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!


  1. Glad you are "Go"ing for it! I just got back my Halloween Block swap quilt back from the quilter. Can't wait to put on the binding!

  2. Great dies you have to play the scrappy tumbler idea!

  3. Hooray for you Jane! I love the pieced blocks...great way to use up pieces too small to be cut on their own.


  4. You GO! girl!

    Woo hoo! Or should I say, "Boo!"

  5. hahahahahahaah! I am so thrilled that you love your Go! Can't wait to see the finished project. Now Go! have some more fun!


  6. I love my tumbler die! I made two table topper/wall hangings with Halloween fabric too. I tried to make a tumbler quilt before and it came out all crooked. I love the notches, it made each piece line up beautifully without me thinking too hard. Always a good thing :)

  7. Looks like you are having fun! I won a set of tumbler blocks cut on a GO awhile ago and put them together last week. They all fit together so nice!

  8. What a great idea to see where the blades are!!!! You are going to have fun. Like you, I would order the more difficult ones to cut first.

  9. Looks like you are having fun with the GO. Go Girl with the Go!

  10. Looks like lots of fun Jane and the Halloween project is GOing to be the cutest! :-)

  11. Spooktacular! I love your post and I think your Halloween tumbler quilt will be really cute. Delightful fabrics.


  12. It can get addictive can't it!! Love your fabric choices and your tumbler quilt.

  13. Jane, that is pretty awesome! The dies you have are lovely! Have fun!!

  14. Maybe one day I can be a "GO! Girl" with a GO. Your Halloween quilt will be great. My Mom is a star "making" fabrics too.

  15. Way to GO Jane!!! I LOVE the pieced tumblers, just too cute and I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Enjoy! Hugs...

  16. Jane you make it sound like sooo much fun (I mean really fun like christmas morning fun) Maybe christmas will come early this year.

  17. OK - I'm sold! I can't wait for the apple cores! I'm thinking '30s fabrics? You MUST have lots of scraps! I'm always willing to send some your way!

  18. Love it! Making your own fabric turned out so cute! What a great idea!

  19. Wow Jane, looks like you're having so much fun playing with the Go. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  20. Fun Halloween fabrics you're using with your tumbler.

  21. You know what.. this looks like it would be easy enough for my ds 12 to be able to do it with me as a homeschool "home ec" project! How very exciting! I have seen some great information bout these and it makes me so eager and excited.


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