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Sizzix Big Shot and Big Shot Plus

Practising Perfect Patchwork with the Sizzix Big Shot

For further information we have created a Sizzix e-brochure that contains information on the Sizzix Big Shot and Bigz dies and how they are used.

A patchwork quilt is a combination of many elements - fabric design, colour, block design and arrangement, quilting and embellishment etc. Our own tastes and opinions will determine what particular quilts we prefer. But one aspect that most people can agree on (even if they don’t consciously think about it) is that accuracy is important. We love symmetry and our eyes are drawn to it. With the occasional exception, wonky blocks just won’t do!

The invention of the rotary cutter (combined with a ruler and cutting mat) revolutionised patchwork. It made possible to repeatedly cut accurate shapes, several layers at a time, far more accurately than with scissors. Since its introduction patchwork and quilting has blossomed. The improvements in speed and accuracy have meant that completing a quilt is a reality, not a dream and patchworkers can now concentrate on the more enjoyable aspects of the craft.


The Big Shot does not replace the mat, rotary cutter and ruler, they are still essential tools of patchwork. What the Big Shot does do is take the benefits of speed and accuracy to a whole new level. Some of its important advantages are:

* It can cut up to 8 layers of patchwork weight fabric at a time.

* As all the patches are cut from the same die they will be accurate to a far greater degree than cutting with a rotary cutter.

* No chance of slipping or mis-reading the ruler and making the wrong cut.

* It cuts patch shapes that are almost impossible with a rotary cutter like the apple core patch in the quilt, right.

* It cuts intricate shapes such as flowers, stars and animals which opens up a whole world of possiblilties for fusible applique.

* For lovers of English Paper Piecing the hexagon dies can be used to cut the fabric and the papers to sew around perfectly every time.
Sizzix 123

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Sizzix Big Shot Starter Set

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Set

Ref: 12503

In stock

Perfect for patchworkers - our starter set includes fabric and thread - all you need to do is choose a die and you’ll be ready to start!

In addition to the Big Shot you will also receive five, 5" (12.5cm), 100% cotton fabric strips, each approximately 42" (110cm) long plus a 100m reel of Coats Duet thread. As you can see from the photograph these strips will allow you to cut plenty of patches (the exact number depends on the die you choose). At 5" wide they are the perfect width for all the dies that work with the Big Shot.

At just £3 more than the price of the Big Shot on its own it’s a great offer! Please note that the fabrics shown in the photograph are for illustrative purposes only: the fabrics supplied are taken from our current stock and are likely to vary in colour and design. Please note that we cannot provide specific colours and/or designs for this offer.

Revolutionize your patchwork cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (White & Grey) from Sizzix. Simply place your fabrics on the cutting pad, put in your chosen die, turn the handle and roll it through the rollers. The die will cut out your fabric shape with no need for rotary cutters and rulers ensuring that you get accurate fabric pieces every time. As well as standard piecing shapes such as triangles, squares, tumbler blocks and apple cores you can also use Sizzix applique dies for your favourite applique shapes. Simply combine a fusible such as Steam a Seam in your Sizzix sandwich for ultra accurate easy to apply applique designs.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

Included with the Big Shot are a pair of Standard Cutting Plates and the Extended Multipurpose Platform, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Machine and even works with other brands' dies and embossing tools! The diagrams on the Multipurpose Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

The Big Shot Machine measures approximately 14 1/4" x 8 1/2" (12 3/8" including the handle) x 6 5/8" and features a three-year limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 12503

 

77.95



Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Set

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Starter Set

Ref: 12505

Perfect for patchworkers - our starter set includes fabric and thread - all you need to do is choose a die and you’ll be ready to start!

In addition to the Big Shot PLUS you will also receive five, 5" (12.5cm), 100% cotton fabric strips, each approximately 42" (110cm) long plus a 100m reel of Coats Duet thread. As you can see from the photograph these strips will allow you to cut plenty of patches (the exact number depends on the die you choose). At 5" wide they are the perfect width for all the dies that work with the Big Shot.

At just £3 more than the price of the Big Shot PLUS on its own it’s a great offer! Please note that the fabrics shown in the photograph are for illustrative purposes only: the fabrics supplied are taken from our current stock and are likely to vary in colour and design. Please note that we cannot provide specific colours and/or designs for this offer.

The Big Shot Plus has an A4 bed. It's everything you love about the Big Shot – plus the versatility to use 8 1/2" x 11" materials! With a sleek white and gray color scheme and the Sizzix logo embossed on the handle, the Big Shot Plus Machine offers plenty of stylish appeal with the same versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Pro dies) – including our smallest to our big 9" wide plastic-backed dies and embossing tools.

Simply place your fabrics on the cutting pad, put in your chosen die, turn the handle and roll it through the rollers. The die will cut out your fabric shape with no need for rotary cutters and rulers ensuring that you get accurate fabric pieces every time. As well as standard piecing shapes such as triangles, squares, tumbler blocks and apple cores you can also use Sizzix applique dies for your favourite applique shapes. Simply combine a fusible such as Steam a Seam in your Sizzix sandwich for ultra accurate easy to apply applique designs.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

Included with the Big Shot Plus are a pair of Standard Cutting Plates and the Big Shot Plus Platform System which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Plus Machine.

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

The Big Shot Plus Machine measures approximately 15 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 7 1/2" and features a three-year limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 12505

 

102.95



Sizzix Big Shot Plus Patchwork Fabric Die Cutting Machine White & Grey

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Patchwork Fabric Die Cutting Machine White & Grey

Ref: 11346

In stock

RRP £144.99 Our Price of £99.95. Saving £45

The Big Shot Plus has an A4 bed. It's everything you love about the Big Shot – plus the versatility to use 8 1/2" x 11" materials! With a sleek white and gray color scheme and the Sizzix logo embossed on the handle, the Big Shot Plus Machine offers plenty of stylish appeal with the same versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Pro dies) – including our smallest to our big 9" wide plastic-backed dies and embossing tools.

Simply place your fabrics on the cutting pad, put in your chosen die, turn the handle and roll it through the rollers. The die will cut out your fabric shape with no need for rotary cutters and rulers ensuring that you get accurate fabric pieces every time. As well as standard piecing shapes such as triangles, squares, tumbler blocks and apple cores you can also use Sizzix applique dies for your favourite applique shapes. Simply combine a fusible such as Steam a Seam in your Sizzix sandwich for ultra accurate easy to apply applique designs.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

Included with the Big Shot Plus are a pair of Standard Cutting Plates and the Big Shot Plus Platform System which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Plus Machine.

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

The Big Shot Plus Machine measures approximately 15 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 7 1/2" and features a three-year limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 660020

 

99.95



Sizzix Big Shot Patchwork Fabric Die Cutting Machine White & Grey

Sizzix Big Shot Patchwork Fabric Die Cutting Machine White & Grey

Ref: 11339

In stock

RRP £109.98 on Offer at £75.95

Revolutionize your patchwork cutting with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (White & Grey) from Sizzix. Simply place your fabrics on the cutting pad, put in your chosen die, turn the handle and roll it through the rollers. The die will cut out your fabric shape with no need for rotary cutters and rulers ensuring that you get accurate fabric pieces every time. As well as standard piecing shapes such as triangles, squares, tumbler blocks and apple cores you can also use Sizzix applique dies for your favourite applique shapes. Simply combine a fusible such as Steam a Seam in your Sizzix sandwich for ultra accurate easy to apply applique designs.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

Included with the Big Shot are a pair of Standard Cutting Plates and the Extended Multipurpose Platform, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Machine and even works with other brands' dies and embossing tools! The diagrams on the Multipurpose Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

The Big Shot Machine measures approximately 14 1/4" x 8 1/2" (12 3/8" including the handle) x 6 5/8" and features a three-year limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 660200

 

75.95



Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit
Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 1Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 2Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 3Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 4Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 5Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit - view 6

Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit

Ref: 12938

In stock

Save over £50! Total RRP for all three items: £212.93, Our Offer Price: £159.95, (and it’s post free in the UK).

We already offer a £25 saving off the RRP of £149.99, but you can save even more with our Big Shot Foldaway Patchwork Starter Kit featuring the Tomato Pots Quilt Kit.

Our Tomato Pots Kit makes into this bright and cheerful 46½" x 49" quilt shown and includes all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics required to complete the quilt top and binding plus instructions. 7458KT, £47.95

The patches are cut using the 4" Tumbler die (RRP £14.99) that is also included in the bundle.

The compact Big Shot™ Foldaway machine features a cutting surface and handle that neatly fold away meaning it’s perfect for creating on the go and freeing up space.

It features…
Built in storage compartments - it's easy to store your wafer-thin dies and keep your favourites close to hand.
A release lever handle that allows it to fold in front of the machine for neat storage.
Cutting and embossing capability up to 6” wide and excellent pressure.

Contains 1 Big Shot Foldaway Machine, 1 Platform, 1 Thin Die Adapter, 1 Pair of Standard Cutting Pads, 1 Instruction Booklet.

This brand new machine also comes with exclusive bonus content – a 5.5” x 6” paper pad, 4 pieces of felt and 4 pieces of fabric all designed by My Life Handmade, plus 10 Thinlits™ Dies and a Bigz™ die, so makers can start creating straight away.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

(Machine Size Closed 6 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 8", Machine Size Open 13 3/4" x 13" x 8") and features a 1 Year Limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 660200

 

159.95



Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine - view 1Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine - view 2Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine - view 3

Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine

Ref: 12837

In stock

RRP of £149.95 on Offer at £99.95


The compact Big Shot™ Foldaway machine features a cutting surface and handle that neatly fold away meaning it’s perfect for creating on the go and freeing up space.

It features…
Built in storage compartments - it's easy to store your wafer-thin dies and keep your favourites close to hand.
A release lever handle that allows it to fold in front of the machine for neat storage.
Cutting and embossing capability up to 6” wide and excellent pressure.

Contains 1 Big Shot Foldaway Machine, 1 Platform, 1 Thin Die Adapter, 1 Pair of Standard Cutting Pads, 1 Instruction Booklet.

This brand new machine also comes with exclusive bonus content – a 5.5” x 6” paper pad, 4 pieces of felt and 4 pieces of fabric all designed by My Life Handmade, plus 10 Thinlits™ Dies and a Bigz™ die, so makers can start creating straight away.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

As well as cutting fabric the Big Shot dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

(Machine Size Closed 6 1/4" x 10 1/2" x 8", Machine Size Open 13 3/4" x 13" x 8") and features a 1 Year Limited warranty.

Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 660200

 

99.95



Sizzix Big Shot Express

Sizzix Big Shot Express

Ref: 11539

RRP £169.99 now on Special Offer at £134.95

Back and better than ever, the Big Shot Express leaves the handle behind with the push of a button for easy motorized cutting and embossing! Featuring a sleek white and gray color scheme and the Sizzix logo embossed on the handle, the Big Shot Express Machine offers plenty of stylish appeal with the versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies) – including the smallest to the big 6" wide plastic-backed dies and embossing tools.

If that wasn't big enough, this portable, electric roller machine cuts and embosses many different materials. The Big Shot Express helps you create patchwork pieces, one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home décor, fashion, altered art, and much more! (To ensure compatibility, always check machine and accessory requirements. Machine accessories may be sold separately.)

• Helpful for users with limited mobility
• Avoids material jams with built-in overload protection
• All-metal gears for added durability and strength
• Lower voltage for less power usage and more safety
• Power switch only runs when engaged
• Detachable cord for convenient storage and portability

Included with the Big Shot Express are a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and the Extended Platform and Extended Thin Die Adapter, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot Express Machine and even works with other brands' dies and embossing tools! The diagrams on the Extended Platform and Extended Thin Die Adapter offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.

The Big Shot Express Machine measures approximately 14 1/4" x 10" x 6 1/4" and features a one-year limited warranty.

Working to a standard 1/4" seam you can quickly assemble your pieces into a perfect patchwork quilt in no time.

The Bigz Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim.

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior

Part Number: 660850

 

134.95



Sizzix 1 Pair of Standard Cutting Pads

Sizzix 1 Pair of Standard Cutting Pads

Ref: 10640

In stock

RRP £10.99 our price £9.95

This pair of Cutting Pads was specially designed for use in the Big Shot, BIGkick and Vagabond machines. Constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, these see-through Cutting Pads allow for easy die-cutting of Sizzix steel-rule dies (Bigz, Movers & Shapers, Originals and ScoreBoards) in the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines. Simply sandwich the die and material to be cut between the Cutting Pads and roll through the machine. A Premium Crease Pad may be needed in place of one Cutting Pad when die-cutting Sizzix steel-rule dies containing crease rule.

Each Cutting Pad measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/8" x 1/8" and lasts for thousands of cuts. All Sizzix Cutting Pads are meant to be used on both sides. When both sides of the Cutting Pads are worn out, it is time for replacement Cutting Pads.

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: PC Plastic

Part Number: 655093

 

9.95



Sizzix 1 Pair of Big Shot Plus Cutting Pads

Sizzix 1 Pair of Big Shot Plus Cutting Pads

Ref: 11529

In stock

RRP £20.99 our price £18.90

This pair of Cutting Pads was specially designed for use in the Big Shot Plus Machine or Big Shot Pro. Constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, these see-through Cutting Pads allow for easy die-cutting of Sizzix steel-rule dies (Bigz Plus) in the Big Shot Plus machine. Simply sandwich the die and material to be cut between the Cutting Pads and roll through the machine. A Premium Crease Pad may be needed in place of one Cutting Pad when die-cutting Sizzix steel-rule dies containing crease rule.

Each Cutting Pad measures 8 3/4" x 15" x 1/8" and lasts for thousands of cuts. All Sizzix Cutting Pads are meant to be used on both sides. When both sides of the Cutting Pads are worn out, it is time for replacement Cutting Pads.

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: PC Plastic

Part Number: 660581

 

18.90



Sizzix 1 Pair of Extended Cutting Pads

Sizzix 1 Pair of Extended Cutting Pads

Ref: 11157

In stock

RRP £16.99 our price £14.95

This pair of Cutting Pads was specially designed for use in the Big Shot, BIGkick and Vagabond machines. Constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, these see-through Cutting Pads allow for easy die-cutting of thicker, longer Sizzix steel-rule dies (Bigz XL, Movers & Shapers XL and ScoreBoards XL) in the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines. Simply sandwich the die and material to be cut between the Cutting Pads and roll through the machine. An Extended Premium Crease Pad may be needed in place of one Cutting Pad when die-cutting Sizzix steel-rule dies containing crease rule.

Each Cutting Pad measures 14 5/8" x 6 1/4" and lasts for thousands of cuts. All Sizzix Cutting Pads are meant to be used on both sides. When both sides of the Cutting Pads are worn out, it is time for replacement Cutting Pads.

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: PC Plastic

Part Number: 655267

 

14.95



Sizzix 1 Pair of Bigz XL 25

Sizzix 1 Pair of Bigz XL 25" Cutting Pads

Ref: 10687

In stock

RRP £27.99 our price £25.50

This pair of Cutting Pads was specially designed for use in the Big Shot, BIGkick and Vagabond machines. Constructed of high-quality polycarbonate plastic, these see-through Cutting Pads allow for easy die-cutting of Bigz XL 25" dies in the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines. Simply sandwich the die and material to be cut between the Cutting Pads and roll through the machine.

Each Cutting Pad measures 6 1/8" x 26" x 1/8" and lasts for thousands of cuts. All Sizzix Cutting Pads are meant to be used on both sides. When both sides of the Cutting Pads are worn out, it is time for replacement Cutting Pads.

Produced by: Sizzix

Material: PC Plastic

Part Number: 659811

 

25.50



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