Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Soothing the Anxiety

 Once I finished my client longarm quilting today, I found myself a little lost and feeling a little stressed.  So where did I turn?  To my scraps of course!

I sort all my scraps by color in rainbow order - so I just grabbed the first bin.  Looks Like I am starting a quilt with red.

Cutting is probably my least favorite of all the quilting stages, so I decided to use my AccuQuilt fabric cutter to speed up the process so I can get to the sewing quickly.

I looked through my dies and decided to get out my 2.5" by 4.5" rectangle.  In no time at all, I had about 100 pieces cut.  Next I think I will get out my blue bin and continue cutting.  I should be able to start sewing before dinner time!

For those of you curious about my fabric cutter, I have the AccuQuilt Studio cutter.  It was the best option for me when I purchased it years ago.  When I am cutting in bulk like today, it really keeps my hands from getting sore...and makes cutting scraps super fast.

I still love my studio cutter, but if I was buying today, I think I would go with the Go! Big Electric.  They now have die starter sets available that are a great deal.

I have been wanting to add a couple dies to my inventory so I was happy to see they have the Studio dies and bundles half off right now.  Just use code 50STUDIO.   Of course, if you are interested in buying one of the Studio cutters, they are on sales for a limited time too.

I am an AccuQuilt affiliate.  When you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, I may make a commission.  I don't endorse products I don't believe in and I appreciate the siupport!


  1. Very smart to keep your hands and mind busy. I worked on hand binding a quilt this afternoon... but I got it finished. Time to find another project!

  2. I just have the Go! Baby but I ought to either use it or get rid of it. I spent a good portion of the day hand sewing with my pals.

  3. I have been custom quilting today. All dang day. Not sure what we'll do tonight....

  4. I spent the day working on my UFO challenge for this month - just need to add borders and it will be ready for quilting! Woohoo for crossing this one off the list quickly. I really love my Go cutter - definitely keeps my hands and wrists happier than rotary cutting.

  5. I wish your cutting table wasn't the only place still a sea of unresolved blue and red. Stitchin' and hopin' here...

  6. I am super curious what plan you have for the 2.5 x 4.5 because I have been cutting a few here and there too. No real plan here yet:(

  7. Cynthia, Thanks for letting me know about the sale on the AccuQuilt Go! Big electric cutter. I'm treating myself to an early Christmas present and ordered the cutter and 2 1/2" square die. I don't mind cutting out projects, but cutting 15 years of scraps has just about done me in. Scrap quilts here I come! Your website is wonderful.

  8. Yay!! A new scrap quilt coming right up!!!

  9. Ooh... so what dies did you buy?


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