Ah! Look!! My baby has arrived!! My Accuquilt Go! Baby that I won from The Spunky Diva(thank you!). It came in, last Friday, a week ago today.
O.....M.....G....I am soo excited. As soon as it arrived 5" and 2" squares were immediately being cut. My son, 7, was even excited by it and wanted to cut along (shhhh I don't want his dad to know, but I love that he's interested in my crafting stuff).
There is so little to do and so much time to do it. Strike that....reverse it. I don't have enough hours in a day to do all that I want....but cutting fabric with this is just soooo much fun, a minute here and there with it is not only entertaining but super productive. I can cut 30 2" squares in under a minute. What?!!! Yeah you heard me. Wow!!!!!!!
I chose what seemed to me the most practical three dies, including a 2 1/2" strip; that can be used to make jelly rolls. Yeah, uh huh! Something I could see myself using in vintage sheet quilts.
When first using the 5" die, I was having some issues with it cutting all the way through, and I thought it was user error, but the 2" and 2 1/2" strip were working great. After several attempts many different ways, one layer of fabric, multiple layers. Flipping the mat. I figured it wasn't me so I emailed Accuquilt about it Saturday(the day after I got it), and Monday they were already responding and ready to send me a new die. It arrived 3 days later, Thursday. Wow!!! Now that is super customer service!!! A great product and great company behind it (they have not endorsed me to say anything about this product or their service. I'm just a happy user of a product I won from another blog).
As for now....look at all the lovely squares and strips (I love the 2 1/2" strips). I'll be brainstorming on a project or quilt for them.
Oh!! Check out Craft Buds Giveaway Roundup there are 5 different blogs giving away a Accuquilt Go! Baby. Don't let the number of entries for these giveaways deter you. I was #17 out of 290 comments and I won mine with just one comment. Remember you can't win if you don't enter. :-)