G is for GO! Baby

A to Z of Machine Embroidery and Quilting

G is for GO! BabyThe AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting machine is a great tool for cutting appliqué shapes if you’re cutting a lot of the same shapes and you want speed and precision.

The cutter works with specially designed dies – basically a plastic shell containing a piece of wood that holds a very sharp metal blade in place. A piece of foam on the top protects the blade – but not necessarily your fingers if you pick the die up the wrong way (been there, done that – and it hurts!!!).

AccuQuilt GO! die

The foam is coming off my much used and loved GO! Heather Feather #1 die

To use a die, place your fabric on the die board and then cover it with a cutting mat. Place the die on the cutter up against the rollers and crank the handle. The cutter contains 2 rollers – as the die is cranked through, the rollers squeeze the fabric between the die board and the mat, pushing the fabric down against the blades which cut the fabric.

One lucky person will be winning a GO! Baby fabric cutting machine along with a GO! Heather Feather #1 die and a GO! Heather Feather #2 die at the end of the A to Z. Refer back to the Rules of the Game for a reminder of how points can be accumulated.

AccuQuilt Go Baby

The GO! Baby is the little sister to the original AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter. It’s a great tool to have in your sewing room if you have young people around who are interested in helping you with your machine embroidery and quilting projects.

Daily Deal

From 12:01am on June 29, 2017 until 11:59pm on July 1, 2017, enjoy 25% off Heather Feather and Jazzilicious.

Enter promo code “A2Z-G” at the checkout.

Add to CartHeather Feather $60.00
(Delivered as a digital download. Optional CD available at the checkout)

Add to CartJazzilicious $60.00
(Delivered as a digital download. Optional CD available at the checkout)


What I love about these collections… The Heather Feather quilt is named after my elder daughter, Heather. You’ve probably heard the expression, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I can also say the same thing about this quilt – it definitely took a village to make the original Heather Feather quilt, as can be seen on the label below.

 

Heather Feather

Stitched on a BERNINA 830

Thanks to AccuQuilt, the original Heather Feather quilt went on a tour of China where it acquired what I call a passport. The quilt has also been on display at the BERNINA headquarters in Steckborn, Switzerland, and at the European Patchwork Meeting in France.

When I first met the folks at AccuQuilt, they weren’t particularly interested in creating dies for the Heather Feather quilt as it had already been published for a little over a year. So I had to get creative! I designed a new quilt using the same shapes – Jazzilicious. It just so happens that at the time my younger daughter, Jasmine, was wanting a quilt to be named after her, hence if you say “Jasmine is delicious” really fast you end up with Jazzilicious!

Jazzilicious

Stitched on a BERNINA 830
featuring AURIfil Cotton Mako 50 wt thread
and hand dyed fabric

Jazzilicious Pillow

Stitched on a BERNINA 830
featuring AURIfil Cotton Mako 50 wt thread
and hand dyed fabric

Jazzilicious Pillow

Stitched on a BERNINA 830
featuring AURIfil Cotton Mako 50 wt thread
and hand dyed fabric

37 Comments

  1. AccuQuilt cutting machine is every girs dream many be one day I will be able to utilize one. Designs are amazing . I love sewing on my Berina 820 , Its a dream

  2. Spectacular!

  3. Beautiful quilts, did you do the quilting too?

  4. I love all you designs …just wish I could have them all.

  5. I love my Go! Big! It is especially useful for repetitive shapes in quilts and making your own precuts! I have Bernina 730 and 830 but mostly use the 830, except for classes! Big Mama is a little too big to carry to classes!! LOL

  6. I am enjoying ready the A to Z of Machine Embroidery and Quilting!

  7. Love ❤️ how easy it is to use

  8. All of your quilts are AMAZING !!!!

  9. Love my AccuQuilt GO! and the Heather Feather dies!

  10. AccuQuilt works well with electric cutting machines would like to have both would end all cutting with rotary blade and mats

  11. Beautiful Quilts, love them. So day I hope to get a AccuQuilt machine. Its a dream right now. I will someday get the Jazzilicious.

  12. Beautiful Quilts, love them. So day I hope to get a AccuQuilt machine. Its a dream right now. I will someday get the Jazzilicious.

  13. I have always wanted a GoCutter but only after I figure out how to use my Cameo. Somehow new technology slows me down at first, but in determined to learn and own both.

  14. I used a borrowed Go Cutter to make your Splash of Color and the cutter made it so much easier to gat the shapes just right. The Go Cutter is a lot like my ancient Sizzix Cutter that I still use for Scrapbooks!

  15. Amazing how easy least it is and perfect . I’d love one

  16. Easy peasy ( spell suggest is not my friend)

  17. Such an interesting tool. The Accuquilt looks like the perfect tool to include my grandsons in my sewing arena.

  18. AccuQuilt cutters and dies are great! I have arthritis quite severe in my hands and shoulders, so I invested in the electric one. Love it!

  19. I love my Go! cutter. I wish the company would make dies of your newer designs, like the Happy Collections, etc. I personally prefer the Go! to the electronic cutters. I am so enjoying your A to Z daily posts.

  20. Beautiful quilts!

  21. Very beautiful! I would love to make a quilt like the one in blue very exquisite. Maybe some day I will get a Accuquilt to try. Thanks for all the information.

  22. Beautiful Designs. I have Heather Feather. Haven’t stitched it out yet, but it is on my list.

  23. Sandra Williamson

    Finally, I am in midst of setup of my sewing studio! After many years of being bed-bound (It was a 1 hour install of a Spinal Cord Stimulator that magically killed the pain) when one thing I could do was order Accuquilt dies by Sarah Vedeler so I am very well supplied with dies. Yes, there are a couple I still need but I figure I have enough to keep me busy for a very long time considering I’m an expert in ordering but a total newbie in actual stitching. I hope they are as easy as they appear to be.

  24. I found both of my Heather Feather go cutters dies when I was unpacking from the move. I received a Baby Go at the first open house for Aqua Quilt in Nebraska. I already had the regular go and now am thinking of the electric On my way!. I would encourage anyone who is around Omaha to visit The Aqua Quilt facilities. It is worth the time and a fun place.

  25. Hi Mary, I was also at the retreat in Nebraska. Loved the time and what an awesome company. I am now in Hawaii. Brenda Blaylock

  26. I’ve always thought having one would be a lot of fun, I’m running out of space in my sewing room, but I’d make room if I won one.

  27. Do you know if the dies will work on other cutting machines?

  28. On my list to purchase . . .

  29. Beautiful quilt.
    I have the Go cutter and the Heather dies as well as Jazzilicious. I am pretty lucky eh!!

  30. I have heather feather also go cutter and dies. Looking forward to doing it having trouble deciding on what colour so many beautiful options.

  31. I don’t have an Electronic cutter but do have the Accuquilt Studio cutter and am able to use the GO! dies with the adapter. The cutter is a great tool I use all the time for strips, applique, etc. I have some of the Accuquilt dies by Sarah and there are still several on my wish list. Sizzix Bigz dies can also be used on the Accuquilt Studio with an adapter. I have the Heather Feather designs and just purchased Jazzilicious. Thank you Sarah for the discount. There are to many projects with not enough time( haven’t made the Heather Feather quilt yet) I started GO! Bedazzled and the want to do the Sparkle tree . I have all the dies for GO! Bedazzled and the Sparkle tree. I’m also having a custom 45 degree diamond die made for the large diamond the designs are appliqued to.

  32. The 1st set of dies I ordered after getting the Go-Baby for Xmas (nearly a decade ago – really?!) was the Heather Feather sets 1 & 2. I quickly bought “To Be You” & then all of the “Heather Feather” embroidery sets & the HF Border die , closely followed by the “Jazzalicious”. Since then I’ve bought the Sparkle Tree & Star designs — about the only shape I’m missing is circles, but the Go-Baby is limited to what it can handle. Die cutting definitely speeds up the process for machine-embroidery applique & making multiples. I’ve wondered if I should have bought a Cameo, but I still stay busy enough that it hasn’t come to that decision yet.

  33. I just bought the Heather Feather Accuquilt dies and I’m looking forward to using them. Will you be having another sale on the Heather Feather or Jazzalicious design collections in the near future? (I’m crossing my fingers!)

  34. I went and got my Go! cutter and dies out of the closet after reading this tutorial! I’d almost forgot that I had them. I don’t have room to keep the cutter out all the time in my studio. Thanks for the reminder. Can’t wait to do these designs!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *