Monday, April 6, 2009

The Accu Quilt GO!

I am currently drooling over one of these nifty little machines. Cutting the fabric is my LEAST favorite part of the entire quilt making process. I find I make most of my mistakes during this one phase. I love to buy honey buns, jelly rolls and layer cakes, but have been dreaming of having one of these slick puppies all to myself. I could spend hours on this thing and bust right through my stash.

Maybe the Easter Bunny will tuck one in my basket this year. Fingers crossed!

18 comments:

  1. Hi, just found your lovely blog via John's. Congratulations for winning the give away. Lucky for you that he couldn't contact Lesley!
    That cutting device looks interesting.

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  2. Hi Ryan, I just found your blog too! Mostly due to your winning on John's blog. You have a fantastic site and you are very talented. I say you should get the go. I added the AccuQuilt Studio to my longarm quilting business this year and I can't believe the difference it makes in the cutting. Everything is so much faster, but best thing... accurate. So if you can swing it, go for the Go!!

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  3. I found your blog through my followers. Now I think we'd all love one of those little honey's, but think of the fabric you could buy for that amount of $$. Doesn't stop me from dreaming about it though.

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  4. Linda at All Stitched Up sent me over. I've enjoyed looking through your blog. Gorgeous batik quilt. I'll be back to visit.

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  5. You're everywhere it seems - first via John's blog --- then Linda's blog. Love the 30's log cabin and the batik quilt. Also enjoyed the post about the general store!

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  6. Wow, where have you been? I can't believe I just found your blog. Love it! I recently just purchased my first charm pack and I think those and jelly rolls are the way to go for sure!

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  7. Awe, how much does that cutter cost? I am assuming LOTS! This is what prevents me from quilting- the cutting. Try as I might I never get it 100% accurate. But, you absolutely have the talent and you enjoy it so much so that I think this would be a SMART investment for you.

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  8. Oh I see, $350 smackaroos! That's a lot but not so bad. Honestly! Did you know that when the Wishblade came out it was over $700? And it could cut fabric but not more than two thin pieces at a time.

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  9. Hi Ryan,
    Found your blog through Linda's and just want to say if the Easter Bunny does drop one off can you send him down to Texas way. Would love to have one, but like Linda, think of all the fabric you can have.
    Keep Stitchen', beautiful quilts,
    Bonnie

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  10. I think you have a wonderful blog. Fun to read.

    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. Your Aunt Diane says "GREAT BLOG". If we lived closer to you, I'd offer to go half on the AccuQuilt GO and we'd share. I would like one also.

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  12. I would love a cutter, but until the Go comes with 1 1/2" strips (for log cabin work) I am waiting! I hate precuts you buy as the fabric is not prewashed and so I get a lot of distortion in the final quilt, and the serrated edges of the charm squares make sewing 1/4" seams tough. Getting my own cutter means I could cut my own pre-washed, dried and starched fabric! All the fun and convenience of precuts with none of the drawbacks.

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  13. I hope I don't end up leaving two comments. I had it all typed out and realized I didn't have a yahoo account.

    I own the Go and found out today that it isn't cutting accurately. My husband and I have tried everything to no avail. I am going tomorrow to the store where I made the purchase.

    I am devastated as I thought this was the greatest thing ever but if the precision isn't there it's useless.

    Just wanted to share as I don't know if my machine is defective or whether this is a widespread problem with the Go. Perhaps their Studio cutter is better quality, but they shouldn't be selling this if it isn't accurate.

    I'll see what tomorrow brings. I found this blog by searching for accuquilt problems but haven't found any posts that indicate such.

    Happy quilting.

    Audrey Arnold

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  14. Fun contest for a $100 AccuQuilt gift certificate if you share your Worst Christ gift story http://tinyurl.com/yku6ekh

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  15. Hi Ryan, Looks like it could be very useful.. I hope you get your wish.. Have a great week.

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  16. I recently bought one, and Yes, you will Love it! I Love the tumbler block to use up those scraps.

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  17. Perhaps not the Easter Bunny....but one is being given away over at IHAN's blog :) Come on over and put your name in the drawing. If you read the post from the day before and blog about it and do the linky thing...you get a total of 11 enteries just for the GO! AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter. Come on over
    www.ihaveanotion.blogspot.com

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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