Tuesday, September 6, 2011

GO! Baby

A sweet friend gave me these fabrics a while back as a b-day gift 
and I've been wondering what to do with them ever since.  


So when the generous people at Accuquilt contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to do a review on their GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, I knew that

A.) I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see what all the "GO! Baby hype" was about and
B.) I was definitely going to use these fabrics and my new GO! Baby to make a little something for our guest bed.

To be honest, I was a little nervous to agree to review the GO! Baby. I didn't think one little cutting device could ever be worth $139 dollars.  I'm a little cheap that way :)  I was worried because I am not easily sold on gadgets and tools and such so I wondered if I would be able to give it a good review???

But, boy can I tell you that it's a gift from heaven!?!  I ordered three dies, one of which was the quarter square 4" finished triangle.  I haven't done a lot with quarter square triangles, but they're great for making basic blocks such as the hour glass, bow tie and broken dishes so I knew it was a must have!


I LOVED that I was able to easily cut through 6 LAYERS of fabric at a time (with minimal waste)!  That saved me HOURS of cutting time!


The best part?  Pre-cut dog-eared corners!!!  That's right ~ the quarter square triangle die is designed so that the corners are already M.I.A. ~ so no trimming!


Another great feature about the GO! Baby is it's portability!  It was the perfect size for taking on my quilting retreat a few weeks ago.  It hardly took up any space at all in my laundry basket of stuff! 


That weekend, I was able to make about 40 of the 50 stars that were needed to make my queen size guest bed quilt!  Whew!  It's been a while since I've made a quilt that big!!!  Having the GO! Baby made this a really quick project (which is great for a girl like me).  It left me more time for more quilts (or, more time for cooking and cleaning...however you want to look at it). 

Here's just a sneak peak of the finished quilt.  You'll have to come back tomorrow to see the finished top along side the awesome deal I scored on a headboard/footboard during yesterday's Labor Day sales!

 
So, to sum it up, I am now converted to the GO! Baby.  And, if you know me at all, I don't normally spend money on these kinds of things.  But from this project alone, I think the GO! Baby is a great investment.  Especially for basic dies that you know you will use a lot.  I'm looking forward to getting more dies and playing with the three I already have.  Can't wait to share more of my GO! Baby projects with you!  Check out accuquilt.com for more details!
 
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7 comments:

Mommarock said...

Oh that quarter square looks like a great choice! You made a wonderful block with it.. (no surprise there).

Theophanie said...

I want one so bad! I never get to cut without someone climbing on the table or pulling my fabric or ruler. This would sure solve that!

L Johnson said...

I have a full size Go! And it is portable too but much larger, The baby would be much easer for on the go quilt nights.

Colleen said...

Lucky Girl! I ve been wanting to try one for a while!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my sweet heavens. I am amazed at how fast and lovely your blocks came together. I admit, I have not used that cutter and like you, am not big on too many gadgets. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. :o) You are a lucky girl to have something so awesome!! :o)
Have a nice week.
Sincerely, Trish

jax said...

I saw this on the JoAnn's website and starting researching it. Now I have added it to my wish list for christmas. JoAnn's has the Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter on sale this week for $199 from is original price of $349 (hopefully in your area too). It's not the Go Baby but one that is bigger. It is able to use 10 inch dies as well as the 6 inch dies that fit the Baby. I am glad you got to try it out. I'm always nervous about buying gadgets that are supposed to make life easier and wonder if they actually do.

Terry said...

I almost bought one last winter, but talked myself out of it!! Now,I really, really want one again...your enthusiasm over it has me wishing I that I did buy the GO! Baby!! :) Keep us posted on you upcoming projects using it!