Wednesday, March 6, 2013

More Info On My Custom FQ Die

A few of you have expressed an interest in my custom FQ die and how you can get one like it.  First of all, I'm flattered.  Thanks, peeps for thinking I've "dun good".  LOL!  Second, y'all are "noreply" so I can't contact you directly, so I'm doing so here on my blog, which may also help those who are interested in the future.

Now on to the important stuff...  Yes, I did design this die myself -- it is custom and not stocked for sale by AccuQuilt.  However, it MAY be possible to obtain one for yourself by contacting AccuQuilt directly with the information I am about to share with you.  FYI -- I drew up my prototype using my EQ (Electric Quilt) program.  Made it easier for me and AccuQuilt was very impressed.  *big grin*  Once I submitted the prototype, the ball got rolling and they quoted me a price ($132.00) and after my approval of their CAD drawing, they sent it on to be manufactured and shipped to me.


My Prototype as drawn in EQ

With that all said, and considering all the "hard" stuff is done, I wouldn't be surprised if they kept my die board in their archives (I mean, what if I use this one to death and need another?  LOL!)  So I will share with you my "die number."  Ready?  It is FQS9200186.  And I called the die "FQ To Scraps."

I hope those who are interested can get one for yourselves.  I'd love to hear from you on the outcome of your inquiry.  Good luck!

Quilty hugs,
Suzy

12 comments:

jan said...

Suzy....Wanted to let you know that I did contact accuquilt. After calling three times, waiting 3 days for a call back, I finally got through this am. Madeline told me she would have to contact you to get your permission to copy your die, then I have to fill out a form and email it back to them. It will take 10 days and cost me the same as it did you. All of this paper work is supposed to take place today, so we'll see how it goes.

Connie said...

You are so clever, what an awesome idea, Suzy. I don't have a cutter and really wasn't interested in owning one but after reading your post I can see the merit of having one.

The Calico Quilter said...

What a fabulous idea for scrap users system people! And, what is that gorgeous applique block in the background of the photo of your Accuquilt machine?

Kathy's A Quilter said...

this is awesome. I hope that there is a royalty cheque in there somewhere for you.

Cindy May said...

Suzy, am trying to see if I can order one of these from Accuquilt also. Great idea on your part!!

Cindy from MI
Cmay1@comcast.net

Elizabeth said...

Suzy, is this die for the GO or for the Studio? I am also very interested in purchasing the die but wanted to make sure which cutter it was for as I have the GO. Thank you! Elizabeth in Texas.

Auntie Pami said...

Clever girl!!

Johanna Lovering said...

I have ordered your custom die and it is on it's way in the mail. Can't wait to get it!

QuilterBee said...

I love your die too! What quilts have you made with it?
Amie
Quilterbee70@gmail.com

SubeeSews said...

I just bought a Studio2 and I think your FQ die is perfect!!!
What Accuquilt machine do you have? It looks so different from mine.
XOXOXO Subee

Carmella Mares said...

I'm interested in the die also. Could you send me permission to purchase it?

thank you

Jackie said...

Wow, what an awesome idea for a accuquilt die. Being a scrappy quilter myself I would love to buy one of these. I'm going to find out if it's available to order, if it is are you still willing to give permission?