Thursday, September 30, 2010

Still a Chance......

"Tomorrow, Tomorrow, your only a day away"!!!!!!
Still a Chance to win the

Accuquilt "Go"


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Go" Giveaway......


just because there seems to be a lot of comments for a chance for the

Accuquilt "Go"

It only takes one to


Enter HERE!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Look at What I Made!!!

Did I mention that I love my

Today I used the 1 1/2 inch strip die. I cut a fat quarter and look at all the strips I made, and that was all the leftover fabric. I woukld have trimed more to straighten the edge.

Then I took some scraps and also cut those. Again, look at what was left. Not all the waste you would think, right??

Here is the block I made...

Total time...

One Hour!!

Now do not forget that you have a chance to win a
"Go" from Accuquilt.

Enter on THIS POST!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's a “Go” for the Giveaway!!

I got the OK from Carolyn to start the “Go” AccuQuilt Giveaway!!


Someone will get to win the “Go”


3 dies of your choice!!!


I am “Go” ing to make this as simple as possible.

You MUST leave separate comments . If you do not, it will count as one entry.

I WILL NOT be able to track you down, so please do not be a no-reply!!!

All your entries will not count.

I love to write back when I have a giveaway, but I fear there may be too many comments for that this time. I will however visit new blogs; I love to meet new friends!!

OK let’s Play

#1 Comment

#2 Visit the AccuQuilt website and leave a comment on this post telling me what three dies you would pick out if you won. Take your time, look around a bit!! Enjoy their site!

#3 Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

#4 Follow me or tell me you follow.

This could give you a possible total of 4 entries; remember they each must be separate comments to qualify.

ONLY entries on this post will count!

I wish each and every one of you the best of luck!

Comments will close 9:00PM (central time) on Friday October 1st.

Look at what else is happening on that date!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Go" Apple Core

I did not have much time for sewing this weekend, but I did manage to spend a
cutting apple cores for my table-runner with my "Go".

Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's a "Go" Apple Core Die

The Apple Core…

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……
Not with theses eyes!!

So, that is why I choose this die.

Here I “Go”.

I first marked my die. I cannot stress how much this helps!!

Picked out some fall fabrics.

Rolled it through the “Go”.

And here they are!

Now comes the hard part, oh so I thought, but look at the notches, they match up perfectly. So, I matched the notches and used pins.

I went to the sewing machine, and hoped it would work.
Not only did it work,
It worked on the VERY FIRST TRY!!!

I LOVE this wonderful “Go” machine.

Off to make more apple cores!!


Friday, September 17, 2010

It's a "Go" Tumbler Die

All righty!! Here I “Go”

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?

Hmmm, how do I find it, push it with my hands? Not a good idea, use a magnifying glass? No!!
Aha! I headed over to the AccuQuilt You Tube Channel. Yes they have their own You Tube Channel!!

Look at what I found, pure genius!!!

OK, my die is now marked and I am ready to “Go”.

With a touch of fall in the air the first fun idea I had was to make a scrappy Halloween Pillow!

So, here are my fabric scraps for this project.

I choose some fabrics and laid them on the foam side of the die.

Placed the cutting mat on top.

And started to roll!!

Look at these beauties!!!

Hmmm, I had a lot of smaller pieces that I wanted to use, so, I made my own fabric!

Are you kidding, how cute are these!!

OK, stop playing Jane; and now I will try to sew them together. With the dog-eared corners it was so simple to match the pieces

Off to the machine.


Look at what I did in less than ten minutes!!

Nuts to the pillow!! I am going to make a scrappy Halloween Quilt.
Look at all the pieces I made in under five minutes.

There is one very had part about this machine;

Picking out the fabrics!!!!

I am off to "Go" and have some more fun!

See you later!

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!!~

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's a "Go"

“Go” Dog “Go”

We just have to “Go” with the flow

Red light, Green light “Go”

You will be “Go” ing bananas

This is the way to “Go”

Do not “Go” away; come back in a few days…

Hmmm, what could all this mean?

I need to “Go” ask someone!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I cannot move all this fabric!!, I started another sale in my

It will help you and me!!
Maybe just take a peek!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Getting ready for a move………

Not my blog, but US!!
After living in this house for 25 years and raising our three girls here; we are moving!!
We are doing this for three reasons….

#1 Closer to older daughter and SIL and Little T. It will be much easier for the kids when they drop him off to me in the morning. (we live 15 minutes away now, but I would love to cut that to 5)!!!

#2 Closer to now married daughter and SIL. They live downtown Chicago. This would cut their commute to see us by 25 minutes or more.

#3 Maggie started High School and the compute is 25 minutes. We would love her to be closer to school and her new friends.

So…….We are moving because we want to!!

But, 25 years of stuff……
Takes a lot of work.
A lot of boxes.
And a lot of time.

See you when the house is listed, hopefully in a week to 10 days!!

Hugs to all!!