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  3. I have seven of the dies you used in your quilt top (and a lot more that aren't).  I've been seriously considering the fern die, but I see it's quite a bit larger than most of the others.  Hmmmm...... I'll have to think about that one.  

    I have the electric go cutter and the baby.  I use both quite a bit.  What did we do before Accuquilt!

    Hope all goes well for your Hubby. Not fun when either of you is sick.  Take care - Jean

    1. sueinscottsdale


      Yes, the palm die makes a much larger block when you put 4 of them together but I have seen so many ideas using the individual ferns. I think this die is really versatile - I just need to find the time to really play with it. 

      I know what you mean about what did we do before AccuQuilt. I purchased my first Go! when they were first introduced (about 2008 I think). I have just added to my collection ever since and have really purchased with all the new die-to-tries that have been introduced. One I don't have but I am thinking of getting is being re-introduced in a couple weeks. It is the Lotus and I think this is another one that you can take the individual pieces and do some interesting things with them. I have been buying from Ladyfingers Sewing in Pennsylvania because their prices are better than AccuQuilt and they don't charge sales tax. Also, if you order more than $100, they ship for free. Several times my order was less than $100 so I added a cone of thread. They use USPS for shipping and they are very responsive to you. I really like dealing with them.

      Thanks for thinking of my husband. He is finally getting better but June was a terrible month and no one can explain exactly what went wrong other than to blame it on his weight. It has been very frustrating to both of us and I am really tired. I can't wait for things to get back to a more normal.

    2. Jean Shute

      Jean Shute

      I started out with Sizzix quilt dies when they were doing that.  I liked them and have several.  Unfortunately, they don't do that anymore.  I think Accuquilt has changed hands and their sales aren't what they used to be.  I order from Quilt in a Day because they don't charge tax and shipping is free on Accuquilt dies.  I see that their prices have gone up too.  I checked out Ladyfingers and they had a good sale price on the new Tea pot die.  Not sure why I bought that, but it's cute and I'll probably use it for quick gifts for girlfriends.  Hang in there.


  4. Cheri

    I Spy

    So cute! Always so fun. I enjoy quilting them, too, and getting to see all the cute fabrics that people use in them.
  5. Great I Spy! I love them too and this will be treasured and loved! Jo Ann is the fixer of all incorrectly placed posts.
  6. Lissa

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    Fun quilt! He's going to love it!
  7. Vicki in MN

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    Really sweet!
  8. nancySD

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    Lots of cute fabrics!
  9. Jean Shute

    I Spy

    Adorable. That's a treasure. He'll have a great time finding all the fun things.
  10. Helen Hubert

    I Spy

    Very cute. That is great border fabric!
  11. Polly C

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    Well, obviously I didn't post it in Final Product where I intended. Maybe I will just stick to my laptop instead of the iphone!!! If anyone knows how to move the original post feel free to do so.
  12. brunerwoman

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    I love it. Great job. I like making I Spy quilts...I've made several. love those dots.
  13. Polly C

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    Trying for the first time to post photos from my iPhone. Hopefully it works! I made this for my great grandson for his 2nd birthday.
  14. Hi Peggy, glad to hear you'll be teaching at the longarm group.  I've taught there a few times over the years and they are all nice people.  They couldn't meet the two years of Covid lockdown and then lost the meeting place.  I heard they had found a new place but it's quite a ways from where I live so I haven't been there since the move.  After 20 plus years of longarm work for others, I'm pretty much just doing my own and a few for my favorite customers.  This gives me time to pursue art quilts and to get back to painting fine art.  I was able to retire early so I looked for ways to use my art degree that would keep me busy and provide some play money for my own projects.  Too often I was so busy with other people's quilts that I didn't have time for my own.  Now I have that time, I'm a bit jealous of sharing it.  You probably feel the same way.

    I'll check in to see when you're scheduled and if I can, I'll stop by to say hello.

    Good luck - Jean

    1. Peggy Holt

      Peggy Holt

      Hi Jean,  I just found this!

      You are correct: not a lot of customer work any more.  The business seems to be "retiring" of its own volition.  That's fine with me.  Like you, I am concentrating on my art quilts and teaching classes.  At this end of my life, I am choosing to do things that bring me joy!

      Hope to see you.  The meeting is March 18th.

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