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Ok - finally I gave in. I had dreamed of Accuquilt for months - now I gave in. I knew already that I wanted the medium sized GO! Cutter, the Baby Cutter can't use all the dies.
My first 2 dies are the 2,5 strips and the 2,5 half square triangles. And of course I had to make a quilt with these immediately!! It's not like I dont have any patterns, but I chose one that came with the dies: small ships.
Isn't this cute?
And the cutter works as dreamed - it cuts all the pieces absolutely perfect. And because all the HST are cut without dogears it's so easy to lay them together and sew them accurately. Incredible - the cutter cuts 72 triangles with one cut.
There are a lot of videos for AccuQuilt at youtube. I don't like the vidoes made by AccuQuilt. They don't help, they just say 'AccuQuilt is wonderful'.
But Ebony Love of lovebugstudios made 7 videos where she shows in detail how to use the dies, how to clean them and most important how to fold the fabric to avoid waste. The way she shows it there is really very few waste.
The waste was for me - apart from the price... - the main reason to hesitate to buy the cutter. The official AccuQuilt-people always use a Fat Quarter to cut 2 triangles and throw the rest away (so it seems to me).
So it's Ebonys fault I spent so much money!
I got 4 Babyquilts for the Ukraine. The first one will become a ship-quilt.
And that's how the quilt looks:
and the labels:
One week later: My ship-quilt was featured at busyhandsquilts! look here.
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