"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, April 2, 2009


One of the things I've been wanting to do with my stash is cut it up! Cutting is the #1 thing I dislike about quilting- I want to be able to just grab a pile of squares or strips and go. But cutting all my stash up would take so much time... and that's the one thing I don't have enough of.

But then!!! Quilt In Joy, one of my local shops, announced their AccuQuilt Club- for $50 per year you get unlimited use of their AccuQuilt die cutting system!

They have lots of dies, too... the ones I am most excited about are the one that will cut 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and the ones that will cut 6 1/2" squares and 3 1/2" squares- those 3 in combination can make thousands of different quilt patterns!

Plus they have stip cutting dies in 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2". And 5" squares, and parallelograms, and triangles... :-)

Isn't that awesome? I am planning an Amy Butler coins quilt for our bed, and I'm thinking the 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle die (they'll finish at 3" x 6"), with the 2" strip die (to finish at 1 1/2"), will give me all the pieces I'll need!!

So now I am going to get all my scraps and other fabrics that I want to cut organized, because I have an appointment with the AccuQuilt next Thursday!


  1. That is soooo cool, J! I hate cutting strips, but I love scrappy quilts... no remote access, eh? Oh, well! Have a great time.

  2. It all sounds so exciting! What a terrific service offered by the quilt shop. I'm looking forwrad to seeing all the fantastic projects you'll be making.

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)