Thursday 8 September 2011

AccuQuilt GoBaby

I’ve heard a lot about GoBaby and no doubt, you have too. I’ve been wanting to try one out myself for a while now, so I was really happy to receive this machine from AccuQuilt last week in order to do just that.
If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of beautiful fabric you want to put to use. The idea of quick cutting really appeals to me. And I have to say, the GoBaby does not disappoint.
Yesterday I pulled some brights from my stash and started playing. How easy is it?
Prepare the fabric
I cut several layers at a time
And put the plastic cover on and roll it through

As I'm rolling these through,
I'm daydreaming about how wonderful it would be
if all applique were this easily cut...

The result is perfectly cut shapes

I keep the cut away fabric, I like these ‘negative’; stamped cuttings, I know I will use them to great effect somewhere, possibly a border.

When I ordered the bird, daisy and feather dies, I knew straight away that I wanted to applique brights on a plain white background – I want a fresh and vibrant feeling quilt.

This is not my usual kind of quilt - and that's what I was after. Something that allows me to experiment more than usual. I have a lot of tools that, honestly, I don't get much use out of.

It's always a dilemna when I find new interestings things. Will I use it? Will I really use it?

I can see so many possibilities with this tool

Something a little whimsy. Something to have fun puzzling together, because this is how it feels, with the cutting done you are simply putting what you want, where you want.

This is my progress in one afternoon….
Today I will iron down my designs and show you what I got up to, tomorrow

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  1. I also have one of these beauties but yet to play in a meaningful way. You've inspired me to do come up with something soon.

  2. I love it, and I'm so jelaous :-).
    I love your blog, and I have to come back :-)

  3. Well, now that I see that I am thinking I need to re-look at the daisy die to check out the shapes of the flower as "shapes" and not just as flowers, and also the feathers die... the problem is I just know that this machine will be dangerous, I will want ALL of the dies :)

  4. I've seen pictures on other blogs but they're mostly using squares and half-squares, I love what you did with the shapes! Really love the bright, happy colors - just perfect for the last few dreary days (at least it has been here in VA)

  5. I just bought one over the holiday weekend, but have yet to cut any fabric on it. After seeing your "play time", I'm ready to start. I found on their site yesterday that they have all their shapes in EQ7 format; a free download!

  6. I hope to purchase one of these next year. Too much going on right now with daughter's wedding plans. Your quilt is going to be so lovely and cheerful!

  7. Very interesting Esther,I have looked at this but like you wondered would I really use it. I looke forward to seeing how it goes for you. Happy cutting. Chrisb.

  8. Love those flower cuts! Very tempting.

  9. Hi Esther, it looks soooo exciting, what you are doing is taking it in to a new dimension, you are thinking right outside the box. You will have every one wanting one now that they can see the other possibilities using it. It’s Very motivating & exciting. Cheers Glenda

  10. I just love those birds from that die. It's definitely one that I would want to have myself. I love the colors of fabrics you've used for these.


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