August 22, 2011

GO! baby Review - -apple core quilt

I Love My GO! Baby
I had the opportunity recently to review the GO! baby cutter - LOVED it!  (see all the products at accuquilt.com).

First off - SO easy to use.  Right out of the box I was cutting fabric within couple of minutes.  You just place your fabric over the die, cover with the clear mat thing, and roll it through the cutter.  Voila!  You can double stack fabric with no problem.

Secondly - SO portable!  We have a family craft night with aunts and cousins once a month.  So last minute I decided to make some quilt pieces while I was there and I just grabbed my little Go! Baby cutter and stack of fabric and headed out the door.  See - having fun at my aunts house:

Now, the Apple Core Die I received.... my cousin wondered why I was cutting a whole stack of maxi pads...but they're apple cores!!  I can't imagine cutting pieces with curves like this by hand; trying to get each exact would be a nightmare.  Everyone had an opinion on my layout:
 Here's the order we ended up with - the die has built-in matching triangles - so awesome.  So each valley or hill is marked in the center, so when you sew them together you line up the marks - how smart and easy is that!?!?
 Now of course when I got home the kids ran through my carefully placed arrangement, so it ended up different - oh well.  Here is my quilt top sewn together - you just sew one row at a time, then sew all the rows together:

To bind it, I cut all the edges flat, then wrapped the back fabric around for the binding - worked out pretty well.  Not 3 months ago I made my first quilt, and now I've cranked out a third - this could get out of control pretty quickly....
 To quilt this one, I just followed either side of the seam on the apple core shape.  Love the lines on the back:
 And here she is, all folded nice and neat - -

I love the die shape on this quilt and it's something I NEVER would have attempted without the GO! Baby cutter.

Stay tuned later today to see which other die I got and what I've made with it.... think non-sewing project....

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

13 Fabulous Comments:

So adorable!! You make it looks so quick and easy- I may have to give this a try:)

holy cuteness. i totally saw it and thought never in a million years would i have the patience...but you make it look so easy!!!!

This is just too cute...love the colors and how the stitching looks on the back!! TFS

LOVE it!!! I really love the colors you put together for this!!!

This turned out so great! I love the shape and the colors! SO darling! I am just starting up a link party at my blog! I would love it if you would come link this and any other awesome stuff you wanna at my link party!! :) http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/08/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-1.html

xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

Lovely apple core quilt! So sweet! And the Accuquilt sounds great have to give it a try

How cute! Would love to have that die!

I loveee this quilt! I'm really starting to think I need to invest in a Go! Baby Cutter!

Your quilt looks beautiful! I love the colors and the design- now I want to make one! :)
Thanks!
Melissa
www.sweetcoconutlime.blogspot.com

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