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TOPIC: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8

Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 03 Oct 2013 16:08 #110898

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Andree,
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I have an Accuquilt Go that I use every chance I get. I will definately use your technique. Thanks!

Judy Austin
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 01 Oct 2013 08:48 #110771

gynconnie wrote:
Andree, thanks for asking! Ebony's class was excellent! Very information rich, with lots of comparisons among all the brands of cutters. She talked a lot about the importance of fabric grain orientation, and the the reason that some dies need to be run thru "crooked". One of the biggest light bulb moments for me was using the cutter for pre-pieced units...I had no idea you could do that. So of course, I had to come home and try it...
That looks stunning! Thanks for the info... I know what i'll be doing tonight!

Andrée
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 01 Oct 2013 08:45 #110770

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She didn't really get into the EDeN system, other than to mention that it exists (it was a beginners class), but there are about 10 pages covering it in her book.


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 01 Oct 2013 08:42 #110769

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Ebony has a great book with 250 pages of information, troubleshooting, and Q&A. I probably would have gotten my GO! out of the box much sooner if I had it when I bought my cutter!


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 01 Oct 2013 08:28 #110767

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Andree, thanks for asking! Ebony's class was excellent! Very information rich, with lots of comparisons among all the brands of cutters. She talked a lot about the importance of fabric grain orientation, and the the reason that some dies need to be run thru "crooked". One of the biggest light bulb moments for me was using the cutter for pre-pieced units...I had no idea you could do that. So of course, I had to come home and try it...


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 01 Oct 2013 07:49 #110766

gynconnie wrote:
Andree, you have given me the jumpstart i needed to get my GO! Cutter up and running...i will be attending the Georgia quilt show next month, and I've signed up for a die cutting class with Ebony Love. I'm excited to learn what tricks my toy can do!
So,Connie, do you have a report for us on that class?
Thanks in advance...

Andrée
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 18:52 #108974

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Ebony's Equivalent Die Notation is a way to standardize information across different die cutting systems. I don't know if it will ever really catch on or not, but it's really neat. There is information through her website.
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 18:50 #108973

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oh my, i forgot about that. Hope nothing truly horrible appeared.

Here's my link

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlssDKsoZqcz7cV_SQtBDQ
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 18:12 #108970

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But I did find that you want to put more than "ebony love youtube" into your search engine to get some quilting information! :roll: :lol:

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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 17:57 #108965

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Susan, you're speaking a foreign language, but hopefully it will make sense after the class. I will definitely check out her YouTube videos, as I haven't seen them before. I have heard her interviewed by Pat Sloan, and she sounded extremely knowledgable.


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 07:35 #108919

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Connie, I can't wait to hear a report on this class. Ebony Love is so hard-working and loves to share her knowledge. Hopefully, you've seen all of her Youtube videos?

I wish her Equivalent Die Notation System (EDeN) would really take off because it makes using dies so easy, but translating quilt patterns to use with dies is sometimes confusing. I just saw on the EdeN forum that she has had some international publishing success with this, but hasn't released details yet.

Please see what you can find out for us!
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 07:06 #108917

gynconnie wrote:
Andree, you have given me the jumpstart i needed to get my GO! Cutter up and running...i will be attending the Georgia quilt show next month, and I've signed up for a die cutting class with Ebony Love. I'm excited to learn what tricks my toy can do!
Wow! Lucky you! I didn't know there were class especially for cutting with die! That must bring the cutter to another level... Let us know how that goes!
Andrée
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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 21 Aug 2013 06:49 #108916

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Andree, you have given me the jumpstart i needed to get my GO! Cutter up and running...i will be attending the Georgia quilt show next month, and I've signed up for a die cutting class with Ebony Love. I'm excited to learn what tricks my toy can do!


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Re: Using Accuquilt to cut the big circle in month 8 19 Aug 2013 21:43 #108846

I too use the Rose of Sharon (#1) for the smaller circles (1/2 and 3/4 inch).
I did not cut off the center of the fusible web, however. I used it all over, even though the 3/4 inch was larger than a dime.

Andrée
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