Last evening I thought I was SO SMART to have the men-folk do all the heavy lifting and put my Accuquilt Studio in the back of Shamu for me ---this sucker, unlike the Go cutter is a HEAVY DUTY BEAST. And I like it that way ---it does it’s job well. It's going to be living at Karen's house while I'm gone to Bali.
But I was thinking too far ahead of myself!
After last night’s QuiltCam sewing session I realized that I was going to be faced with cutting all these strip sets into three-sies the OLD WAY. Rotary Cutter Style.
What to do what to do what to do?
I went to bed and decided I’d worry about it later.
The machine is too heavy to bring back into the house to set up. BUT ---We Quilters are a resourceful lot! If I couldn’t bring the Accuquilt to the table --- why couldn’t I take the table to the Accuquilt?
SO here I am--- in my JAMMIES no less --- setting up a folding table in my driveway! ((Don’t worry, my driveway is secluded!))
Load Up That Tray!
Place the plastic sheet on top!
Crank it through!
About this time Jeff comes outside and gives me a funny look – “Mom?! WHAT are you doing?!” I said “Is this any different than the construction guy who has is circular saw outside the back of his pick-up truck?!” The response? “Oh yeah, RIGHT!!”
But in nothing flat I had all of my strip sets cross cut!
Whooowhooo! Hopefully this will tide me over for a while!
And for those worried about waste?
it wasn’t enough to even BEGIN to fill a dog bed.
The Accuquilt is back in the back of the van. The table is folded back up and stored in the garage --- I’m headed for the shower! I’ve got a lunch date with Karen and Lisa to hand the Accuquilt off to THEM! I can’t wait to see what they do with it!