I received the AccuQuilt Go! Baby for review about a month ago and I am so in love with it. Just watch the video…you’ll see why!
I was able to cut the hundreds of tumbler shapes in about 2 hours, and the only reason it took this long is because I had to prepare the strips of fabric to go through the machine and take time to line up all the edges just right.
I did 6 or 7 layers of fabric at a time, and it took me probably 10% of the time it would have taken to do it all by hand. I’m a busy woman, and the Go! Baby allowed me to make a somewhat complicated quilt very quickly.
The process is so easy and SAFE! Here’s how you cut fabric with the Go! Baby:
- Cut strips of fabric just wider than the die – several at a time, up to 7 or 8
- Line fabric strips up evenly and lay on the die so that the lengthwise grain of the fabric runs straight down the center of the die shape
- Place the cutting mat on top
- Send it on through!
Because the tumblers are positioned on the die at an angle I drew a little chalk line down the side so I could make sure my fabric was straight and completely covered the die. The black you see on the die is a foamy surface and the chalk is still visible even after tons of use.
Here she is! I used Michael Miller’s Ginger Blossom line, and instead of spending 20+ hours cutting out tumbler shapes that would not have been exactly uniform in size, I got it all done in 2 hours with perfect corners and completely straight edges.
The Pros of the Go! Baby for me are:
- ease of use
The machines and dies are pricey, but how much is your time worth? When I think about it that way, it’s totally fair, especially if one does quite a bit of quilting. (And you can get the Go! Baby on Amazon for less than $100, so it’s really not too bad.)
The best Pro for me is the accuracy – a quilt is only as beautiful as its pieces are uniform, and nothing can beat AccuQuilt on accuracy.
My next AccuQuilt project will be a hexagon quilt. I’m a little nervous for the sewing, but cutting is going to be a breeze!
Thanks to AccuQuilt for sponsoring today’s review!