I know that everyone has probably heard of the GO!, maybe not tried it but heard of it. We'll I just have to say that it is one of,the most amazing tools that I have and I can't imagine doing business, or quilting, without it.
I have been working on a customer quilt that required some base blocks for appliqué and lots of sashing. These are her daughters dance costumes from when she was a little girl.
So I pull out my GO! and my 8-1/2" square dies and in less than 5 minutes I have all 30 base blocks cut. I had to manually cut the hearts because I didn't have a die big enough but that's ok.
Next I pull out my 2-1/2" strip die to work on the sashing... Just like magic, again, in less than 5 minutes I had several 2-1/2" strips cut.
Now I could have stopped there but where's the fun in that. My blocks are 8-1/2", so my sashing needs to be the same, right? So back out comes my square die, I lay the strips across it...
Yep, you guessed it, I was then able to quickly cut all my sashing.
Used my strip die for binding and my 2-1/2" square die for the corners stones. The entire quilt was cut out in less than 30 minutes (except the hearts). The more I use my GO!, the more I love it and find other ways to use it.
These are on sale at my website for $229... Includes and amazing die & mat so you can get started right out of the box.
Just when I thought I would never want to do any type of paper piecing, AccuQuilt comes out with the new Paper Piecing Hexagon dies... Boy am I hooked!
The die is designed to cut 2 layers of card stock and 6 layers of fabric AT THE SAME TIME. You can reuse the card stock templates so you do not need even amounts.
Since I didn't know if I would like it, I decided to just make a small wall hanging or table runner.
These are pictures of the ones that I am making now. I plan to add one more row of a different color after I finish the green row, then I will "fill in" the hexies to square it off a little more.
Here is a picture from AccuQuilt of a sample whole quilt.
This has been a great little "resting" project for me. It is something I can work on while sitting in the living room with the family. Give it a try, you can purchase by going to www.shop.stitchesnstories.com. You can find this as well as all the new dies that just came out... Let's GO! Bust Our Stash!
Today I am sharing a very special quilt. Our church host an auction every year and ALL proceeds go to operate a feeding center in Guatemala. Missions work is such a blessing and there is something to do for everyone. You do not have to hop on a plane to be involved.
A wonderful group of ladies at church meet once a week to work on this quilt top. They all do a wonderful job and pour there love into every stitch. This quilt will be auctioned off Friday night, in a group with two smaller ones. The smaller ones will be sent to Guatemala on behalf of the winner.
Hope you enjoy!
This is just a few of the ladies that help make this quilt come together.
This pattern was designed by myself and will be available on my site as a download soon. The title is Star Burst. The pattern was designed to used AccuQuilt GO! Cutting system and goes together really nice.