Tuesday, September 14, 2010

AccuQuilt “Go”

I am sure by now when you hear the name “Carolyn” you know we are talking about the sweet AccuQuilt “Go” lady!!
How very lucky that I have the opportunity to share my experiences with you about this marvelous machine.
I, however am going to share my experience from a different point of view. I think we all know the wonderful advantages that come from owning an AccuQuilt “Go” :

Simple to use
Great for scrap-busting
All types of fabrics can be used including cotton, flannel, fleece, wool and denim.
Multiple layers of fabric can be cut at one time
Exact cutting
Strip cutters so there are no more “V” .…
So many dies to choose from and more on the way
Compact and easy to store
And many more…


I want to talk about another reason the “Go” is amazing.
Many of my long time followers already know of my eye site problems. I have partial eye loss in my left eye. I have been told it will get worse. Such is life!! Because of this, my depth perception is off. Yes, I drive, read, sew, knit, and can work on my computer.
BUT when I sew for others it is a challenge!

A challenge to cut the pieces straight.
A challenge to cut the pieces the same size.
A challenge to make a block that will not take me hours, so it will be perfect.
Circles, or other intricate designs, not a chance!

If the cutting is off the pieces will not match, plain and simple!

My family accepts my limitations and love my quilts whether the match or not,
but I do not accept this!!
I know I can do better!!

Hello “Go”

The AccuQuilt “Go” will solve the problems for me!!
Not only has Carolyn graciously given me a Go” but also three dies. I choose shapes that I knew I would have a problem cutting free style. Please come and visit me over the next few posts and join me on this fun filled adventure; as I show you ME that I can do it!!!

After I show you all the wonders of the Go”, do you think Carolyn will have another for one of you!!

Stay tuned!!~


  1. Jane, The GO! cutter a perfect tool for you to get consistent cuts. It's also great for those with arthritis/hand issues. This product opens up a world of quilting for anyone who wishes to take advantage of it.

    YOu will love it. I love mine...

  2. I am so happy you have enjoyed the GO. It is great for us too. We will get to see more of your great quilts.

  3. Very excited to see how you like the Go!

    Good luck.

  4. I bet the Go! has taken some of the stress out of cutting for you. I'm so happy that you were able to get a Go! and that it helps. Looking forward to see what dies you chose and what you have made :)

  5. Oh I hate getting those dreaded 'V's' when I cut! I never thought about it helping with those. :-)

  6. What a wonderful story and I am so pleased for you to have received one, I have tried to join their Facebook site but it won't let me.

  7. I can imagine how wonderful it must be for your sight. I have two uncles with only one good eye each and they often talk about the lack of depth perception.

  8. This is on my "must have" list. At least for some day. I think it is a wave overtaking the whole blogshphere.

  9. Yay for the Accuquilt company and their generosity. I'm sure that you'll find the GO! a big help Jane.

    You GO! girl!

  10. can't wait to see some new creations...

  11. Welcome to our blogging family of GO-Getters!!!

  12. Jane, so exciting that you have the go cutter to accomplish the task easily. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations :)

  13. Oh I hope so! I am determined to win one of these someday! It seems this would be the perfect solution for anyone who has issues with cutting accurately or cutting for a long time. I am very interested to read about your experience with it!


  14. It is great that you have this now.......you will be so happy with the precision and how easily your blocks will go together now! ENJOY!!!

  15. Can't wait to see what you create!!!

  16. I have read about this tool - but it´s so expensive here in Germany ... uuugh. It would be perfect for me too - I have arthrosis in my right hand so cutting is real hard trouble for me ...
    Let´s see your pictures about using it:)

  17. I am sew happy for you to get a GO! You'll have such fun with it, and am sure it will be a great help to you.

    I love my GO. Now you can join our group of bloggers who own GOs. Just GO to my blog and click on the blogger badge on the RH side of my page.

    Have fun!

  18. This would be so great for my mom (who taught me to quilt). The arthritis in her hands prevents her from being able to use scissors. I cut out her fabrics and mail them to her but I know she hates to ask. So GO! Jane...I will be watching with interest.
    Caliquilter ~ Joan

  19. Hi Jane, Congrats on winning the Go. How fun to get to play with the go and I'm happy it makes cutting easier for you. Looking forward to seeing what beautiful quilts you make.

  20. I keep hoping that one of these days I will have a GO! I love checking out what everyone is making using their GO!s and how they critic them. Good stuff! I'll be back to see what's cookin?

  21. I'm so happy for you, and i know you will love working with the GO!


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