Friday, August 26, 2011

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

If you are looking for the giveaway you can find it here.

Who said that? I actually thought it was William Shakespeare, but alas I was wrong. It was Elizabeth Barrett Browning. But you are not reading this post for a literature lesson are you?

So let me rephrase the question
Baby how do I love thee, let me count the ways. As any quilter in the blog word can guess the Baby I am speaking of is an Accuquilt Go! Baby.

Instead of doing a 'tutorial' on how the Go! Baby works I am going to show you how many ways I use my Go! Baby.

As you might have read in an earlier post I had this insane idea to make a Crangles quilt. Crangles = crayon + triangles. To read the original post about the Crangles quilt and my inspiration behind it click here. As you might have guessed cutting 2816 2.5" equilateral triangles would take a long time...a very long time. But with my Accuquilt Go! Baby it takes very little time. Here's a pic of some crangles I have put together and a pic of a pile of crangles I have already cut. Aren't they cute? I can honestly say that I would not have attempted this project without the Accuquilt Go! or the Go! Baby.


Another thing I use my Go! Baby for is cutting scraps. I put my scraps in this cute bucket and when its filled I cut them up into 2.5" and 4.5" squares and 2.5" strips. Then when I need them they are all ready to go. This is the bucket I have just filled up. The last one filled this much took less than 30 minutes to cut up. It makes keeping up with my scraps so easy and enjoyable because I like cranking that handle :) And when I crank up the tunes its even faster.


I do have a few favorite dies in my collection. I love tumblers. Here's a small table runner made with a Summer House charm pack and a bit of yardage. I still have to finish it, I have just not decided how I am going to quilt it, anyone have an idea for me?


But my favorite die is a new one. It's the breast cancer ribbon die. I just opened it and used it for the first time today and love how it came out. I am going to make a mug rug with this. Isn't it great? It's a great size to put on a jacket or book cover, really anything that you want to use it on to show your support for breast cancer awareness.



That's just a few ways I have used my Accuquilt Go! Baby. I admit I am totally addicted to my Baby and use it almost everyday! I find myself dreaming up new quilts to make with the dies that I have (I told you I was addicted). The dies cut very evenly and cranking the die thru the machine is fast and easy. Believe me I am a total wimp and if I can use it anyone can.

I invite you to check out the machines and the great selection of dies they have. To make it easy for you here's the link :) Check out the Daily Deal everyday, I have gotten a few dies that way. And when you order from Accuquilt it gets shipped out right away. I ordered a die on Sunday and received it on Wednesday. I also got my 22 FREE Accuquilt Patterns and am going to use my Aqua Red fabric to make the Star Delight by Alex Anderson Wall hanging (well in my case it will be made bigger into a throw quilt). If you haven't downloaded your free patterns now's the time to do it. In case you missed it here's the link again http://www.accuquilt.com/email-signup

I am proud to join the other Accuquilt Bloggers and hope you found this post helpful.

Come back tomorrow when the Tula Pink series continues.

Sha :)

7 comments:

  1. Tempting, very tempting Sha!!

    I was thinking about the breast cancer ribbon just last night too. Great die to have in one's collection.

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  2. Great dies for your Go! Baby, have fun!

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  3. You are one busy lady. :) I LOVE your tumbler quilt top. I have that die and should use it to make a cute mug rug. Thank you for the inspiration as always. Hugs..and try to stay cool!

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  4. Haven't used my Go! Baby yet and still looking for inspiration. Thanks for posting about yours.

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  5. Just a quick question - do you think you will use the Go Baby for ALL your quilts? I don't have one, probably never will - just wondering what I'm missing out on?

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  6. Very cute. Love to have you as part of the Quilters with tools (modern tools) too.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. very cool. loving what I have been seeing with this new tool

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