mellymoo wrote:I have finally treated myself to a late christmas present and bought the Go Baby cutter along with Sarah's two Heather Feather dies. (Could not resist) I was just wondering if anyone with some experiance of these cutters could confirm how "tight" the dies fit through the rollers ? I have had a little practice and was surprised how tight the fit was with just one piece of material (& cutting mat). Thinking about it I suppose the rollers do have to press the dies very firmly to make the cuts !! I would appreciate anyone's view on this (I would hate to be forcing and break my lovely new dies and cutter)
pam7040 wrote:Barbara, I have just googled and come up with this shop in Oz which seems to sell them. I hope that it helps.
SarahVedeler wrote:I don't believe in stitch and trim in the hoop! It is incredibly time consuming, and limits the possibilities for edge finishing. Having said that, the embroidery in the hoop that comes with the BOM has a simple satin stitch outline. However, there will be an optional (to be purchased) embroidered applique version available which will have more stuff going on - and potentially some different edge finishes.
My preferred method of applique, in the hoop or not, has pre-cut applique shapes. Templates are provided so that you can trace and cut the shapes by hand. Alternatively, you can use the AccuQuilt GO! dies to do the cutting. Whichever way you look at it, if time is important to you (i.e. you'd rather be sewing that cutting applique shapes) cutting the shapes out ahead of time (which you can do while watching a movie if you're doing it with scissors and can be done in about an hour with the GO!) is much faster than trimming in the hoop. But this is just my opinion!
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