Archive for the ‘Fabric Cutter Die Cutting’ Category
Today, I wanted to mentioned some of the benefits of using a quality accuquilt go fabric cutter. When we make quilts, some have even suggested that the health benefits of fabric cutting and quilt making can be more healthy than even exercising! Therefore, if quickness is the key to a quality fabric cutter, how in the world can the benefits exceed that of exercise? Well, over the years, different studies have been done, where many women were interviewed especially those who have joined quilting groups, and the results and research has shown that the communal benefits along with the satisfaction from the creative process led to such a satisfaction of “problem solving” along with the end results led to such an overall sense of lowered blood pressure, lower pulse and an overall sense of a quality mental health state.
The quickness that the The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter accomplishes is that it allows quilters to cut fabric up to 90% faster than with rotary cutters or scissors. To a quilter of any skill level, that’s the equivalent of being able to spend 54 more minutes of every hour quilting instead of cutting fabric. The smoother rolling action will especially benefit those quilters that have a hard time with manual methods due to sore joints or muscles. So, friends, if you are looking for a quality fabric cutter at a reasonable price, look no further. We at www.bestdiecuttingmachines.com are dedicated to bringing all of your crafting needs at an affordable price with free shipping! Order today and save! Thanks so much friends, and as always,
Bethany and Christopher
I love making crafts with children! I just LOVE it!!! Today, I am going to briefly talk about a wonderful little craft that you can do with your daughter. (I have ideas with boys too–for a later blog) I love making small little bows that can easily go into a your girl’s hair as she gets ready for back to school and all of the new fashions that will be on display there. These little felt bows offered by Lifestyle Crafts we feel are the perfect little accent to any hairstyle your little girl (or not so little girl) can make and then wear. It accents almost any outfit and the possibilities are literally endless on what you can do with them.
What we have noticed is that our friends have made an ENTIRE hair bow collection for almost every day of the year, or just a few for a particular event, play or performance. Again, the possibilities are endless, moreover, with the precision of a quality die cutting machine, you are sure to get a PERFECT bow each and every time! Thank you so much for reading friends, and try making the event a family affair with a good fabric cutter and quality supplies. Try our website at: www.bestdiecuttingmachines.com or our Amazon site for the absolute best deals on these products found on the web! Plus, we offer superb customer service to ALL of our customers!
Happy Crafting friends,
Bethany and Christopher
Hi, My name is Sandy F, and I agreed to do a guest blogging for Bethany and Chris, because I feel that I sort of am obligated to tell a bit of my story, which has everything to do with quilting, and recovery, crafting and just plain ol life. You see, I have been in recovery from alcoholism for a bit over 3 years now. My life pretty much centered and surrounded itself around drinking–from whom I chose as friends, the family members I kept in touch with (and ignored) and the men that I dated. Alcohol, for me, made all of the decisions for my life. My drinking was extremely time consuming and costly, as I would start drinking shortly after I got home from working (as a bartender/server) until I went to bed. It cost me hundreds of dollars per week and I felt and looked horrible! Anyway, this blog is not about the war stories of my addiction, rather, how quilting and crafting helped me through some of the most difficult times of my life.
When I finally “surrendered” to this disease of alcoholism, I first found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands, as I never realized how much TIME drinking took from my life. That is when I was introduced to a wonderful woman who was a quilter. She also was in recovery, and she would quilt the most elaborate and beautiful quilts that I had ever seen. I was hooked! I purchased an accuquilt go fabric cutter quilting machine some quilting supplies and I was off to the races–even my beautiful daughter helps me with my creations! Not only did the act of quilting take up the extra time that I had from drinking, but I was able to sell my quilts, due to the fact that I had to quit my job as a bartender. So, Chris asked me to share a small bit of my story as he and his family have been so helpful to me in my recovery, spiritual guidance and creative inspiration. The least I could do was say “yes” when asked to share with others. You see, you can not just STOP bad behaviors, they must be replaced by GOOD behaviors or you will have a void that will scream to go back to the bad behaviors before you know it. So, if you stop smoking, start running, if you stop drinking, start cooking, if you stop over eating, start writing or biking or walking, etc. For me quilting was the answer but all of us will have to find what works for us. God’s blessings to you all. And, as Beth and Chris always end their blogs so cutely…
Hello Crafters! Today, I wanted to briefly discuss with all of you quilters some of the wonderful benefits of quilting! My wife, Bethany and I have heard from so many of you crafters who love to quilt, that you have had to come up with so many explanations of why you have such a strong desire and passion to quilt! Well…let’s see if my wife and I can help you fabulous quilters out! There is now scientific reasons why quilting on a regular basis is not only healthy but theraputic!
One of the most important reasons is the reduction in stress levels in the brain. Current research has shown that the repetitive nature of quilting, whether you are using a fabric die cutting machine or some other form of quilting, the actual nature of the action of quilting has proven to have beneficial qualities. Moreover, researchers have found that regular quilters have a reduction in hypertension (high blood pressure). Due to the theraputic actions of quilting, this particular craft appears to have a effect on heart rate reduction and, as a result, a reduction in high blood pressure.
Quilting has been proven to be beneficial for overall brain development! Even for adults or seniors, quilting appears to have a direct correlation for improved brain activity, memory retention and recollection. If you think about what actually goes into quilting, with all of the patch work, fabric or die cutting machine work, matching colors, shapes and different fabrics–all of this is what we call mindfulness activities. You are not worried about the future or lamenting about the past…you are in the moment, and as many psychological studies have shown, being in the moment is probably the most mentally healthy state to be in!
So, friends, here are just a few reasons to tell your friends about why you find quilting so beneficial to do! Crafting in all it’s many forms finds similar benefits when you really analyze them individually! Whatever you do, do it with joy and have fun and you can never go wrong. Thank you so much for reading friends, and as always…
Bethany and Christopher
Hello Crafters! Today, my wife, Bethany and I, wanted to write about a new study that has proven that certain crafts that are quiet, and to a greater degree contemplative, (as oppose to more physically orientated activities) can be even more beneficial in certain ways than traditional exercising at a gym or work-out establishment.
Many credible studies have been published that are illuminating the fact that quilting, scrapbooking, and other crafting activities have benefits usually associated with more physically active endeavors. So, it appears that quilters as well as scrapbookers and crafts that use die cuts for scrapbooking, or a fabric cutter for quilting, have every reason to celebrate the health of their focus.
The University of Glasgow team, after much research, concluded that all creative hobbies from writing to quilting must be looked at in a more holistic matter. These activities are now being respected for their mental and physical benefits. What the researchers found was that when crafters actively participated in their art of choice, they were stimulated cognitively, physically as well as emotionally. Most of the colors that are involved in die cutting and quilting are bright, “happy” and uplifting colors. Moreover, some of the most ardent of quilters could probably teach a course in mathematical geometry!
The researchers stated that getting involved with something that engages you intellectually as well as makes you happy can offer more consistent exercise than forcing yourself to engage in an activity that you just do not like, or your doctor states that you have to be so careful about your engagement in it, it brings more worry than enjoyment. What usually happens with theses types of activities is that they are short lived. So, pick a craft, love what you do, and be proud of it–the research appears to be catching up with you crafters! Thanks so much for reading, and as always…
Bethany and Christopher
Hello, friends and fellow crafters! Today, I wanted to share some of the benefits so many seasoned and new crafters have experienced by quilting and using embossing machines! Historically, not only were quilts produced by an inter-generational collaboration of (traditionally) women, but also the quilt, as an object, provided unity within generations. Because a quilt was very often a gift for the occasion of a christening or a marriage, quilts became a tactile symbol of older, more experienced women providing guidance to a younger woman at a pivotal point in her womanhood. What is so special about patchwork quilts are, by nature, formed of many separate fabrics, and often those fabrics came from the clothing of previous generations. Therefore, when viewing these patchwork quilts, older family members are easily brought to mind, and because it combines the different senses of sight, touch, and smell, a quilt can, at times, be just as effective and some might say even more effective than a photo or scrapbooking album.
What I find fascinating is that these things contribute to make quilting a very useful medium for story telling. A quilt can tell the story of a family in its particular symbolism and the material from which it is made. Initials, special colors, certain motifs in patchwork or embroidery, not to mention scraps from certain dresses or other garments, can all represent individuals that the quilter knows and loves. A quilt can also tell a deliberate story, and many patchwork motifs were developed to do so. A picture quilt portrays a very specific setting meant to invoke a certain meaning in those who see it. Some picture quilts show well-known fairy tales or bible stories, while some are very individualized. In some cases the reasons a quilt was made and what its story is can be obvious: there may be an inscription, or the design could be a well known one, such as the wedding-ring, that was produced mainly for certain occasions.
So, friends, take a peek at our embossing machines and fabric die cutters! We have a new line of fabric/quilt machines from AccuQuilt that people absolutely love! Moreover, we at www.bestdiecuttingmachines.com, are offering new die cutting and embossing machines that are sure to please even the most finicky of crafters! Thanks so much for reading friends, and as always,
Bethany and Christopher
Hello friends! Today, my wife Bethany and I wanted to continue focusing on our new line of AccuQuilt fabric cutters by discussing the benefits of quilting! Making quilts today is easier than you may have ever imagined. The making of quilts does not require any special skills, just a general knowledge of sewing. If you can sew a button or mend a hem, you can certainly make a quilt. Quilting is simply using a technique to stitch together layers of fabric using a decorative pattern to create a variety of beautiful and practical objects. A completed quilt is actually a creatively stitched together sandwich of fabric and batting. The basic equipment for quilting include a good fabric cutter needles, pins, thread, scissors, thimble, beeswax and a frame or hoop to quilt on. Other necessities are a long ruler, masking tape, drawing paper and a marker for transferring quilt patterns onto fabric. Although machine techniques may have replaced the tedious hand sewing one, modern quilt makers still take inspiration from old quilts and try to adapt those designs and techniques to today’s lifestyles.
It is important that while working on selected quilting patterns, a quilt maker should not just replicate the patterns and colors shown in the samples but also to adapt the patterns to his or her own color preferences and ideas. He or she should attempt to create his or her own unique designs and try out new techniques. In this way, he or she can make progress by gaining new technical skills as well as new insights into the design process. So, friends give fabric cutting or quilting a try. If you have any questions or design ideas, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will surely get back in touch with you within the day! Whatever craft you do, you can never go wrong if you make it yourself! Thank you so much for reading friends, and as always…
Bethany and Christopher
Hello Crafters, ever since my wife, Bethany and I have listened to so many of you who have asked “when are you going to start selling discounted quality machines that cut fabric shapes for quilting?” When we first started getting theses requests, I said to my wife, “baby, I love the quilts that I see here in Central, Pennsylvania, however, I really do not think that there are going to be THAT many people who want to quilt so badly that it would be worth the trouble of opening up another wing of our online store to sell fabric die cutting machines and all of the accessories that goes with it.” Boy, was I wrong! As I have started to do more research on the benefits of quilting, I wanted to share some information I have received from a great customer who finally convinced me to start selling quilting materials and die machines that does cut fabric.
Quilting was a common social activity in the past (even the wives of our forefathers were known to be avid quilters). During earlier times, quilting fabric was an activity which farm wives like to get together to do, mostly. These were opportunities for them to retreat from their straining physical chores of farm life and do something light and useful together. At that time, quilts were an essential article in households, not only as bed coverings, but also as curtains, petticoats and waistcoats to keep the body warm. In fact, patchwork quilting was created by homemakers during the time when there was a shortage of fabric. Worn out sewn items were often recycled into patches for quilts. Where my wife and I currently live, we still see this even today–right behind our own back yard!
Today, quilting is no longer practiced to satisfy economic or social needs, but for expression and enjoyment. Patchwork is not longer simply a form of frugality, but rather another form of art. Although quilts are still sometimes made from fabric scraps, the quilt maker is more likely to use the scraps to recreate the charming look of old quilts or to commemorate an event, rather than out of necessity. Quilting is now used as a creative and inspirational form of craft. Having a long history, quilting has shown itself to be admirably versatile and its ability to change and adapt is a hallmark of a successful craft.
So, friends, as you contemplate different crafting activities to do either by yourself or your family, give fabric cutting and quilting a try…it’s been around for years, and always appreciated by those fortunate recipients of the beautiful quilts created by the crafter. No matter what you decide, you can never go wrong when you make it yourself! Thanks for reading friends, and as always…
Bethany and Christopher
Hi Crafters!!! Today, my wife Bethany and I have decided launch our new line of fabric die cutter machines and die cuts! We have been getting so many requests from people who have had so much experience with quilting and making really cool artistic crafts using different types of fabric. Bethany and I live in a part of Pennsylvania were fabric quilting is HUGE. Everywhere we go, there are Amish quilting stores where we have seen the most beautiful Amish quilts in the country. To see these women make these quilts is truly a labor of love for them as so many of the Amish quilts have such deep meaning. Some women quilt little blankets for sick children who are in the NICU and we have seen groups of people quilt for soldiers who are going off to war, we have seen church groups that quilt for people who are going on spiritual retreats or religious camping activities. The situations we have heard are litterally endless!
My wife and I are proud to present Accuquilt’s products as we have found them to be the most reliable, popular, highest in quality and affordable! Today, I will post a short (kinda corney) YouTube video on how to use them and a few ideas. So, friends, if you are into making crafts using fabric, take a peek at our new line of fabric die cutters and as usual send us your comments and creations! Thanks so much for reading friends, and as always,
Bethany and Christopher