I feel like Ebony Love has taught me all that I know about die cutting. I met her about a year after I received my Sizzix Big Shot Pro for a Christmas present from my hubby. I had done a ton of research before choosing a machine and chose Sizzix because I knew I could use Accuquilt Dies in the Sizzix machine (Accuquilt are thinner, so you can use them in Sizzix but can’t use Sizzix in any Accuquilt machine smaller than the Studio). I am a more is more kinda girl, so this was the machine for me. Unfortunately, it sat for well over a year because I was paralyzed with fear – I have no idea why. I mean it’s just fabric right?
Luckily, I got invited to Quilt Market in 2012, joined GenQ and promptly was introduced to Ebony Love. The rest is history.
After giving me the “WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T USE IT YET?!?” talk, she gave me a copy of her book and her email address so I could ask her questions. Over the years, she has held my hand on more than one occasion and taught me ways to use my dies other than the original purpose. I am now well on my way to intermediate level die cutting and when I say it has changed my life, I don’t exaggerate. It allows me to cut fabric on days when my hands otherwise would not let me and for that I am grateful.
We have used Sizzix dies in more than one We Sew 2 Project. I think they are great for kids!
And have made some CUTE projects…
I can not recommend die-cutting more! It is fun and makes piecing a breeze! If you are unsure, I think Ebony is just the girl to teach you all about it!
Ebony has created a video to teach you all you need to know about die cutting. The video is great and teaches you all you need to know to get started! Go visit her website too!
And I am giving you a chance to win a copy! Simply leave me a comment below telling me why you want to win. We will choose a winner at random on July 27th.
For more chances to win, visit the rest of my friends on this amazing blog tour!
July 20 – LoveBug Studios http://lovebugstudios.com
July 21 – Sizzix http://blog.sizzix.com/
July 22 – Custom Quilt Kits http://www.customquiltkits.com/
July 23 – GenQ Magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/
July 24 – Cheryl Sleboda http://muppin.com/wordpress/
July 25 – Jessica K Darling http://jessicakdarling.com/
July 26 – Quilt Shop Gal http://quiltshopgal.com/
July 27 – LoveBug Studios & Interweave – Webinar TBD