Scissors for Quilting

Scissors for Quilting

Scissors for QuiltingNot all scissors are made equal, and if you’ve ever tried to cut fabric with scissors that have been used for cutting paper, you’ll know what I mean! There are many different kinds of scissors, including scissors for quilting. Choosing the best quality is important, good tools = good job!

Many of you will be using some kind of fabric cutting device however, you do still need good pairs of scissors for some tasks. Of course, you can go to a dollar store and buy some but I don’t recommend this. I’ve tried it and it’s a false economy, a few cuts and they break or go blunt!

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Brother Scan Cut Machine

Brother Scan Cut Machine

Brother Scan Cut Machine

We know how expensive it is to keep buying different dies and different size quilting rulers to get the shape we want for our projects. Well, how about a product that scans AND cuts, like the Brother Scan Cut Machine?!

A world’s first, you don’t need any cartridges dies or computer software. You can scan a photo, sketch or an image and the Brother Scan Cut will whatever shape you want.

I’m excited about this, it will make personalized items SO much easier and will also be good for using those small scraps of lovely fabric you can’t bear to throw away!

Brother now make a few different models of the Scan Cutter, today I’m taking a look at the CM100DM model. It’s on special offer so a good time to buy!

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Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
List Price: $159.99
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Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit

Described as “The Ultimate Crafters tool” The Sizzix Machines Big Shot Starter Kit is a cutting and embossing machine. You can use it for cutting your quilt pieces and there are a range of die shapes to choose from as optional extras. It also cuts paper and creates embossing effects. it works with most of the Sizzix products with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies. My primary interest is in the fabric cutting capabilities of the Sizzix but it can also be used for home decor, scrap-booking,  and card making .

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What is a Rotary Cutter

What is a Rotary Cutter

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