Thursday, September 23, 2010

2 weeks...

I've officially had my Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter for about 2 weeks now. I must say that Buster and I are getting along VERY well. I've heard no complaints from him even when I sneak a 7th layer of fabric under the cutting mat. Even before I was lucky enough to win my GO!, my wife found some dies at 1/2 price. One of the dies allows you to make this cute quilt. Accuquilt calls it the GO! baa baa baby quilt. I call it, too damned cute! If you enjoy appliqué, I think you'd enjoy this quilt. Whats nice about the GO! is you can iron your Mistyfuse or whatever you use onto the fabric BEFORE you cut it, that way after you run the fabric through the cutter its ready to be ironed onto the main fabric.

Pardon the picture, it was taken with my cell phone as my digital camera is on its trip to the East Coast for repairs.. Seems its known to shock people if they touch the metal accent piece, right dear?

If you decide that this quilt is one you'd like to try, I'd suggest constructing it in stages, sky, ground and fence. That way when you're sewing down the appliqué pieces, you're not having to deal with a monster piece of fabric.. If you look at my quilt and the pattern from Accuquilt, you'll notice my sheep are moved in order to avoid dealing with huge amounts of fabric while stitching down the fused pieces.

If you'd like to make this quilt and don't have the cutter and/or die, let me know. I'd be more than happy to cut it for you and send your fabric back!!

The great thing about the GO! cutter is it allows you to use those scraps that you have no idea what to do with. The sun in this quilt was made with a scrap piece of fabric no bigger than a 3 x 2 inch piece.


  1. YES - if anyone else owns a Nikon Coolpix - check the 2008 service notice for your serial number as the positive/negative were switched and this causes the camera to have an electrical output on the metal parts and if it overheats the camera can catch fire. I could feel the shock, Greg couldn't.

  2. ahhh East Coast.....Love that quilt.

  3. What an adorable quilt. I don't applique but I do like seeing the work of those that do. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Greg, you are tempting me to do a little applique.
    Glad to hear that you and Buster GO! are getting along so well. The only thing shocking about the GO! is how well it works and how much time it saves.

  5. Very cute quilt, Greg. WOW on that camera "mess". I hope they fix it quickly so you don't have a long time without it.

  6. So cute!! My only comment is for you to correct the sentence about "winning" the GO.

    You EARNED that puppy, pardner! :) No luck involved except for you to be "lucky" in friends & family & a giving heart.

  7. Cute quilt...that is meant for a cottage in Ireland.

  8. What a cute quilt Greg! Looks like you and Brooke are enjoying the "Go" cutter. Enjoy!


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