Friday, November 28, 2014

Winter Wall Hanging

Here is my second creation using my new Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter:

To make this, I used the Holiday Medley #55043 die to cut out the snowflakes, trees and falling snow.  Then I used the Value Die #55018 to make the half square triangles on the top and bottom.  The pattern can be found here!

Also, right now Accuquilt is having a great Black Friday sale.  They are offering 20% off all Go! dies until tomorrow (11/29/14).  Plus the Go! Fabric Cutter Starter Set is only $199.99, that's a $50 savings.

I saw a posting from Sturbridge Quilt and Sew that they are having the same sale (20% off all in stock dies) for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  I'm heading over there Saturday with my wish list to get some more dies.  I'd be there today but I have to work! :(

Happy AccuQuilting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My First Accuquilt Quilt

Here is my first creation using my new Accuquilt fabric cutting machine.

I used the GO! Value Die only to make this quilt.  The inside blocks in light purple are four blocks of Road to Oklahoma to form a star.  The twelve blocks around the star are Double Four Patch quilt block.
I went through my fabric stash and pulled out pinks and purples to make this really girly baby quilt.  It is not for anyone in particular, I was just playing around.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Quilter's Giveaway

As you may have seen, I recently received an Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter for my birthday.  Now it's your turn for a chance to get one for free for yourself.

Accuquilt is giving away $200 to use on their website each day for the next 10 days, that is $2,000 in free prizes.  All you need to do is set up an account at:

When you do this, they will automatically give you 250 points (this equals $5 in store credit) to use anyway you like.  Then go shopping and add everything you want into your wish list by clicking on Add to Wishlist next to the Add to Cart button on each product's page.  Everyone that has an account and has registered for the giveaway can win what is in their wishlist.  Here's the link to register for the giveaway after you have created an account:

In case you can't wait to win, they are offering free shipping when you spend $25 until 11/22/14 when you use the promo code FREE25.

Also, if you are not sure if the Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter is for you and you don't want to make a large investment ($249.99) for something that may not get used enough, then check out the Accuquilt Go Baby!

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter Starter Set

This starter set sells for $129.99 and comes with everything pictured here.  It will use most of the dies available in the whole collection but it can only use these sizes 6" x 6", 6" x 12" and 5" x 10" dies.  If you are not fond of the larger dies, this may be the fabric cutter for you.

Here are two other options for you:

1) GO! Baby Craftsy Class Kit- Half Square Triangles-4 1/2" #56501

This one is on sale for $89.99 and comes with the die shown here.  It can use all the same sized dies as the one above.

This one is also on sale for $89.99 and comes with the die shown above.  It can use all the same sized dies as the Go Baby Starter Set.

I am not affliated with Accuquilt in any way except for being a happy customer who loves her new toy!
Happy quilting!

Monday, November 3, 2014

An Accuquilt Birthday

On Saturday, my hubby and I were shopping around in Sturbridge and I popped into Sturbridge Quilt and Sew on 559 Main Street in Sturbridge, MA.  I stopped in this shop a couple of years ago but they moved to a bigger and brighter area.  The store owner, Gina, was very welcoming and willing to share her expertise on her products.  When I first got there, we walked around checking out the fabric and notions.  Then I went over and I was drooling over the AccuQuilt display with the machine, tons of dies and lots of projects to inspire you.

We wandered over to her education center with plenty of desk space for a fun day of classes and sewing.  We also admired her beautiful Handi-Quilter machine with king sized quilt frame which she used for machine quilting.  Oh, this place was great!
She is a Babylock distributor and I noticed the inviting Aria quilting machine.  Take a look for yourself:
I was in love and my hubby was actually encouraging me to consider buying it even after we heard that the price was $3,499.  We left well informed and excited to go home and research new sewing machines.  After reading reviews and researching other brands with similar features, this was the best deal out there.  But the accountant in me was having a hard time justifying the cost for only 4 new features over my current well-working sewing machine.
We went back on Sunday to tell Gina that we decided against a new sewing machine but we wanted more information about the AccuQuilt GO! machine and dies.  Oh no, my OCD could get me carried away with everything that is available.  Here's what we ended up purchasing:


When you purchase a GO! machine from her, you name is on file and you will always receive 10% off all dies.  She suggested keeping a wishlist and to watch the newsletter for the featured die since it will be 15% off.  She is also the largest dealer of Accuquilt in central and western Massachusetts.
As I was leaving the store with my arms filled with new toys, Gina gave me a big hug.  I felt like I just became part of a new quilting family.  She was so helpful that I would recommend to everyone in the area to check out her store.  I am going to be watching her website for upcoming classes using the Accuquilt.
I am looking forward to playing with my new toys.  I have several ideas of projects using the dies that I purchased.  Also, the die that came with the machine has an idea book with 13 quilt blocks you can make using just that die for an awesome sampler quilt.
Since my birthday is November 18th, my hubby bought all of this for me as an early present.  This is just the inspiration I needed to get me motivated to quilt during this upcoming snowmobile season.  Thanks honey for a great present!  I can't wait to show off some finished projects from it here!