16 May, 2016

My new toy, the Accuquilt Go!

Hating to admit a fault but I am terrible at cutting a straight line. Scissors & patience are not my best friend which is a problem when you want to start quilting but I have found a solution to it!
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I finally bought myself one of these!  ...and it is awesome and so easy to use!
I now have bundles of little pre-cut fabrics in squares and half-square triangles from all those really annoying scraps that I had shoved into a box.

I was originally planning on buying the smaller version but I figured that I don't need something light weight to carry and the actual dies (the cutting mat thingies) that I wanted actually came with the bigger version, so I thought why not ..and bought it! (not that this version is heavy!)

The die (cutting shape mat thingy) that I wanted (& came with this bigger cutter) has a two 2.5" hst, one 2.5" square and a 4.5" square, so they will all go together nicely and I can have lots of fun.

I've now gone and bought some more die shapes to easily making binding strips and little hexagons but I'll show you those when I get them!

By the way, the Go! cutter is so easy, here is my 5yo son Joe using it:
I also filmed him using it, I could have made it even more easy for him to use by putting it on a table that was his height but I wasn't actually expecting him to want to use it, he just jumped on to it whilst I was cutting (on my kitchen bench).
Ok, so now it's back to scrap busting for me!  
....do you have one of these?


  1. Does it cut the squares accurately?

    1. Yep! I have a bundle of nicely cut squares awaiting a project!

  2. Thanks, the reason I ask is that I just bought an Accuquilt Go Big. It comes with the Flying Geese die, so I also bought the 3.5" square die. And I just can't get a perfect square. And the inaccuracy is worse the more layers I cut. So maybe the die is defective.


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