A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a morning cutting fabric with two really nice ladies. One of them had a GO cutter which we used to cut some of my scrap fabrics.
I had never used one before so I asked her to work with me. I was terrified I would break it or something and have to replace it, which I couldn’t afford. I loved it. I really wish I could afford one but I can’t. $250 for the go cutter and then the cost of the individual dies at about $100 each is way beyond my budget. I like the industrial one best but it is $500.
I will continue to cut my fabric the old fashioned way.
Yeah, that’s better. A little easier than the early days and not quite the present ease of modern appliances. Oh my, what would our ancestors think of the way our quilts are made these days. Quilting is no longer the simple act of being very frugal. Today making quilts is almost all commercialism of the craft. Sort of like the way holidays have become all about the money instead of the original reason.
Ok, I best get off the computer before this post becomes a rant against commercialism.