Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 39

Thread: Gadgets! Do we ever have enough?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southern, Utah
    Posts
    683

    Gadgets! Do we ever have enough?

    Honestly, I think I have enough of these things and then I want more. Do I have a problem? Now I am looking at QuiltCut2. Do you have one and do you use it? I just watched a video and it looked fun. I have the Acuquilt Go and I really really like it. It has been so much fun to use and it's saved me time. I am happy I have it and I use it. Soo..what about the QuiltCut2? I love to read your responses.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

  2. #2
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,541
    Blog Entries
    2
    I am also a gadget fanatic. My dad always said the proper tool for the proper job, and I guess I really took it to heart. I have the big Accucut Studio cutter. I bought it for my paper business, at least 10 years before I started quilting and have hundreds of dies. I have several strip cutters, but had been cutting more and more 3.5 and 4.5 inch strips with a ruler. When I added up what I would pay for these 2 studio dies, I realized I could spend the same amount and get a QuiltCut2. I went to the Grand Rapids AQS show last year and got a show special. I Love my Accucut Studio cutter and also Love my QuiltCut2.
    My girlfriend came over Sunday and completely cut out 2 full size bed quilts in a couple hours.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  3. #3
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    9,016
    And gadget mania multiplies exponentially with a longarm! Templates, special handles, dohickies and gadgets to load the quilt on the rack, tools to draft quilting designs for whole clothes. Then there are gadgets we have adapted that aren't even quilting related until a quilter gets her paws on it, like an overhead projector, protractor, spices to use for marking instead of colored chalk (cinnamon!)
    Last edited by feline fanatic; 04-25-2013 at 02:39 PM.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    220
    I'm definitely NOT a gadget fanatic. I love things that work, of course, but most of the time I'd rather devise my own!
    Maggie in Jerusalem
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/maggiemwdesigns

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    in the heart of the awl
    Posts
    979
    I seem to love the gadgets as well. Lately tho, I have been buying Go! Baby dies. It seems when I see one I tell myself I really need it. I just bought the 4 1/2" finished triangle. Finally I said no more. I have gadgets that I haven't even used!
    The joy of the Lord is my strength.

  6. #6
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love gadgets, templates, books, magazines, thread, etc. I have so much that I can't find what I need. Then I go out and buy another one. Right now I cannot find my thread clipper, had 2 of them, this time next week I will have 3. This is the story of my life, but I love every minute of it.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  7. #7
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    I love gadgets!!!! I have not purchased the quiltcut2 it does look pretty cool. I have the go and the studio cutters so I can not justify what I would need it for.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Lisa Marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hampton NJ
    Posts
    876
    I have the QuiltCut 2 its one of the best gadgets that I have purchased!

  9. #9
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    I love my gadgets! But I am starting to feel like enough is enough! I still marvel at the rotary cutter having cut so many quilts from templates.. so I'm not inclined to go for a Quilt Cut , or other manufactures machine, plus the cost of the dies for the cutters makes it a tough one for me to get on board with.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    4,955
    What does the QuiltCut 2 do? I've thought about getting the eBosser - it uses dies for leaves, etc but I haven't really decided yet. If you could have just one what would you get?

  11. #11
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,873
    I love gadgets. I put an item on my amazon wish list and if I still want it a month later, I feel more justified in purchasing. Right now, I am limiting myself to a few go dies, fabric and replacing worn out items because it is all I want.

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    6,093
    I LOVE GADGETS!!! I love the quilting gadgets and kitchen gadgets - I watch "In the Kitchen with David" on Sunday mornings and if they have a craft show I watch it too. And quilt shows, oh my, gadget haven! A friend of mine went with me to the Road to CA and we had a ball looking at all the toys. And when I read of new items here, I check them out. I don't buy them all, but they are fun. An example, so far I have no trouble threading needles but I love the needle threader by Clover, and got the home-made stand that has the small pin cushion and a pin for the thread to put it on. Won't bore you with all my toys, but I did buy the Accuquilt Go - and keep looking at the dies at least once a week to see if there is anything new. I try to buy gadgets that will work, but they do attract me like moths to a flame.

  13. #13
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I love quilting gadgets and buy them to try them out, not necessarily to want to use over and over. I have the Alto Quilt Cut 2 and the Go. The QuiltCut is quality built and the mat is one of the best I've used but I spend too much time fiddling with the fabric getting it lined up just right to cut. My strips will have the V in the middle more then not. For me it works best using smaller size fabric to cut.
    Got fabric?

  14. #14
    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    6,057
    I cannot fit one more of anything in my room. Eikkkkees!!!!
    Suzanne
    Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southern, Utah
    Posts
    683
    It's good to know I'm not alone! Thanks for the input. Like I say its Sew Much Fun.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

  16. #16
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    6,640
    Blog Entries
    1
    Definitely not.as we progress and our bodies change so we require different gadgets for other reasons.
    Finished is better than a UFO

  17. #17
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,892
    I got my Alto's QuiltCut 2 many years ago. I think it was even before my first hand surgery. I am soooo thankful I did as the arthritis has taken a toll on my abilities to cut comfortably. I store it under my TV cabinet in the living room. Even though I have the carrying case I made a rip stop nylon cover so I could keep it cleaner.

    An video of this is at: sewezquilting.com
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,583
    Ya really did it now - didn't ya? I went to their web site and watched the videos, and became quite interested. I have 14 sewing machines, about every ruler and template made, have binders and binders of patterns. and enough fabric to make a quilt for everyone in our town and the next one. My problem is that I haven't finished one in a long long time! ...I cannot be tempted, I cannot be tempted, I CANNOT be tempted!! Thanks a lot, yeah thanks a lot!

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3,583
    oh! I just saw the price! WOW - and it doesn't even have a motor....'looks like I"ll be passing on that after all.

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,321
    I have wondered about the cutting gadgets, but not done any more than wonder about them. Do they ever get dull? It makes sense that they might eventually as everything wears out. Going to a quilt show next weekend and will see if any of these gadgets are for sale.

  21. #21
    Super Member coopah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Horse Country, FL
    Posts
    6,414
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes, I use my QuiltCut for strips and squares that I need multiples of, but have not tried cutting diamonds with it. I do like how it works and my strips so not have the dreaded bow. You will need to have space to leave the QuiltCut out...or a convenient storage spot, because if you can get to it, well, you know...you just won't use it. I can't really say if you will like it or not. Weigh the pros and cons and then decide. :-)
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

  22. #22
    Power Poster solstice3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    10,541
    I love gadgets...sometimes I don't remember what all I have....bought so many high priced gadgets when my nieces, daughters and I were scrap booking that I shy away from the acucut ....wish there was a way to efficiently use my circuit or other die cuts for quilting

  23. #23
    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,877
    I have used the quilt cut 2, and I don't like it because I try not to sew triangle shapes. I'm more of a 'sew a square and cut it off' person. But it does cut accurately, if that's what you're looking for.

  24. #24
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,956
    Blog Entries
    3
    I have quite a few and still not enough (so the guy on the left shoulder tells me).

  25. #25
    Super Member Latrinka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    6,946
    I've had the Alto's QuiltCut2 for about 2 and 1/2 yrs, and I love it, honestly don't know how I did without it! I started out drawing on fabric with a template, and cutting with scissors! Didn't even know what a rotary cutter was! I have used mine a LOT, asking for a new mat for it for Mother's Day! In my opinion, it's been worth every penny, no dies to buy. Good Luck with your decision. Happy Quilting!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.