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Black Friday Specials At Pink Castle Fabrics: The Accuquilt Version

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Nov 25, 2013 11:55:00 AM
  
I just wanted to spend a few minutes talking about the HUGE Black Friday specials going on at Pink Castle Fabrics.
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 Earn a $5 gift certificate** for every $50 you spend in a single order! Order fabric for yourself and get a gift for a friend! Or, use your gift certificate toward one of our monthly clubs or your Camp Stitchalot ticket! Or in this case some Accuquilt loot!
 
Now for some other BiG news!  We have become a retailer for Accuquilt!!  Have you always wanted a Go! cutter for yourself?  Maybe you have a friend that has a cutter but you want a die or dies she doesn't have? Now is a fantastic time to buy those things, while you can earn the free gift certificates!! 
 
In our sale flyer we have some great package savings.
 
There is a GO! Starter Kit - 495.00 (Save $120!)
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
The GO! fabric cutter is a great time saver, and makes a great gift for the busy quilter.
 This kit includes the following:
 
• GO! Fabric Cutter
• 4” Finished Square (#55060)
• 4” Finished HST’s (#55031)
• 4” Finished QST’s (#55047)
• 2.5” Strip - 3 Strips (#55017)
 
Looking for a smaller version?  Look no further.  How about the Go! Baby?
 
GO! Baby Starter Kit - $215.00 (Save $45!)
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
The GO! Baby fabric cutter is a great time saver, and makes a great gift for the busy quilter.
This kit includes the following:
 
• GO! Baby Fabric Cutter
• 5” Charm square (#55010)
• 2.5” Strip - 2 Strips (#55014)
• 4.5” Finished HST (#55397)
 
 
Both of these packages represent great savings and you get that amazing credit at the same time.
Two for one and very little effort on your part too.  BONUS!
 
You say you already have a cutter and what about you?  Are there sales for you too?  Of Course there are!!
 
We have a great Hexagon Die Set available!
 
Hexagon Die Set -$99.97
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
Includes the following 3 dies:
 
• 4.5” Equilateral Triangle (#55429)
• 4.5” Hexagon (#55438)
 
• 4.5” Half Hexagon (#55437)
 
Another great set is the Mix-and-Match 12" Block Set  for $100 (You save $35)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Mix-and-Match 12” Block Set - $100 (Save $35!)
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
 
 Includes the following 5 dies:
• 6.5” Square (#55000)
• 3.5” Square (#55006)
• 6” Finished QST (#55002)
• 3” Finished HST (#55009)
 
• 3.5” x 6.5” Rectangle (#55005)

If you are looking for some great gifts and a way to bump up your gift certificate $$ this is a great way to do BOTH at the same time.  How's that for smart shopping??

Additionally if you already own one of these fantastic, time saving machines, maybe you need a carrying case to store and protect your wonderful machine.  No problem, we have you covered on that too and at a savings too.

GO! Baby Tote Bag -$30.00 (Save $15!)
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
 
Keep your GO! Baby organized! This tote features a roomy interior with multiple accessory pockets to store dies, notions, fabric and more.
 
 
GO! Tote Bag - $75.00 (Save $25!)
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
Handy rolling wheels and a durable bracing system mean you can take your quilting projects with you anywhere you roam. This tote offers extra pockets for accessories, notions, fabric and all those little extras.  I have a tote for my GO!  I love it and you will too!!
 
You say you have LOTS of dies but they are a scattered mess?  Then maybe you need the GO! Die Storage rack.
 
GO! Die Storage Rack- $20.00
 
The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
 
Holds up to 8 GO! fabric cutter dies!
 
 
Hope to see you snapping up these bargains!  Who doesn't love a sale?!
 
~Happy Shopping~

Topics: Accuquilt

Cutting with the Accuquilt Go! at Pink Castle Fabrics

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Oct 21, 2013 10:51:00 PM
  

Rent time with the Accuquilt Go! at Pink Castle Fabrics

One of the ancillary services Pink Castle Fabrics offers in its brick and mortar store is the use of the store's Accuquilt Go, at the rate of $5/hour. Now, I am a firm believer in the use of a fabric cutter for cutting tiny or repetitive (or both) pieces, and the Go is a nice one. It can accommodate dies large and small, and up to 6 layers of fabric. This is a huge time saver! And less time spent cutting is more time spent sewing (and ironing, can't seem to shake the ironing).

The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
Getting the Go ready to cut some tumbler blocks.

 In case you have not used one before, they are pretty straight forward (and fun!) to use. You set the die of choice down on the feed tray, put your fabric on top of that (lining the grain lines up to the front of the die's blades) and put a cutting pad on top. This whole thing you roll through the machine, which presses the fabric on to the blades of the die, and on the other side it comes out cut!

You can watch a video here, on the Accuquilt website.

I would recommend ironing your fabric before you arrive, and bringing a few things with you: a cutting mat, ruler, and rotary cutter (especially if you are cutting a lot of fabrics, or have large pieces, you may want them to be trimmed to size so that they won't drag as they are rolled through the machine - the other option is that you can wrap the fabric around the die, but you will not be able to cut as many layers then) and a pair of scissors to free any pieces that don't get cut all the way through, which will happen occasionally.

Another good thing to remember is that you are free to mix pieces cut in with a die with pieces cut the usual way or cut any which way. Or recut your cuts to achieve a size or shape that isn't available. For my current quilt I am shaving half an inch off some half square triangles units; because the die isn't quite the right size for my needs. You are limited only by your imagination, and tools such as this are just to save a little time on the road to your dream quilt.

The dies currently available at Pink Castle Fabrics:

Squares - 2", 2.5", 3.5", 4.5", and 5"- the size of the square die is the size of the square.
    (once seam allowances are used, they will be 1.5", 2", 3", 4" and 4.5")

Quarter Square Triangles - 4" and 6" finished size
    (if they are sewn together, the resulting square is that size - in a quilt the unit will be 0.5" smaller)

Half Square Triangles - 2", 4", 6", and 8" finished - cut they are 2.5", 4.5", 6.5" and 8.5"
   (sew two half square triangles together for a block 0.5" larger than the "finished size")

The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
Rossie used the 4" half square triangle die to cut fabric for the Flyers Quilt,
the sample for the Quilting 101 class

Isosceles triangle - 5"x6" - this is the size of the triangle before accounting for seam allowances.

Triangle in a Square - 3" finished block - in a quilt it would be a 2.5" block. It cuts the isolese triangle for the center and the two right triangles for the sides (though you have to cut half your fabric right side down and the other half right side up if you want an equal number of the two.) The Accuquilt website also has a few suggestions on what blocks and designs can be made with this versatile die.

The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
The interior of this not yet quilted mini was pieced from triangle in a square pieces.

Tumblers - 3.5" and 6.5"- this measurement is the height of the tumbler.

The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
Brenda's 6.5" tumblers up on her design wall - there is a blogger bundle inspired
by this color scheme called candy buttons.

 Parallelogram - 1.5" x 2.13"

Drunkard's path blocks - 3.5" finished and 7" finished

If you are not local (or if you are) and have your own Accuquilt cutter, Pink Castle also carries some Accuquilt dies in the store.

The Accuquilt makes cutting quilt blocks so easy!  I bought mine at Pink Castle Fabrics.
Brenda likes the big dies.

No matter how you cut them out, we'd love to see your projects in our Flickr group Made With Pink Castle Fabrics!

Topics: Accuquilt, Techniques, Quilting

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