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    Hi my name is Dawn, I’m a newbie on here and in quilting, I’m from the UK. Please can anyone help with choosing a sizzix machine and dies for quilting, I am on a budget. Thanks. X

    Re: Newbie here

    I can't help you with sizzix guidance, but I do want to say welcome to the forum from So. California.


      Re: Newbie here

      Welcome from Oregon. I can’t help you pick out a sizzix, I’m an accuquilt girl. Does a sizzix do block parts like the accuquilt does?


        Re: Newbie here

        Welcome from sunny Florida.

        I don't have a sizzix, so I'm clueless in that part of the conversation. I have seen the accuquilt in action, but I don't have one of those either.
        “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou


          Re: Newbie here

          Welcome from Northeast Ohio! Sorry, I can't help with the sizzix question, either.

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            Re: Newbie here

            Welcome from PA! I can't help with your questions but I'm sure someone on here will be able to. Great bunch of people. Enjoy the forum!


              Re: Newbie here

              Welcome to the forum from Missouri.

              Scottie Mom Barb


                Re: Newbie here

                Hi Pamela, yes it does have block parts like accuquilt, I’ve also looked at those. Just need to know best sizes of blockers to buy. Thanks x


                  Re: Newbie here

                  hi and welcome to the forum Dawn
                  what do you need to know,?

                  heres a sizzix ebook from the site mentioned below

                  have a sizzix big shot plus starter kit sourced from Amazon, and some bigz dies collected over the years
                  was a papercrafter before found sewing

                  these are the sewing related bigz dies
                  658328 2 1/2 strips xl

                  2 1/2 squares xl

                  658322 half square triangles 2 1/2 xl

                  659837 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 rectangle which used with above 2 1/2 half square triangles can make flying geese.

                  659987 1 1/2 squares

                  659983 1 1/2 half square triangles

                  658327 1 1/2 strips xl

                  all the dies above do fit through the small bigshot the dies are 6" wide but have a few a4 embossing plates so use the plus for these dies

                  got the long ones from here

                  the cutting plates
                  the big shot plus allows you to move the cutting plate one way or another thus being able to make the cutting plate last longer
                  just make sure you get speedy post.

                  the dies can cut up to 8 layers of fabric, but I normally do 6 and using a 5" paint brush after each past brush all the fluff away. before reloading.

                  I tend to cut the size strip first then move onto the next die, this is easier for me.
                  hope the above helps you.

                  if do get a die cutter machine don't throw out the boxes,
                  my storage idea, (after reading karen's blog) put the fancy big shot box back inside the outer post cardboard box, then put lid and flaps inside cover the outer brown cardboard box with plastic sticky back plastic / vinyl, but box on its side store dies in and the machine on top, the polystyrene packaging keeps box rigid.

                  sizzix ebook link added


                  there is also a limited addition pink and white version at hochanda
                  Last edited by 201 Treadler; January 12, 2019, 11:23 AM. Reason: links added


                    Re: Newbie here

                    Welcome from the Basque Country in northern Spain