shops and people using it to sell kits and precuts. The Go is more for home use.
The pattern is easy, trace the design then draw around it leaving 1/4" to needle turn or as is for fusing. Don't try to overthink it.
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Old 09-30-2021, 10:03 AM
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I would suggest you just find some coloring book pages to print for free online. If you are not real good at the applique do another search on different methods to find one that fits your skill level.
Birds can be any size/shape/color you want as well as leaves, look about and find some real leaves to copy.
Let your project be YOURS but use others for inspiration.
Hope you can start your project soon.
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Old 09-30-2021, 10:16 AM
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If you are on FB, look at some Accuquilt-related pages and groups. There is probably someone who has the dies and could cut them for you with your fabric for a reasonable price. I know I have seen similar requests, but I don’t remember exactly which page. I would do it for you, but this isn’t a die I have.
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Old 09-30-2021, 01:01 PM
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CanoePam, Thank You for the thoughts & willingness if you had the die. So appreciated!! The wealth of knowledge & folks who jump in to help is really special! What a group. I will table my hopes for doing this quilt-- for now anyway. If I win the lottery I will surely invest!! LOL.
I am not on face book or other social places but I will do a search for coloring book pictures that might work I don't know if I want to do turned edge or raw edge applique yet. So-- until I get the elements of birds & branches etc. sorted out, I will hang loose.
A huge Thank You to every one for their suggestions (very much welcomed) & guidance. You all are the best!
Have a wonderful quilting day.
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Old 09-30-2021, 01:36 PM
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I googled "bird shapes for hand applique" and there are literally hundreds to check out:
https://www.google.com/search?q=patt...w=1055&bih=507
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