Way to go, Ebbie! “The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips” is here!

Here are a bunch of things going on today:

– crazy fog out my window
– preparations for the big Houston quilt show this weekend
–  my friend Ebony is releasing a book!

You know Ebony already as a frequent guest on Quilty the show and as our resident longarm expert in Quilty magazine. Here’s her purty face in case you need reminding:

Here’s what Ebony’s book is called: The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips and here’s why you should get a copy: it is, as my sister Rebecca would say, “totes amaze.” I’ll be a little more specific.

The book is for die-cutting enthusiasts OR people who are curious about the whole die-cutting “thing” and are just getting their feet wet or exploring it for the first time. The book isn’t a project book; it’s really more of a reference — an invaluable one, I’d wager, from someone who has been passionate about the die-cutting method for quiltmaking for a long time. Ebony preaches the die-cutting Way with full conviction — I got a personal lesson at her very own studio! It was pretty amazing, I gotta say.

The book goes through how to choose a die cutter, the various mats and add-ons and things, dies of course, how to prep your fabric, etc., and there are tons of tips and suggestions for other resources, too. It’s a bad mamma-jamma, this one.

Ebony, my friend, best of luck. It’s so neat that you have a real, live book!! I wish you the best and I do encourage folks to check out “The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips” if they have any interest at all in this very cool development of the die-cutting method within the quilt industry.

Getcher’ copy right here!




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2 Mary Ellen { 10.23.12 at 8:56 pm }

Ebony’s book sounds like a must have and a valuable resource for die cutters.

3 Lesly { 10.23.12 at 9:46 pm }

I’m looking forward to getting a copy of Ebony’s book so I can get the most out of my BigShot Pro.

4 Lovie Ball { 10.23.12 at 11:01 pm }

Love her videos, looking forward to her book.

5 Karen in Breezy Point { 10.24.12 at 12:02 am }

I’ll be looking for the book!

6 VickiT { 10.24.12 at 12:45 am }

Her book is for sure one I will be adding to my small, but growing quilting and sewing library. It looks like she has got a lot of great info packed into this book that definitely will help.

7 betsy { 10.24.12 at 10:21 am }

sounds great! thank you for the chance.

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9 Sally { 10.24.12 at 7:33 pm }

Book looks great–will have to add to my library! Have a Studio and Go! Baby–thinking of also getting a Big Shot (so I can use Sizzix dies) so need to read that chapter!!

10 Linda { 10.25.12 at 2:52 am }

Mary’s blog was great. I loved seeing the fall colors, it’s not something we really get to see here in Fl. Originally from Ct. so can say I truly do miss it. Guess I’ll really have to plan that trip for maybe next year.I’ll put it on the bucket list.
Thanks Mary, you’ve come so far in the quilting world, since I have watched you right from the beginning. I always did watch Fons & Porter. Thanks.

11 Gill { 10.25.12 at 8:15 am }

Looks a great book!

12 Nancy B from Many LA { 10.25.12 at 12:55 pm }

Her book sounds like an awesome resource!

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15 SallyH { 10.26.12 at 6:09 pm }

I just found her videos, and am looking forward to her book.

16 suzanne urban { 10.27.12 at 11:13 am }

Wonderful resource book, I wish the author a ton of success for this valuable written-tool!

Suzanne Urban

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18 arlene ritz { 10.27.12 at 9:06 pm }

Congratulations Ebony!

19 SewLindaAnn { 10.29.12 at 1:27 am }

I am so excited about this book. I wish someone would write one for all the things I’m interested in so I don’t have to do all the research:)

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24 Paulette S { 11.01.12 at 7:53 pm }

Hi Mary, I popped all around your blog the other day. You are so much fun. So cool that you know Ebony. =D

25 Pam W { 11.05.12 at 5:02 pm }

I bought Ebony’s book at Festival on Saturday. I read the first 55 pages that night. She has done the homework for you. This is a great tool if you are interested in die cutting. There are places for you to take notes; there easy of understand comparisons and explanations. Quit stores need this book too. Great job Ebony.

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