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    Shiny Thimble

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

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

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    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?

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

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    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!
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    Welcome to the forum from Missouri.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    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

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    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.
    T

    edit
    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

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...KL5A1OLE&psc=1

    there is also a limited addition pink and white version at hochanda
    Last edited by 201 Treadler; January 12th, 2019 at 03:23 PM. Reason: links added

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    Welcome from the Basque Country in northern Spain

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