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    Has anyone purchased one of these. I am handicapable but cutting is my down fall after a while. I am thrilled with the precut packages available but would love to pick my own themes and fabrics that designers haven't thought of; particularly the pre cuts in baby and young child designs. Thanks so much!
    Karlee, San Antonio, Texas
    www.journialong.com

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    Cutting is mine as well thanks to an injury. It hurts to bad to cut even after a few minutes, then I start not cutting straight.

    There are blogs all over the place giving these things away. And if you become a fan of Accuquilt on facebook, they give one away to fans every friday.

    Good luck..we'll cheer each other on to win one!

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      Originally posted by hillbilly View Post
      Cutting is mine as well thanks to an injury. It hurts to bad to cut even after a few minutes, then I start not cutting straight.

      There are blogs all over the place giving these things away. And if you become a fan of Accuquilt on facebook, they give one away to fans every friday.

      Good luck..we'll cheer each other on to win one!
      We will have to start posting all sites with the date the give away end. (oh, and I have visited your blog already-very nice work!
      Karlee, San Antonio, Texas
      www.journialong.com

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        i got to try one at a local shop last year. It's very nice but can be hard to crank with multible layers. My shoulder hurt when i was done( instead of my wrist!). Ask around at local fabric shops if you can . Some will let you rent theirs for a nominal fee. A good chance to try one out before you make a big investment.
        “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

        ― Albert Pine

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          Originally posted by bakermom View Post
          i got to try one at a local shop last year. It's very nice but can be hard to crank with multible layers. My shoulder hurt when i was done( instead of my wrist!). Ask around at local fabric shops if you can . Some will let you rent theirs for a nominal fee. A good chance to try one out before you make a big investment.
          Really?? My shoulder is what is hurt! I cannot do ANYTHING more to in a day than I already have to do. Wow, I am so glad you said this. I think I'll stop looking for give aways until I can try it out!

          The other thing I wondered. I HATE scraps. I like to be very picky when cutting. I wonder if you have more scraps using this?

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            I have a friend who has one and she is very happy with it, BUT as said, it can be hard on shoulders and for me wrists, to crank through multiple layers. I have two other gripes with them though, firstly the layout of the fabric needed for an effective cut means that everything is cut on the bias. So while your cutting may be easier using this thing, your piecing diffuculty is going to be increased, every piece of fabric is going to stretch. Secondly is the issue of fabric wastage, it is huge, I don't like creating scraps either and you will end up with a multitude of odd shaped pieces of fabric. It is certainly not the most efficient way to cut fabric if you are wanting to minimise your fabric purchases.

            I would consider hiring one to do a specific project that it can cut quickly and acurately for saving me lots of fussy cutting but I would not outlay the money to buy one for general use. That's just my opinion though, see if you can get one to play with to decide for yourself, it may well suit your style of work.
            Lynn

            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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              I heard about this too. They said way to much loss of fabric. And all the other stuff Cathy said. I won't be getting one even tho I was tempted cause it hurts my back bad to cut fabric. Who wants to lose all that fabric and then have piecing troubles. Not me! I'm just a grump tonight aren't I. Ok I'll shut up now. bye
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                Sorry again it's Lynn not Cathy. I'm batting a thousand tonight.
                Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                  What about a cutting mat. Ask NMlady about hers. I have one as well and it sure makes cutting easier! Callled Shape-cut.
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                    Originally posted by sally View Post
                    What about a cutting mat. Ask NMlady about hers. I have one as well and it sure makes cutting easier! Callled Shape-cut.
                    Sally, I off to search a shape cuut now. Thank you. I certainly don't have the money for the Accuquilt or to Waste fabric. Thanks to you and all!
                    Karlee, San Antonio, Texas
                    www.journialong.com

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                      Tell me more about the shape cut mat. Is the shapes just drawn on the mat or is it the shape of the shape you need to cut?
                      Saundra

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                        Originally posted by craftyladysam View Post
                        Tell me more about the shape cut mat. Is the shapes just drawn on the mat or is it the shape of the shape you need to cut?
                        Hi! Try this


                        http://store.junetailor.com/store/c-2-rulers.aspx

                        It is June Tailor's site, rulers section. Go to "home button on page and it will take you and direct you to mats.

                        This system would help, but it is the bearing down on the ruler material and mat. I'm shaky and that makes for interesting lines, lol! If I can just remain sitting and cut I do much better. I am waiting on my layer cakes and I think that will help a lot (pre-cut fabrics) because I can manage to manipulate and move around smaller pieces to cut.

                        Hope this helps!
                        Karlee, San Antonio, Texas
                        www.journialong.com

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                          Originally posted by Karlee View Post
                          Hi! Try this


                          http://store.junetailor.com/store/c-2-rulers.aspx

                          It is June Tailor's site, rulers section. Go to "home button on page and it will take you and direct you to mats.

                          This system would help, but it is the bearing down on the ruler material and mat. I'm shaky and that makes for interesting lines, lol! If I can just remain sitting and cut I do much better. I am waiting on my layer cakes and I think that will help a lot (pre-cut fabrics) because I can manage to manipulate and move around smaller pieces to cut.

                          Hope this helps!
                          I used to hate the thought of buying precuts, but they sure do help with the shoulder, don't they?? Big long pieces are my worst...extending my arm out causes my interesting lines!! So, I would like to buy a lot of precuts but I am working on my stash for now. I didn't win again on Accuquilt today on facebook. Will try again next friday!!

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                            Originally posted by hillbilly View Post
                            I used to hate the thought of buying precuts, but they sure do help with the shoulder, don't they?? Big long pieces are my worst...extending my arm out causes my interesting lines!! So, I would like to buy a lot of precuts but I am working on my stash for now. I didn't win again on Accuquilt today on facebook. Will try again next friday!!
                            Sounds like we are in similar boats. I'm sorry you have trouble,no fun, I know!
                            Karlee, San Antonio, Texas
                            www.journialong.com

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                              I havent been here for awhile....been nursing a few health issues of my own lately. I came across a cutting system that might interest you. It looks easy enough to use, might be a bit pricey for some, but doesnt look like there is fabric waste, no more than if you cut with just a ruler and cutter. Looks easy enough to use without to much physical exertion.
                              I'm considering buying this, but looking for someone that has used it to get their opinions first.

                              www.quiltcut.com Check out the online demo's.
                              ~Mary
                              As ye sew, so shall ye rip.

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