The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips- Blog Book Tour & Giveaway!

Hey quilters!  I know I haven’t posted a quilting tutorial in a while but rest assured I am working on a few to bring you in the coming weeks.  In the meantime… I’m bringing you info (and a giveaway, of course!) on my friend, Ebony Love’s new must-have book- The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips.

Book cover.

If you have any kind of die cutting system you have probably come across her video tutorials.  If you haven’t and are looking for ideas, inspiration, tips & tricks check them out here.  

Author, Ebony Love

I have had my fabric die cutting system for 2 yrs now- the AccuQuilt Go! It’s easy to use but early on I found myself looking for info on reducing fabric waste, how to cut through multiple layers with no shifting, making the cutting mats last longer, etc.  After some research, there was NOTHING on the internet. NOTHING. Every few months I would do another search until I finally found Ebony!  So, you can imagine my excitement when she told me she was writing this book with EVERYTHING the die cutting quilter needs to know.   

I had the opportunity to review the book and I think it is the must-have book for any die cutting quilter!

It’s a spiral bound book with a whopping 256 pages! It is jam packed with INFO.  This is NOT a book of projects.  The book tells you everything about the die cutting systems on the market right now. From how many dies each manufacturer puts out each year to the warranty info on each manufacturer.

You can read a full 16-page excerpt from the book with the complete table of contents by clicking HERE. 

 But my favorite part has to be the little question & answer boxes that you will find throughout the book.  The questions are asked and answered in plain English and they all answer great questions you may already have.  Here is one quick example directly from the book:

These little boxes are everywhere in the book and offer great insight and guidance. I love them!

The book can be purchased directly from Ebony because she self-published this book! Go Girl! You can click HERE for the info. 

GIVEAWAY TIME: One random winner will be selected to win a copy of The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips.  

TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling me why you want to win the book. 

DEADLINE: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 11:59PM EST.  

Check out the other stops on the blog tour some are also offering giveaways: Click HERE to read the blog tour recap.

52 Responses to The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips- Blog Book Tour & Giveaway!

  1. suzanne urban October 27, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    As a doll artist I would love this hint-worthy book as I’ve been interested in the die-cut systems to help lesson my production time. This sounds like a brilliant book!

    Suzanne Urban

  2. Barbara October 27, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I am very frustrated with my new Go and would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance

  3. aussiequilter October 27, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    thankyou for this wonderful giveaway! I would like to win this because I really NEED it ! thanks again cheers teri

  4. beaquilter October 27, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    It’s a great giveaway, I’ve been commenting for a few days. I think you were the reason I bought my GO! cutter back in the day 🙂 I love funky shapes and applique shapes

  5. Margaret October 27, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    I bought my GO a few months ago but have been afraid to use it. This book would help me get over the nerves of cutting up my fabric.

  6. gmp October 27, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    I just recently purchased an AccuQuilt Go Cutter, and I think this book would be a must have reference tool to accompany the Go Cutter. When I purchased it, I didn’t think to ask about fabric waste. Now I have a project to cut, and am afraid that I might run short because of waste, so I am going to cut it with my rotary cutter instead. In the future, I would be better prepared knowing what the waste factor is. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book.

  7. Bonnie58 October 27, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    I have been tossing around the idea of purchasing a die cutter but have been totally intimidated by the costs of the various machines and what you get for that cost. I think Ebony’s book will be a great first start for me to go to to try to figure out what I need (want). Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw

  8. Barbara October 27, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I would love to win this book for my daughter-in-law, and after reading the excerpt from the book, I know it’s
    something she would really like to have.

  9. Barb N October 27, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I REALLY would like to have this book because after reading all the good reviews, I think I NEED to have a die cutter. It’s on my Christmas Wish List!

  10. Maria October 27, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    I purchased my ACCuQuilt GO! about 2 months ago and I was astounded at the amount of wasted fabric! If I made miniature quilts then these pieces would come in handy. And my mats are already almost worn out. Don’t get me wrong it saves me time but it also hurts my heart to see all those small pieces of fabric go to waste! Just by skimming through the 16 pages of Ebonys book, I know whether I win it or not, it will be added to my quilting books. Thank you for such a great give away!! And looking forward to your quilting videos.

  11. LeAnne October 27, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    If I had this book — when I get this book I’ll find more ways to use my cutter. Right now I only use it for applique shapes. Sounds like it’s a lot more of a workhorse than I imagined.

  12. emmy October 27, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    I was, also, fortunate to find Ebony’ site and yahoo group after I purchased the Go. We have so many questions about die cutters and the little information found is scattered through out the internet. Plus, it didn’t answer my questions. Ebony now has all the answers in one resource. Thank you for the giveaway and the new book we all need.

  13. Gill October 27, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    This looks a great book! I have a Go Baby and I feel I don’t use it to its’ full potential!

  14. Jowyn Jenson October 27, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    My fabric die cutting could be a lot better, that’s why I want to win this book !

  15. Karen in Breezy Point October 27, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I’m completely new to die cutting (haven’t even tried out my machine yet!), so I’m thinking I really need this book!!

  16. NurseShelley October 27, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    I would love this book for all the tips and tricks and how to not waste so much fabric?? Thank you!!!

  17. Sallie October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I’d love to know which dies are best for which machine! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. VickiT October 27, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    I’m very much looking forward to having Ebony’s book because it is so packed full of the best ways of using your dies and at the same time saving fabric. Plus the info about how best to lay the fabric on each of the dies is something I feel would be very beneficial.
    I think the thing I am most looking forward to however is reading/learning more about the Eden System. That looks to fantastic info anyone using die cutters for a pattern can use.

  19. Mosaic Magpie October 27, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Thank you for this much needed giveaway. I struggle with incomplete cuts with my die cutting machine. Not a consistant problem, but when it happens, it happens. The fabric that is wasted while cutting I have come to accept. I think Ebony Love has the perfect name for writing this book and sharing her love/knowledge with all of us.

  20. Teresa in Music City October 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    I really, really want to win this book! I have a new Sizzix Big Shot Pro and no instructions or details. I’m learning the hard way :*) I’ve found a few videos on the web, but I have so many questions and very little time to spend trolling the internet for answers. And by the way – November 3rd is my birthday, so I think this would be a great birthday gift *hint-hint* LOL!!!

  21. Kelly Grace October 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I would live to learn how to use my Go more efficiently.

  22. JoyceLM October 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I have a GO, but I rarely use it. I need some help to make it a standard tool for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Nancy: October 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I am 70 years old and have never stopped learning. I am always trying to learn new things and to perfect my skills. I think this book would help me do that.

  24. Marla's Crafts October 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    My friends and I are just talking about this cutting machine. She has one and this book would come in handy. I am very new to this and it would be great to find out some information.

  25. ritzy October 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I never thought I would need a die cutter until recently. I hurt my arm and it is painful to cut my fabric. I guess I will need to reconsider. This book sounds like it could make the job a lot easier.

  26. lynaeve October 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I would love to win this to help me out with cutting die cuts into fabric. thanks for the chance

  27. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ October 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I love to learn new ways to cut and use my AccuQuilt Products. This book sounds like the perfect match for me.

  28. Hobbieswithtina October 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    I would love to win the book because. I would like to start doing quilts again and lean more about quilting tips. Thanks for doing a give again. Good luck to all who enters. : P

  29. barbara woods October 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    i have been thinking about buying a go and this would help me make up my mind thanks

  30. Virginia October 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    As a new owner of a Go this book is now on my must have list.

  31. x October 28, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I’m a new quilter and getting ready to retire. I really really need this book. I know the cutter will make cutting easier, but I need the inside scoop on it.

  32. Jean October 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    My cutter is just collecting dust. I don’t know what I need to know.

  33. Marcia W. October 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    My mother won a baby GO! without any dies or mats – and no real instructions with it. Both of us are having physical cutting challenges. We sure would like to learn what we need to know in order to buy the proper add-ons (dies, mats, etc) and use them. Thanks for the chance to win the end-all be-all Encyclopedia of die cutting book that Ebony wrote.

  34. beebee October 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    I have a Go Cutter too I would love to have this book.
    Pick Me, Pick Me, Pick Me

  35. Carla G October 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    I’m looking into getting a die cutting machine and haven’t decided yet on which one to get. This book sounds like the perfect resource to help me decide. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  36. SewLindaAnn October 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I have a GO BAby, but I want a larger machine like a Sizzix. I would love to know all the info that is so scattered all over the web in one place. I think it’s really cool that she published herself!

  37. Anda W October 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I just got an Accuquilt GO and sure could use some guidance with it! awolk at rogers dot com

  38. Sharon October 29, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Would love to know about a cutting machine. I have the cuttlebug and have never taken it out of the box. I know I read where you can use fabric in it but would love to know more about using different cutters..Thank you

  39. Sally October 29, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Need this book! Bought a Go! die for my Studio and now have to buy a new tray and new adapter because it’s so long–wish I’d known, and would have if I’d waited for the book!! Want to see if I should get the new tray and adapter or give die away (or buy a Go!) Love my Studio and Go! Baby.

  40. MoeWest October 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I have this book on my shopping list. I need to learn more about die cutting from all of Ebony’s advice.

  41. Sally October 31, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I want this book to help me in my die cutting efforts to reduce my stash to usable shapes. It sounds great! I found Ebony when I was researching to buy my Go cutter. The book is on my Christmas list. Maybe Christmas will come early!

  42. B. Martin November 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I own the Accu-Quilt go, but due to fabric waste I stopped using it. In fact it is in the closet. This book would be helpful and would allow me to improve my skills using the system. Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. KristaBee November 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    I’d like to win because I love all types of creativity. Sewing is my new favorite, and anything I can learn, I’d love to try!

  44. MaryNSC November 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    I M always hunting for tips to have it in arms reach would be fantastic because I am a newbie sewer.. I need all the HELP I can find..:O) THANK you for such a great GOODIE!!

  45. gmp November 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    This book sounds like it would be a huge help for anyone using a cutting system. I bought my AccuQuilt Go Cutter recently, and used it for the first time the other day. I love it! I was very impressed with it. I think that Ebony’s book would be a great addition, and a big help in using the cutter to its full potential.

  46. ~~amy in Texas~~ November 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    I’m a beginner in quilting and I would love to win this great book so I could learn all about this Die Cutting. Crafty Gemini, I love all your videos!

  47. Tizzy November 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    This book would help me so much with my applique quilts. Would love to win this.

  48. Kathi November 4, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    I would love to learn how not to waste fabric with a cutter.

  49. Renee471 November 4, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Would love to add this to my library of resources. Thanks for all you do Vanessa. I’ve enjoyed your quilting videos and helpful tips over the last month. Thanks for bringing this book to everyone’s attention.

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