Monday, 26 June 2017

Should I Buy This?

I visit a lot of your blogs and it is a favourite pastime of mine.  I've noticed a number of you are using this particular tool and are very positive about both the time it saves you and the accuracy of your resulting fabric pieces.

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Cutting fabric always makes me nervous.

It is something I'm not great at and getting it accurate even with a rotary cutter is also not a strong point of mine.  I'm a little like the old saying...can't draw a straight line even with a ruler.  I can't seem to cut accurately even with the rotary cutter.  And it's a whole other issue trying to keep the blades sharp-mine never seem as sharp as I see on the videos with the single pass through making a crisp sharp cut.

So should I buy this?

  An Accuquilt is what I'm talking about.  It isn't cheap and would mean an investment and a commitment to future quilts I would have to make to justify the purchase.

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I do have a lot of cutting coming up.  I purchased this fabric to make a quilt for our bed...the red, white and blue a nod to our Union Jack roots. ( Hubby being English born and the Union Jack was the provincial flag of  my home province, Newfoundland and Labrador till 1980.)

I just have to settle on a pattern or patterns.  More about that search in another post.

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I'm debating.  I could ask for it for my birthday.
What do you think?  I understand there are several of these machines.
 Is there one you would recommend??

While I ponder that, I've just put together lunch for us...bulgur, spinach, apple, cranberries, and pecans.  That's a little goat cheese in my portion.


 I made this little apple cider vinaigrette to coat it.


1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey, a little salt and pepper.
Tasty!

And for the rest of the day...easy guess, stitching.



Happy Stitching All!
And happily linking up with Cooking Up Quilts ,  Love, Laugh, QuiltMolli Sparkles and A Life in Patchwork.