Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Accuquilt Go! Baby Review and Giveaway!

Last Fall at Quilt Market I met many of the very nice people who represent Accuquilt.  They asked if I would be interested in giving my review on my blog about their newest product the Go! Baby Die Cutter.  Of course I agreed, and this is the story of how it went.

I had used the Go! Studio, and the Go! Cutter in the original size and liked both products.  I felt they were too large for my needs, and my smaller space.   I never bought either one of those.  They were out my price range at the time too. I had never tried the smaller more compact version of the Go! Baby and wanted to.  So earlier this year the good people at Accuquilt.com sent me the Go! Baby and three dies.  They sent the Hexagon, and the 5" Charm Square die.  Also one of the dies they sent was for the larger cutter, that was a clerical error when the order was entered.  The die was for the  2 1/2" strips, but it was too large to run through the Baby.  It took a little while to get the correct die because the 2 1/2" strip die for the Baby is a popular one, and was out of stock at that time.  I did receive it after it was back in stock, and was able to test it.  They kept track of my replacement order until the  item was ready to ship.  I have to mention, the customer service at Accuquilt is wonderful.  I used the online chat as well as the phone customer service, and both were very helpful and knowledgeable.   So if you ever have any issue with an order from Accuquilt, you can rest assured they will take care of you.  This quality of customer service seems more rare than common with many online retailers lately, and I feel it is worth mentioning when you have a great experience.  So once I had all the dies I was ready to get started and the following is my review.

PRO's:
  1. Love the compact footprint and that it folds up small!  This makes it so easy to store on a table or in a closet.
  2. No set-up or build time with this one.  The Studio Cutter requires some set-up, but then it is much bigger.  The Baby pulls right out of the box and is ready to use.
  3. The handle turns in both directions, so you can feed the dies from left or right.  Very good news for Lefty's!
  4. Very affordable at around $140 for the machine.  The dies are also a little smaller and thus less expensive than are the bigger dies.  Some of them are as low as $20, and Accuquilt.com is always having sales!  Some are on sale right now for $17!
  5. Very lightweight and easy to carry to class, or from room to room.
  6. It measures folded up:  W 4 1/2", H 8", D 13" , unfolded the W is 17 1/2" 
  7. So easy to roll the handle with the dies in there.  I found the larger Go Cutter was more cumbersome.  I think anyone with Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel in their wrists or hands will find this one very easy to use! You don't have to have a super strong grip to get the dies through.
  8. Love the non-slip feet.
  9. Many of the dies have little triangles that are cut out on the fabric to help you line up your pieces.  This was great when sewing my Apple Core quilt because I knew right where to pin.  There was no need to fold each one in half to find the center, Accuquilt already had!
  10. They are bringing out more and more dies with fun shapes, and loads of "typical" quilting sizes and shapes.
  11. I already said it, but they have amazing customer service and that goes a very long way with me!
CON's:
    1. Yes there is some fabric waste.  Okay I said it, big deal.  It isn't as if we aren't all out there buying fabric like crazy anyway!  You do need a little extra fabric (maybe a few extra inches for a lot of cutting) to account for potential waste when cutting even simple geometrical shapes.  But seriously, if you are that frugal you may not see the need to buy this little wonder and it's dies.  I don't get that caught up in fabric waste, so consider the source.
    2. You can only use the smaller 6" wide dies, the larger 8" and 10" ones won't go through this little guy.
    3. Stripes are a potential headache to cut on the Go! Baby in straight style dies.  Dies like a Hexagon, or an Apple Core are no biggie.  But trying to line up the stripes just right for squares and rectangles could require an Excedrin.
    4. Needs to be used on a sturdy surface that is not wobbly at all.  Actually that is just my personal recommendation because I used it on one table and it was really shaking that table a bit.  Maybe I am being to rough though-who could say?   Those non-slip feet kept the machine in place though.  
    5. You have to buy the dies separately, and they can be pricey.  Again, look for sales!  
    6. Different lengths of dies require different cutting pads.  These are the grey mat you place over the top of the die and fabric so it cuts the fabric and gets a good grip in the rollers.  So if you need that 2 1/2" strip die, plan on buying the 6" x 24" long cutting mat too.  You might to budget more for that one, but if you are cutting 450 2 1/2" strips for a weekend retreat, the Go! Baby will save your blade and your hands a lot of wear and tear!
    So that's my take on the Go! Baby.  I love mine and would recommend it to any quilter I meet.  By the way if you are making a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt by hand, the Hexagon Die has 3 of the most common sizes (2", 3" and 5" unfinished size) and it is a life saver when cutting out hexies!

    This is my Apple Core quilt and all of the Apple Cores were cut out using the Go! Baby.  It took about 90 minutes to cut them all out, but imagine how long it would have taken if I had to trace each one and cut out by hand!  


    Lastly, here is the info on the giveaway:
    One winner will receive (1) Accuquilt Go! Baby die cutter machine and (2) dies of their choice.
    1.   To enter you have to leave me a comment here on this post about why you need this Die Cutter.
    2.   For another shot at winning tell all your friends through either a Blog Post with a direct link to my giveaway, or Tweet with a link, or Facebook it with a link.  Then come back here and tell me you mentioned my giveaway to all your friends and fans.   Easy- two shots at winning.  (You don't get extra chances if you FB, Tweet and Blog about this though-- I have to draw the line somewhere.)  Giveaway ends Sunday Oct 30th 9PM MST.  The winner will be announced when I get back from Houston on Monday Oct 31st.

    I would love it if you decide to follow my blog-- but I won't make you do that for this giveaway.

    Check the link out at the top of my blog-- 22 free patterns from Accuquilt!  Everyone wins with this one!

    Here is the fine print: I am not responsible for these items being lost or damaged in transit.  You as the winner will need to report such instances to Accuquilt.  I am holding the giveaway, but Accuquilt is sponsoring it which means they are shipping the winners items direct.  Giveaways are great, but participants must realize I set forth the rules, and I randomly choose the winner. (When I say random-- it is truly as random as it gets and is completely fair)  If I have contacted the winner and have had no response from them  after 9 days, they forfeit the prize winnings to the next random winner of my choice. I have a life and cannot be expected to chase everyone down. It is a giveaway, not life or death. Basically, I don't want to hear a bunch of griping about how this is run.  It's my giveaway, my rules, you don't like it- don't play.  Simple.http://www.accuquilt.com/

    181 comments:

    Anne D said...

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to be able to make a tumbler quilt but the thought of cutting all those tumblers puts me off. Thanks again!

    Gail said...

    And if I win, I'll send it to my sister. See you in Houston!

    g

    Susanmom said...

    Don't think I will make this quilt unless I have an accuquilt go baby. I need an qccuquilt go baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A.J. Dub. said...

    I don't actually "need" one, but it would be so nice to have for applique and other things that usually require a template. And also for making tons of strips!

    A.J. Dub. said...

    I blogged the giveaway at
    http://harriethomemakerstrikesagain.blogspot.com/2011/10/fresh-cut-quilts-pattern-co-accuquilt.html

    Thanks Kari!

    Denise :) said...

    I've thought about this and thought about this. Do I *need* one? I think so. Temporarily (next 2-5 months) I'm laid up in a cast and that makes cutting difficult. There are so many projects I'd like to do that I'm just not up to cutting! Plus it's so accurate and fast -- what's not to like about that?! :)

    Denise :) said...

    And I tweeted about it -- from your page, so it comes up with an @freshcutquilts! :)

    Alicia said...

    Most of the time I enjoy the "cutting" process. But this would be excellent for those times when I just want to get started! I would love to use the apple core die, as I cannot imagine trying to cut out all those shapes

    gill said...

    I don't actually need one but then I don't need more fabric but when has that ever stopped me???? This would be great for cutting curved shapes in particular.

    tpott said...

    I need the go cutter, for appliqué. It would make cutting the intricate pieces easier for me. It's been on my wish list for a long time. Thanks for your review it was very helpful. ;-> Toni Anne

    Colleen said...

    I need a go because I want to make drunkards path and hexagon blocks and it would drive me crazy to cutthem by hand.

    Colleen said...

    I tweeted and facebooked about it.

    JOLENE said...

    Wow, first of all "thank you" for hosting such an awesome giveaway! I would love to win the Accuquilt Go! Baby for several reasons, but mostly because it is a precious time saver! Need I say more, plus the accuracy of the fabric pieces once they are cut are simply perfect, which makes it very easy to line up when sewing the fabric together.

    Smiles....I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    scottylover said...

    Thanks for the review! I wondered how sturdy of a table you had to have it on and now I know!

    I would love to have this Baby because I want to make some of the more "odd" shaped blocks, like the hexagon, tumbler, apple core and the drunkard's path. This would save tons of time and my pieces would be uniform and go together easier.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

    Sandie ~call me crazy said...

    I always tell my kids there are 'needs' and 'wants'. I can't really justify 'needing' this, but I'd sure like one to use to cut out applique pieces~ I always seem to mess those up. ;-) Thanks for the great review and wonderful giveaway!

    Anita said...

    It isn't a "need", but the compact size is appealing. Thank you for hosting this giveaway...and I do like your quilt...especially the colors.

    Anonymous said...

    I work full time and a "Go Baby" would decrease my cutting time and increase my sewing time. Love the colors in your quilt. htjorgensen_@msn.com

    Anita said...

    I tweeted your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/128991110730223619

    robin said...

    Go Baby - great for saving time!

    robin said...

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/128995015946010625

    Kayli said...

    I really need a Go! Baby so I can make those quilts I've always wanted to with the small pieces and applique pieces without the cramping hand from using scissors and templates.

    Kayli said...

    I tweeted your giveaway and I follow your blog! Thanks for the chance and the great review.

    Michele Hester said...

    i NEED the GO! Baby, because I will probably never do a hexagon quilt if I don't get one! Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

    Apple Avenue Quilts said...

    I need a baby go because I have wanted to try one for soooo long. Thanks for the chance!

    Sel's Quilting Blog said...

    I need one of these, because I would share it with my friend Jenn since neither of us can afford one, so it would bring the two of us a great deal of joy!

    And, you know, cutting curves! So easy! So pretty!

    Sel's Quilting Blog said...

    And I just tweeted the giveaway on my twitter @seldear

    Jo said...

    Oh boy need or want...that seems to be the question. Of course I want one, I would say I need one so I can finish more than 2 or 3 projects a year since most of my time is spent cutting. I suppose that time I spend at work cuts down on project time too, but I am more likely to win a Go Baby than the lottery,.

    Diane N said...

    I would love to win. I would love the baby GO to take with me places and be able to cut fabric so much faster

    BillieBee (billiemick) said...

    I'm trying to win one for my friend Sharon V in NY.

    Deb said...

    Oh I just love gadgets and toys and this looks so darn cute. It's just a bonus if it saves time on the cutting!!

    Aggiequilter said...

    I would LOVE to win this Go!Baby cutter ... would be great to share it with my daughter and niece. Both are really getting into quilting now, they have been more productive than I am!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Aggiequilter said...

    I facebooked about it, and I'm a follower of your blog.
    Love the Apple Core quilt, and thanks for the GoBaby review!

    Martha said...

    Would love to try this smaller version...small sewing room...have to watch new getting new gadgets. Thanks for the awesome give-a-way and I hope to see you in Houston this weekend. Love your apple core quilt.

    deserae said...

    I need one so I can take it around with me!

    Anonymous said...

    Keep looking at these! They are pricey! Would love to win this, might get a quilt done faster! Love your Apple Core! Took me forever to make mine! shannarjones9@yahoo.com

    Lori Kay said...

    Thanks for the giveaway. I need this Die Cutter so I can cut up my scraps into more usable shapes for more quilting gratification.

    Anonymous said...

    It's so cute and even better - it's useful !!!!!! Love to win this so I could take it to workshops!




    Sue
    sashaquilts@centurytel.net

    jenshowme said...

    I just finished listening to your interview with Pat Sloan on my mp3 player as I was walking. I would love to win the Go Baby. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

    Aunt Susie's House said...

    Great review on the Accuquilt. It would be a great tool to have.
    I loved listening to your radio interview. It was like just visitng together on a lovely afternoon. Congratulations on the new one. Your girls are going to love it.

    Apple Avenue Quilts said...

    I blogged about your giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!

    Elaine said...

    I need the die cutter because of the applique I am always doing. I think it would make cutting a no hassle deal.

    Elaine said...

    I have twittered your contest.

    Julie said...

    I am just getting into applique and this would come in very handy. Thank you for the give away.

    Angie from Dear Spring Green said...

    In my head I think I will be more efficient if I have one of these! I would love to make my Mom a quilt for Christmas, and I need A LOT of 5 inch squares for it- and I really don't like cutting so many squares! So I NEED it for my sanity! :) Thanks for the chance!

    Bridget B said...

    Would love to be your winner. I see a grandmother's flower garden in my future and it would be much easier. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Staci said...

    Wow--I've never been asked why I need this tool. I need this cutter because I have arthritis in my wrists and hands. I love quilts made with hexagons and apple cores and other interesting shapes, but it hurts too much to cut them out. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. (and totally unrelated, but I really love the wallpaper on your blog!)

    Amy in VA said...

    I could recruit my mom to help cut the multitude of quilts she's requested. I'm still learning but 'shapes' are daunting!

    Quilt Kitty said...

    I am a very slow cutter & find it the most scary job in quilting. I have been known to have a few V cuts here & there hence why I am no careful but so painfully slow. I never cut a quilt all at once just as I need to. Thanks.

    Quilt Kitty said...

    Shared you link on facebook to tell my friends about this great opportunity. Thanks

    Barb said...

    Oh I would sew love to win! I would choose: the apple core and the airplanes dies!

    I sew need this cutter to create the charity quilts and family quilts! I would love the ease and accuracy for sew many projects!

    Lastly, I have tried for sew long, I would be so very very happy to win!

    annmarie said...

    I make alot of charity quilts & a GO Baby would make the cutting GO so much faster. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    ledamewood said...

    I need a Go Baby for all the time I would save on cutting, especially the odd shapes. And I'll be I could get one of the males around here to get involved and turn the crank. LOL

    TINA said...

    A new fun tool to add to my upcoming new sewing room would be so cool. I would love to add a new demention to my quilts with easy to cut pieces. Thanks for such a great give away.

    Pam said...

    I'm a new quilter and am saving for one of these because I was thinking it'd save a ton of time or the shapes for quilts. I have been using charm packs to make a 10 minute block quilt but I ran out then I saw these and it's a case of serious want going on.c

    phillysblarney said...

    I would love to win. My sister has the full size one and I am so jealous. What fun we could have if we had both sizes. Pick Me!!!

    Michell said...

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to win one bcause 1: I have entered so many comps to win one and 2: I have so much material that needs to be cut up

    Michell said...

    I tweeted about it @Michells_Place

    Cory said...

    I would use the Go! Baby to cut my stash up so I can start making some scrappy quilts. I would also use it to cut fabrics for my church's Hugs Ministry. We make quilts, pair them with stuffies and give them to the local fire department for kids in crisis situations. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

    Cathy said...

    I do multi-fabric quilts....okay, scrappy quilts! My favorites are hexagons and applecore. My shoulders are giving out (fibromyalgia), and if I had a Go! Baby my hubby would cut the pieces out for me. Yay, machines!

    Cathy B

    Cathy said...

    I tweeted a link to your giveaway!

    Cathy B

    Solstitches said...

    I don't just need one of these machines I'm desperate for one! I've entered more giveaways than I can count in the hope that sooner or later I will get lucky.
    I would love to be able to do all the quilt designs such as apple core accurately. I'd like to use the Go Baby for cute applique shapes and I now that I am having shoulder and arm problems it would make life a lot easier too.
    Thanks for the chance to enter.
    Margaret

    Solstitches said...

    I have put a direct link to the giveaway on my blog.

    Margaret

    Gemma said...

    I totally need this! Just starting out in quilting and I am horribly impatient!
    Gem
    x

    Liz said...

    Along with all the fabrics ,threads,and every other necessary sewing items this is a must. And it would help with my arthritis.:):)I have put this on Fb and twitter.

    RenaM said...

    This sounds like such a great machine. Thanks for an opportunity to win one. What would I do with it- I have fabric that was my mothers (who was an avid quilter) and I remember her using cardboard templates (ugghh) to cut her fabrics.
    I'd cut those fabrics using the Go Cutter and sew up those fabrics in no time. Mom always gave quilts away to those in need, and I will continue her tradition.

    Connie said...

    My daughter wants one of these so much and it would be fun for her to have one as she is just starting to quilt. Wonderful giveaway!

    Martina said...

    Would love to have one for my hexies!

    Sheila said...

    I so NEED a Baby Go so that I can make an apple core quilt...so that all the cores join up nicely, even perfectly! :)

    SewCalGal said...

    I NEED a Baby GO! as my sewing room is very small and I could leave the Baby GO! out and feed it yummy fabric, all the time. I also travel a lot and this size is perfect for me to take with me.

    ....here I am dreaming of having a baby at my old age.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    SewCalGal said...

    I shared on twitter, but I don't know how to get a link to my tweet.
    www.twitter.com/sewcalgal

    Erin said...

    I need this to do a quilt with a hundred + equilateral triangles! Would realllllllllly love it!!!!

    Erin said...

    I shared this blog post on facebook! Thanks for the chance!

    Gloria said...

    I would love an Accuquilt cutter to to speed up the the cutting process and have more time to actually quilt and applique.

    Shannon said...

    Like I tell my kids...I don't need this I WANT it. LOL!! It would help me to make quilts that I am not making now. I don't want to cut out a bunch of little pieces. Thank you for the give away!

    MoeWest said...

    I 'need' a Baby GO to make accurate cuts, especially for any shape with curves, and the applique dies. This would be fun to use and we all need fun in our lives.

    MoeWest said...

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/MoeWest/status/129764148983767040
    Thanks for your review and the chance to win.

    Mhairi said...

    I am studying and have two young children which leaves little time for sewing! SOOOOO I need the Baby GO so that I can cut out, sew and make quilts faster, quicker and more accurately.
    PLEASE!

    Just Living Our Lives said...

    I need this cutter because it's awesome! And would be such a time saver.

    yorkie mom said...

    I could make more quilts faster!!Thanks for a chance!

    Hilachas said...

    I'd love to win the Go Cutter and the Sunbonnet Sue die. That would make it so much easier when cutting out the Sunbonnet Sue pieces. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Jennifer Gail said...

    I need this because I have a terrible time cutting. thanks for the chance

    Kathy said...

    Thanks for the chance to win. I need it because I love to sew and quilt, but I HATE to cut. This would make cutting all those little curves and fancy pieces that I like to sew (like apple core and hexagon) a breeze.

    Kathy said...

    I tweeted about your giveaway as KShahann on 10/28/11 around 9am. I don't know how to send you a link to it...

    Diane said...

    I would love to win the Go Cutter because I have such limited space to cut fabric ... I could be cutting 2x? 3x? 4x? as fast and of course, sewing LOTS more! thanks.

    Peggy said...

    I need a GO! Baby for all of the obvious reasons and because I have carpal tunnel syndrome pretty bad and cutting can be an unpleasant experience. Thank you. I am now following your blog.

    Caroline said...

    I would love to have a Go!Baby. I have arthritis in my thumbs, and when I cut alot or hand quilt....I pay for it for days. But I will NOT give up quilting! Thank you for the giveaway.

    Lorri said...

    Need??? Noone every NEEDs anything except food, water, and air.

    Like to have to make our lives a little easier.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Pen Pen said...

    Your review was so honest and informative!! I want a go baby and NEED one because I will be retiring soon and I need some new tools to help me fulfil my 'full time quilter' dream. :o)

    Peaceful Piecer said...

    I need a GO so I can make a tumbler quilt. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Quilting I love said...

    I could really use a GO Cutter it would be so helpful in creating more charity quilts. I love the idea of less time cutting giving me more time to sew and be creative. Thanks for an opportunity to WIN!
    Hugs, Grace

    lililyn67 said...

    I need, want and must have this cutter. I love to make headbands and lots of outfits for my kids and this would just make my life soooo much easier.

    llynnwalker1980@hotmail.com

    Deb said...

    I love your apple core quilt! I need a Baby GO! so I can make a quilt just like yours!

    Deb said...

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

    Mimi said...

    Who wouldn't want to have one of these babies??? Thanks for the chance, I am crossing my fingers.

    Mimi said...

    I tweeted your giveaway @mimistarquilter. Thanks for the chance, it would be an awesome prize to win!!

    arlette said...

    I'd die and gone to quilting heaven if I win this Baby... because I really need one of this sooooooooooo bad, I need it for my quilting collegue classes, there are alot of homeworks and extra classes we need to finish to aprove, and certainly I don't want to be behind... I'd be a fast-busy bee if I could get one, I'll have more spare time to make more of my passion: q-u-i-l-t-s, yay!!!, thank you for sporing!

    Pam said...

    I think I am a new follower-tried to sign up anyway. I would love one of these to make a few quilts that I don't have the patience to cut out all the pieces needed for them.

    Pam said...

    I tweeted the giveaway. @nalaxu

    Gidget said...

    I would love to try some applique and I think the Go Baby would be the perfect tool to use!

    Kimberly R. said...

    I am a beginner quilter and need all the cutting help it would provide!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

    Lisa C. in GA said...

    This is wonderful! I don't have a dedicated sewing area of any sort...I literally set my machine in front of me on the bed, then on the floor while I lay out my cutting mat on the bed...then switch them back. LOL. You get the idea. I have 6 children, so no signs of a "sewing" room opening up any time soon ;) The Go Baby would make it much easier to get to the point where I actually get to sew something!

    barzi10091-at-aol-dot-com

    Lisa C. in GA said...

    Oh, meant to mention that your review pros and cons were really helpful! I've shared this post on my fb page.

    barzi10091-at-aol-dot-com

    poppyinpink said...

    This one is for my mother..she got her first rotary cutter the other day and is over the Moon..this one might get her to Mars at least. Thanks.

    Crystal said...

    Thank you for the great review and giveaway! These machines look like they would be so much fun! Thank yoU!

    Crystal said...

    I tweeted about this great giveaway, thank you! http://twitter.com/#!/BabyDollMaker/status/130035439057907712

    Brita said...

    I've heard so much good stuff about the GO! Baby lately -- just gotta try one! Thanks for the chance to win one.

    Judi said...

    I need to win this because it's not in my budget to buy it, so if I don't win one, I'll never get to play with one ;(

    Anonymous said...

    cindyw6621@yahoo.com.au
    Hi therre, thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize.
    I "need" one of these because I need to get into hand work and this would make my hexies sooooo much faster.
    Thank you, Cindy.

    Anonymous said...

    Just linked to this giveaway on my FB.
    Thanks for another chance to win. Cheers,
    cindyw6621@yahoo.com.au
    Ps, love your border for you blog, beautiful colours and design.

    Debra said...

    I need this because I only get to quilt on weekends and it would be a great time saver!

    Debra said...

    I tweeted @lealee33

    Busy As Can Be said...

    Oh my Gosh Kari...What a great give away...I have been dying for one of these! And I love your apple Core quilt!I really need to make one of those.
    Debbie

    Renea said...

    I love your apple core quilt. I would never even attempt this quilt unless I had a Accuquilt Go! Baby machine. Thanks for the great advice and for the great giveaway. I have been entering alot of giveaways and have not won one yet. I am being patient!!

    Brenda said...

    I can be rotary cutter challenged at times and would love to be able to work with appliques. Accuquilt has some really awesome dies for the holidays! Would love to give this machine a try!! :)

    Sue V johnnie@gil.com.au said...

    I am consumed with envy, the apple core quilt is on my 'love to make this' list but due to lymphodema and other bothersome issues from breast cancer I cant cut fiddly things well and I can only use a rotary cutter for a short time. This is an amazing machine, I suddenly see the possibilities instead of the negativities. I would adore to use this freedom machine!

    Nancy B said...

    I slept with an apple core quilt on my bed when I was young. I'm sure it must be over 100 yrs old by now. If I am ever going to replicate that quilt, then I surely will need this cutting machine. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

    zarina said...

    It would make my life easy for those pesky half square triangles that I just love but hate those dog ears.

    Linda K said...

    Thanks for the chance to win! Cutting all of those apple cores in 90 minutes was reason enough for me. A friend has a GO! and I saw it in action. It's very sturdy and easy to operate. Would be great to have a baby one in my sewing room.

    Sue@CountryPleasures said...

    This is new to me but anyway to make quilting easier is great, count me in and thanks for the chance to win this!

    SewLindaAnn said...

    I need one because there's so many neat patterns I'd like to make but don't have the patience to cut out tons of shapes.

    Darlene said...

    I love youf apple core quilt. The core quilt is on my list to make so that is one of the ways I would use the go baby. I also want to make a quilt using appliqued hearts. I have an idea brewing and would love the go baby to help with the cutting. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Hasapis Family said...

    I would love to have the Accuquilt...I am fairly new to quilting and this little machine looks so awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hasapis Family said...

    Just posted to my facebook too!

    Carol said...

    I love your Apple Core quilt. I like the size of the GO Baby. It would be wonderful to travel with, thanks for the chance.

    Barb in Atlanta said...

    I probably "need" this too much, because I'm finding my accuracy in cutting and accuracy in my 1/4 inch seams both contribute to my having problems when assembling my quilt top. I'm a fairly new quilter, and I'm learning as I go. And...even though I didn't need to become a follower, after reading through some of our older posts, I decided I wanted to become a follower. Can't wait to see who wins! Even if it's not me, I'll know there is somebody somewhere jumping up and down with joy.

    Heartsdesire said...

    I've been wanting to make a hexagon quilt for a long time and this GO! Baby would be wonderful for cutting out all the pieces. I love your apple core quilt and this little baby would be great for cutting these pieces as well. Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway.

    LethargicLass said...

    I would really love to win this as I am making a hexie quilt and needing almost 2000 hexies is a lot to cut by hand LOL

    Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

    Thanks for the great review, Kari. As I often tell my husband, "need" doesn't usually enter into my vocabulary when it comes to quilting items :) I'd love to win the GO! Baby so I can use it at my guild and take it with me when travelling as it is so portable. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

    Kari, I've also posted about this giveaway on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kimjamiesonhirst

    Ronda L said...

    Oh I would love this. The cutting out is what keeps me from doing much quilting these days. I love it! I hope you draw my name. Ronda

    Pam said...

    I "need" this device because we have two girls in college and a 3rd one about to enter next Fall so $$ is very tight and I cannot afford one but I'd of course LOVE it if I won!!! I know I could put it to good use especially with a hexagon die! Thanks for the opportunity to be in your drawing!

    Pam in Indiana

    Connie said...

    I love it. i have a room full of scraps that i would love to use in one of these cutters so i can buy more fabric to fill my room

    evelyn said...

    Thank you Kari for a great post. I made a grandmothers flower garden with hand made templates. Saved them, but don't plan on doing that again. It is so hard to get all of them the same size. I would love to make a tumbler block quilt, so that is why I would like to win.
    PS-love your fine print message!

    Teresa Felgueiras said...

    Thank you for your great review. I need a cutter to help me with me hexagons. I have a sore hand from so much hand cutting.

    Anonymous said...

    I would love to have a Go Baby!! It would be a real time saver especially with some of the difficult shapes. Cutting out is what takes so much time.....thanks for a chance to win! quiltsbycheryl@hotmail.com

    Laine said...

    Thanks for hosting this give away. This would be so cool to have. Would I buy one for myself, probably not as I don't have the extra money. Would it save me time - Yes. Would be great for applique pieces.

    lsandes@comcast.net

    sao said...

    OH what fun - I would love to make an APPLE CORE QUILT and I could cut HEXIES TOO!!!

    sao in Midlothian, VA
    drsaowens@gmail.com

    I will post this on my FACEBOOK!

    Deb Sews Quilts said...

    I need this because I want one so badly!!!! LOL. They look like great fun and they help make really cute quilts!

    sao said...

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/drsaowens

    OK - so I posted your blog entry about the GREAT GIVEAWAY on my Facebook.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    sao in Midlothian, VA
    drsaowens@gmail.com

    sewhappy said...

    Kari,
    Thank you for one of the best reviews I've read about the Accuquilt Go! Baby. Your apple core quilt is lovely!! I've never wanted to make one until I saw yours. :))
    In order to make it I think I REALLY need the Go! Baby...okay I know I need it. lol It would be accurate, and oh sew fast I would actually be able to get it finished. Quilts take me months.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Stitches said...

    I don't think I need it, I know I need it because I just want it!! Thanks

    AKnativewoman said...

    A very good review! I'm glad you had enough pros vs cons to help me evaluate this Go!Baby - I would love to speed up my cutting with such a neat machine, especially with the applique shapes - thanks for the opportunity to win!

    AKnativewoman said...

    Hello again! I just put this on my Facebook page! Again, thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Quiltin' Sandy said...

    Who wouldn't want one of these little beauties- less time cutting out, more time to spend sewing. :0

    AKnativewoman said...

    Hello again! I just put this on my Facebook page! Again, thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Tealovinglady said...

    What a great giveaway! I would love to have one to use for applique. I can use them to make little shirts for my little grand babies.

    Bev C said...

    Hello Kari,

    Thanks so much for the honest review of the cutter. Your apple core quilt is beautiful,very quick to get it all cut out. I would love to share this prize with my 83 year old Mum, she loves patchwork too and I think this would be great for her.
    Thanks for the chance to participate in your giveaway.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

    Sandy said...

    I would love this so that I could get my niece involved in quilting. It would help her with a sense of accomplishment if she could cut her own pieces and I won't allow her to use my rotary cutter. I always tell her I can't send her home broken so she has to stay away from the rotary cutter. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

    Grams said...

    It would be great to be able to cut out different shapes that don't just have straight sides. There are so many fun ones to choose from. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    vail in tn

    Brenda said...

    I can use anything that speeds up the cutting process and gets me sewing sooner! Thanks for the chance to win a Baby Go!

    Susan said...

    I would LOVE to win this prize...I could cut the pieces for a quilt cut out so quickly and it would be very accurate. PLZ let me win! Thanks for the chance.

    Shelly George said...

    I saw these advertised but realized that an item like this is way out of my price range. I have only been quilting a little while but am addicted. I would LOVE to own one of these! Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to win. LOVE YOUR STORIES. The inspiration you give is awesome.

    Shelly George said...

    I am at professorgeorge2004@yahoo.com. I also FB'd a post to your page as well as to the contest. So one more shot at winning. Grazie!

    Anonymous said...

    Wow, this would be an awesome addition to my sewing room. I've looked at the machines but they were always out of my budget. I would use it to cut out shapes to applique. After all, I just became a grandma and I'm looking forward to making some fun quilts for my grandson.
    L. Good
    Canada
    thegoodfamily@hotmail.com
    Ps love your blog/website

    JanetK said...

    I need this baby to cut shapes I'd never have the patience for, like the apple core (love your quilt!)

    islandsewer said...

    This would be a fun addition to quilting.

    Cottonwood Tales said...

    Wonderful giveaway ! Oh how I need this - I could make my grandbabies wonderful things because I hate doing all that cutting !
    kem368@aol.com

    Cottonwood Tales said...

    I also posted this on my FB.
    Thanks! Karen

    JCnNC said...

    Because it is a needful thing - I have been trying to win one, and thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I would love to have my very own Go Baby! Judy C

    chefpa said...

    I really need this because I want to use up my mountains of scraps, and it would be much more fun if they were cut into usable shapes and sizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sherry said...

    Oh, how I would love to have this neat little machine. The apple core quilt is on my list of things to do.....sewwww many quilts........sewwwwww little time!
    Sb

    Diane aka Nana said...

    I would love to win the Go! Baby cutter. I've just started my quilting journey and anything that will make it easier is what I need. I've been drooling over the Go! Baby at my favorite quilt shop for several months now..... :)

    Jenniffier said...

    Oh I almost missed this one. I need a go baby because I really really want to make drunkards path, but there is no way I am cutting that out by hand.. Oh and the tumbler quilts, same thing :)

    Pat said...

    I'd love one to cut out all the those hexagons!

    Anonymous said...

    I would love to use a GO Baby because I'm not very good at cutting.

    kaitlynmdonovan () gmail () com

    Marcia W. said...

    Great quilt with the black white and green - tumblers are tricky for matching without the GO! die (baby or otherwise) - hope can win any kind of GO! so my mother and I have an easier time of cutting fabric. Thanks for that chance. Wishing you a safe return trip from Market!

    Varga Györgyi said...

    What a lovely giveaway! Please count me in :o)
    Hugs Györgyi

    Mama Spark said...

    I would love to win one of these babies to give it to my BFF. She would get so much more done if she had one of these. She does a lot of charity quilts so this would help her out with that/

    Stitching instead of cleaning said...

    My biggest problem is cutting the patterns straight. I need one to help with this. Thanks

    Lana said...

    I'd love to win this to cut out the shapes I need much quicker. I have the beginnings of arthritis and have carpal tunnel problems so this would be much easier! Thanks for the chance!

    Carla G said...

    I'd love to be able to cut out shapes quickly & perfectly. I've been wanting to make a tumbler quilt & an apple core quilt but as you said the thought of cutting out all those pieces has kept me just wishing to make those quilts... I also would like to use some of the shapes to embellish my kids clothing. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    Carla G said...

    I shared on facebook! :)

    Khris said...

    What a fantastic review...thank you. I would like to make a quilt with circles but circles are just down right painful to cut out nice and smoothly...so the "Go" would be a fantastic gadget to do this...thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    Khris

    Anonymous said...

    I "need" the Accuquilt Go! to give my hands a rest from too much fabric cutting with scissors. The Accuquilt Go! would give my cramped hand and arm the needed rest because it would do the cutting for me. I would also share it with my quilter friends!
    My email: brendatexan@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the opportunity and I am enjoying your blog.

    Mishka said...

    Love, love your fine print. :)

    Not entering, already own. :)

    Mich

    O'Quilts said...

    Need...of course I do and my arthritis needs too:) thx

    Candy Mak said...

    I need a Go Baby because I might get a uniform looking quilt after sewing.

    Candy Mak said...

    I tweeted the giveaway @kkyymami

    carol said...

    I would like to advance to more perfect cut shapes instead of squares, triangles, and rectangles.

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    Brandy M. said...

    I just discovered the Accuquilt and would love one. I do a lot with 2.5 inch squares and this would be a lifesaver!

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