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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Well I went out on a limb and DIDN'T use my Accuquilt Go!

    My first time rotary cutting, and went well, I still seem to get turned around and have to cut with my left hand sometimes.. :lol:

    But hey it's all about learning right? Another lesson learned...even though I pressed my seams on the back, I need to turn over the panel and iron on the front. I two panels that had a little crease in them, so I'm sure it will be a tad off.

    But I got everything cut out, the strips put together, pressed, and then cut again. This evening I just have to piece them together.

    So when it says Wickedly Easy...it MEANS it!

    Also anyone know the price to have a Queen Size quilt machine quilted? I just want a ball park figure for reference. I plan on making quilts for family members, and depending on how much it would be to hire someone as opposed to me trying and failing....I can do a straight line...but idk...it makes me nervous! :)

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    Yes, just have fun! Sometimes, I'll make a "practice block" to see if I like the colors, and determine how difficult it will be. I like the challenge, but sometimes I might need to make a quilt PDQ. You might enjoy Marcia Hohn's site "Quilter's Cache" ...hundreds of blocks with very good instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Well I went out on a limb and DIDN'T use my Accuquilt Go!

    My first time rotary cutting, and went well, I still seem to get turned around and have to cut with my left hand sometimes.. :lol:

    But hey it's all about learning right? Another lesson learned...even though I pressed my seams on the back, I need to turn over the panel and iron on the front. I two panels that had a little crease in them, so I'm sure it will be a tad off.

    But I got everything cut out, the strips put together, pressed, and then cut again. This evening I just have to piece them together.

    So when it says Wickedly Easy...it MEANS it!

    Also anyone know the price to have a Queen Size quilt machine quilted? I just want a ball park figure for reference. I plan on making quilts for family members, and depending on how much it would be to hire someone as opposed to me trying and failing....I can do a straight line...but idk...it makes me nervous! :)
    Glad you are trying new things. I have fun cutting, and sewing, but I don't like doing the quilting. Can't hand quilt anymore, the hands just can't take it. So, I too will be looking to find a quilter.

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    Glad you are trying the rotary cutter. Now you can cut for any block pattern! There have been many discussions in here on machine quilting prices. Just go up to search and type it in, you will find something.
    P.S. I make lap sized quilts for family members and save the big ones for myself! Guess I'm just selfish that way.

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    Great job. It all a learning process.
    I have never sent a quilt out to be quilted, yet. I have done them all myself.
    Around my area it is expensive, around $200 or so for a queen.

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    I'm a beginner as well and can't afford to have them quilted. Plus I like to do everything myself. I learned how to do FMQ, mostly the meander pattern and that is really easy. Can't really mess it up because you just make up the 'pattern' as you go.

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    If you have a walking foot, and a serpentine stitch ( looks like a lazy S) you can use that to do a grid following some of the seam lines... The stitch meanders and it won't show if you are not perfectly straight with your stitching :D:D:D
    If you elongate it, and lengthen the stitch, it makes a nice stitch, that isn't stiff feeling either :wink:

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    Well where's the PICTURE?? Mmmmm???? I want to see!

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    That is one of the best sites. Oh by the way, I used to have a neighbor from Soddy Daisy. It's funny I remembered it after all these years.

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    maybe you will sew your next quilt whit "quilt as you go!
    Thats really easy and will save money.
    Check this:
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6564782/Patchwork
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6613005/Patchwork
    http://www.myvideo.de/watch/6612733/Patchwork

    She speaks German, but you can understand the technic only via looking.
    By the way: She gives only stage directions to her husband

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    mhm, just reading your posting twice...you donīt have asked what I answered... doesnīt matter... maybe it will help in further questions ;-)
    in the meanwhile check this
    http://quiltville.com/tonya/houses.shtml

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    I'm just curious, why didn't you use the AccuQuilt GO?

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    Don't forget to post pics!

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    Good for you!! As for price to have them quilted depends on the area you live. In my area you measure the length and the width mulitply those 2 numbers, that will give you how many squares inches the quilt has. Then in my area most of them charge 1 cent a square inch for a very simple design....and on up to 1 1/2 and 2 cents. Also if you want heavier more dense quilting they charge more.
    But like another person mentiond for another type of quilt you could do a fun and done. That way when your done your done...lol it's quilted as you are making it.
    Don't forget we like picturs :D

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    Great!!

    Ok, where's the pictures!!

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    Is wickedly easy the name of your pattern?
    If so, I made that same pattern and quilted it myself on my little ol' sewing machine.
    I started by sewing from corner to corner diagonally, then paralleled those lines to make a chevron-type pattern in all four sections created by the first sewing lines. It actually turned out pretty good, and straight lines are easy to do :D
    Come on, you've already been brave once....step out again and go for broke!

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    It is always fun trying something new. Quilting is a constant learning process.

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    Mike, in order to not have to use left hand for rotary cutting ( I would probably cut mine off) you need a cutting board that turns. I bought one from Walmart for under $25.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Suzie
    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Well I went out on a limb and DIDN'T use my Accuquilt Go!

    My first time rotary cutting, and went well, I still seem to get turned around and have to cut with my left hand sometimes.. :lol:

    But hey it's all about learning right? Another lesson learned...even though I pressed my seams on the back, I need to turn over the panel and iron on the front. I two panels that had a little crease in them, so I'm sure it will be a tad off.

    But I got everything cut out, the strips put together, pressed, and then cut again. This evening I just have to piece them together.

    So when it says Wickedly Easy...it MEANS it!

    Also anyone know the price to have a Queen Size quilt machine quilted? I just want a ball park figure for reference. I plan on making quilts for family members, and depending on how much it would be to hire someone as opposed to me trying and failing....I can do a straight line...but idk...it makes me nervous! :)
    Glad you are trying new things. I have fun cutting, and sewing, but I don't like doing the quilting. Can't hand quilt anymore, the hands just can't take it. So, I too will be looking to find a quilter.
    Oh-Oh!!! Wonder where I can hide...........

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    You make me want to start today. Wonderful quilting technique. Thanks

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    I didn't have the right sized dies to cut what I needed. I didn't even look to see if they have those sizes, but I figured I would see how I liked the quilt before investing in dies for it.

    Otherwise I will say this...this mext quilt isn't as sqaure as the others I made with the Accuquilt. Just a few curves in some of my strips...bit it's only off alittle. Still annoys me though!

    ~Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I'm just curious, why didn't you use the AccuQuilt GO?

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    OOoooo~

    GREAT idea....who knew thet even had those....I tell you I'm amassing quite the little sewing room...my basement is being taken over. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Mike, in order to not have to use left hand for rotary cutting ( I would probably cut mine off) you need a cutting board that turns. I bought one from Walmart for under $25.00.

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    Well right here! :) I don't have the edges on it yet, but here a snapshot of the work in progress. The lighter patches have different prints ont hem and don't come out so well in the picture.



    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Well where's the PICTURE?? Mmmmm???? I want to see!
    Wickedly Easy - Part 1
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    Glad you had success. As for quilting - figure 2.5 cents per inch for all over. More for custom work. That is severla hundred per quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnona
    mhm, just reading your posting twice...you donīt have asked what I answered... doesnīt matter... maybe it will help in further questions ;-)
    in the meanwhile check this
    http://quiltville.com/tonya/houses.shtml
    Those houses are ADORABLE!
    Lois

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