Friday, January 16, 2009

Big Announcement

Hello Everyone,

Here is what I have been waiting to tell all of you. I hope you were anxiously awaiting like I have been. As you all know, I am a professional long arm quilter, who also sells Gammills. But I really wanted to be able to service my wonderful customers in another way as well. In November, I purchased an AccuQuilt Studio Cutter. If you are not familiar with it, it is a die cutting machine that can cut up to 10 layers of fabric at one time. WOOHOO!!!!

But what make it so special is its accuracy and speed. You can cut a very large quilt in no time flat!! You might recall this quilt here. This was all cut on the AccuQuilt in about 1/2 hour. Anyway, I am now offering custom cutting services to all of my customers. Or if you choose you can cut the fabric yourself. More detailed information and pricing can be found on my newly updated Website here. Also, you can read about it in my January Newsletter. If you haven't already subscribed, so so while you are there.

You can download the PDF of all the die shapes that I have here. I will be adding new die shapes as time goes on. 

So for those of you who want a quilt cut or just your stash cut up into strips or charms, really quick, I'm your gal. Please e-mail me, comment, or call me for more info.

Now, this morning when I awoke at 5:30 the thermometer was in the negatives. When I brought my kids to school the temperature in the car read -8 degrees Farenheit.... Brrrrr....
So I though I would share some pictures I took about 2 weeks ago that depict how cold I feel. These were all taken around my house.








Also, I would love it if you would welcome my good friends Pam and Kathy to blogland. They both have relatively new blogs and would be happy with all you wonderful people stopping by to say hi!!

I hope you all have a joyous day and stay warm!! Until next time,



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24 comments:

Vickie E said...

This is GREAT Jackie Congrats..I hope you have a great deal of success...now about these die cuts...can you do circles...like for yo-yo making??

Stephanie said...

Oh terrific Jackie! What a great idea to have your stash cut up and ready to go...reduces bulk too. Well it was -12* when I got up and that is really cold for Central Ohio. Thanks for the link to the new blogs. I'm marked them so I can check them out. Stay warm...drink lots of tea.

Carla said...

Congrats Jackie. Much success to you. We finally had to turn some heat on last night but looking at your beautiful ice photos makes me want to turn it up LOL

jacquie said...

i didn't know there was such a thing. how great! i'm sure it will be a great addition to your business. i'm off to check out the die cuts.

from little acorns said...

AccuQuilt is amazing - isn't it?! . . . as are your icy photos! . . . they are amazing! I remember - when I lived in Minnesota - that we used to play boom-ball . . . even when it was in the negative degrees! (we were so young . . & foolish!) Then we would have to come home & couldn't warm up until we soaked our hands & feet in warm water in the bathtub. . . ! You stay warm now! xo, Bren

Exuberant Color said...

I'm sure your cutting service will be a great success. So many of my students loved to sew but hated to cut because of bad eyesight or weak arms and hands.

I love your ice pictures. Our ice storm before Christmas was pellet ice so there wasn't much build up on branches.

Stina said...

Love the photos!!! :o)
And hmmm...you definetly need to tell me a little bit more of your great idea!! So...you are telling me that you can cut out for example tumbler blocks in repro fabrics...??? Of course it will depend on what fabrics you do have or what? :o)

KF said...

Great idea! I know a craft store that will let you use their AccuCut system for free if you buy your felt/scrapbook paper from them, but they don't have the quilting shapes. Wish you were closer -- I'd head to you this weekend! (First, I'd wait for the weather to improve -- with the windchill, it's -25 today. That's MINUS 25!)

Jackie said...

KF... didn't have an e-mail for you, but if you want fabric cut you can ship and I will ship back. That is why I have the downloadable PDF form. Hope this helps clarify.

Tine said...

My goodness! I had no idea such a wonderful machine even excisted!! What great news!!!!!!!!! I am kicking myself even more for living so far away from you. Lol!
Your b&w quilt is so so so so pretty!! I just love it :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hmmm, I may need you later this year!!

julieQ said...

How neat, Jackie! What a neat thing to be able to cut out so quickly, that is definitely not the fun part of quilting to me...

henny said...

Wow..I've seen the demo video. What an awesome tool. Congrat to you jackie and many success!
I wish I were lived there so I could visit and see your studio...:) It must be terrific.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is exciting. I'd never heard of that. I'll keep that in mind. Good for you.

Helen said...

Hi Jackie, wow... what an awesome tool. However, it is not cheap :) Hopefully the return of investment will be soon now you also have a cutting service. It is a neat thing to be able to cut out so quickly. Here is me cutting all the pieces one by one :)
Love the pictures. Keep on posting!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a great idea, Jackie! I think those Accu-cuts are WAY cool!

Thanks for the blog visit to my sewing room! I'm glad you didn't pass out from the mess!

Have a great weekend---

Heleen said...

This is going to be great, a cutter like that, goodluck!
Love your pictures of nature covered in ice!

Eileen said...

This IS wonderful news Jackie! Wow.. what a terrific service for to be able to offer folks! I'm sure it will bring you lots of business.

And did you have to mention how COLD it is? :-D I am sitting here with gloves on in the house. Ridiculous!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I've heard about that acucut! sounds amazing :) cold cold cold - that's just ice isn't it!?

Anina said...

How wonderful to be able to cut cutting time a little shorter.
Stay warm!

Karen said...

Now that sounds like a wonderful machine. Love the photos. I can feel that chill in the air.

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations, Jackie! Best of luck to you! Finally, the weather is turning! Enjoy!

em's scrapbag said...

How exciting. And your winter pictures are phenomenal.

Ginger Patches said...

Some ladies who take the brown bag class with me just bought one of those at Road. They went in on it together. Have fun, how great to cut a whole stinkin' quilt in 1/2 hour woo hoo!

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