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01-30-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,734
Posted By SewCalGal

Think about what "projects" you might want to...

Think about what "projects" you might want to create first. Are you a quilter that prefers to piece or do applique". You may also want to check out the new electronic cutters (e..g Silhouette...
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04-27-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By SewCalGal

JoAnns does periodically have sales on AccuQuilt...

JoAnns does periodically have sales on AccuQuilt products, but they also have a limited selection. Still, a great way to kick start your GO! dies and accessory collection. Quilt in a Day online...
12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By SewCalGal

I too am a highly satisfied Craftsy member. Have...

I too am a highly satisfied Craftsy member. Have completed many of their FMQ classes and currently taken quite a few. I love how you can take at your liesure, which makes it opportunistic to ign up...
10-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,873
Posted By SewCalGal

Kelly Jackson (I have a Notion/IHAN) originally...

Kelly Jackson (I have a Notion/IHAN) originally recommended Patsy Thompsons' DVDs to me. I quickly fell in love with Patsy and have learned so much. I'm trying to build my library to have all her...
Forum: Main
08-30-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By SewCalGal

I've had the rag die for my GO! for a few years...

I've had the rag die for my GO! for a few years and have never had a problem. It has been used to make many rag quilts. One of the best payback quilts for fundraisers too, as they are fast, fun,...
Forum: Main
08-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,338
Posted By SewCalGal

Checkout www.fingertipshopping.blogspot.com this...

Checkout www.fingertipshopping.blogspot.com this coming Monday as you'll hear about a sale, that has most of the AccuQuilt products at 35% off (GO!, Baby, Dies and Mats).
Forum: Main
08-18-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,338
Posted By SewCalGal

I do love using my AccuQuilt GO! and dies, very...

I do love using my AccuQuilt GO! and dies, very much. But, for typical strip cutting I find the June Tailor ruler to be faster & more efficient than the GO! strip dies. But, it is funny, as I find...
Forum: Main
05-31-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,121
Posted By SewCalGal

Sharon Schamers DVDs provide the best insight on...

Sharon Schamers DVDs provide the best insight on basting a quilt I've ever seen. Definitely changed my perspective on basting a quilt.

SewCalGal
Forum: Main
05-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,091
Posted By SewCalGal

I recommend newbies look at the quilt designs on...

I recommend newbies look at the quilt designs on the AccuQuilt and get a feeling of which designs (eg. traditional blocks, applique') that they are most inspired to make. Then, start buying those. ...
05-01-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,504
Posted By SewCalGal

Geta is so talented and creates such beautiful...

Geta is so talented and creates such beautiful new designs. I love her new book Shadow Trapunto, as well as all of her patterns that she sells online.

SewCalGal
04-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,165
Posted By SewCalGal

Congratulations to the winners. I enjoyed seeing...

Congratulations to the winners. I enjoyed seeing all of the entries. Everyone that entered did a great job. Inspirational. I'd love to be able to make all of these designs. Spectacular.
Forum: Main
03-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,643
Posted By SewCalGal

For me, I feel the AccuQuilt has paid for itself...

For me, I feel the AccuQuilt has paid for itself many times over. One example is that I now cut scraps and save the cuts in a large ziploc, until I have enough to stitch a block or two. These...
Forum: Main
02-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By SewCalGal

Very good buy, especially if you are interested...

Very good buy, especially if you are interested in all of the dies in this bundle.

Quilt in a Day online currently has a sale on AccuQuilt products, plus their prices are typically ~25% off.
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Forum: Main
12-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,100
Posted By SewCalGal

Quilt in a Day has AccuQuilt dies at very good...

Quilt in a Day has AccuQuilt dies at very good prices. Plus, they currently have a free shipping offer on purchases $25 or more.
Forum: Main
12-12-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,100
Posted By SewCalGal

Not all of the dies, particularly the strip dies,...

Not all of the dies, particularly the strip dies, will work on the GO! Baby. But there is a strip die that came out specifically for the GO! Baby and many applique' dies work well on the GO! Baby. ...
Forum: Main
11-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By SewCalGal

I have an AccuQuilt GO! and truly love it. I...

I have an AccuQuilt GO! and truly love it. I view I save money as I love using it to cut scraps that I would have previously thrown away. But they also have a great collection of dies to make...
Forum: Main
11-06-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By SewCalGal

How to create an image that looks like free-motion quilting

The header for the Quilting Board has a curved line that looks like sewing. I've been trying to figure out how to draw free-motion quilting in a graphics software package. Some allow straight lines...
11-06-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,111
Posted By SewCalGal

Very cute Honey Bee blocks. I was out search for...

Very cute Honey Bee blocks. I was out search for color ideas, as Quilt in a Day and Eleanor Burns has this block as their BOM challenge this month on Facebook. Winner gets a $50 gift certificate...
Forum: Main
11-02-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,505
Posted By SewCalGal

I spotted a good deal at Quilt in a day...

I spotted a good deal at Quilt in a day (www.quiltinaday.com) for AccuQuilt products that are all ~25% off. Today is also the last day of Quilt in a Day's sale on gift certificates. They have a buy...
Forum: Main
10-15-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,505
Posted By SewCalGal

I really do love the AccuQuilt GO! and have the...

I really do love the AccuQuilt GO! and have the strip dies, but truly use them for cutting scraps. For overall strip cutting, my favorite tool is the June Taylor shape cutter for cutting strips.
...
Forum: Main
10-03-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By SewCalGal

Always good to start with a practice sandwich. ...

Always good to start with a practice sandwich. Even pros will frequently use a practice sandwich. I prefer to have the feeddogs in the down position and use an open toe free-motion quilting foot. ...
Forum: Main
09-16-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,179
Posted By SewCalGal

I think all of the suggestions are excellent. As...

I think all of the suggestions are excellent. As an FYI, I used inexpensive threads when I first learned to free-motion quilt. But I've learned that the FMQ just flows better with higher quality...
Forum: Main
09-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By SewCalGal

I do use the Supreme Slider and believe it helps,...

I do use the Supreme Slider and believe it helps, but I don't think it is a perfect tool (doesn't stick and you need to tape it down).

I've heard where some quilters have purchased a silicone...
Forum: Main
09-06-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By SewCalGal

Protect your wrists by not doing FMQ for long...

Protect your wrists by not doing FMQ for long stretches of time. Frequently stop and stretch your arms and do some simple wrist exercises.

Be sure you have good body posture when doing FMQ,...
08-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,992
Posted By SewCalGal

I used to have a number of wooden spools, but...

I used to have a number of wooden spools, but gave them away. Now I'm sorry I did. I'd like to have some with the thread on them to photograph and use for clip art, plus have them in a glass jar in...
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