Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review of the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System

Hi Fabric Friends! Today I'm so excited to share my review of the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System ... hint ... I LOVE it!

I received my AccuQuilt Ready. Set. Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System less than 2 weeks ago and I can't stop using it! I love how I use it EVERYDAY and with patterns I already own (or designed ;) ).  

Want to see all the projects I already made in 2 weeks using everything included in the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. Go! Once I started cutting fabric -  I couldn't stop!  The AccuQuilt GO!  has made my quilting even faster, better, and more fun! Cutting is actually FUN! Plus --- my favorite is NO more cutting/trimming half-square triangles - this is huge for me. We will chat more about this later ;)

Juniper Half Square Triangles Mini Quilts/Pillows-

I love to use my fabric scraps from quilts - no fabric waste here! After I finished my latest Modern Triangles Quilt, I had some Juniper fabric scraps that I just couldn't toss so I needed to make a bonus project. I love perfect half-square triangles so trimming is always involved and it takes FOREVER, but my AccuQuilt GO! came to the rescue!

I simply matched up my Juniper fabric (right sides together) and placed them directly on the #3 die (4" finished half-square triangles). You can stack up to 6 layers of fabrics - so it goes really quick! I didn't even need to trim my fabric scraps because the GO! dies are two-toned so you know exactly where to place your fabric - timesaver!

I love that there is very little fabric waste and no pre-trimming required for scraps. I just kept placing the fabric on the die to cut more half-square triangles.

Seriously in just a few minutes (it took me longer to take the photos) I cut 64 half-square triangles (32 pairs). TIP - by placing your fabric pairs right sides together - they are ready to sew right away!

Check out the clever blunt edges - they are exactly 1/4" so perfect seams and no more trimming fabric dog ears!
After a few minutes of sewing and pressing time - I had (32) perfect half-square triangles without having to trim... yay! 

I was happily surprised just how quickly I was able to make both projects without needing to first cut my scraps to size and then trim the final half-square triangles. Luckily Mother's Day is coming up as I'm going to need all the half-square triangle GO! dies ;).

Let's Chat about the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! 
(and why I love it).

In the AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System - you receive EVERYTHING you need to start creating! The AccuQuilt GO! machine is sturdy, easy to use,  and stands up for compact storage (don't worry it has a magnetic closure so it opens/closes very easily).  

I was so impressed with the GO! Qube packaging....it is so well designed and useful! I love how each die has it's own pocket, is labeled, and securely stored neatly! Plus the GO! Qube looks perfect on my bookshelf and I easily know which die I need! Along with a quick user guide - there is a DVD included too! AccuQuilt has made it easy to use their machine/dies and to stay organized! 

Don't worry if you are stumped for project ideas - just use one of the included (72) block designs you can make with you GO! Qube OR the included Quilt in a Day Pattern Book or the free patterns on the AccuQuilt website.

More Projects -

Let's get back to sharing the projects I made with my AccuQuilt GO! What I love about these projects is that I used a "regular" pattern and my Accuquilt GO! dies to cut the fabric, which saved me time and gave me perfect blocks. I thought I was pretty good at rotary cutting, but guess what - AccuQuilt is more precise!

Starlight Double Mini Quilt -

I just released my latest pattern - Starlight Double and it is perfect for the GO! Qube 8" Mix and Match Block, which was a happy coincidence.  It is AccuQuilt GO! Cube 8" Mix and Match Block compatible! You can cut the ENTIRE quilt with your AccuQuilt GO! Cube 8" Mix and Match Block except for (1) size rectangle...yay! I thought my cutting was good - BUT this block came together so easily and with perfect points! I can't wait to make a full Starlight Double Quilt using my AccuQuilt GO! Cube 8" Mix and Match Block. 

Trip Around the World Block -

My March Quilting Bee block was Trip Around the World. This block perfect for the 2.5" strips GO! die. I buy solid white yardage by the bolt and cut my own 2.5" wide (jelly roll strips) as it is more cost effective. Sometimes my strips can get a bit wavy, but not with the AccuQuilt GO! and it was soooo fast! Just look how well my points match... yay!

Barn Block #12 - 

Each month I sew my Sew Sampler Barn Block and this month I was able to use my GO! Cube 8" Mix and Match Block. It made sewing those tiny half-square triangles soooooo easy.

I am just loving my new AccuQuilt GO! There are so many more projects that I can't wait to create! I think curved piecing is going to be a breeze and all those half-square triangles!  Now is brainstorming time for my next AccuQuilt project! Do you have a favorite AccuQuilt GO! die????

Here is a little video too - 

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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