Fall, leaves turning, days shorten, and apples get picked. I decided it would be wonderful to make a table-runner with the apple core die. I will admit I was very nervous. I have always wanted to use this shape but to trace a template, cut it out and then expect it to match…… NO WAY Not with theses eyes!!
Look at all the goodies you will receive with your “Go”
The Cutting System The Starter Die which includes a 4 ½ inch square a 2 ½ inch square and a Half square 2 inch finished triangle (with dog-eared corners) A 10 X 10 cutting mat Fabric pick And a dust cover!!
As I said in my previous post, I choose harder shapes for me to cut.
The 6 ½ inch Apple Core (with notches for easy piecing) The 6 ½ inch Tumbler (with dog-eared corners) The quarter square 4 inch finished triangle (An Alex Anderson Die) and A 6 X 12 cutting mat
Ready to start. Here she is in all her glory!
I have decided to start out with the tumbler die.
BUT, wait; I have just encountered my first problem. MY PROBLEM and many with poor eye site was where was the blade?
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” : Fast 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,
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 MEthat 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!!