Sunday, October 9, 2011

Go!Baby Fabric Cutter review {& giveaway on monday}

 So I was given the opportunity to try out the GO!Baby Fabric Cutter by Accuquilt and can I say, I'm in love!  Up until now I've avoided odd block shapes like the tumbler but with just a few cranks of the handle, I had 104(!) 3.5" tumbler blocks cut in 20 minutes!  And each one is cut perfectly, dog-ear corners and all!  I also have the drunkards path die and the quarter-square triangle die, again, more blocks I probably wouldn't attempt to cut by hand because I love sewing and quilting 100x more than I like cutting fabric.  As odd as that may sound! 

No batteries required for this GO!Baby cutter - its all done with old fashioned elbow-grease, a crank handle!  Which means you can take it with you and not have to worry about batteries or power cords!
 It cuts 6 layers of fabric like a charm, and just a tad bit of wasted fabric.  Well worth the time savings!  It also cuts paper, although I have yet to try that.

I was able to whip up this fun modern sewing machine cover with just 16   3"(finished) tumblers and some Kona cotton in coal.  Its basically a mini quilt with 4 ties to keep your sewing machine cozy and dust free.

Available in my Etsy Shop!  SOLD!

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I will be giving away one of these GO!Baby Fabric Cutters to one of my readers this coming MONDAY (10/10/11) so be sure to come back on Monday and enter to win!  

And on a side note:
Is anyone else completely bummed that they are not attending the Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City this weekend?  I have two local sewing/blogging pals who are there right and I am just daydreaming about all the fabulous people they're meeting, the Fabric Shop hop they went on last night... the all night sewing room at their hotel, the classes, discussion panels, fabric swaps.... *sigh*
Maybe next year they'll move it closer to the Mid-west?  Anyone with me?!   


ann said...

I'm with You on moving the summit but how about Canada?? No? Ah well unless it's upstate New York I wouldn't be able to get out of school and get back before the new week started. I'll just have to live vicariously through others until I retire :(. now the Go cutter thingamajig that I could use and still be in my classes on time on any given morning. Thanks for the chance to win. Have fun at the summit for me.

M-R said...

i vote for Canada too! :) love your project and would love to win a Go Baby! i will definitely be checking back on Monday...of course, you could decide to give it away while all of those fabulous folks are at the summit... ;)

Kirsten N said...

Love your machine cover - it looks fabulous!!

Sue said...

unless it moves to Australia, not a hope sorry. LOL

Aimee said...

I am eyeing that cutter as a birthday present to myself! Glad to hear you like it.

I am bummed that I missed the Sewing Summit too! But I am hoping it moves to the East coast next! : )

I Plead Quilty! said...

I'm totally with you! A mid-west location would make it a little easier for me...or Northwest, frankly. (I have family there.) I've been pretending it's not happening and I'm not missing out on the fun. :-(

Christina said...

I LOVE the colors you chose for this project! This is just stunning, Cristin. I can't wait to see your other items at the art festival next month. :)

ellen said...

I love the tumbler die. I'd make quilts, table runners, pillows, ALL kinds of things!

janae king said...

I want A GoBaby bad!