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Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!

We welcome AccuQuilt as a brand new sponsor!

It's time to change the way you cut! AccuQuilt offers quilters a premiere line of fabric cutters, dies, quilting patterns and other quilt and fabric cutting solutions that help you quickly and accurately cut shapes. Cutting with AccuQuilt cutters is a natural evolution of fabric cutting methods. “First scissors…then rotary…finally…AccuQuilt™” for fast, easy, safe and accurate fabric cutting. Their products include the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter, the AccuQuilt Studio Fabric Cutter, as well as dies, patterns and accessories for each.

Did you know?

 

Win one of three GO! Baby prize packages worth $178.98 each!

 

 

Each GO! Baby prize package includes:

GO! Baby Fabric Cutter
GO! Value Die
GO! 6 x 12 Cutting Mat

 

 

 

Watch this!

Here's how to enter:

AccuQuilt likes to get feedback from their customers before adding a particular die to their GO! collection. Visit the current candidates here, and In the comment section below, please list which of 10 die patterns you like the best AND why you (especially you!) should win one of these three amazing GO! Baby prize packages. That's all there is to it! 

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) April 30th 2011. One entry per person please!

Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

 

And the winners are ...

A BIG congratulations to the following three winners!

  • Barbara in Central TX

  • rrjane011749

  • QuilterKat

Thanks for participating everyone!


Comments

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 9:59 AM

The die patterns I like best (and would be most apt to purchase) are, in order:

#1 hexagon, 9"

#2 heart/star

#3 circle/flower

I would love to win a Go! Baby prize package because I love to quilt and machine applique!  I have been wanting a Go! Baby for a while because I have arthritis in my thumbs and some days it is hard to impossible to cut fabric. I am getting ready to retire and hope to spend a lot more time with my quilting hobby! A Go! Baby would make a great addition to my sewing room!

tbadg1219 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 10:44 AM

The dies that I like the best are the strips and squares.  What a time saver the Go! Baby is.  As a full time RN, I don't have nearly as much time to devote to my quilting as I would like.  A Go! Baby would reduce my cutting time and add to my quilting time!!

jjannie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:04 AM

The die patterns I like best are the strips and squares. I am recently retired and enjoying more time to quilt with my guild and on my own. Recently I have done some quilts for Project Linus and would like to do more for them. A Go Baby would certainly help and I like that it is 'self propelled'.

lcrandle wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:37 AM

I'm new quilting  so this item looks awesome!!!  I would love to play with one!!

Robin wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 12:36 PM

The dies I liked the best would be:

9" Hexagon

3" Strip Cutter

4" Strip Cutter

I would like to win your product because I  have really started quilting from the heart.  Not only am I making quilts as gifts for others in my circle of family and friends, I am extending this circle to encompass others like students who are in my teen parenting program and graduate from high school.  I've also recently started trying to teach some of the students who I have a personal relationship sewing, two of the kids have been learning how to quilt.  Sew...(pun intended) I would love to have a Baby to Go for that reason.

jbheitz@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 1:07 PM

I would be most interested in the triangles, squares and strips.  Our quilt guild makes baby quilts for Heartbeat which is an organization that helps young pregnant women prepare for their babies.  We could really go to town on the baby quilts and donate so many more!

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 2:19 PM

I would definitely love the strips, the squares, and the hexagon.  The strips are so versatile, and for larger quilts can take quite a toll on aging shoulders and hands :-)  I would really love to win your product for two reasons.  One is that the arthritis in my thumbs and shoulders would personally thank you!  But the main reason is that I've gathered around me--intentionally and unintentionally--a group of young girls (ages about 9-12) who do not have extended family nearby.  I've become sort a "stand in Grandma." I teach them to make jewelry and basic sewing, but they've seen my quilting and wanted to get started.  We've been doing some simple quilting projects to get them started, but cutting accurately is very difficult for them, so I end up doing most of it for them.  They'd love to be able to do it themselves (and I would love to have them do it!)  So, on behalf of my current (and future) adopted "grand-girls," we appreciate your consideration of us for your great product!

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 2:24 PM

The die I like best is the GO! Rag Rectangle-5 1/4" x 8 1/2".

I can only begin to imagine using this to easily make rag/edge quilts.  I have made these and they are so soft.  I get requests from my childern for them all the time.  Cutting all that fringe with scissors is so tiring and time consuming.  This GO! die is the greatest for that purpose.  I cannot wait to try it.  I also make donation quilts for various charities and situations throughout the year.  I think I should win a package from AccuQuilt so that I can turn out rag quilts for my family, friends and charitable organizations in a fast manner and easier than pie.  I will tell all my friends to buy them also and what better advertisement could there be?

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 5:19 PM

I would use the squares, half square triangles  and the 4 1/2 in squares.    I also like the strips and the appliques, because it is faster than normal.  What I would really like it for is that it looks like something my mother could use to let her get back into quilting again.  She has a hard time cutting out the pieces now.

Jane wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 5:35 PM

My favorite dies to try would be

#1Go Rag Rectangle

#2Go Carefree Alphabet

#3 Go Carefree Numbers

I would really like to win the Go Baby so i can make some rag baby quilts for my expanding family.  I have 4 nieces/nephews all are just married and 3 are expecting around the same time.  I enjoy making quilts for special occasions and this would help expediate the process.

sbrown4070 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 5:55 PM

I started making rag quilts about 10 years ago when my hands were younger.  I have so many people who are asking for quilts and I would like to make them for charity quilts.  Well, my hands are not as young and they just don't want to work for me anymore.  I think the rag quilt would be the cat meow.  (that is ARKIE talk) for really great.  So my pick is

#1Go Rag Rectangle

Thank you for inventing this great product for quilters.  

timmerla wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:13 PM

Good evening.  From a practical standpoint I think I would get the most utility from the 4 1/2 inch square.  The small triangles are probably the most difficult to deal with, but with the square you can still cut half square triangles from perfectly cut squares.  The numbers are cute but Im unsure of the rag dies without seeing what a finished quilt would look like.

Why should I win?  Well, I enjoy making baby quilts as gifts.  I think being able to share something that was homemade and made from the heart is more special than I gift purchased at the last minute.  Also, my sister received the larger cutter as a Christmas gift and she loves it - I gave her the quilting bug when I visited her last summer.  She of course said shed be happy to share it with me (in Maryland) but she lives a long 12 hour drive away (in Indiana).   So, I send fabric to her, she sends the cuts pieces back ...  but what if I run out?  What if I need a few more of a different color?  What if!?!?!!?!  It's just not that practical.    Thanks.

timmerla wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 6:13 PM

Good evening.  From a practical standpoint I think I would get the most utility from the 4 1/2 inch square.  The small triangles are probably the most difficult to deal with, but with the square you can still cut half square triangles from perfectly cut squares.  The numbers are cute but Im unsure of the rag dies without seeing what a finished quilt would look like.

Why should I win?  Well, I enjoy making baby quilts as gifts.  I think being able to share something that was homemade and made from the heart is more special than I gift purchased at the last minute.  Also, my sister received the larger cutter as a Christmas gift and she loves it - I gave her the quilting bug when I visited her last summer.  She of course said shed be happy to share it with me (in Maryland) but she lives a long 12 hour drive away (in Indiana).   So, I send fabric to her, she sends the cuts pieces back ...  but what if I run out?  What if I need a few more of a different color?  What if!?!?!!?!  It's just not that practical.    Thanks.

Jules wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 7:28 PM

I would choose:

1. half square 2" triangle multiples

  Reason:  would be faster than using a thangles technique that I so enjoy and use a lot

2. rag flower and circle

  Reason: I do a lot of flower applique and yo-yo's...what a time saver this would be with me!

3. square 4 1/2" multiples

  Reason: so I can make my own charm packs, of course.

Since my car accident and resulting spine injury, a few years ago, resulting in my inability to continue to work outside the home, I  have been trying to at least help my husband with our bills by creating quilting projects to sell.  How many more projects I could do to not only sell but donate to charitable causes and share with family and friends -- if I had a Go! Baby.  How much better I would feel if I could contribute more to my husband and children by helping us much more, financially.  The Go! Baby would do that.  I have already purchased a used Accu-quilt dye, the multiple circles, hoping I could use it with an old dye cutter I had.  It didn't fit, so I have this one dye and don't know when I will ever have the extra money to buy your system to use it...may just have to sell the dye in the end...but I will keep my fingers crossed and wait till the end of May before do that...hoping to be one of your winners!  Thanks for the opportunity to share my picks and my story. God bless.

mlhshelly wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 1 April 2011, 8:01 PM

The die patterns that I prefer are the alphabet, the numerals and the heart/star; the triangle, rectangle and square.  I am retiring from 45 years of teaching kdg, first and second grade, parent education, and mentoring other teachers in science and classroom management.  My grandmother sewed all my dresses, my doll dresses, and I have enjoyed sewing since my first lesson sitting at her Singer treadle sewing machine.  I have passed the love of quilting on to many of my students helping them discover the connections of quilting with math, art, poetry and storytelling.  In my retirement I plan on continuing this work in the classrooms of elementary and middle school children as a volunteer.  I also hope to work with children in shelters, juvenile hall and hospital recovery programs.  The Go Baby is the perfect tool to use when scissors and rotary cutters are not permitted.  The dies would create most traditional blocks and allow the children to put their own name or message on the quilt.  I appreciate the opportunity that you have given us to vie for this wonderful system.

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 12:57 AM

The die patterns I liked were #55059,55058,55060,55063,55080, and 55336. I think I should win because I never win anything! LOL Seriously...I would love the chance to learn this wonderful "new to me" technique and make lots of small quilts.

bonnieicher wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7:27 AM

ItHi ,I am not a very fast,precise typer[is that even a word?]but,here I go.My favorite dies are the  strips,the squares,and the special ones from those fantastic quilters.My grandchild,Julie,

LOVES the circles.I love the accuquilt because my back and neck are bad,bad,bad,22 surgeries later they have pretty much put me back together.Winning would be great ,Jules could cut her own circles and sew and quilt with Gramma[me].Good luck to all, the accuquilt is a godsend to us ouchy people.

sewcreative wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 3:06 PM

My favorite of the new die possabilities is the rag flower and circle. It was a hard choice between that and the hexagon, carefree numbers and the rag heart and star. Those would be the hardest shapes to cut by hand but I choose the rag flower and circle because I think it would be the most versatile shape I would use the most. If I won the Go! Baby I would proudly applique flowers on all my sewing projects and you would have free advertising spread like wild fire to all the corners of the earth my family and friends live and visit!

AJ wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7:30 PM

I like the Go Rag Flower & Circle and Go Rag Heart & Star. Half Square Triangles, the 2-1/2" squares and 4-1/2 squares are all enormous time saves. And you can't go wrong with strips.

I would love to win The Go Baby package. The time savings alone would be amazing and the quilts that would result from the fun shapes would be priceless! What's not to love.

Pearl wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7:48 PM

The half square triange is my favorite.  

I was so surprised.  Before I saw the short video I didn't know there was such a thing as a "Go Baby"!

It looks so awsome.  I would love this.  

spikenzola wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 2 April 2011, 11:17 PM

I would love to win the The Go Baby package because this an amazing machine and I make kid quilts with my students at school and it would be so much safer than having a rotary cutter in the classroom. I also have a craft group at my church where we do outreach and we could accomplish much more as well.

Oh my to choose my favorite dies hmmmmmm  I just love the new ones that have been designed esp the multiple squares.   I also like applique one that go with the embroidery (Sarah Vedeler), hearts, stars

please please I hope I win :-)

kikiproost@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 6:31 AM

I have been teaching my granddaughter, Brynne, to sew a straight line so that she can make a quilt for her Mommy. The strip cutter would give Brynne perfect strips to work with.....then we could add 4-patches made from 2 1/2" squares, then half-square triangles, then......!  Hey, do I ever get time on the GO! Baby or is Brynne going to be using it all the time??  If I win it, we will share it, promise!

Diana wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 11:27 AM

I would love to win a Go! Baby prize package because I love to quilt and machine applique!  I have been wanting a Go! Baby for a while .I tried a friends and I truly would love to expand my horizon with this exciting project.

My favorites are

#1. Strip Cutter.

#2. Triangle Cutter

##. Square Cutter

Rebecca Pharr wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 12:21 PM

I really like the "GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples".  Half Square triangles are used in so many quilts.  

daisydecorator wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 2:00 PM

My first choice of dies would be the "GO! Half-Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples."  Triangles are in so many patterns.  I would love to win this prize package because as a full-time nurse and mom to a 2 year old, I have very limited time to quilt. I often find myself avoiding projects that require a lot of cutting or have more than a simple square or strip pattern.  Having this as a way to reduce cutting time would mean not only more quilting time, but a chance to expand my quilting skills to include more intricate patterns.  I have been dreaming of owning an Accuquilt GO! since the first time I saw it - this would be a dream come true!

JMNech wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 3:48 PM

My Choices would be:

1 - circle/flower

2 - 3" Strip Cutter

3 - 4" Strip Cutter

I have the Accuquilt GO! but would love the Baby GO! As it is so portable!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 3 April 2011, 8:32 PM

strips, squares and hexagons would be the most used. As for a new one a tesselating pinwheel type would be great.

Teri wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 7:12 PM

I would love to have all the strips, triangles, and the Tumblers #55020.

I usually take a long time cutting because of my hand causing the rulers to slip, plus 3 of my quilt subscriptions are now giving instruction for the AccuQuilt  machines. Plus even my Mom could get into the act with me (bad arthritis) right now all she can do is sit and chat while I do the cutting. Winning one would mean she could help me cut and feel useful while we chat.

sweetwatersmusic wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 4 April 2011, 9:07 PM

My favorites are the hexagon, half square triangles, and circle and flower.  The GoDie looks like so much fun.  quick, convenient and accurate shapes would be used over and over again.  I broke my right wrist a year Ago and this little workhorse would be really helpful!  Thanks for your consideration.  renda

kboli wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 9:26 AM

I love the squares, circles, hexegons, rose of sharon, half shares, rag flower/ circle, rag heart/ star, and the strips.

I do not have any products or dies from accuquilt, but have been very interested in trying them. I started a quilt for my daughter when she was born, but got frustrated and gave up because i never cut my shapes straight. Now that my daughter is older, it would be fun to finish the quilt with her. Since she could just roll the fabric through the machine to help, it would be even more meaningful of a quilt.

As an added bonus, I love to papercraft and I love that the squares have multiple of the same size on one die so it would make cutting multiples much easier. The flower dies would be a great felt flower addition to my cards and and hair accessories i make my girls. WOuld LOVE to try out these products!

Kimberly

jmrow1 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 12:36 PM

I would like to win a Go Baby.  I like the flowers and rectangles, also the strips.  I have a hard time cutting accurate pieces and that makes my quilts look funny and out of square.  I've purchased all kinds of equipment that said it would cut accurate, special mats and rulers still to not cut accurate.  I need help.

Pam Raywood wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 1:12 PM

My favorite are the squares, triangle and strips. I would love to win a go baby because of my arthritic hands and back. Hand cutting is almost impossible now and the bending to cut just makes my spine scream for relief. It would make a chore an absolute delight.I have 12 great grandchildren who would just love getting their quilts faster because great grandma won an accuquilt go-baby!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:23 PM

The hexagon shape cutter is amazing.  It's difficult to cut accurate hexagons; I always end up out of -- well, out of "square" is a bad pun -- out of true, anyway.  

As to why I, especially, should win a Go Baby is a little harder to answer.  Looking over all these responses, I can't come up with a reason that makes me any different, or more special, than other quilters.  Quilters are by definition special.  I don't know a one who doesn't make quilts for loved ones, friends, or extraordinary causes.  I've had other quilters share scissors, patterns, fabric, even time on their sewing machines with me.  We are generous to a fault.  Quilters are amazing.  We all deserve to win an AccuQuilt Go Baby!

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 4:41 PM

The reason that we would like to win a Baby GO! is because both my mother and I quilt and we both have physical medical issues that hinder us from standing, bending, using our hands, and cutting for very long.  It would be wonderful to be able to cut fabric with far less pain. Just this morning my mother had to rest and sit after 10 minutes of rotary work and I was unable to cut at all. We would be great candidates for a Baby GO!  We have more baby-to-be quilts that we need to make for my grands (my mother's great  grands). Please enter us into this wonderful Accuquilt  giveaway!

These are the 10 new dies that I would consider. The multiples would be of the most use and interest. The rag dies would be of no interest.

GO! Hexagon 9” #55098

Go! Half-Square 2”finished triangle multiples #55063

GO! Square 2.5” multiples #55059

Go! Square 4.5” square multiples #55060

GO! Strip cutter 3” #55084

Go! Square 8.5” #55058

GO! Strip Cutter 4” #55085

GO! Strip Cutter 5” #55023

GO! Carefree Alphabet Set #55092

GO! Carefree Numbers #55099

Sunshower wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 5:52 PM

I absolutely love the new rag appliques!  I love all the shapes of these appliques - you could use the appliques instead of quilting across the blocks.  I love rag quilts but cutting the fringe really hurts my hands and it takes me days to recover.  Using these dies I could create even more cuddly rag quilts without pain in my hands!

Joan L. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 6:02 PM

I would love to win the go baby because of health issues with my hands and shoulders. I can see myself purchasing a lot of extra dies. I like strips, squares and triangles.

vicki k wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 6:55 PM

I love the Carefree Alphabet set. I have both a daughter and son with Down Syndrome. They have both done a number of projects with fusible applique. Their biggest problem is cutting the shapes because of hand coordination issues. Both read and would love to be able to put words on their projects,  but letters are beyond their skills. A Go Baby would give them that ability.

mars92 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 12:31 AM

I love the strip cutters- because there is always so much you can do with them! Of course I love the other patterns too, and would be thrilled to have all of them!  I would love to win a GO!Baby because it would speed up the cutting process. Cutting fabric is my least enjoyable part of making a quilt so using a AccuQuilt/Go! Baby would be make cutting enjoyable for once!

chantell wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 12:19 PM

I am so excited about this!  The dies that I like the most are:the 2 1/2" square multiples, the 2" triangle multiples, the hexagon, all of the strip cutters, the rag flower and circle and the rag heart and star.  I would definitely use all of those the most!

I just started quilting in December 2010 and my first quilt was a photo quilt for my mom's 60th birthday.  She was shocked because she had no idea I had started quilting.  Then I made another one for my mother-in-law's birthday last month.  I was HOOKED once I started my first quilt!  I have since become a regular at my local fabric store - they know me by name now.  I also started a quilting ministry at my church (full of other very experienced quilters thank goodness, so we can learn from each other and share ideas).  I met with and developed relationships with our county Children's Center to make quilts and blankets for children in crisis due to abuse, as well as a local children's mental health facility and an independent living program for local foster children who are aging out of the foster system.  We are going to be quilting for all of these incredible kids!  I will also be teaching a class to some of the independent living program kids to teach them basic sewing and quilting skills so they can learn to sew their own keepsakes.  Our ministry, called "Faith and Fabric" will also be making accessory bags to attach to wheelchairs and walkers for our local retirement centers and assisted living facilities.

Learning to quilt and loving it has been a HUGE blessing to my life recently and has brought my mother and I even closer - she's been a long time lover of quilts and I just didn't 'get it' until I started quilting.  Now we are going to quilt shows together and bonding over our shared love of fabric and quilting.  

I would love to win the AccuQuilt GO! prize because it's something I can't afford to purchase on my own and it will not only bless me, but will serve the many women in our Faith and Fabric ministry to help us make the quilts and totes for our deserving children and seniors in our community even faster and more fun!

Thank you!

sedegrasse wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 5:20 PM

The die cuts I like best so far are the star/heart and also the 1/2 square triangle. I love to do appliqued quilts or wallhanging especially landscape quilts.

All of my quilts or wallhangings have been gifts to grandchildren or family and friends so the cost of the material have been a challenge enough.

Being close to retirement....the price with be great if I won it!

new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 11:05 PM

Who can choose?  I like all of them of course. What a fantastic product to be developed as it makes us quilters more excited than ever to get our creative juices flowing in creating timeless treasures for our love ones and others in need of comfort and misfortune.  

I admire your giving away your GO! Baby Accuquilt machines away to 3 deserving people.

Who wouldn't like an early Christmas present!!!!  I know I would :):):):)

Ree wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:56 AM

I quilt for my family, friends and local hospitals.  I love applique.  I have 9 grandkids and do a lot of applique , so I like to make each child a quilt for their birthdays each year.  I would particularly enjoy the Rose of Sharon and wedding ring dies.  The stars and circles, alphabet, tumbler and the dies for the 12" block.  I'm trying to think of the grandkids as they grow.  The strip cutter would be great for the giving quilts and could be personalized with names!  The small quilts could have the alphabet on them to help Mom keep the little ones distracted.  Thanks for the chance to participate!

Sheila wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:20 AM

The number one die cut for me would be the Alphabet, and the rest come in second together.  The Alphabet is at the top os my list is I make a lot of quilts for babies and children and they enjoy it when I put their name on the quilt.

Winning the AccuQuilt Go Baby would make a dream come true for me and also make my love of applique and quilting much easier with my physcial problems.  

Lola M wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:30 AM

I like the alphabet dies the best, the posibilities are endless.

I was only 23 years old when I had an accident at work in a shoe factory resulting in the loss of my middle, ring and small fingers of my right hand.  I am lucky to still have my index finger and thumb.  

I am right handed.  The shoe factory that I worked at would not allow me to return to work even after I had recovered from my injury. I took the opportunity to go to college and obtain my nursing degree.  I have worked at the same Hospital for the last 20 years.  As I have gotten older I have developed arthritis in my right hand, It hurts terribly when I stress it by writing too much and other heavy uses, like rotary cutting.  I can no longer quilt by hand, but do machine quilting.  I absolutely refuse to stop quilting, I just try to find ways to adjust how I quilt, to be less stressful to my right hand.  I feel that the Go Baby would make cutting fabric much easier for me, less stressful for my right hand, less painful, and more enjoyable.  

From reading other entries I feel that you deserve a big THANK YOU!, because your product is helping people with physical challenges to find new ways to keep doing what they love.

cheryl.ellison wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:03 PM

I really like the 8 1/2" square, I like to do machine embroidery quilts and that would be the perfect size for my embroideries.  I also like the alphabet and numbers dies.  I would love to win the the Baby Go, I love that it is so portable and compact which makes it easy to store away.  I would use it to take to quilting events as well as using it at home.

LeAnn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:13 PM

I would like various sizes of hexagons, hearts and teddy bears.  Thanks for the contest.

LeAnn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:17 PM

Okay, I am better with a sewing machine than a computer,

My 3 Favorite dies would be hexagon, hearts and teddy bears.  

Now I think I should win because I have entered every contest I have came across to win one of these machines.  I accidently hit the send button before I got all of my coments in the first time.  Thanks again for the contest

Jeanine wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:37 PM

I like the Hexagons and half square triangles.  I think I can cut out strips and squares faster and with less waste than using the GO but I love the odd shapes and the triangles because it removes the corners for me.  I run a quilt ministry and love the tumbler block die, also.  Would love to have this for the group to use.

enlouc@frontiernet.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 5:53 PM

My choice for the new dies would be:

3" Strip

Full Alphabet

Rag Heart & Star

My request would be more dies that work with the Go! Baby for those of us that do not have unlimited counter space for our sewing 'toys'!  

I have been very impressed with demonstrations I've seen of the Accuquilt Go! cutters.  Keep up the good work!

Sandy DuBois wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:02 PM

Not wanting to sound selfish or greedy, I like ALL of the dies. Who wouldn't?  The reason I would love to win a Go Baby is that it would free up time for me to actually work on a project rather than do so much prep work.  Besides, for whatever reason, no matter what kind of ruler, cutting mat or rotary cutter I use, I always come up with odd sizes!  What a treat a Go Baby would be!

nancy chaddick wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:10 PM

I like the #55092 die best. I am a long-time quilter; pretty old fashioned actually and most often cut out patterns using templates. As my arthritis and fibromyalgia act up, using scissors or rotary cutters becomes more difficult. I love applique and I love personalizing items of clothing as well as quilts for individuals. Having a Go Baby would be fantastic and would go a long way to helping me continue to make the heirloom handquilted quilts I make for family and friends! I love the idea of something as simple and easy as the Go Baby!

Wanna Quilt wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:11 PM

I love them all, but if I could have only one, I think the 4 1/2 multiple is the most versatile.  It is a shape often used and can also be used to make easy half-square triangles.  I get giddy at the thought of cutting 24 squares at once!

Wanna Quilt wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:14 PM

I love them all, but if I could have only one I would choose the 4 1/2" multiple as the most versatile.  It is a shape often used and can be used for easy half-square triangles, etc.  I get giddy at the thought of cutting 24 squares at once!

Jean wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:20 PM

For me I think I would like using the numbers and carefree numbers die cut best.  These are not able to be cut with a rotary cutter so would be great used with the Go Baby!  The reason I would love to win this is because I would find sew many uses for it and it would make my quilting life sew much easier!!  As also being a quilting teacher I can see many times that this Go Baby would some in very useful.  I'm thinking it could probably be used in conjunction with scrapbooking and card making too making it even more useful for me as thought are two loves of mine also!  I never win anything and will be sew thankful and amazed if I win this!! Thanks for the opportunity.

jacalynr1147@q.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:20 PM

I vote for the multiples, especially 4 1/2" , know you can subcut the 4 1/2" strip to get that size squares,  but the mutiple die would be good to cut those "odd" shaped pieces of fabric in stash to a really usable size. My second choice vote would be the rag heart & star dies. Fabulous way to jazz up those flannel rag quilts that are so easy to make with GO!  I should win the Baby Go! package, because I love my GO! and it needs the company of Baby in my studio.

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:20 PM

The dies that I would like would be the 8 1/2 in square or the 3 1/2 in strip cutter.  The reason I would love to win this GO Baby is I am a full time student and working part time, and not much time to sew, which I really love.  Any timesaving I could do would give me more time for sewing.

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:30 PM

I think the strip and square dies would get the most use, but having some of the fun shapes like letters would be great because they are more difficult to make in the first place.  Winning a cutter would be wonderful, because any thing that would allow me to be more productive in the limited time I have available would be great.

PaulineR wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:34 PM

My choice of dies would be:

#1     3" Strip cutter

#2     Flowers and Circles

#3     Rose of Sharon

It would be a dream come true to have an opportunity to make quilts, etc. without all the hand cutting as I have fibromyalgia and arthritis.  This is a really neat idea you all have come up with.  Just wish they were not quite so expensive so more people could have an opportunity to use them.  The more dies you develop the more impressive this item will be.   Thanks for this opportunity.

rdowner wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:35 PM

I think the go baby looks awesome and the 4 and 1/2 square would probably be my pick but I like some of others too so would really like to experiment to see what I could do with them.

dacabral wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:39 PM

The dies I like the best are the multiple squares and rectangles. I would like a Go Baby because I have Thorasic Outlet Syndrome and it hurts my hand, forearm and elbow to cut a lot of shapes out. Sewing doesn't hurt me but cutting does. I just bought a brand new sewing machine and I think my husband would have a cow if I bought anything else right now!

Thank you

Joan8000 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:41 PM

I like the alphabet letters, the strips, and the half square triangles.  

I think I should win the AccuQuilt Go Baby because I have three young grandchildren that I need to make quilts for and I could really use the Go Baby!

Suzette Maier wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:48 PM

I especially like the half square 2" triangles.

I have lots of kits and fabrics but am afraid to cut them.  I finally paid a quilt shop $120 to cut my "White Chocolate" queen size quilt kit (from Stitchin' Heaven) this year.  I bought the kit in 2008 and just could not bring myself to cut it myself.  I simply admired the beautiful fabric packed basket.  I love to piece but just can't cut!

Suzette M

Thea wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:51 PM

What dies do I like best???  Well, this was a tough question to answer - so I looked them over and finally decided - The rag flower and circle and the rag heart and star.  

Now - why should I win a go baby accu quilt above anyone else... well I shouldn't but I would love to - I am an avid quilter who is always playing the Pay if Forward game - and feel that I am deserving of some Pay it Forward to me for all i do for others.  I would share mine with all my quilty buddies and give it a big thumbs up.  

I am a Quiltoholic and love all the new notions on the market and anything that makes life easier so that I can make more quilts is awesome to me.  Being able to cut very quickly the applique shapes for quilts would be awesome and I would be very very appreciative should I be the person selected to win.  You would definitely make my life happier and more wonderful.

May God bless you,

Thea

auniesantieks wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 6:58 PM

I am a new quilter, just started in Sept. and have finished two quilts.  I have done hand applique many times in the past on small projects.  I would love to make many more and this accuquilt gobaby would be perfect for me.  I have problems with my hands and it is diffucult to cut out small shapes.  I would love to win this amazing invention.

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:06 PM

I would love to win the AccuQuilt Go Baby cutting system. just imagine how much faster quilt piecing could be!! so many projects, so little time. i think the strips and squares would be really great to have.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:14 PM

I would love to have the 4½" multiples as I make many quilts with half square triangles and usually use this size square:)  (personally - I would love all of them!  The strip pieces would be my second choice:)

I would love to win the AccuQuilt Go Baby systeam as we have a cabin that we go to every weekend.  Currently I have my trusty mat there for cutting, and the Go Baby system would be a blessing by making me more time for actually quilting because the cutting would go sooooo much faster:)

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:17 PM

I would love the 4½" multiples as I use half square triangles in a lot of my quilts and usually use the 4½" square.  Also love the strip pieces and basically all ten of them!

I'd love to win the Go Baby system because we have a cabin that I go to every weekend - most of my time is spent quilting in the woods:)  I have my trusty mat there for cutting, but a Go Baby system would give me more time to piece because the cutting would go soooooo fast!

mommycat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:24 PM

I like to make lap quilts for the local Animal Shelter to raffle or auction off for support donations.  The 8 1/2 Square die would sure make short time of whipping up a lap quilt, allowing me to make more for the cause.  I usually embellish many of the squares with applique or embroidery designs which are always a hit.  The AccuQuilt Go Baby is a "blessing" to all quilters.  Thanks so much for this wonderful quilting tool!

PBD wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:24 PM

Die's I like best are:

Hexagon,

Half-Square 2" finish triangle multiples, and

Go rag rectangle - 5

Winning an AccuQuilt Go Baby would really help my quilting improve because all cuts would be accurate.  Thanks for having this contest.

jaalex wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:48 PM

All 10!.. but if I HAD to narrow it down, I think the 3 and 5 1/2 strip cutters.The half sq. triangles would be handy,too! I especially love the cute pink carry bag! The die storage rack looks pretty convienient. I love the Rose of Sharon(I know it's not one of the options for this give-away)... no harm in wishing!! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I've tried and proven true... better cuts make better quilts!!

Pam wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 7:57 PM

I REALLY want this Accuquilt Go!  I have been drooling over your product for a year now; with the economy as it is and no extra cash to get it, I amthrilled to be able to try and win it in a contest! Thanks so much!  I would like the squares, triangles and strips dies the most as I have rheumatoid arthritis and cutting really exacerbates the pain and swelling involved.  Go!Accuquilt!

iluvcabernet@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:04 PM

The applique dies are to DIE for (for me)! Also any help on the triangle dies would certainly be a plus for me as a quilter. Thanks for this contest - hope I win!

Linda

susank6 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:28 PM

    I have been looking at the AccuQuilt since it came on the market.  I think the square and the strip dies would be my favorite choices, but in time I'd find use for them all.  I have arthritis and my hands dictate when I can do my crafts (quilting, sewing, scrapping or gardening).  The hardest part is that when I can "play" not to do too much. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome product.

     Susan K.

Carla wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:53 PM

I would like to have

#1 Rag Flower and Circle

#2 Rag Heart and Star

#3 Half Square 2"

I would love to win the GO! Baby to applique with. When I'm cutting shapes they would be so much more accurate.

jmp wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 8:56 PM

I would vote for the 4.5" square multiple, mainly because it's suitable for so many quilt projects.  I think the same thing applies to the 3" strip cutter.  I could have fun with that die making 9-patch blocks or border strips.  

I think I should win a GO! because it would become a vital part of my quilting activity.  I would use it, have fun using it, would share my creations on my blog, and would be appreciate the time saved and all of the other benefits that come with a great tool like  the AccuQuilt GO! Baby.

Lauri R. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:02 PM

I am most interested in the heart and star.  As a member and past president of a quilt guild I would be able to share this machine with other members to make charity quilts.  Our guild works very well as a team on many quilts and the hearts would work very well on our operation snuggle quilts.  We also donate to a military charity that likes us to put a star on each quilt.  Thanks for donating the machine to whomever wins it.

Joyce K. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 9:03 PM

My favorite die patterns are the Go! Hexagon 9", Square 2 1/2", Half Sq. 2" Triangle, Square 8 1/2", Square 4 1/2", Strip Cutter 3", Rag Rectangle 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", Strip Cutter 4", Rag Flower & Circle, Rag Heart & Star. I'd like to win because I think the AccuQuilt Go! Baby would improve the precision in my cutting and take my quilt making to a more accurate and higher level. Since I'm a perfectionist the perfect cutting this system provides would be like a dream come true. It also would give me the ability to complete the cutting process faster so I can get started on my most favorite part of quilting, the sewing. I've been eyeing the AccuQuilt systems for some time now and would be so excited if I were selected as one of the winners.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:14 PM

The Go Rag dies are what I like the best. I would like to win an Accuquilt Go! Baby and add it to my sewing tools. I could not only use it for quilting, but I think I could use it for making some fun new apparel.

PrettyCurious wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:31 PM

I think I would get the most use out of the  1/2 square 2" finish triangle die set, because those are the shapes I enjoy experimenting with the most. I have never used a cutting machine before, and I would love to try it. It looks like it would save a lot of cutting time, as well as my back and wrist, and give me more time to play. We make quilts for our wounded troops, and if I won the Go Baby System, I would share it with the other Miracle Quilters, as I'm sure they'd appriciate the time saved.

athenascooter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:48 PM

I like the squares, strips and hexagon as these are the ones used most in the quilts I make. It would save me time so I would be able (ha,ha) to use up all my stash

djevans wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:51 PM

I like the 2 1/2 inch squares.  I cut so many of those for nine patch quilts.  It would really make it easy.  Love them all but I would get the most use out of the none patch die cutter. thanks.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:03 PM

Once there was a mom

who was quite the quilting bomb.

A quilt her son did ask

he said "I like straight lines the best."

In her heart she knew

she should make a strip quilt, its true.

But no matter how many times

she could not cut straight lines.

So off to her local quilt shop

she did hop, hop, hop.

My lines are all crooked!

My quilt looks stupid!

My friend, she did say

I think I have a way.

So over we went

to the Accuquilt tent!

Where she showed me in a breeze

how to cut my strips with ease.

With joy I did cry

because my quilting will now fly.

Now you challenge me to pick my favorites

how unfair I need to savor it!

After much finger drumming and a vision

I have come to a decision.

Aside from the strips

I love squares, triangles and alphabets!

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:22 PM

I would be most interested in the half square triangles.  They're the most trying to cut, and to be able to cut some many accurately at one time would be a real joy and a blessing.  

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:33 PM

triangles, squares and strips, butterflies, hearts, hexagons, Round Flower , hs triangle

Kloempken wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:34 PM

OH MY GOSH!!!  I love all the die patterns.  We travel trailer quite a bit and this would be great to pull out of it's cute little case and start cutting.  I would be the envy of all the quilters I meet along the way!  Looks so easy and small enough to hide it in the trailer with all my quilting paraphernalia.  (my husband says I take too much along!!)

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:44 PM

Squares

strips

alphabet

Why an Go! baby for me?  I like to share.  I have a friend that we quilt together at least once a week.  We share supplies, fabric and knowledge.  This would be a great addition to our tools.  Also, I have 5 grandkids and would love to do a tumbler quilt or sunbonnet sue.  Like many that have commented, I too am aquainted with brother Arthur.  Cutting is getting to be chore.  Remember I love to share and would share and make all my friends want a GO baby!!

Kathy Skinner wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:48 PM

I would love to win a Go Baby, this would help me so very much to cut fabric as I have bone cancer and it is hard sometimes to cut for a good percise cut of small pieces.  I especially like the 2 1/2" stips, the heart 2" 3" 4", and the Alphabet Set. I like to make projects to give as gifts to friends and to other cancer patients. This would really help. Thank you.

wenlay06 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 7 April 2011, 11:51 PM

I really, really like the HST 2" finished die plus the 2 1/2" squares die  very cool!! I think if I were to win this most awesome Baby GO! I would so enjoy using it to speed up my cutting process so I can get more piecing done and to my longarm quicker.  I have a 4 yr old and a 6 yr old and with as much time as I need to dedicate to my daughters, my husband, my home ... time for me ... i.e. time for quilting ... is so very limited. I really feel the GO! would assist me in getting more accurately cut pieces for doing what I enjoy most when I finally find "me" time.  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!!

lauraedits wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:11 AM

I would love the 2 1/2" square multiples because I love squares and enjoy making small quilts to give to family and friends. I also like any of the strip cutters.

I think I should win the GO! Baby because I was drooling over one at a local quilt store just last weekend ... but couldn't find room for it in my budget.

Thank you!

Martha wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:19 AM

I think I love them all but if I have to choose I'd pick the 1/2 sq. triangles, appliques, half sq. 2" triangle, rag heart and star and the square 2 1/2" multiples. I have six granddaughters (3 in NJ, 2 in FL and 1 in IL.) the portability of the GO! Baby is just what I need when I go visit  and they are now asking me to teach them to sew (last summer it was crochet). A GO! Baby would be perfect to carry on when traveling by plane. I'm an avid Scrapbooker and have often wondered why someone didn't develop a cutting system like we have for scrapbooking. HooRay the GO! Baby is here!

Barbara in Central TX wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:25 AM

I love the the 2-1/2 squares and the half-square triangles.  I think these can be arranged in so many patterns.  The dies would allow me to cut a bunch of pieces out and "play" with them.  What a wonderful timesaving and inspirational device the Go! cutter is!

Melinda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:42 AM

Hello,

I would like to tell you that I have been admiring the Go!Baby! in the Jo Anns' advertisement.   It seems too good to be true!  My husband and I have just bought our computer, so I am try to catch up on what is going on in the Quilting world.  I started sewing at 10yrs, and have enjoyed it from the beginning.  At this time I am making a quilt that will hopefully make some money for my son's Autism class.  Thank You for the free down loads!

To pick the favorite shapes is like picking a favorite star in the sky!

1. The flowers

2. the hearts

3. the letters

4. the numbers

5. the triangles

6. the squares

7. the hexagons ( those can be really tricky to cut out)

8. the rectangles

9. the circle

10. the leaves

If you are looking for a new shape, I vote for puzzle piece!

rrjane011749 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:03 AM

As a new quilter, I could really use the Go! Baby. I made a rag quilt for my Dad---took forever just to cut all those squares---times three. But, he loves it so it was definately worth the time and trouble of cutting. I have 7 grandkids and a rather large extended family that I'd love to make quilts for, but the thought of all that cutting is so mind boggeling for this ol' granny. My fave dies would be the heart/star, the circle/flower and the 4" strips. Pick me, Pick me!

rmageors@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:12 AM

It would be an honor to win one of the Go! Baby prize packages.  I recently had to retire from my job as a secretary due to health reasons.  I've raised my boys and have 6 wonderful grandchildren who delight in getting something mammy has made.  This would be a good way to get them involved also.

Now that I am on more of a "fixed" income, winning a Go! Baby would give me more money to buy the dies. I have arthritis and this would make it so much easier to cut patterns.   The dies I would like to have the most are the Holiday Medley, the  Circle 2", 3", 5", and the  Rose of Sharon.  I have the Rose of Sharon pattern and can't wait to get started.  Thanks for sponsoring Quilters Club of America.  It is a great program and offers many opportunities for quilters and sewers.

Beth Taber wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:36 AM

The Half Square Triangle would be my first pick with the Alphabet a real close second.  I have been looking at these for a while now and have even been known to drool a little.  It must be a wonderful tool for quilting as I can never find one here in Alaska. I have been thinking about how it would really make cutting out blocks for charity quilts a whole lot faster that way more quilts could be made.

ntaydvm2 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:53 AM

I like all the dies but especially the strips and squares because honestly I  am the worst cutter.I cut strips like a drunkards path...lol.... Also since I have to have surgery on my shoulder in May it will allow me to keep making quilts since can I can sew with one arm. It's a bit harder to cu with one arm. It would come at just the right time.

dj99 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 3:15 AM

I would love to win Baby Go. I do charity quilts for Bundles of Love Charity and this would be time saver. I would be happy with any DIES, mostly squares or stripes to better use scraps that are donated from friends. Would be fun to have Baby, Alphabet, Numbers,Sunbonnet Sue.

I would share Baby Go with my quilting friends as we get together each Saturday to sew quilts for our charity.

Pinsandgiggles wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:06 AM

Strips and squares with half square triangle coming in next!!!  I have been watching the demos on this wonderful device for quite some time...The time saving and accuracy is wonderful!  I would definitely treat it as a loved member of my"family"...hope I get to adopt it! Thank you for offering this opportunity.

dix510 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 5:57 AM

I would like the half square triangles. It would be great to sew them and not have to square up the pieces again.

annemariejay wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:00 AM

I like the basics - 2.5 & 4.5 squares & half squares, 2.5 inch strips. Then I like anything applique - flowers, stems, leaves, stars, hearts, alphabets & numbers - it makes it easier to cut them out. I could become a die junky very easil!!

fatqtrjunkie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:06 AM

These selections would be my favorite :

GO! Hexagon 9” #55098

Go! Half-Square 2”finished triangle multiples #55063

GO! Square 2.5” multiples #55059

Go! Square 4.5” square multiples #55060

GO! Strip cutter 3” #55084

Go! Square 8.5” #55058

GO! Strip Cutter 4” #55085

GO! Strip Cutter 5” #55023

GO! Rectangle-5 1/4" x 8 1/2" #55059

GO! Strip Cutter 5 1/2" #55026

This selection best fits the type of quilts that I love to make and I feel my finished product would look more professional using accurately cut pieces.  Also, with being able to cut the pieces not only so precise, but so quickly, I would be able to spend more time piecing and quilting, instead of standing at the cutting table.  I can't think of anyone that enjoys the cutting process more than that time you spend watching your blocks come together into a piece of art.

Bonnie Granger wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:19 AM

Go! Half Square Finished Triangle Multiples Die is number one to me because of the itricate cutting when doing this by hand is tremendous.This one you could give depth to your quilts with color variation within the triangles. Also, in cutting these small size pieces by rotary cutter allows my hands and wrists to be more comfortable with having arthiritis there. Number two for me is the Go!  Rag Heart and Star Die. I love applique, and these would be perfect to do Quilts of Valor,Valentine,Natures sky with stars and endless variations using my imagination, it is endless.Time is not a factor in snipping for Rag Quilts for me it is the pain it gives me in doing so This would be a real pleasure to have and be ever so helpful. I actually like them all,what a grand machine!

dorothy.marsik wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:26 AM

I love to quilt but the time I have to spend on it is very limited.  I also quilt with a group from our church.  The AccuQuilt cutter would make it so much easier and less time consuming to enjoy making the quilts.

nanbon44 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:50 AM

I like the 8 1/2 square and the multi 4 1/2 dies the best... but really any of the dies shown would be great time savers.   Most of the quilts I make are charity quilts and the GO cutter I got for Christmas has been so helpful in my charity work.  recently I cut out 10 quilts using my GO.  What a saver to my back and arms... LOVE MY GO

nanbon44 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:50 AM

I like the 8 1/2 square and the multi 4 1/2 dies the best... but really any of the dies shown would be great time savers.   Most of the quilts I make are charity quilts and the GO cutter I got for Christmas has been so helpful in my charity work.  recently I cut out 10 quilts using my GO.  What a saver to my back and arms... LOVE MY GO

JUNEK-2 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:13 AM

My favorite die would be the half square triangles...those precut corners are a gift!  About 90% of my sewing and quilting is done for charities or church groups.  I work with several confirmation groups at my church each year to make quilts for Project Linus, Lutheran World Relief, and for a local elder care facility.  We also do a set of new banners each year for the sanctuary.  When I use that precious 10% of "me time" in the sewing room, the GO! BABY would help reduce cutting time and increase sewing time!  Please, please, please, GO! BABY ME!!

amhultgren@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:38 AM

I think my favorite dies would be the half square triangles, numbers and hexagons.  Of course, eventually, I would probably want them all.  I have been having problems with my wrist, so cutting is starting to bother me.  The GO! Baby would definitely help with the charity quilts I make for ABC and the Sheriff's Dept.

feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:42 AM

I would love to have an accuquilt, but it is way out of my price range as I am a senior on a fixed income. I also have arthritis in my fingers which makes cutting a challenge.  My favorite dies would be squares, 1/2 square triangles and strips.  I would also love the die that cuts the fringe for rag quilts as I make them for my great grandchildren and they love them.  

landers159 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:49 AM

GO ! What a wonderful invention.  A fabric cutter which enables cutting to be accurate and precise.

Boy , isn' technology great ; I am definitely a quilter who could use that sort of assistance.  

After looking through the site, choosing one die as a favorite is almost impossible. SInce I have to choose one, and I would love to start to applique, my choice as a die to add to your GO! collection would the GO! Rag Heart & Star.

I think I should  win one of the three amazing GO! Baby prize packages because GO! can help

me help GO TO IT!

dknott wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 8:51 AM

I would choose carefree alphabet, numbers, square 2 2/2", half squares 2", the 3", 4" and 5" stripp cutter, heart and star, rag flower & circle cutter and last the rag rectangle.  I think it would help me reduce cutting time and save wear and tear on my wrists. I hope I win!!!

Judi wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:01 AM

I would love the 2" finished triangles.  WHY?  Because it takes so long to cut thoses things out.  I really like having my triangles cut as the constant cutting squares, then marking them is so time consuming.  I could just put my two fabrics face together, give a cut and ready to sew!  How perfect.

Secondly I liked the alphabet.  I used the Ellison cutter with my fusible backed fabric over 12 years ago when teaching after the big machine came into my school.  WOW.  Pe4rfect letters every time.  I only wish I could get Hebrew and Greek letters!

Delores wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:23 AM

I would love to have the 2 1/2 inch square die, the 4 1/2 inch square die, the go rag 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 rectangle, 3 inch strip die, and the hearts and stars die.  I could make lots of different quilts with these dies.  I have made a lot of rag quilts and the 5 1/4 and 8 1/2 rectangle will certainly make rag quilts quicker and easier. Each year, I make about 6 to 8 charity quilts for a local hospice house and they can always use more.  So cutting up pieces quickly and more accurately would make the process quicker and easier which could help me make a few more a year.  And one more thing I do is teach the pre-teen and teenage girls in my neighborhood (7 of them in total) to quilt and the quilts we make are also charity quilts.  Again, this would speed up the process and allow me to concentrate on teaching them the finer points (no pun intended) of piecing.  

Thank you!

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:37 AM

I would use the 2 1/2 inch square die, 2 inch finished triangle, and 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 Reg Rectangle the most.  This tool would be so much fun to use and I might even get all my stash cut up.  My 11 year old son also quilts and I think this would be an excellent tool to speed up his quilts and keep him quilting.  The hardest part for him is the accurate cutting.

Susie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:43 AM

I would be most interested in either the 4" strip or the 4" squares. I'm part of two groups that do charity quilts-American Heroes donates quilts to wounded soldiers that return to Madigan Army Hospital and also to cancer patients at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. This cutter would certainly speed up the entire process and help us finish more quilts in our time together. Thank you AccuQuilt.

Bluegrass&Quilts wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:00 AM

For myself, I REALLY like the size of the hexagon & the 8 1/2 squares would be wonderful for cranking out tons of charity quilts.  I think my favorite would be the 2 1/2 mult-square and the rectangle rag.  I have to do the cutting for my mom since she has a disability.  These just happen to be the 2 sizes she works with the most.  She loves making rag quilts but cutting those little fringes and flannel squares can be exhausting.  Generally when I'm done cutting her fabric I'm too tired to work on my own projects.  

dworsley wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:00 AM

I really like the squares and triangles of all sizes, and the 2 1/2" strips.  The ladies in our weekly quilting group can't get over how fast this works, which makes it easier for us to put together our quilts for the Prayers and Squares Quilt Ministry.  Our motto is, it's not about the quilt, it's all about the prayers.  But the people receiving the quilts do enjoy they very much.  We have many ladies in our group that are very well seniors, and find it hard to cut, the AccuQuilt Go would make life so much easier for them.  Thank you for inventing this concept.

creekmor@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:06 AM

I select the 2" finished triangles.  Would make it so much easier to finish my quilt I am working on if I could just zip those babies out on my "new" cutter , if I am lucky enough to be the winner.

Shaparrish wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:09 AM

I really like:

Carefree Alphabet Set

Square 2 1/2 " Multiples

Half Square 2" finished triangle Multiples

Square 8 1/2"

Square 4 1/2" multiples

Strip Cutter 3"

I can see that all these would really help in quilt making.  It would speed up cutting and quilt making.  That is why I would really like to win the Go Baby package.  What a great invention!  What took you so long?  Can't wait to win one!

tighesmith wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:11 AM

I think I'd start with the basics - the squares and triangles.  At least to start. :-)

Patricia a. Linehan wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:20 AM

I loved the demo and can see how much time the Go Baby would save.  Not to mention the accuracy.  Wow.  I can't decide what shapes I would like best.  I do many patterns.  So surprise me.

Beth wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:22 AM

The Rag Rectangle

Rag Flower & Circle

Rag HEart & Stars

Like everyone else I would love to have a Go! Baby.  I just find it very hard to say that I should be the winner over other people.  I love to quilt, and to share my knowledge of quilting with anyone that is interested. I've been blessed to be able to show others what I know and to help friends learn to quilt.  My grandchildren have also been exposed to quilting since they were very small, I think the GO! Baby is the perfect tool for helping the very young set cut fabrics to make a quilt instead of using scissors.  So for me that is what I would use the GO! Baby for, teaching the young children.  My Granddaughter is only 3 1/2 and is already doing Red Work type simple embroidery blocks.

Beth wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:23 AM

Like everyone else I would love to have a Go! Baby.  I just find it very hard to say that I should be the winner over other people.  I love to quilt, and to share my knowledge of quilting with anyone that is interested. I've been blessed to be able to show others what I know and to help friends learn to quilt.  My grandchildren have also been exposed to quilting since they were very small, I think the GO! Baby is the perfect tool for helping the very young set cut fabrics to make a quilt instead of using scissors.  So for me that is what I would use the GO! Baby for, teaching the young children.  My Granddaughter is only 3 1/2 and is already doing Red Work type simple embroidery blocks.

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:37 AM

I do a lot of miniature quilts, so from the newly proposed dies I especially like the 2 1/2" square multiples die and the 2" finished half square die.  I think it would be wonderful to have a GO! baby to take to my community quilting guild meetings so would be thrilled to win.  Last year our local guild of about 200 members made about that number of quilts that were donated to various agencies within our community.  It's a wonderful way to able to bring joy into someone else's life!

thank you!

Candi wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:41 AM

I really like the Half Square 2" and the Square 2 1/2" multiples. I make a  lot of baby quilts for new mothers at our church and having a Go Baby would make it so much faster. I have been interested in getting an AccuQuilt and winning the Go Baby would be a great way to start. I would be able to show and share with my friends that quilt. If it workes out as well as it looks like it would, I would totaly be interested in getting one of the regular sized ones. I am already imagining the possibilities!

nanadi wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:46 AM

I love the Rag Flower & Circle, the Rag Heart & Star, and the Half Square 2" Finished Triangle Multiples.

Since I am a new quilter and I participate in a Firehouse Quilting group, making snuggle quilts for children in crises, I know that I would be able to use any of the three prizes towards helping to make these children feel comforted, loved, and cared for.

Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest!

Angela wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:57 AM

My dream list would be to have a to GO! Baby with the dyes:

#1 Go! Rag Flower and Circle, #2 Go! Rag Star and Heart I would use these pieces to embellish 2 rag recycled jeans and flannel quilts that I have on my cutting table.

My 3rd dream item would be.... the Go! Half Square Triangle 2" Multiples... this just looks great to do a quilt with your scraps using all triangles and then do a overlaying of stems and flowers over the top or make a picnic themed embellishment to it...

...Sorry gotta go I am dreaming of the possibilites...

Wendy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:58 AM

1.  GO! Square 2 1/2 multi

2.  Go! HST 2 1/2

3.  GO! Square 4 1/2 multi

4.  GO! Rag Rectangle

5.  GO! Rag flower & circle

6.  GO! Rag heart & star

7.  GO! Hexagon 9 1/2

8.  Alpha

9.  Numbers

10.  8 1/2 square

I would use the GO! Baby to take to classes and to my friends houses to cut fabrics for charity quilts.

I love cutting the applique shapes on my GO!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:09 AM

I like any of the rag quilt dies.  I like making rag quilts, etc.

GeeMa wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:14 AM

My choice for the die is the 2-1/2 square multiples.  I like scrappy quilts and this tool would be such a wonderful enables to completing them quickly.  

Calicobear wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:32 AM

Wow!!! Thank you sooooooo much for chance to win!! :)

I'd first love to have the Strips...........but love the Rag Rectangles too!!!  (my fabric "weakness" is Flannel! lol   truly ALL the choices are wonderful!

I think I should win a GO! Baby..............well just because I LOVE it....have wanted one since they came out actually!  My Husband hasn't worked in almost 3 years.....thus the budget doesn't have room for special fun things right now.  Am fairly new to quilting......and know it'd sure help build my confidence to have accurately cut pieces!  lol

Thanks again, for chance to win!  

Lori   :)

debrarepp wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:34 AM

This product looks like it will be really great to save lots of time in cutting out new projects.  It would just start a fire inside you to want to cut and cut to make more and more.... I could see how everyone would want one!  This would end the worn out hands and fingers! and get the job done fast.  Love it!

I want to win this so I can just go nuts cutting out new quilts to sew, and share it with my girls friends that would love to try this too!

I really like these shapes

Value Die #55018

Stripe-2 1/2 #55017

square-4 1/2 # 55060

Rag flower & circle #55336

triangles # 55001

Double wedding ring # 55078

Apple core # 55036

Square 6 1/2 #5500

Heragon #55011

PatW wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:37 AM

I 'need' the Go Carefree Alphabet, the Tumbler, Fall Medley, Rose of Sharon, etc,etc.

I would love to win the Go Baby because it would be easy to tote to the quilting groups I have joined since retiring. I plan to make a lot of charity quilts for various groups and this will make it easier to accomplish more myself, but also to share with others so our efforts to help others are greatly multiplied. What a wonderful machine this is, and is so portable. Thank you for this opportunity!

roxie2005 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:48 AM

I have a Accuquilt Go and I LOVE IT. My husband bought me this for Valentines Day this year at JoAnn Fabric Store. And so far I hve bought 19 dies for my Go. I have to say my favorite (which is hard to pick) Is the Fall Medley and the Holiday Medley this one is fun to decorate the christmas tree.  I love my Rose of Sharon because you can make many different flowers out of it by changing how many size flowers you want to make a flower.

I would love to have a Baby Go so I could just pick it up and do something fast or take it with me. It can use alot of my dies and it is lightweight. What is great about this Baby it is portable. I just don't know how to ask my husband for a Baby now! I am retired and I love making appliques and seeing how I can make different ones from my dies. This Baby Go would really be helpful. Debbie

djh wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 11:52 AM

i am new to quilting therefore i am not sure how i would use this product but it would be another challenge!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:04 PM

I really love the applique dies like the flower, heart and star.  And, I would use the strip and square dies too.  I have rheumatoid arthritis and I have difficulty cutting accurately.  It takes me forever.  How wonderful it would be to have the Go Baby do the work for me.  It is at the top of my wish list.

kathie.Lombard@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:30 PM

I like the #55337 Rag Heart and Star die the best and would enjoy using it often if I were fortunate enough to win.  I am a winner every day of my life but would consider myself a very fortunate winner if I were to win the Go Baby.  I would share it with my friends, Guild members and family. I would make community quilts for fundraisers as well as comfort quilts for disadvantaged children and adults. It would be a privledge to sing the praises of your generous gift to all who would listen! Thanks for this opportunity.

mgrhine wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:48 PM

I purchased an Accquilt Go because I thought my aging mother could use it to easily cut pieces for the many charity quilts she makes. It is getting harder for her to do the rotary cutting but I think the quilting she does is a good way to keep her active. She tried it out last week and she loves it, as do I. I like the following dies because they would make cutting for pieced quilts so much easier:

55063 - 2" half square triangle multiple

55059 - 2 1/2" square multiple

55060 - 4 1/2" square multi

baubles wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 12:54 PM

I would like the stripes for me and the double wedding ring for my sister.  She has been saying for over ten years that she is going to make one, but has been daunted by the different complex cutting and assembly.  With the Go Baby even I could make one, eventhough I am new at this. It would also help our guild with quilt day making quilts for donation to hospital, nursing home, fire dept, womans shelter, place mats for meals on wheels, and anyone in need of one.

heierb@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:01 PM

I like the rectangle rag quilt template for GO Baby.  So much easier to have all the cuts already made and less stress on my fingers and wrists to not have to cut each block.

Also the hexagon would be great, accurate cuts are imperative to make this pattern lay flat.  The cutting system would ensure the accuracy.

And 3rd, I would use the alphabet, to personalize all those baby quilts I make.

I would love to win this Go Baby cutting system.  I am a member of our local quilt club (actually, I started it) and we could use this at our club meetings to cut fabric for the quilts we make and donate locally.  The girls (and me!) would be so excited to have this fabulous system.  Thank you for making this opportunity available.

Liz K wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:03 PM

I especially like the half square triangles and the strip sets.  I would LOVE to have a cutter to help with the quilting group I would like to start to make prayer shawls for those in the area that are suffering illness and for the children being adopted and are in foster care.

Liz K wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:03 PM

I especially like the half square triangles and the strip sets.  I would LOVE to have a cutter to help with the quilting group I would like to start to make prayer shawls for those in the area that are suffering illness and for the children being adopted and are in foster care.

Anne-Carter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:16 PM

Apple core # 55036

Rag flower & circle #55336

If I had an AccuQuilt Go! Baby I could cut pieces of fabric up to take with me as I travel to overnight meetings and conferences and not be bored.  As I work on piecing my quilt together at these conferences, everyone will stop and ask me what I am doing and I can tell them about the AccuQuilt Go! Baby, and how much I love it and what a time saver it is!

Geri Willis wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 1:20 PM

    I played with this tool at a quilt shop several months ago and was amazed with the accuracy and speed at which it cuts fabrics.

    My students and I would love to own this tool. By looking at the selection of die, our top ten are the following: 55060, 55092, 55058, 55048, 55018, 55013, 55053, 55020, and lastly 55031.

    I am a school social worker with an independent school district in eastern KY. I work with at-risk PreK-6th grade students and their families. Over 85% of my students receive free/reduced lunch and reside with single mothers in subsidized housing. I volunteer in our afterschool programs and teach a beginning sewing/quilting class for 5th-6th graders. We don't have a budget and generally work with basic machines, tools, and fabric scraps donated to our program.

    I'm constantly looking for ways to engage my students in creative learning experiences. I have found through beginning sewing and quilting that I can take them away from their troubles for a few hours and provide them the opportunity to be creative and engaged in something positive.

    I like doing lessons that incorporate sewing and quilting across the curiculum, i. e.  - STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Who knew learning how to do a 1/4 inch seam allowance is really all about using fractions in the real world!

    Winning a Go Baby! Accuquilt would allow me to take my students to a whole new level of sewing pleasure, while also teaching them about advances in the engineering of tools of the trade, such as the Go Baby!

    All of our programs are free to our students. I'm always searching for ways to sustain our efforts. If we had the money, we would already be using this great tool to improve our students sewing and quilitng knowledge and skills. They would be so thrilled to have access to such an innovative, fun, easy, and safe tool they could use without my ever constant supervison.

    By selecting our program, Accuquilt's partnership would assist close to 50 students each year in our afterschool and summer programs. We will gladly document our use of the Go Baby! and share our experience with others around the globe.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,  

Geri H. Willis

servbragg@stny.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:06 PM

The set of dies that I would like are GO! Carefree Alphabet Set (2-Die Set).  I make several baby quilts for newborns in our family and of special friends.  These could help me personalize my blankets.

dianifamily wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:08 PM

I love the flowers...flowers, flowers,  everywhere!   Thanks for the chance!

Terry wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:08 PM

the dies I would most use are the half triangles, squares, and strips.

I love to quilt but what stops me the most is having to cut out the pieces it takes so long and having to figure out the math. I always worry that nothing will piece together right, having a Go Baby would take all of the worry out and give me more time to quilt

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:18 PM

My first pick to buy would be the Half Square 2" finished Triangle Multiples Die.  

GO - means I can go to this wonderful cutter anytime and anywhere beacause it is portable and needs very little space to accomplish so much!

Accu - means all my cuts are accurate and precise, having 1/4" seams included, and easy to see accurate cutting lines to place my fabric!

quilt - means my fabric will be cut, I will be piecing at my sewing machine, and my quilt will be ready to finish and deliver to someone special which is the best part of quilting!

I would love to win a Go! Baby! package!  All the cutting and quilting I could do!  All the quilts I could share!  As so many applicants have shared, there are endless possibilities to share, do and create!

Thank You!  Donna

pcsavant wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:25 PM

My favoriate dyes are ALL of them.  I'm not perticuliar, I would love any of them.  They are all awsome.  I do a lot of strip piecing, so I guess those would be my first pick.  I make a lot of prayer quilts for the sick and elderly.  The Go Baby would help me turn out more of them a lot faster.

Gail wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:48 PM

I like the 4 1/2" and 8" square and the 2 1/2" strip dies the best.  With these dies you can make such a large varity of quilts.  I could really use the Go Baby to cut out pieces fast and more accurately as I not only cut for myself, but also for mother (she is 87) since she has arthritis and for the charity quilts for my quilting guild.  The Go Baby would sure speed things up for me so I can have more time to sew!

kah577@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:51 PM

I would pick the 2 1/2inch square, 2 inch finished half triangles, and the strip dyes - why would I want a go baby -  because maybe if i had one i wouldfinally finish some quilts

JenelleJB wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 2:51 PM

My first choice would be the Half Square 2" finished triangle in multiples. What a time saver that would be on so many levels and so many quilting projects. Thanks for giving this one a chance.

I would love to win the GO! Baby to take to my quilting clubs that I belong to. I would so enjoy helping others with their cutting as well as showing them how wonderful it would be to own one. So I'm thinking this could get some purchases made for Accuquilt company. LOL

momofmag wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 3:57 PM

Pure joy would be cutting straight strips every time, so naturally my die pick is the 3" strip cutter.

I would love to win the Go Baby package to use in making of quilts, pillowcases and all sorts of clothing for my five grandkids, ages 10 mos. to 7 yrs.  I can also see using it to make greeting cards with all the different dies available.  And how great the small size to go with me on visits...

isaysew wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:34 PM

The die I like bset is

GO! Half Square-2" Finished Triangle Multiples

A GO! Baby would be the cat's meow!!  It would make it sooo much easier for my tired hands if the cutting was done for me.

grannie1320@embarqmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:34 PM

I would use the Half square-2" Triangle , the Square-8 1/2", and the Hexagon-9".  

I do alot of machine embroidery and they would make it easier to get the designs cut afterwords.

Lazy Quilter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 4:53 PM

My preference is the Star and Heart. I love to applique and these designs would be very helpful because many more designs can be made from the beginnings of a star and heart. For example, if you turn the heart upside down you can make a face from it. My favorite is Santa Clause which goes very nicelly on a quilt. Thank you for this opportunity.

linsin1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 5:50 PM

I would love: The Go Rags Heart & Star

                   The Go Flower & Circle

                   Carefree Alphabet & Numbers

                   Strips and Squares

I'm 59 years old. I have worked for my employer for 28 years. My job requires me to travel ever week. I am gone from my family anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks at a time. This means I spend many, many nights in a hotel alone. Quilting with appliquies is my sanity. I spend my lonely hours quilting. My daughter, for Christmas, bought me a smaller Brothers sewing machine so that I could easier carry my machine with me. An Accuquilt To Go would be a dream come true. It would be so easy to then cut out shapes or squares or strips, etc. with one.  I don't have words to express how much winning one would mean to me.  My hands are always sore from Arthritis. An Accuquilt To Go would reduce not only the time to cut out a ne quilt but reduce the pain I endure to do so.  This is a wonderful thing you are doing!

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:18 PM

I would love to see more holiday dies made available for us to use in the line. If I should be lucky enough to win one of the Babe GO it would help our quilting ministry by giving us an edge in cutting the more than 600 quilts we make and give to the Ronald McDonald House in Gainsville, FL. Our quilters would also benefit by having it available for their personal use too.

FireRaven wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 6:19 PM

I love the 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 squares because it will save me loads of time cutting scraps and the small parts for Quilts of Valor.  My daughter-in-law lives 3 1/2 hours away and brings her material with her when they visit.  She just had a new baby boy in February so her visits will not be very frequent.  I would love to gift her with the Baby GO so she can continue to make her Quilts of Valor and her quilts for Project Linus.  Her best friend passed away from ovarian cancer and gave my daughter-in-law piles of material and scraps knowing she would make good use of them.  With the new baby and a four year old she needs a the time savings a Baby Go would give her.  Thank you for giving well deserving people a chance to win a GO.

mema31 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:32 PM

I like the alphabet die.I am new to quilting and these old arthritic hands would love a GO BABY. I know I would just have to have all the dies if I won, and I certainly would put it to good use.

cadesnana wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:42 PM

I have been wanting this and love to quilt and applique.  It would really come in handy.  My favorites are the hexagon, flower,star, heart and circle.

barbgooch@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 7:52 PM

Cutting takes so long and having this would get me to piecing faster.  Dies I would like are 2 1/2 inch strips, 3, 4, 5 & 6 inch squares, diamond shapes, half square triangles.  Any others would be gravy.

ckmurray wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:23 PM

I love this product!  I have a picture near my computer with "I WANT ONE" written across the top as a hint to my husband for my birthday lol.  I have a range of arthritic conditions which makes it painful for me to use my rotary cutter, but I am determined not to stop my quilting.  I love the alphabet die set which would be perfect for a memory/crossword quilt I am planning for my mum for her 75th birthday in September.  She also loves to sew but after having suffered a debilitating stroke is unable to cut fabrics so the AccuQuilt GO! Baby would allow me to use the strips and squares to cut "kits" for her to sew.  It would be absolutely fantastic to win this beautiful little machine and I wish everyone the best of luck in this competition. Cheers

ChrisH wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 9:32 PM

I would love to have the AccuQuilt Go Baby.  I am currently taking care of my grandchildren, ages 5 years and 6 months.  They devour my day so I need to quicken the cutting process of quilt making which I love to do.  This would really be a wonderful tool to help me with my time crunch and allow more time to create.  Dies I would like to start with are the half square triangles and the various sizes of squares.

Elizabeth Schroder wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 8 April 2011, 10:34 PM

I love the graceful Arabesque designs and also Feathers which is my favorite...think of the possibilities!  I should win because I'm lucky and I could do amazing things with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby :).  

rita goshorn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 12:24 AM

the ragged flower and circle really caught my eye!  i have a ragged quilt on my bucket list .... having these dies would really make it easy for me to make a ragged quilt.   hope i can win tone of the go babies!

tracydvr wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 12:26 AM

I love all the options, but the rags would be great, cute, easy to put together and cuddly.  I'd like to get the GO! Baby for the Girl Scouts here in SE Texas.  We are trying to get a sewing & quilting program going.  Anything to make it simpler for both the program leaders and the girls would be a blessing. The GO! Baby could be sent around the Council for all to use.  

mollyparkes wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:25 AM

I would love to own an accu quilt cutter because the arthritis in my hands and shoulders is making it harder for me to rotary cut fabric. I love all the new strips, squares and half triangle dies. That's what I use most. It would also be fun to have the rag quilt style cutters. I've had a go baby cutter on my wish list for some time so it would be fun to win one.

Sue Allen wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:56 AM

I love the Go! Rag Flower & Circle as well as the Go! Rag Heart & Star!  They are so whimsical  I love to quilt and don't have a lot of spare time to do so.  Without the AccuQuilt Go! Baby Fabric Cutter, I wouldn't take the time to cut out those shapes myself.  

It would be exciting to increase my production and take my quilting to a whole new level!

becca8688 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 11:09 AM

I love to applique, especially baby quilts.  But I have cutting out the appliques.  If I had the Go Baby, I'd have to have the Applique Today Die set and the Studio Flower Garden, Jumbo die set.    Having a Go Baby would make me want to create more and more quilts.  It is such a time  and money saver.

bjkaup@huntel.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 11:47 AM

I would try the hexagon, rag flower and multiple squares. I would like to win this to make use of my "large" collection of fabric and scraps and make something useful with them. Also would be a completely new technique to try.

Susan Dowdall wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 12:31 PM

I like the following dies best:

Rag Flower and Circle

Rag Heart and  Star

Rag Rectangle

Strip Cutters 5" and 5-1/2"

I should win because I LOVE GO! I have arthritis and cutting fabric with the Go! is easy, fast and most important ACCURATE!  Thank you for the chance to win!

sewpaws wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 1:17 PM

I LOVE!!! to machine applique.. so my vote is for the alphabet & numbers because those are harder & most time consuming to cut out.  They can be used for items like shirts, pillowcases, totes & many more items including of course quilts!!!

Nancy Blanchard wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 1:28 PM

I would like to win AccuQuilt cutter because it would be so handy.  Especially when you have to cut X amount of the same sized piece and the measurements have to be just perfect.  The Strip Cutters would be so wonderful to have for binding the quilts or making cuts for a Log Cabin quilt.  There are so many wonderful dies to choose from buth the ones I like the best are:

Strip Cutters  (all the sizes)

4 1/2" Square

Half Square triangles

8 1/2"" Squares

Kathy S wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 1:47 PM

I would love to win the go baby cutter so I could share it with my mother-in-law & sister-in-law, who are both avid quilters.  I would love to join them in this wonderful world of quilting, although I am an experienced sewer and a beginnner embroiderer, I have not started quilting although I have lots of books, fabric, & patterns; I am a bit afraid of the exacting cutting necessary and I think the go baby would be a great help to get me started. I think my favorite dies could be any of the larger strip, square or triangle cutters so I could start out slowly.  Please let me win this so I can start my quilting obsession!  Thank you.

Cindy Gerstl wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 2:43 PM

I'd love to win the AccuQuilt Go! baby. I'm at the grandma stage of life where I am constantly making baby quilts. I also do a lot of traveling. I usually have to prep and cut my fabric before I travel as it's impossible to take cutting boards, rulers, and rotary cutters on most trips, especially if I'm flying. The Go-baby would be great. I could put it in my carryon and be fully prepared to work on those baby quilts. I like to use the 2.5" and 8.5" squares. I often use the 1/2 square triangles I've just started making hexagons, so the nine inch hexagon would be great. I think, most of all, though, I'd love to use the strips. It would be so much easier than the other (unnamed) cutting system that I use.

Rhonda Carson wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 2:51 PM

Oh my, which to choose???  I think that the Square 2-1/2" multiples would suit me just fine!  And, of course, a close second and third would be Square 4-1/2" multiples and the 9" hexagon.  

I truly believe that the Accuquilt products are revolutionizing the quilting industry and are quickly becoming one of the most sought after aids for quilters everywhere!  Their accuracy and speed of cutting enables quilters to get to the best part of their job/hobby...QUILTING!  

I would LOVE to bring one home to "live" with me!

p.dimattei@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 5:48 PM

The dies that I would die for are all of the geometric dies.  I am swimming in a sea of scraps in my studio aka our family room and would love a baby GO to get my scrap collection under control.  My sister recently visited and lo and behold didn't she bring her newest quilting treasure with her.....and that would be her ACCUQUIlT fabric cutter.  I had the pleasure of trying it out.....and it is a treasure that I would love to have myself...thank you ACCUQUILT for making a boring and time consuming task...cutting fabric that is.....into a fun and quick experience....and you can count on it to be accurate to boot   :)

willoware wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 8:09 PM

I would like the squares the best!  I also like the circle and rag flower.   I would like to have the GO as I am planning a quilt with lots and lots of circles and I think a GO is the answer to cutting with my arthritic shoulder!

smkmart wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 9 April 2011, 10:37 PM

I would like the triangles and squares, but most of all I would love the applique.  As a huge needleturn appliquer, these dies would save many hours of cutting.  I would love to do a very heavy wool applique quilt and boy would this machine and dies save the time!!!

Katherine wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:26 AM

I have been trying to cut out  Hexagons by hand with a plan to make a charm quilt. I am left handed and not very coordinated! Wow, the 9" Hexagon, of course! How much easier!

My first thought when I saw the advertisement was: Do they have a hexagon?  

I want it but, not to drag in politics to much, I work for the State of FLORIDA.

No new large purchases until after July when  we find out about our jobs.... Please, PICK me!

Katherine wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:26 AM

I have been trying to cut out  Hexagons by hand with a plan to make a charm quilt. I am left handed and not very coordinated! Wow, the 9" Hexagon, of course! How much easier!

My first thought when I saw the advertisement was: Do they have a hexagon?  

I want it but, not to drag in politics to much, I work for the State of FLORIDA.

No new large purchases until after July when  we find out about our jobs.... Please, PICK me!

Nancy Ellen wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 11:07 AM

I often make half square triangles -- it would be great to have a die that would let me do this easier. I'm a pretty traditional quilter, so the basic shaps are the ones I would use most often. The dies I like best are:

standards like squares and rectangles

8 point start

Bear Paw

Churn Dash

Blazing Star

Circles

Studio Top-Selling Die Bundle

Strip cutters

bird houses

birds

Thank you for the opportunity to try something new -- beyond the rotary cutter which I thought was real revolution!

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 3:59 PM

What a tough decision!  I think all the die sets are interesting, but I'd probably go for the plain old 2-1/2" multiple squares cutter.  I've got fabric scraps that need organizing and finished 2" squares are so useful.

I have a lot of friends who are older quilters, and the rotary cutter is hard on their hands and their eyesight.  I'd love to have a Go Baby cutter to share with them.  They may be older but they approve of anything that lets them get more quilts made more quickly!

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 4:05 PM

The die packs I most likely would purchase would be the alphabets, numbers and shapes. To me, the provide the biggest bang for the buck.  Intricate cuts in a short period of time.  My hands/wrist cramp up if I try to do that kind of cutting (carpal tunnel).  I can still do straight cutting with a rotary cutter so I am not as tempted with the blocks.  This is one of those gadgets that is on my wish list - the one that requires a rich relative - which is on another wish list.

Pamela Heinecke wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 4:38 PM

I love the strip and square templates. It's so-o important to be accurate when cutting and piecing and they really do help to keep that part of quilting simple. I've become very spoiled with these great tools.

Actually, I love all of the dies, so far. Any time we can save time and be more accurate is valuable to me. As a long arm quilter, I really appreciate when I get a quilt top that has been accurately pieced. it just makes my job so much easier and efficient.

quilterliz wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 5:45 PM

I would love to have the hexagon in order to cut quickly to make Grandmother's flower garden pieces quickly.  I would also like the rag heart & star and the rag circle & flower because my church baby quilts to donate to Birthright. I cut pieces for our donation quilts for the older ladies that suffer from arthritis, so that they can still help out by piecing quilts and save them from cutting. I am also a fan of the square 2 1/2" multiples die, in order to cut quick cornerstones for quilts.  I would like to win the Go! Baby because I teach school full-time and it would be so incredibly time-saving to be able to cut pieces for quilts. I am also hoping to start a sewing/quilting club at the school where I teach, so that would just come in so handy.  I have a friend who purchased a Go! fabric cutter and she just loves it!

emy310 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 6:01 PM

So hard to choose as they all would be great to play with.  The Alphabet and Numbers would be my top two choices as those would be the most difficult to cut perfectly from fabric.  I am a gadget girl and would love to add this amazing tool to my sewing room!

mommapudding@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 10:51 PM

My choices would be the square and triangle multiples, and hope that you choose me as your winner so I could decrease time cutting in order to increase time creating my favorite craft.

robinnn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 10 April 2011, 11:02 PM

I like the rag heart and star die. These are shapes that are time-consuming to cut by hand, and having a machine to do this work would be a huge help.

Why should I win? Well, I'm pretty new to quilting. Having a Go! fabric cutter would really be a boost to my new hobby! I would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY love to own one. I've been entering every Baby Go! giveaway I come across in blogland, but have so far been unsuccessful in winning. :(  

I have a 13 year-old daughter who is quite interested in learning how to make quilts, too, and I'm sure she would really enjoy using a Go! as well. I'm excited to learn about quilting together with her, and help a new generation continue this awesome activity. I hope that some day she will pass it on to her future daughters. (Hmmm - what amazing products will AccuQuilt have for quilters then?)

I think quilting is such a worthwhile hobby - a handmade quilt is a beautiful expression of love and caring.  Owning an AccuQuilt Baby Go! would be make the quilt-making process so much more fun! :)

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:02 AM

My favorite die would be the one that cuts multiple 2.5 inch squares.  So many of the quilts I'm thinking of making use 2.5 inch squares for the centers of blocks, and this way mine would be accurate and cut quickly.

I'm sure everyone who enters has a greata reason for wishing they would win  Here is mine: I have lupus, and so my energy is limited and my joints are pretty painful.  The AccuQuilt Baby Go would help with both of those limitations--cutting would go very quickly, so I could spend most of my time/energy actually quilting, and the cutting itself would be less painful and more accurate.  What a great tool.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Fischer wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 7:38 AM

There are so many with such possibilities...I believe I liked to start with the both of the square cutters but of course would love the stip cutters also.  My Mom just passed Nov. of 2010 and she had started quilting about 4yrs prior.  she had made all in my personal family a total of 10 quits plus more for my other siblings.  My grandchildern love their quilts and now have a something special from Grammie.  I inherited all of her fabrics and sewing materials as I also quilt.  I am starting my granddaughters (4) quilting this summer and this would be fantastic.  We could use my Mom's wonderful gifts of supplies to carry on her sewing legacy and hopefully with the gift from AccuQuilt the quilts would be perfect!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 7:46 AM

I personally like the strips the best.  I would love to win your product because last year I broke my left wrist and arm in 3 places and it makes it hard to hold the ruler and fabric for accurate cuts and this would so help me get more quilting and less cutting time in.

Thanks for your consideration

daffydolores@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 7:48 AM

I really like the applique.  They are my favorite and my carpal tunnel makes it hard to cut now.  My son was going to buy me the one last year for my 80th birthday but he could not afford to buy this for me.  I belong to a church quilting group and we donate to many groups like St. Patrick's Church and it would be nice to cut a shamrock for our next one.

Jane wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 11:08 AM

My favorite die are the squares and triangles.  I love patchwork quilting the most, and am creating a quilt for each of my grandchildren.  As they are starting to come at a fast and furious pace, having a cutter to help me prepare all the pieces would be a great asset and help for me.  Also, my mom is a quilter and at 86 years young, sometimes has difficulty cutting the pieces for her quilts.  Being able to share this cutter would be awesome.

lindsay614 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 11:15 AM

I already know which ones I'd choose! The 9 inch hexagon, the 3-inch strip cutter (for bias tape), the 5.5 inch strip cutter (for quilt binding), and the calico cat for applique! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome package!

mae1960 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 11:52 AM

Oh how I would love a AccuQuilt!! I am disabled do to a back surgery and fibromyalgia.When I want to cut fabric for quilting or other projects to sew. I have to wait tell my husband gets home from work to help me cut because I cant stand any longer then 15 minutes at a time. Because the pain gets terrible so I wait on my husband to help and alot of the time it can be up to two weeks at a time because he works out of town.Or I wait tell a family member or friends come by to visit and they help me cut fabric.I know I could and would use a Accuquilt to cut all of my fabric! I would use the triagle and the striped and the flower,I thank you for making a wonderful tool that all ages could use.And thank you for a chance to win..

Genia wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:06 PM

As a novice quilter it would be so much easier to get right to the sewing with the Accuquilt.   Please enter me in the drawing.

yanuzo wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:36 PM

i like the 9in hexagon and the 2in half square

yanuzo(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cathy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 1:39 PM

I have heard so many rave reviews from fellow bloggers.  Never a negative word.  I would be estatic to win a Go Baby.  I would happy with any dies but my favorite dies would be the 2" finished triangles, hexagons, and cirlcles.  Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.  Hugs.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 2:49 PM

I like the 2.5" multiple die because I love to cut up my scraps into 2.5" squares. Having a die with multiple squares on it would make cutting the squares much easier.

I also like the 2" hst triangle multiple die for the same reason.

The alphabet and numerical dies would be great for people that like to put words and numbers on their projects. I would love them for tote bags.

YVETTE KILGORE wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 5:40 PM

The triangles for sure. I can do pretty well cutting squares and strips that go together well, but I think having perfect triangles would be wonderful!!! It would be great to have them cut with the Go Baby and fit together perfectly! Go, "Go Baby"!!!

gloryhasjoy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 6:50 PM

I would love an AccuQuilt Go and go baby!  Go is my middle name...(Not really! But it seems that way.) I love all the templates for mulitasking. I would use all of them to be more creative in design. The templates I would use the most would be the 8 1/2 square, all sizes in the squares,all sizes in the strips, triangles, and rag template.  On Mondays, I meet with the ladies of our church to make quilts for the sick and some for sale, the monies go for various projects and to help others.  Tuesday thru Thursdays, I'm a preschool teacher, so the number template would definately come in handy. On Wednesdays, I am a youth group leader, working with 5-11 year olds. Teaching the little ones to always help and serve others, we have made 26 blankets since December to go to a nursing home in our community. The kids love coming, knowing they are going to be helping to give someone some comfort with a warm blankie. An accuquilt would sure help in making quick work of the cutting out process time.  After making 50 blanket for the nursing home, the kids have voted to make some blankets for St.Judes hospital to help babies with cancer. Wow! Go Baby would be making blankets for babies, that would be Awesome!!!

Peggy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 7:04 PM

I would prefer the squares (particularly 2 1/2" multiple squares) and the strips.

I have been looking at the Go! Fabric Cutter for quite awhile and have debated whether it would  be worthwhile for me to purchase it.  It looks like a time saver and I, as most of us, have limited time to work on my quilting. I would love to win one and try it out!  Perhaps I would then become a big fan!

Lealee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 10:55 PM

The dies I like best are:

Lealee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 11 April 2011, 10:59 PM

The dies I most like are:  8 1/2 square - closet thing to a layer cake.  5" strip cutter- cut in half and you have a jelly roll. 9" hexagon - could be used to make a great quilt. Thanks for the chance!

Donna Russ wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 5:24 AM

The  die cuts that I like are all of them...but the ones that I would love the best is

the dressen plate, that is my favorite pattern of all time hard to cut right

the Hexagon, I love to sit at night and sew them together

the 2 and a half inch triangle, because I can never cut them right

the numers and letters, cause I love to applicay and that means alot these days to have your name or the person you loves name on there quilt.

I would really love to win this, but I have never won anything before, so.....hope, hope, hope

Maureen McNally wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 10:04 AM

All the dies would be helpful, but my favorites are:

1) the Alphabet - this would allow me to personalize my quilts, it's so time consuming to cut out the letters

2) Rag Heart and Star - great for a patriotic quilt

3) Rag Flower and circle - must be a little spring fever, I love flowers on quilts

I would love to have a GO! Baby - it would definitely improve my quilts and becasue of the size, I could take it on the road with me when I travel.   My cutting skills aren't he greatest, and I don't have patience for cutting larger quilts - this would help so much!!  All the dies would also increase the variety of designs in my quilts .  

JILLS-4 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:02 AM

It would be fun to have them all the one's I would use the most are:

Heart/Star

Flower/Circle

Square 8 1/2

Multiple Squares 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch

Hexagon

I would love to have a go baby my cuts would be much better and my quilts would be amazing.

JILLS-4 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:02 AM

It would be fun to have them all the one's I would use the most are:

Heart/Star

Flower/Circle

Square 8 1/2

Multiple Squares 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch

Hexagon

I would love to have a go baby my cuts would be much better and my quilts would be amazing.

crrainbow wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:43 AM

I liked them all but my favorites are Star/Heart, Circle/Flower, Alphabet, and Numbers.  I love to do applique quilts and the Go! Baby Prize Package would be a GREAT addition to help make shapes to embelish the quilts.  I have been looking at them but they are not in my budget due to the fact that my husband is fighting cancer and I have Parkinsons Disease so there is no income comming into our house right now.  I would appreciate you considering me for the prize package.  Thank you.

bjeanjacks wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 11:48 AM

i would use the GO! square 2 1/2 inch multiple.  The GO! cutter would save a lot of time, be more accurate be more safe than using a rotary cutter.

I would love to win the GO! Baby because I cut my index finger with a rotary cutter on March 12th.  the cut required 22 stitches and I still do not have the full use of my finger.  Safety would be the number one reason to get an Accuquilt product for me!

csoehren wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 2:08 PM

I would use triangles, hexagons (for my EPP), squares, rectangles, and strips. I would love a Go! baby for it portability and storability.  I am saving my pennies to buy one; but if I won it, I could use the pennies for more dies!

ameswf wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 5:32 PM

I have a GO and an assortment of dies, all of which I use. I'd love to have  a Baby GO to take to sewing camp and quilt-ins.  My favorite dies are:

1.  8 1/2 inch square

2.  2 1/2 squares ( as a scrap quilter I use a ton of these).  

3.  9 inch Hexagon

Thanks for asking

Jody wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 6:58 PM

After just attending the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, I now know how much there is to learn about the art of quilting.  I am self-taught and my goal is simply to improve with each project.  Yet no matter how careful I am at measuring and cutting, my pieced block NEVER measures the same as the pattern tells me it should.  I would love the Go! Baby to ensure accuracy - the next step in my education.  My favorite dies are the 2 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch squares and the 2 inch half square because they represent the most common pieces that I use.  Although, no doubt, once I have used them, I will want more!  Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 7:58 PM

The dies that I find most useful are the strip dies.  Of all of those, I think I would use the 3 inch strip die the most.  I would love to win this Baby Go because I work on lots of quilts for charity, and my arthritis may well effect how much I can cut.  This machine must be a "hand saver!"

Rhonda Laws wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 8:40 PM

I really like the rag flower & circle die and the square dies.

I think I should win this because I am not very good at applique. I have tried on several occasions but just can't seem to get the hang of it. It seems the AccuQuilt Go would make applique quite a bit easier, especially with the addition of the rag flower & circle die. Raggy applique...brilliant!! Whoever it is that wins this will be one blessed quilter. Thank you for the chance.

Susycue wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 9:29 AM

I would love to have the 2 1/2" square multiples.  I just found a quilt pattern that I want to make that uses hundreds of 2" squares and I can't see how making strip sets would work, so I'd have to rotary-cut each square.  Yikes!  I need to win the GO! Baby and the 2 1/2" square multiples to avoid injuring myself!

Karee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 11:54 AM

Wooooow!  Crossing my fingers and my toes.  I love to create but my elbows, wrists, and fingers HURT when I use the rotary cutter at the start of a quilt...  The Accuquilt would save my joints and let me jump right into stitching!  Thank you for the opportunity to dream.

GO! Hexagon 9” #55098

Go! Square 4 3/4" #55019

GO! Square 2.5” multiples #55059

Go! Circle Multiples #55012

Go! Rag Square 5 1/4" #55033

GO! Rag Flower & Circle #55336

GO! Fun Flower #55334

GO! Carefree Alphabet Set #55092

GO! Studio Bundle #59510

GO! Studio DingBats #50446

Karee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 11:56 AM

Wooooow!  Crossing my fingers and my toes.  I love to create but my elbows, wrists, and fingers HURT when I use the rotary cutter at the start of a quilt...  The Accuquilt would save my joints and let me jump right into stitching!  Thank you for the opportunity to dream.

GO! Hexagon 9” #55098

Go! Square 4 3/4" #55019

GO! Square 2.5” multiples #55059

Go! Circle Multiples #55012

Go! Rag Square 5 1/4" #55033

GO! Rag Flower & Circle #55336

GO! Fun Flower #55334

GO! Carefree Alphabet Set #55092

GO! Studio Bundle #59510

GO! Studio DingBats #50446

ConnieGRG2 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 5:25 PM

I love the GO! Rag Flower & Circle!!   With the heart cutter a close second!

Connie

CGruning at aol.com

Laura wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 7:46 PM

I think I'd like the 2" half square triangle cutter the best. My reason for wanting to win one is so that I could give it to the women's prison that I volunteer at teaching quilting to the inmates. They have very few good tools to use and sewing machines that have seen much better days! It's hard trying to make something when you have inferior tools to work with. This would really be an asset for them. As much as I'd like one for me, they would get much better use out of it.

June wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 8:21 PM

The Go Baby is so darn cute and looks very helpful and quick for cutting shapes!  The dies I think are just great are the alphabet, numbers, rag flower, heart and star.  They would be great shapes to make all sorts of quilts and other items for my granddaughter!

Habel wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 8:43 PM

Oh, how I would this new toy to make my cutting so musch easier.  I just found out that I have athritis is my spine.  Which of course explained why it takes me days to do my cutting for one quilt. I also have a 9 year old daughter who has Autism and she keeps me very busy with doctor and therapy appointments.  This year, I have made a goal to make 10 quilts to donate at christmas for children with autism. My girl is our most treasure blessing and this is my way of passing along that blessing.

Habel wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 13 April 2011, 8:46 PM

I forgot to say which dies are my favorites. They are the strip cutters all sizes and the mutiple squares and triangles.

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 10:44 AM

My choices would be the Flower & Circle, Heart & Star and Carefree Alphabet dies.  Although I have a full-time job, I make kids quilts for the Mayo Clinic/St. Mary's Hospital Pediatric Infusion Therapy Unit (kids' chemo).  I try to make 4 colorful, fun or comforting quilts to take every 3 months when I go up for my own follow-up visit.  This is in addition to quilts for my family and friends.  I can cut strips and squares or strip quilt pretty quickly with my rotary cutter, but I don't have time to hand-cut any appliques.  It would be wonderful to add some fun appliques to my otherwise simple quilts!

pojeda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 2:31 PM

I would choose:

1. half square 2" triangle multiples

2. 8 1/2 inch square

3. square 4 1/2" multiples

I have arthritis in both of my hands and the GO! Baby would be a God send for me!   There are days that I just can't use the rotary cutter to cut fabric because my hands hurt so bad.  With this machine I could cut up fabric so much faster and easier!  I think I should win the GO! Baby so I can make lots and lots of quilts for my 11 grandchildren!  LOL!

Ginger wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 2:58 PM

I like the strip dies the most. Would like to have the new strip dies that just came out. I have most of all the dies for the Go!, except for a few of them. I want all of the new dies that are getting released next month! If I would win the Baby Go!, I would probably give it to  my sister so she  can get started with the Go! Love the Accuquilt Go! and all the dies! Wish they would get the ric rac die for the Go!

sampharoah wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 3:39 PM

I love the hexagon the best!

And then the strip dies because they are the most versatile.

and then the square cutters, and then the rest!

I need something like the go baby.  I am a relatively new quilter who has trouble cutting straight.  It doesn't help that I had polio as a child and it affects the way I cut!  Repetitive motion is contraindicated in post polio syndrome!  I could really use the assistance (and would be one of the first ones in line for new dies!)  It is a plus that the machine is so light weight and easy to carry.  It would enable me to store and use the machine much easier.  

This machine would enable me to keep quilting and cutting when now, my body is saying "oh no, you can't do that"!

Thank you for the contest and the chance to win one of these machines.

The cutter would be a big assist to me as it would aid me in my abilities to become a quality quilter.  

Connie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 4:17 PM

I would love to win a Go Cutter! These are the dies I like the best, would be great for quilting.

GO! Hexagon 9” #55098

Go! Half-Square 2”finished triangle multiples #55063

GO! Square 2.5” multiples #55059

Go! Square 4.5” square multiples #55060

GO! Strip cutter 3” #55084

Go! Square 8.5” #55058

GO! Strip Cutter 4” #55085

GO! Carefree Alphabet Set #55092

GO! Carefree Numbers #55099

sudale wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 6:42 PM

I like the Go Rag flower and the Go rag Hearts & stars dies.  I think the alphabet die cut would also be very handy.

I would like to win the Go Baby to try and wear one out!!!!!  They look like a time saver and  would give me more time to sew the pieces together!!!!

NanaLynn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 6:55 PM

I would love to have a Go Baby as it would me cut fabric faster. I like both these dies

Go! Square 4.5” square multiples #55060

GO! Strip cutter 3” #55084

Fiona41254 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 7:25 PM

my favs are the rectangle rag die, the heart and star rag die, the 3" strip die and the circle and flower rag die. i would love to win them because i am going to purchase the go as soon as i can save the money from selling my projects! love it!

Diane wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 14 April 2011, 8:34 PM

My favorite dies are the Rag Flower & Circle and the Heart and Star.  These would be so cute to use on a raggy quilt!  I would love to win it because I am teaching my sister, sister-in-law and daughter to quilt and this would reduce their frustration with accurate cutting!

Margaret wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 5:34 AM

I like the alphabet 1st then the triangle cutter then the circle

mlfendley wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 9:14 AM

My favorite die is Rag Flower and Circle.  I can see these appliqued on lots of things like quilts, purses, curtains, pillows, etc.

My second would be the Star and Heart.  Can't you just see a family tree quilt using this die, adding family member names before adding to quilt.

Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 1:40 PM

I would enjoy the squares, triangles, and strip dies the most.  I would love to have the Go Baby cutter.  I have wanted one very much but am on Social Security and just can't afford one.  My hands are arthritic and I have carpal tunnel syndrome so it would be very helpful when cutting for a quilt.  I absolutely love quilting and do as much as I can.  You could certainly make my life easier.  Thank you.

Kate wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 3:17 PM

1. Go! Rag Heart & Star, 2. Go! carefree Alphabet, 3. Go! Square 2 1/2, 4. Go! Square 4 1/2, 5. Go! srtip Cutter 3", 6. Go! Rag Tectangle 5 1/4, 7. Go! Strip Cutter 4", 8. Go! Strip Cutter 5", 9. Go! Strip Cutter 5 1/2, 10. Go! Rag Flower & Circle.

I would love to win the Go Baby Cutter because I make Quilts for Valor and I'm tired of cutting out stars and strips. This would save me a lot of time that I could then use in making quilts.

bjansz wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 4:01 PM

A 2.5 inch strip cutter and a rag quilt cutter. I'd donate it to my quilt guild so we could use it to make our Quilts of Valor for the wounded soldiers and the baby quilts we donate in our county. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sally wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 15 April 2011, 4:28 PM

I would be able to really use the 2.5" square for triming fabric for scrap quilts.

mrsfriday1 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 16 April 2011, 12:26 PM

The 2.5 square would be great and really would save on my arthritic hands. I'd really be torn between the 2.5 and 4.5 squares.

aallen39 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 16 April 2011, 3:21 PM

Re: Spotlight on Accuquilt

The dies I would purchase would be the Rag Flowers & Circles, the triangles and the Rose of Sharon applique.  The first 2 would be great for making charity quilts. Our quilt group makes and donates quilts  to different local charities who provide guidance and support to underprivileged young women who are pregnant. The Go Baby would help us to complete these quilts quickly.

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 17 April 2011, 6:32 PM

I purchase a new die or two once a month but would love to see more rag dies for rag quilts. I do a lot of charity work and it would be very helpful in speeding up the process.

computerqueen wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 12:25 PM

The whole concept is awesome. The one I love the most is the heart. I make charity quilts for several organizations and nothing says 'I Love You' like hearts on a comfy quilt

Reenie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 1:19 PM

I'd most like the 3" strip cutter, the 2 1/2" multiples and the 4 1/2" multiples dies. I have vision problems and these dies would help  me the most. I made my first quilt for my new grandson last year. It turned out great...maybe because it was a pre-cut quilt that I added squares to to make it large enough for him to play on on the floor. I recently bought a Accuquilt Go cutter and if I won this prize I'd give one to my sister-in-law and keep the dies for myself. I find quilting is very challenging and yet very rewarding.

MARTHAQ wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 2:21 PM

I would love to have any of them as they are all great. I would love to win since I do not have  one. and as a beginner it would help me get my cuts perfect as I have a hard time getting them all the same size. thanks

rrtowles wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 6:30 PM

I am making quilts for each of my soon to be nine grandchildren.  My daughters prefer the rag dies, and they are my favorite as well, as it makes is sooo much easier to make the rag quilts.  I would love to win a go baby as it would make the quilt making process so much nicer.

shescrafty wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 18 April 2011, 10:45 PM

I would like to try the finished 2" half square triangles and the strip cutter 5"

I think I should win because I am a new mom with a 4 month old baby who had been quilting less than a year. I am still learning a lot of things and because of the baby I don't have as much time to quilt. Fabric cutting is extremely time consuming when making a larger quilt and I really think the AccuQuilt would help me get to make more of what I love!

Kathi Brill wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 2:14 AM

Hi, after trying the machine at our local quilt shop, I admit it is sooo much easier than the rotary cutter and to think we used to use scissors..I bet some quilters are drooling at the improvements you are making! oh that would be all of us! having Lupus I tire easily and this machine is on my list of hope to have one day.. I Love the flower die and hearts as I have 2 new granddaughters to sew for now. I thought boy the 3 " and 5" strip would be so handy then I decided ok I am not a greedy person but why not have them all as I deserve them and it would make my life easier.. so why not.. I would use them and someone went to all that trouble to make them for people like me who are smart and appreciate my time.. So I say.. buy them all.. and you'll have more time to quilt or eat some chocolate.. :)

maggiojudy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 10:06 AM

My pick for favorite would be Go Square 2 1/2" Multiples die.  I would love to win the Baby Go! I love making scrap quilts-the Baby Go would make this so much easier.  My hands don't work like they use to, but I still love to quilt, just takes longer.

C.J. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:02 PM

I would like to see all of the choices except the rag dies and the hexagon.  The 2" finished half-squares seem particularly useful.

I would be thrilled to win the Baby Go!  I make community quilts with scraps and this tool would help immensely to save time cutting and make the quilt components so much more accurate.  I like the idea that the Go uses "hand" power, too!

C.J. wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:07 PM

I would be able to use all of the listed dies except the hexagon and the rag dies.  I especially liked the half-square die.  I would be thrilled to win the Baby Go!  I could use it to make our community quilts so much more quickly and accurately.  I really like that the tool is "hand" powered!

Emelote wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 12:43 PM

I would love to use the squares and strips...I like all of them, but if I had to pick one it would be the 8 1/2" square - to true up my blocks! Just starting out in quilting, I would love to have all the help I could get!

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 2:48 PM

I would love to win the Go-cutter.  i sew to help me deal with everything that is going on in my life.  The biggest thing it has helped me with is dealing with cancer and chemo.  When I sew I do not think about myself but the project that I am working on.  I have made several pillowcases for koncer cancer.  I would love to be able to put some applicaes on the pillow cases just to add something different to them.  I do nothing by hand because of the nerve damage due to chemo and my back problems.  I also make quilts for children in homes.  They need something special that is just for them and it was made special for them.  The go- cutter would just help to make everything go faster when using the different shapes and the strips of different sizes.  The 8.5 inche square would be just the right size for hooping in my machine embroidery hoop too.  

I also like things that make quilting easier and I just have not been able to afford an accu cutter so far, but I know that I would use it all of the time if I had one.  My friends who come and sew with me sometimes, say that I am the gadget person.  They are probably right.  Because of my gadgets, we are able to make lots of quilts and pillowcases for people who really can use them.  Thank you for you help with quilting.

sedegrasse wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 6:41 PM

My favorite die shapes are the star, flowers or any shape that I can use for applique.

csandrone wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 7:05 PM

I would be love to put all of the 10 dies to good use.  I don't know that I would use the star, flower & other shapes as much but I would sure give it a try.  I am just getting back into sewing & quilting.  I use to do it all the time.  Now my kids have kids of their own and want to learn how to sew.  I has made me miss sewing so I am back.  Now teaching my kids the art of sewing and quilting.  My daughters & I try to do as much sewing together as we can.  It is our special times together.  I think we would get a lot of use out of the dies and cutters.  Look forward to winning one.

mtskwk wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 7:19 PM

I love the Rag Flower and Circle and the Rag Heart and Star.  I have a one year old little girl and I love sewing clothes for her.  My mom just taught me how to sew in August of last year.  I picked it up quickly and haven't looked back since.  I sew on a daily basis (during my daugher's naps and after she goes to bed).  I make clothes for her and my niece and I just love to applique cute little things on the outfits.  These dies would be great for adding that little extra touch to a dress or shirt or even some pants!  I also want to start making little blankies for children that are in the hospital with various illnesses.  I have been wanting to donate to hospitals for a long time and now that I have learned to sew it has got me a bit closer to doing that.  This would help me get one step closer to really refining my skills.  Thanks!!!

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 7:41 PM

The ten dies I like most are: 1.rag flower & circle  2. arabesque 2  3. arabesque 3  4. critters   5. fall medley  6. circles 2,3,5 inch  7. star medley 5 point  8. fun flower  9. funky flower  10.  round flower

I think I should win because I am obsessed with quilting and my sewing skills are good but my drawing skills are not.  So any time I want a cute applique and I try to draw it, it just looks odd.  If I had the go cutter I could have perfect shapes every time!  Then my quilts could be more beautiful, especially the baby quilts which are my favorite ones.  Thanks for the chance to win.

KarenF-10 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 8:47 PM

Hi

I just took a class on applicaley just to see if its something that I would get into and I just love it. As a beginner I was introdued to the AccuQuilt, it looks like a great machine that would be fun to create new one of a kind quilts.  I don't have a favorite as I really don't have a machine to create with yet. This would be a great chance to really have some fun and get the juices flowing.

Thank you for the chance to be apart of the the drawing.

jil wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 10:51 PM

the 4 and half inch square die closely followed by 2 inch triangles then the strips, then the numbers.

jil wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 11:11 PM

As previously stated, my preferences are the 4 1/2 inch square, 2 inch triangle, the strips, numbers, heart and flowers (added because they would be very useful) actually every die would be made use of in my work because I can see the potential in them to simplify the piece production, increasing accuracy, and opportunity to increase also production, all of which reduces frustration in the quilt making process. Not only these features but also the use of accuquilt dies allows more time and effort to be given to the finishing of the quilt. I've used a similiar process in other areas of craftwork and I know this to be true from personal experience. To be blessed with one would make me a very happy and much more productive quilter.  Thank-you for the opportunity to win one.

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 9:21 AM

I believe if you have a strip, you have a great foundation for many of the quilts in the "to do" pile. The four inch strip would be beneficial in completing many of my borders. However, the most valuable die for me would be the 2" half squares. I like to be expressive and creative with my quilts, and will often design one for a family member for that special occasion. I use a lot of 2" squares for this process, and having a half square accurately cut would be a breath of fresh air. ANYTHING in "nth inches" half squares (again, accurate triangles) are a must have. No matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get each one exact. I did not see where you may have in your current inventory, dies for Sunbonnet Sue and Dresden Plate.I have always wanted to attempt these quilts, but find my time costly in having to hand cut these particular pieces. I think you have an awesome idea for quilters and would love to spread the word. Unfortunately, I don't have your product (and the income tax refund had to replace the sewing machine this year) but am extraordinarily interested in it! There are 101 reasons why I would like to acquire your state-of-the-art cutting tool (it runs along the same lines of our Ellis die cutters at school), but I'm sure you have more to do today, and I certainly do too--like quilting! Thanks for listening and acquiring our input!

Patricia S wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 1:44 PM

The dies I'd use most are:

Square 2.5" multiples

5.5" strip cutter

9" hexagon

8.5" square

I already have an Accuquilt GO! which I absolutely love!  It has saved so much time and effort.  I would really like to win the GO! Baby to send to a friend in England.  They're just recently showing up in England and the price is 300 pounds, much more expensive than we can buy them in the US.

Another die that would be fun to have available is one that cut small hexagons -- 1" sides for example.

Barbweb wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 4:14 PM

I like the various strips, the 4" squares and the multiple half-square triangles the best.   With arthritis in my hands, it would be much easier to cut if I had an Accuquilt Go!

Bonnie Stonebraker wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:13 AM

I actually want them all! I want to win because I have boxes and boxes of scraps to be cut and this would make it so much easier!

My top 3 favorites are the 2 1/2" square, the 2" half square triangles and the 4 1/2" square.

cclmoore9453 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:17 AM

I love the half square 2" finished triangle multiples, I also like the strips too!  I could really use the Accuquilt, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so cutting is very difficult for me, I enjoy quilting so much, it keeps me busy since I can't work. I just started quilting and I just love it, love knowing that something I made keeps my family warm. :)

Amy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:23 AM

What a great idea!  I like them all; I think I'd find the triangles and squares the most useful - the hearts and stars would be great for appliques.  I am just getting started as a quilter, and would love to be able to make more quilts for my family and to donate to those in need.

crafty7881 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:29 AM

I love the triangle and hexagon dies, omg it would save me so much time cutting out my quilts as I go slow now with a bad right hand, but I am not letting it stop me, I love quilting and the go baby is a needed item for me.  

Susan Templin wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:33 AM

I would enjoy winning and sharing your marvelous machine and dies with our local quilt guild here in southern Iowa.  We make many, many quilts for the Department of Human Services to give to children and families in harms way.  The dies for squares, half squares, and 2" alphabet letters would be among our favorites.  Many of us have arthritis and the Go! Baby would make the cutting job a whole lot easier on many hands.

gottastampnow wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:36 AM

just pick 10, thats a very hard thing to have to do.

here it goes

1=fun flower. 2=rag star. 3=rag circle. 4=5" strip. 5=round flower.

6=alphabet. 7=fall medley. 8=8.5Square. 9=4"square. 10=9"Hexagon.

any of them would be wonderful to own

THANKS for the chance to win this great item..........

lilosmom wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:39 AM

As a relatively new quilter, the squares, triangles, and strips would be my first choice. I have trouble cutting multiple items exactly right because my rulers slip (I know I need more practice), and this would take away THAT reason for error. What an exciting product! These are perfect for 8" and 12" blocks and would make quilting these popular sizes SO much easier. Please keep them in the product line-up!

lhungler wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:52 AM

I love the 9" Hexagon (55098). I think I should win this because I will create like crazy with this thing. I am an adventurous quilter/crafter and love finding new tools to help me. I have been eyeing this die cutter for a while, but it has been out of my price range. I know that if i have it, I will use it everyday to make everythng from quilts to placemats.

HolmesLmj@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:43 AM

I particularly like the 9 inch hexagon, 2 inch triangles, carefree alphabet and numbers, but could make use of all of the new ones proposed.  I create many charity quilts.  With the use of the Accuquilt, my production will greatly increase, then I can use the  time saved from laborious cutting to make even more spectacular quilts to brighten other people's lives, particularly ill children.  I can't think of a better use for such a time saving tool!

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:53 AM

I would use the half square triangles the most.  They are in SO many quilt patterns and are so versitile.

MareeC wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:08 PM

I would love to win a Go! Baby prize package because I love to quilt and machine applique!  I have been unemployed for a while and during that time I have volunteered to help quilts for a Womens Shelter. Because of the majority of volunteers are over 65 years of age, with arthritic hands, they are unable to cut out various shapes and sizes; with this machine we can create glorious quilts that women and children would just love, plus I too would enjoy creating great works of art with this machine.

My favorites are

#1. Strip Cutter.

#2. Triangle Cutter

#3. Square Cutter

#4. Rectangle Cutter

Jackie Atkins wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 12:35 PM

I am new to quilting and have only made quilts with squares of all sizes.  I would love to win/own a GO to begin doing different types of blocks.  I have difficulty cutting out the triangles, diamonds and such.  This would make life so much better in making the different styles of quilts.  I know my Mom, who lives with me, would love this two.   Thanks

Spiritress wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 1:03 PM

I am 34 years old and I have been quilting since I was around 7 years old. I love to quilt, but I have struggled all my life to cut out squares, hexagons, and circles evenly. This machine would completely change my life and I could really crank out some beautiful quilts!! I would sooooo love to win this prize!! This is such a remarkable tool for every quilter!! I have wanted to buy one for several years now, but with the economy and with a relocation move it just hasn't been possible. Thanks so much!! :D

chaulzie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 1:10 PM

I like (love)the multiples and the strips!

I am a new first time grandma to two baby boys! I am loving making quilts for them!!!!!!!!!! This would save so much time and so easy!

Also, I have rheumatoid arthritis and would this ever be a saver on the wrists, hands and fingers!!! I would LOVE to win this!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

Chaulzie

SuziP wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 1:50 PM

My 10 favorites are

#1. 5 1/2" Strip Cutter.

#2. 9" Hexagon Cutter

#3. 8 1/2"  Square Cutter

#4. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" Rectangle Cutter

#5. 4 1/2" Square Muliples

#6.  Rag Heart & Star

#7.  Rag Flower & Circle

#8.  Carefree Alphabet

#9.  Carefree Numbers

#10. 4" Strip Cutter

I would love to win a Go! Baby prize package because I am new to quilting.  I only have a few of the basics things needed to quilt right now but if I were to win the Go products the possibilites for my quilting would be endless.  I also have carpel tunnel in my right hand so having the tools to cut material easier and quicker would be such a blessing.  Thank you.

Charda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 2:00 PM

I would have to say the most fun would be the alphabet set or numbers they would be great for making quilts for kids.  It would add the personal touch.  

I also would enjoy the 21/2 multiplie square , Half Square 2" and the 4 1/2 inch squares.   I enjoy quilts with lots of pieces and this would save time in cutting.  I have always enjoyed the strip cutters because it at least gets you to a smaller piece of fabric to cut to right shapes if you don't have the right die to use.  

Thanks!

TildasTwisted wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 6:49 PM

I love the

1. Carefree alphabet

2. hexagon

3. 5 1/2" strip cutter

I am fairly new to quilting but have fallen in love with it. One of the only issues I have is how time consuming the cutting can be before ever starting a project. This eradicates all of that. Like one of the other commenters, I also suffer from carpal tunnel. I used to crochet but had to give it up. Quilting is easier but the cutting can still be a pain (literally!).I Love how efficient it is and I could definitely see this getting so much use in my craft room.

pyamada wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 7:38 PM

So curious about this new cutter. I'm finding as I grow older, I'm needing more help with accurate cutting. Sounds like a great aide to help with cutting.

Thanks.

Carefree alphabet

2-1/2" square

8-1/2" square

4-1/2" square

rag heart and star

strip cutter 5-1/2

Sheila wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 9:05 PM

The dies I like the best are the 1) Hear & Star 2) flower & circle 3) square 2 1/2" multiples. I recently made my first applique quilt. I fell in love with applique. I was scared to death when I started (my Mom was in Maine, and I'm in Florida.... she is my go-to person). It was not perfect when I finished, but I came out very nice. I have several baby quilts to make in the near future and would just love to have this to do those quilts. I am ready to broaden my quilting vocabulary past, squares and strips.... Pick me!

StillyBee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:13 PM

My favorite dies I love are the heart, critters, rag dies, the strip dies, flower blossoms, and the star die! I have the Go cutter but would like the Baby Go as well to give to my sister! Any chance that Accuquilt will ever make a Beehive & Honeybee die?? I'd love that! I HEART Accuquilt!

darcyhill wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 21 April 2011, 10:21 PM

The dies I like the most include, the 3 inch strip cutter, great for fast and easy Log Cabin quilts. The Alphabet dies for those fun kids quilts. The heart and star dies for some fun "Tween" quilts.

Jodie Davis wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 10:56 AM

I just got a Go! last week to cut yo yo's and am blown away. Such a time saver, great way to use odd pieces of fabric or yardage, precise, and FUN!!! Now I get what the hoopla is about. Well-warranted!

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 11:58 AM

I would love to win the Go Baby. I would like to see and have the 2 1/2 " and the 4" dies for squares, as I use these a lot already. It would save so much time cutting scraps. I like to be green and use scraps like they did in the old days. It sure helps when money is tight also. Think of all the scrap quilts I could make if I didnt have to spend 3 weeks cutting them by hand!

susanentwistle wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 22 April 2011, 3:12 PM

It would be great to win a Go Baby...it's just so cute! I'm really liking the numbers and letters dies, because as someone has previously mentioned, those aren't something you could easily cut with your rotary cutter. If I had a Go Baby, it would go with me when I traveled and I'd never spend a boring night in a hotel again :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Caryl Anne wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 23 April 2011, 2:59 AM

Looking over the different die sets available I would have to say the die that would benefit me best would be the half sq. triangles, the different square blocks cuts, & the strips of course however I find myself making strips to cut into squares and such, so I will stick to the basic helpers.. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win our own GO BABY. I am not too sure if all of us who suffer from the pains from our bad hands going south fast, because as I see it I would like to have an electric model, cranking those fabrics through, well perhaps my granddaughters could help  in my sewing room, after all

JacsSacs wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 23 April 2011, 8:21 AM

My list of faves:

Go! Square 2 1/2" Multiples

Go! Half Square 2" Finished Multiples

Go! Rag Flower and Circle

Carefree Alphabet

Go! Stripcutter 5"

Go! Stripcutter 4"

Go! Stripcutter 3"

Go! Rag Heart and Star

Carefree Numbers

Go! Square 4 1/2" Multiples

I am a brand NEW quilter and have found that, for me, the most tedious part of the process is CUTTING!  And just think -- our tools are so much better than quilters had even 25 years ago!  I have been eyeing the Go! Baby for quite a while; I'm certain that it would make my cutting more precise and much more FUN!  I would most likely purchase "classic" quilting dies and those that give me more shapes for my dollar.  Thanks for doing the contest -- going through all the different dies has given me the AccuQuilt cutting bug! :)

MauraP wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 23 April 2011, 5:20 PM

I would LOVE to try the Rag Rectangle, the Rag Heart and Star, and the Rag Flower and Circle .  Those patches are the most difficult to cut successfully with a rotary cutter, and I think the AccuQuilt dies would be a great way to make these patches uniformly, and quickly. Also I think the die cutting system would be a good way to utilize scraps of fabric!!

Sherry Laferriere wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 23 April 2011, 11:26 PM

I love the 2 1/2" squares the best, imagine how fast a nine patch quilt could be made!!!!  I would love to win a GO BABY because I need to finally make a quilt for my own bed.  I have been quilting for 18 years, and have not finished a quilt for my bed yet.  I seem to always start a quilt but get side-tracked on another new project.  My hands are not what they use to be,  I had an operation on my right thumb,because the joints were worn out, I also need and an operation on my left hand in the near future.  I have no strength left in my right hand to use the rotary cutter, and scissors are hard to get that straight line with no strength.  Please help me get a quilt finished for my bed.

amy cara wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 24 April 2011, 2:13 PM

I like the triangles, squares and strips.  I would finally get around to completing some of my UFOs.  

Bluerovergirl wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 24 April 2011, 9:43 PM

I'd love any of them, but the 2 1/2" squares would be my first pick, then the half square triangles.  Why?  So I could finish MORE quilts in LESS time!  I've got  scrap quilt with 2 1/2" squares that would be finished much sooner...

Peach Rainbow wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 10:18 AM

I love the;

GO! Strip Cutters

GO! Squares

GO! Hexagon-9"

I'd love to win this because I've been in love with GO! cutters since the day I saw them ;D

Thanks for the chance!

Adele wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 12:26 PM

out of all the dies i would love alphabet set, because i think it would be so much fun to quilt names on the quilts i give as gifts. I'm a new quilter and a new single mom so money is very very tight i do not have any accuquilt products and to top things off i'm visually impaired, i know the accuquilt go would help me out ten fold in cutting my fabric accurately. thanks for the chance. i cant wait to see whos the winner !! good luck all

BillieBee wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 4:21 PM

Hmmmm....I would pick Hexagon, Rag Flowers, and Heart and Stars.  If I win a go, I would also get the Rose of Sharon.

singer21 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 8:36 PM

My favorite die is the hexagon--I am also a beekeeper and this would make a great quilt since honeycomb is in hexagon shapes.  I would like to win because I know how my die cutting machines for papercrafting help me so much in having professional results and since I am a beginning quilter I would be less discouraged if my cuts by hand were not accurate.

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 9:19 PM

GO! Strip Cutter 5-1/2" - Great for borders

GO! Square 4-1/2" Multiples

GO! Half Square 2" Finished Triangle Multiples

I would love to win the GO! Baby because I would love to make a quilt that was accurate all around and I sure the GO! would help me cut more precisely. I also have a need to save space and I think the GO! Baby would be best for me.

countrymom wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Monday, 25 April 2011, 11:39 PM

I would LOVE to win this!!  My favorites are

hexagon, 9"

heart/star  

circle/flower

Go! Square 2 1/2" Multiples

Go! Half Square 2" Finished Multiples

Carefree Alphabet

Go! Stripcutter 4"

Go! Stripcutter 3"

Carefree Numbers

Go! Square 4 1/2" Multiples

I am a hand-quilter and would love to speed up my cutting with the Go Baby!  It would also be shared with my elderly mother who has trouble with cutting tools due to severe arthritis in her hands.  Thanks for the contest!  

caliban wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:17 AM

I like the squares and strips best.  I'm mom to three young children, so finding time to quilt is difficult.  Anything that makes it faster and easier is a blessing.

Jeffner88 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 5:29 PM

I would love ANY of the shapes!  With my physical disabilities due to may auto-immune diseases ALL would be a great help for my hobbies!!

btan74 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 7:46 PM

I would choose the hexagon, heart and star since they are more difficult to cut out accurately.  I am new to quilting but it is already my passion.  I just finished my first applique wall hanging.  Although I thought I would never try applique again as the process began, by the time I finished I was quite pleased with the end result.  The GO! Baby would certainly help me as I continue my applique journey.

Kim wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 7:51 PM

Oh I'd love to win to make more quilts for QOV, a few local charities and my family and friends.

The Go is so amazing!

So these are the 10 I'd probably use the most: HST 2", GO Carefree Alphabet Set, GO strip cutter 2 1/2",

GO tumbler 6 1/2 ", GO arabesque #3, GO bountiful baskets by Alex Anderson, GO lullaby, GO square 5", GO winding ways, GO apple core 6 1/4".

Oh thanks so much for a chance to win and

Happy sewing

cwilson3 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 7:58 PM

I really like the Square 2 1/2" multiples and the Half square2" finished size multiples.  It seems so many of the quilts and runners use those cuts and it so important to have them cut exactly the same.  I have a problem with consistent size cuts...either of those dies would really improve my end product.

The Baby Go would be a great addition  in my limited space sewing room!

Deanna S wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:00 PM

Rag Rectangle, Rag Flower and Circle, Rag Heart and  Star

Although the others would be a great addition also.  Thanks for

the give away!

cheryliowa wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:02 PM

I think the one I would use the most is the 2 inch half square triangles.  I love quilts made with small triangles but I don't love the cutting.  I've been looking at the AccuQuilt but it just isn't in the budget at this time.  I'd love the opportunity to try one.

Cheryl in Iowa

kathy hutcheson wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:02 PM

I used a Go at Quilter's Market in Tucson, AZ.  If I were to win one of these, I would make it available to our Friday Quilting group so we can make even more Service Quilts for our county.  We sew Service quilts at least once a month and our group ranges from 60+ down to 20+ in the summer when the snowbirds leave.  There is a huge need for warm quilts and anyway that helps us make more quilts more easily would be a special blessing.  My favorite shapes are the1/2 square 2", the 2 1/2" square and the 8 1/2" square.  The other dyes would be wonderful but just think of all the quilts we could make and give away with those three basic shapes.  Many thanks for producing such an exciting product.  

Suzanne Burke wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:06 PM

I personally love the Go Stripcutters, I have them all but the 6 1/2". The Rose of Sharon is also wonderful. The Stars is another one I just received. I love the circles! I have but have not used the Drunkard Path both sizes. The feathers and leaves are both used a lot. The 12 1/2" block set I love it too.  The triangles and Blazing star is very cool. Oh and who knew you needed the Chisels die?  I would love to get the full Alphabet next.

I have really enjoyed all the video help on YouTube.  I have learned so much just from watching them.  I love the fact that my strip dies can cut squares and diamonds.  Very cool!  I check out your website every day!  Suzanne Burke

Becky wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:07 PM

My favorite dies are the 2 1'2" and 4 1/2" squares.  My passion is making quilts in bold, bright colors.  Since I am still working, I don't have a lot of time to quilt and the Go Baby would streamline that part of the quilt process.

CindyJo wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:17 PM

I would want the die that makes triangles. I have been wanting to make a quilt using triangles for quite a while, but I don't trust my hands to hold still to cut them. (Hands shake from tremors,) I think I should win this simply because, if I had one, my family and friends would benefit from all the quilted items they would then get for holiday and birthday presents. :)

Cindy Jo

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:27 PM

My favorites are the heart/star and circle/flower dies as these are time consuming to cut out by hand for applique but are common shapes that are commonly needed and used.  

I would  LOVE to add a G0!Baby to my sewing room!!  With working full time and caring for my family and farm, I have to grab small bits of time for quilting and a Go!Baby would make these small bits very productive and efficient!!  I also lead a charity quilting group at my church and I could cut out apliques to embellish our charity quilts!!   How cool would it be to have applique pieces cut out in a fraction of the time!!  No tracing patterns and snipping away evening after evening on appliques!!  Just insert the die and **poof** a perfect, evenly cut applique.....every time!!  A Go!Baby in my sewing  room would be a dream come true!!  Quilts are already forming in my head.......

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:29 PM

My favorite from the group presented would have to be the 5"Stripcutter. Winning a 'Go' would make quilting life much easier, and faster.

rypeanut wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:37 PM

I would use the

 Half Square 2"

 Heart and Square

 Rag and Flower and Circle

 Hexagon 9"

I have two reason on using this product one is I can never cut a my half squares correctly always short somewhere.  The flower and the hearts would be for my new grand baby that's on the way.  This is a terrific product.

nursie76 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:37 PM

I would love to have dies for all the strips, the 8-1/2 and 4-1/2 inch squares. I want to make quilts for all my grown kids and grandchildren, but I still work full time, so time is at a premium. The Baby Go would help me maximize my productivity. Also, I have arthritis in my hands and this would help relieve the pain that can come from cutting numerous squares, strips, etc. In addition, I am just getting into machine applique, so some of the awesome dies for shapes would speed me along in that arena as well.

rmbutler2@verizon.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:43 PM

I like the flowers, circles, and hearts to do applique. I like the idea of doing something so fast and easy. I'll be doing alot more charity quilts if I win this machine.

goodkitty wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:44 PM

I like the 9 " hexagons best. I'm such a busy gal, but aren't most of us? Having the Baby Go would help me to work magic on fabric, and still allow me time to enjoy my 18 year old kitties after returning from a long day at work where all I want to do is quilt and play with the "kids" (my kitties.)

Karen Jones wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 8:51 PM

I prefer the multiples dies (2 1/2" squares, 4 1/2" squares, 2" half square triangles).  The numbers and alphabet would be nice, but I can see myself fussy cutting fabric to put on specific letters to spell out names, etc.!

With a doctoral dissertation in the works, a full-time job, two homeschooled kids, and a husband in Afghanistan, I need every time saving apparatus I can get!  I would even be able to take it with me to my once-a-year quilting getaway with my guild, which lately has been the only time I ever get to quilt!

mickey123 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 9:36 PM

I have been saving up to buy one.  I am disabled, I have 4 surgeries in the fulture, and possiblitiy of more than that.  I have bought a couple of dies and will continue to save up for dies and the machine.  i love to quilt but the cutting out of pieces of material is hard for me.  I cant do it long.  Hence I enter everything I can  to win one.  Thanks 4 the chance of winning one.   Wanda Spain

oneteapot@earthlink.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 9:50 PM

I think this would be a great addition to any sewing studio. What fun I could have with any and all of the dyes--I think the strips,heart and star are my favorites. But I love the cat and dog ones that are available. I am just starting with quilts, only made children and baby quilts so far. I am looking to broaden my abilities! And it would be great to have very accurate cuts!!!

BabyLoveQuilting wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 9:52 PM

OMG!!! The rag dies are awesome!!! I love rag quilts and to decide which ones I love among the great selection AccuQuilt offers is impossible.  I choose them all!!!!

In addition to be totally cute, the time AccuQuilt Go rag dies save a quilter is unbelievable.  In no time flat, the entire quilt....and back can be cut and ready to assemble.  Awesome...I love AccuQuilt.

Why should I win the Go! Baby!???? Because I would use it to make beautiful rag quilts that would brighten the day of anyone who saw them. Making the world a more beautiful place....one AccuQuilt Rag Die quilt as a time......

Patty wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:01 PM

I especially love the 2 1/2 in square, the 2 in half square triangle, and the 4 " strip.  I have been quilting for the past 10 years and make quilts for family and friends as well as for raffles for fundraisers for community support services. I am a nurse and I work two part time (adds up to more than full time) jobs in health care, one in a community health center so this would really help me speed up the cutting process for quilts and allow me to make more quilts for fund raisers.  Please consider me for one of three GO babies.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to possibly win one of these special additions to my sewing room (HINT HINT)

ester nelson wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:07 PM

WOW, I hope I win, and I  can't say just one die is a favorite ... I love all of them.  What a great invention. I can only imagine how nice it would be to cut just once, yes, just once and have them perfect!  If I win I will tell everybody what it's like to own and use one. THANK YOU

Shannon Lanning wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:27 PM

I really like the GO! Strip Cutter-4", GO! Square-4 1/2" Multiples and the GO! Square-8 1/2"! I could have a group of quilter friends over to my sewing room and we could whip out so many more lap quilts for the quiltsforkids.org program! One person could be die cutting, another putting kits together, yet another sewing quilt tops together and on and on and before you know it, we have a whole stack of quilts to send. This way we would not have to request kits from the organization. We could use our own fabrics and everyone could do the part they enjoy the most. I love to sew the tops together but I don't care as much for the cutting, binding, or finishing. Some only like the cutting, not the sewing. Everyone wins! Thank you "sew"much for this opportunity.

Fiona41254 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:30 PM

I don't have a go yet but I will soon! I love the tumbler die, the 3 inch strip die and the raggy heart die.

NORMAT-2 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:31 PM

I love the Rag Heart & Star, the Rag Flower and Circle and the Rag Rectangle.  Oh and the Half Square

2" and the 2 " squares.  Okay, I really can't choose an absolute favorite, however, I did narrow my choices down.  

I don't own one - sure would love to.

Fiona41254 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:31 PM

I want to win a GO! I love the rag heart die, the 3 inch strip die and the tumbler die. Hope I win!!

Debbie57 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:31 PM

I would love to win the GO!Baby Fabric Cutter and package because I just cannot imagine the time it would save me in cutting out appliques for my quilts! I think all the dies are great but especially like:

1. tulip

2. 4 1/2' square

3. Hearts

This must be a wonderful tool and I would surely appreciate winning it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THANK YOU FOR THE CONTEST AND CHANCE TO WIN!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Debbie:)

SewCalGal wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:51 PM

Two dies in this list that I really hope will remain on their list are: 1) GO! Squares 2 1/2" and 2) GO! Square 4 1/2".

I love AccuQuilt products and would love to win a GO! Baby as I think it would be so lightweight and take minimal storage that I would use it frequently in my sewing room, as well as having fun taking it when I travel.

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

DCanales wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:01 AM

 I make baby quilts for a neonatal unit in Lubbock, Texas.  It's my own personal ministry,  and my way to come along side the mom's and give them a little hope.  I know what they are going through...23 years ago it was my baby in a similar unit...she is now grown up and one of the neonatal nurses in the unit:)   I just love the  the hexagon, the rag heart and star and the flower and circle.  These are pieces that are harder to cut out with a rotary cutter, and would be so cute incorporated into my quilts.

oparmenter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 12:42 AM

I am fairly new in this quilting world,  and must say, I am having a blast.  My choice for the dies would be Rag Square, Hexagon, Heart, Star, Alphabet, Square 2 1/2 and Square 4 1/2, Flower and Circle.

I should be able to quilt forever.  The babies are coming faster than I can make them all quilts.

Thank you

Julie Albers wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:14 AM

I would love to do a flying geese quilt so the 1/2 square finished triangle would be perfect for that.

namakb wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5:45 AM

I like the Go Rag Flower & Circle die. I have two young grandaughters and they would be so cute on quilts I plan to make for them.

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:32 AM

I know I won't win, but I like the tumblers die cut amd the flower and circle die cut. I have always wanted to do the tumbler quilt and dooing all of the cutting with arthritis is difficult. The same goes for the flowers and the circles. I love to applique but it is getting increadingly difficult to quilt in this style with the arthritis. I would also share my die cuts with my quilting group of 15 -20 people to encourage them to buy a GO baby themselves. Thanks for considering my entry.

Dorian wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:32 AM

I like using strips, so the 4", 5" and 5 1/2" cutters are great!

I have nerve problems in my hand, having a Go cutter to cut with, would make quilting so much easier for me.

Lillie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:33 AM

I like the Rag Flower and the Heart/Star die cutters. It would be so much fun to make special quilts and wearable for my young granddaughter with these wonderful shapes. So much easier with a Go! Baby then cutting them out by hand. Here's hoping I win!

gulfcondo wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 7:33 AM

I would love to win one and try it for appliques-looks like a great time saver and so accurate.

iolanda.guseman wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 7:34 AM

The die cutters are like the most are the rose of sharon, funky flowers, daisy, dogs, cats, stars, critters ... and more. I love to quilt and to applique' so much, and I would love to make fun quilts for my daughter with your beautiful dies. She loves horses and it would be nice to have a horse die cutter soon too. I love GO! Baby and I hope to win.

jul wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:11 AM

My first three choices would be the half square 2 1/2 inch triangles, the 4 1/2 in square, and the 2 1/2 in square in that order.  I would love the larger strips, but those smaller pieces are the ones that save the most time!

jul wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:13 AM

My first choice would be the 2" finished half square triangle.  Next probably the squares both 2 1/2 and 4 1/2.  The strips would be nice but the smaller pieces are where I think the Go would really save me time!  

Alice Clark wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:47 AM

The GO! Strip Cutter - 4" would be my first choice.  I love to make quilts with blocks set with sashing and this tool would make it so easy to get perfect strips for sashing and for the binding.  My second and third choices would be the Go! Square 2 1/2" Multiples and the Go! Square 4" Multiples which would make perfect blocks for 3-d pinwheel quilts and disappearing 9 patch quilts.  My cuts would be perfect.  The Accu Quilt Go would save wear and tear on my arthritic hands as I work towards my goal of a quilt for each of our 5 children for Christmas this year.

Jacquie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:35 AM

I adore the Star, Heart and Flower dies. They are perfect for the wool appliques for my "Kountry Krates" :D I cut them by hand now. Owning an AccuQuilt GO! would sure make my applique pieces neater and I could produce 4 times the amount in the same time it takes me to manually cut them!!!

Judie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:47 AM

I would love to win the Go! I have so many quilts that I would like to make and I know I can never accomplish that without the help of a Go. I like such a variety of patterns, but mostly would use the 2 1/2 " strip, 6 1/2" triangle, 9" hexagon, Drunkard's path, Go! critters and Rag Flower and circle cutters. It would be a dream come true to own the Accuiquilt Go. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:07 AM

Half square triangles.  Cutting 2 fabrics right sides together means the triangles are ready to chain sew.  What a time saver!

fgooden@frontier.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:11 AM

The Go Cutter and dies would help immensely with my volunteer work with a Sewing/Quilting Bee at the local Senior Center.  We are making quilts for the local homeless shelter and safe house and to raffle to make money to support three area senior centers. We have made and made again pot holders and aprons for the cooks at the 3 area senior centers, the soup kitchen and the adult day care facility.  We also make them to sell in the senior thrift store that supports the 3 area senior centers. We also make bibs for the adult care facility.  We have received many donations of fabric to use in our projects and a GO cutter and dies would help us use that stash of fabric up so much faster!  The dies that would fit in with our projects would be the 2 1/2" multiple squares, the 8 1/2 " square, the 2" finished triangles, the 4 1/2" multiple squares, the alphabet, the numbers and the 4" strip cutter. Some of our volunteers have arthritis in their hands and the GO cutter would allow them to participate with much less frustration and pain and GO so much faster.  Here's hoping!!

SewLindaAnn wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:26 AM

The 4 dies that I think are the most useful are the 4 1/2" Multiples (a widely used size), Carefree Alphabet and Numbers (Massive Use Potential for quilting and crafting), 2 1/2 multiples (would be amazing to use for large scraps). Why me? Because I am an avid quilter, sewer, crafting enthusiast who participates extensively in blogland and Flickrland who cannot afford to purchase one on my own.

Elizabeth wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 1:24 PM

I've never tried the AccuQuilt or any fabric cutter like this.  It looks very intriguing.  I've used paper cutters, such as Cuttlebug for making cards and scrapbooking.  What a wonderful way to cut fabric for quilts.  The accuracy of each piece would be so much better than with a rotary cutter.  

I'm a new member of Quilters Club, and I'm sure that I will receive much benefit from this web site and my membership.  Thank you.

lipespl wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 2:25 PM

The die I like the most is the squares.  Squares are really hard to get "square" when you are free hand cutting.  No matter how many times I measure I still seem to get them uneven.  The Accuquilt square dies make it so much easier.  I just wish they'd come out with more for the Baby Go too.  The Baby is easier to take to quilting get togethers it would be nice to have a bigger variety of dies for it too.

ShirleyB40 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:07 PM

My favorite dies would be the squares & strips.  I am new to quilting & have problems with getting my squares square!  The group I belong to in my community makes childrens quilts for charities and we are looking for faster ways to cut corners to make more quilts.

Janet Erbes wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:14 PM

I would love to have your applique die and strip and square cutter.  I started quilting after my husband died from renal cancer in 2008.  It was suggested to me by some friends that it would help me through my mourning so I bought my first kit and have been in love with quilting ever since.  The hard part is that I have an inflammatory arthritis and when I use my hands they become stiff and painful so I've been buying the pieces I can find already cut.  What a thrill it would be to be able to cut what I want from the material of my own choosing and have them cut to fit.  I've been looking at the Go Baby Accuquilt ever since it came out hoping to get one.  Who knows perhaps this will be the time.  Thank you.

Angie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 3:44 PM

I think I would get the most use of the square and triangel dies, but would love the heart/star, circle/ flower,....dies.  I want to make quilts for CareNet and this would make it so much easier, as the cutting is both time consuming and painful...arthritis is setting in both my hands and wrists.  I pray that my name is chosen!  Hope everyone has a blessed day!

kap091561 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:07 PM

I would get the most use out of the square, triangle and strip dies since most of the quilts I make use these pieces.  I must admit that cutting the fabric is not my favorite part of quilting.  I would probably make more quilts if I had an easier way to cut the fabric.  There are many quilts I would like to make and I see that there are other dies that would help me do so.  I am also something of a perfectionist and knowing that the squares would be perfectly square appeals to that part of me.  Every time I start cutting the pieces for a quilt, I think about how easy it would be with an Accuquilt Go cutter, but I have never really considered buying one mostly because of the price.

QuilterKat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:11 PM

Hi! My favorites are the 1. Half square triangle 2. Hexagon 3. Hearts & circles.

I would love to win the Go! AccuQuilt for 2 reasons. One is I have die cutting machines for paper that say they cut fabric, and they don't! And that is the major reason I bought the machines. I mean I love paper crafting, too, but I thought that it would tie my hobbies together and I would be able to use it for both. Oh well, se la vie. And 2. I belong to a group at my church that I have become the facilitator for and we make quilts for "Bags of Love" for children who are taken from their homes because the parents are either in jail or they are deemed unfit. Most of these kids cannot bring anything with them (especially in the case of drugs) These quilts are their only possessions. Anyway, I am the only one with quilting experience in the group and I am tired of doing all the cutting!:) Not really, I do enjoy it and I am glad to do it. But I would like to sew, also. And I think others may be more inclined if there were something fun in it for them!!:) So I, too, am praying that we win! Although, we all have good reasons...Good luck everyone!!

hartplace wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:41 PM

I had a hard time picking just one but probably would buy the 2.5 inch square multiples first. I do a lot of patterns using this. I have 7 children, 14 grand children and 5 great grand children so I make a lot of quilts. The go would really help me with out and speed things up. I obviously need the extra time so I really hope I win the go. I am on a fixed income so cannot afford the go. Thank You for the opportunity.

Diana Hart

rinnie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 4:43 PM

Oh so many to choose from - but I would use the 2" finished triangle, the 2 1/2" square and the 5 1/2" strip the most.  I have been spending so much time cutting that I will sit up late just to spend time sewing.  I start to quilt and the ideas just keep pouring into my head for the next project and then I think - I can't do that, there are too many small pieces to cut ! With the AccuQuilt Go! Baby I could relax and quilt the more complicated patterns that I hae been dreaming of doing without buying all of the pre-cut strips and squares.  The arthritis in my hands showed up a few years ago and I am not going to let that stop me from something I enjoy.  I have seen a demo of the AccuQuilt Go! and I have been dreaming of the day that I would own one.  Thank-you.

sewnup22 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5:04 PM

I really liked them all, but first I think I would like the Square 2 1/2 inches multiples, and then the Half Square 2" finished triangles.  I'm pretty new to quilting so I haven't tried more complicated stuff.  I would love to win and Accuquilt Go! to help me with cutting.

Izz2pa wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5:57 PM

I would love to win the Accuquilt Go to assist me in cutting shapes accurately.  I would most likely use the squares, half square triangles and rectangles most because I make a lot of baby quilts.  I have a bad back and am disabled but can still quilt.  I am currently in the process of making baby quilts for a local hospital for the newborn and preemie babies born there for my quilting guild.  This would be a tremendous help that would enable me to make more quilts and less recutting the shapes several times to get them straight.  I have only quilted for several years and still an intermediate quilter but believe this would be a great tool.

Thanks you .

Krissy wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 6:51 PM

I would like the die for the alphabet because i love to personalize everything i make. Wish it was made for the baby go set.  

I wish I could win the baby Go fabric cutter because I am going to be a first time grandma and would like to make the bee quilt on your website.  It is too cute. I could never cut by hand what you do on the Accuquilt and it looks so fast and fun also.

Judi wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 8:53 PM

I guess I would really love the strip and half square triangle dies best.  I admit, my biggest boo boos are from cutting.  My straight cuts are often not so straight with that little pointy iffle of the strip!

mommycat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:06 PM

The 4 1/2" and 8 1/2" patterns would be a great addition to the collection.

I make block quilts for our local Animal Shelter to raffle off to support the needs of the shelter.  I usually embellish them with applique or machine embroidery.  The quilts I make are very popular and the shelter is always asking for more.  

The Baby Go would allow me to make more quilts in a shorter period of time which would greatly benefit the Aminal Shelter.  

A great addition would be the Calico Cat and Puppy.

What a wonderful blessing this machine would be for us.

Paula Barker

Patricia Pfeiffer wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:30 PM

I think the 2 1/2" cutter would be very useful. It's a size I think would make quick work of some tedious hand cutting. I'd love to win the Go cutter, either one, because I am just starting into quiulting and cutting seems to be the most time consuming and boring part of it. It would speed things up so I could get right to the fun part of piecing and quilting a lot sooner.

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 9:36 PM

I like the squares and the rag flower and circle. I started to learn quilting a few years ago in anticipation of retirement and I love it. The Baby Go would certainly add to my enjoyment of quilting.

jenellen wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:24 PM

The 1/2 sq, 2in finished triangle multiple would be a real timesaver. The alphabet  looks like fun too.

MSears wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 7:25 AM

I am new to quilting and have never used the Accuquilt product;  I try by best to cut accurately however with my arthritis in my hands and back, sometimes I waste fabric, by recutting.

This product sounds like the solution for me, however cost is my issue.  I usually get my fabrics from friends or sales.  I love the time I get to spend sewing, but I don't have the finances to purchase the fancy equipment that is available these days.  To win a Go!Baby would give me the start I need and I am sure would inspire me to be so much more creative.

sewspeciallady wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 9:00 AM

I love to make quilts for charity- like to  try new ideas and would love to be able to  speed up  cutting.Thanks so much for the chance to win

tuesday wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 10:39 AM

I love the 8 1/2 square ,the 2" half square and the 4 1/2 square .I have been admiring the accuquilt dies for a while and I would just die for one .I love your innovative products and how you are constantly updating your products . I think the go baby is a great idea and so handy for sewing of all kinds. I make quilts constantly so this would be a great asset to me .

MICHELLES-2 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 12:12 PM

My top choice would be the hexagon, with the alphabet & strip cutters a close second....oh wait, I'd love the precut squares and triangles, too.  LOL

I think I should be chosen because I hate cutting.  I love every part of the process for quilting, except the cutting.  If you can make cutting fun for me, then I'd be excited.

barbaratennis wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 1:46 PM

The patterns I like best are the rag flower and circle, and the Carefree Numbers. I volunteer for an agency that assists pregnant moms and new moms and babies, and I hope to continue sewing baby blankets that we can give away. It would be so nice to make one step a little faster - and actually know the shapes would be the same size each time!

Betty Sue wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 2:22 PM

I like the Hearts, flowers, and alphabet best as I make lots of baby quilts.

Why I want one?  Every quilter I know wants all the things to make it easier and faster, there doesn't seem to be enough time to do it all.  Anything to make it faster and easier we have to have, don't we?

bjones155@austin.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 4:34 PM

Right now, the ones I would want would be the 2-1/2 and 4-1/2.  I am in the middle of a quilt pattern that calls for 596 2-1/2 squares and 96 4-1/2 squares.  What a time saver the AccuQuilt and those dies would be, not to mention cutting down on the adjustments by my chiropractor to my wrist from overuse syndrome :)  

sewmanygirls wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 5:45 PM

Wow.  There are a lot of good dies but my favorites are the carefree letters and numbers.  I've just love everything about quilting and I think that having an AccuQuilt would only make me love it more.  I can only imagine all the banners, quilts, pillows, and other decor that I could make with all the great dies.

sarojareddy@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 6:21 PM

I like the half square 2" finished triangle best - great size for a variety of projects.  Due to a neurologic disease I am increasingly unable to use my hands to cut out fabric.  I passionately love quilting and this would extend my "quilting life" for a bit - what a godsend.

sarojareddy@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 6:27 PM

I especially like the 2" finished half squaer trianges - there are so may blocks that use this size shape!  Due ro a neurologic condition I am losing use of my hands - I love quilting with a passion and winning a GO cutter would increase my "quilting life" - what a godsend!

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 8:01 PM

I have to say my favourite would be the Strip Cutter- 5 1/2" then Square-4 1/2" multiplies of course I would love to have every die available. Alas I have great taste but little income. I find cutting quite taxing due to an unresolvable back injury. I think a Go Baby would make cutting  much less painful ( I keep hinting to my husband) Hopefully I'll qualify for your  prize and be able to show him how RIGHT I am.

MariJ4 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 9:20 PM

My favorites in order are the 4 1/2" squares, half square 2" triangles, and the 9" hexagon. I like to hand make as many gifts as I can for friends and family so this would definitely be a time saver. It would be great for blankets, bags, wall hangings, pillows and so many other options! Plus it would be fun to feature this and the projects I make on my sewing/craft blog. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! It looks like a great product that would get a lot of use and be a lot of fun.

dogcookie@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Thursday, 28 April 2011, 11:52 PM

I like the Carefree Alphabet and Numbers.  While I can cut most things with a ruler, letters and numbers are not something rulers can do.  I love putting names and dates on my quilts so these two sets would be "peachy keen".  

cinziawhite wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 1:37 AM

It is a toss up between the 9in hexagon and the 4.5in squares. ..probably the final vote would go to the squares since I teach beginners and am at present working out a lot of different designs based on squares and triangles.  This cutter would allow the students to accurately cut their squares and with just one cut we have accurate HSTs. Projects involving both squares and HSTs would only need an extra trim which isn't as daunting as cutting everything fresh.

So for those beginners scared of cutting they could master the sewing stage first and then later move onto the cutting stage..if they didn't simply buy their own cutter :)

vinegrafted wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 2:13 AM

My eyes went right to the carefree alphabet set and the go! rag flower & heart set. Thank you for the great opportunity!

(if interested in a fat quarter bundle giveaway, please click on my 'name' -

vinegrafted wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 2:15 AM

I'm liking the alphabet and the heart/circle set - thank you for the opportunity to win!

bsmith1615 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:35 AM

All dies, especially the applique dies, are my favorite.  My least favorite task is cutting out, so anything that assists me with this task is wonderful.  If I really had to pick, it would be the rag heart and star die.  I am currently using the Rose of Sharon die, which is great.  I only wish there was a die for all the pieces.

patsew wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:40 AM

I would love a AccuQuilt Go Baby.  I love to quilt but time is limited since I work.  I have arthritis that makes cutting shapes much harder.  I can have handle strips and squares and such using but need help with the shaped pieces.  I have avoided doing anything but the basic geometric shapes. This would be great!  I coud share so muchmove with my children and granschildres.  My favorites are:

Go! Holiday Medley

GO! Sunbonnet Sue

GO! Overall Sam

GO! Drunkard's Parth 3 1/2 "

GO! Daisy

GO! Tulip

patsew wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:49 AM

My Favorites are:

GO! Sunbonnet Sue

GO! Overall SAM

GO! Holiday Medley

GO! Dunkard's Path 3 1/2"

GO! Daisy

GO! Tulip

GO! Calico Cat

GO! Gingham Dog

GO! Fall Medley

GO! Critters

I have been looking at the GO BABY since it was announced but have not come up with the money for it.  I love to quilt and sew and with children and grandchildren I could sure put this to use.  This would be so much help since the arthritis in my hands make cutting the hardest part.  There are other tools that help with strips and squares but this would open up the world of shapes to me.  My daughter asks me to make things for her and the children and pays for the material but the Go BABY would open up the possibilites of what I could do.

Bonnie Thorne wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 10:31 AM

I love the idea of an easier way to cut my quilt pieces.  I participate in making quilts for injured soldiers returning to US hospitals and this could speed up cutting pieces.  Together we have sent hundreds from the guild I belong to.  On a personal level I make quilts for babies in my family and sometimes friends.   I have been looking at this for some time and it would be great to be able to add it to my toys!  I like the half sq trianges, rose of sharon, 3" strip cutter, triangle and 4 1/2" square.  I'll keep my fingers crossed!

sandra.kramer@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 10:44 AM

Ok here goes, my favorite dies: all of them. Seriously, I like the strips in all widths. I feel I could use the other dies to cut precision pcs. from the strips.

I really would like the Go baby as it  would help with cutting fabrics for quilts and other projects. I would not waste so much fabric. I always have to by more fabric then I need for a project as I never seem to cut properly. This would help getting my projects done faster.

CammyO wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:08 AM

I love all my dies!  I probably enjoy the applique dies most because I had to have bones removed from my right hand and wrist.  I have a really hard time using scissors and roller cutters.  I guess that's why I enjoy my Accuquilt Go so much.  I could really use more dies!  

Hannah Strauss wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 12:56 PM

I bought the Go! machine almost a year ago, I absolutley LOVE IT! The baby looks neat too because it is so small and cute. My favorite dies are the 2.5 inch strips, 5 inch squares, and the stars dies. They make piecing quilts a breeze. I can never get over how perfect and accurate each cut is with the Go! and how fast my projects come together.

momcat5200 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 1:16 PM

The dies which I would use are the 3", the 4" and the 5" strips.  Sometimes no matter how carefully you fold your fabric you wind up with bends in the long strips.  If I could cut my strips more accurately, the rest of the pieces would be a cinch!

Sandy DuBois wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 2:10 PM

I love them all!!!!!

ANNL-10 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 3:33 PM

I like the 2" triangle blocks. I like to make quilted wallhangings and tablerunners with embroidery and use triangles for boarders around the edges. I am very new to quilting and would love to try out this new method of cutting shapes. I am a single mother and 2 of my children have disabilies and I find playing with the colors and shapes a very theraputic way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

MARILYNN-3 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 4:07 PM

I would get the most use from the 2 1/2", and 4 1/2" square cutters.

I would love to win a Go! Baby prize package to streamline my cutting and to be able to cut accurately every time. This would be a great way to make my overflowing scraps into useful pieces and I'd get to the sewing that much faster

oregoncoast2008@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 4:41 PM

Like the circle and squares.  This would let me spend time doing what I love - sewing!  

Spicemom wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 8:50 PM

The strips and triangles would be the dies that i would use most often.  The heart and stars would be beneficial for my applique work.  Looks like a great tool for quilting and you cannot have too many tools.

Renea wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:30 PM

I would pick the 2 1/2 " square, the alphabet and the half square triangle.  I do a lot of applique and this would be a great help in cutting all the pieces that I would use.  I also do lots of scrap quilts so this would be really nice to help cut all those scraps.  Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Nsue21702 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:18 PM

I love the Carefree Alphabet set :) I have a 3 yr old son, who uses alphabet letters like action figures. I am a newbie, and i heard that the GoBaby is newbie proof.

yoda wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 7:09 AM

Because I am a Beginner and terrified to cut fabric with a rotary cutter (I might mess it up) An Accu Quilt would be the perfect solution for me

mhairi wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 8:31 AM

I would love it if they would combine the star, heart, circle and flower into one pack.  I love to make children's quilt and those would be perfect for adding details in the borders.  

If I had to choose one it would be the circle and flower as I think these would be more versatile.  Adding on top of each other for three dimensional effects and cutting in specific ways to create other patterns with the circle.

Can't wait to try it out - when I win!!!  :)

Duane Wiley wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 9:11 AM

I think I would love the alphabet sets!  I would love to give the AccuQuilt a good workout!

Barbara Corry wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 10:11 AM

I would love the 3" strip cutter, the triangles , the squares, actually I love them all.  Accuracy counts and sometimes my strips aren't as close as they need to be.  Plus I really don't do triangles well.  Thanks.

bpcampion@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 10:17 AM

It would be hard to choose just one - they all look like they would be fun and handy to work with.  But, the one I would probably use the most would be the 2 1/2" multiple squares.

I would love to own a GO since rotary cutting tends to hurt my back and it seems I can never get accurate strips without the ruler slipping.

Thanks for the chance and for the new sponsor!

quilterMA wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 1:10 PM

I would purchase the 2 1/2 square multiple as my first pick because of it's utility.  You can always use squares this size and the die would make quick work of getting many of them cut.

I should be the recipient of the Go Baby! because I am a novice who is anxious to get started but the thought of cutting all the fabric is discouraging me.  This is exactly what I need to "get my feet wet" and try to make something special for myself, my friends and as service projects.  The confidence I have in the other steps of design and sewing is overcome by my poor scissor and rotary skills.  This would boost my desire and delivery.  Please consider me for your wonderful prize.  I will use it and appreciate it.  Thank you.

Maria wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 2:31 PM

I like the Hexagons and half square triangles. then the strip cutter ;)

thank you

Maria

Deanna Cox wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 2:40 PM

I would love to win a Go Baby prize because it would make sewing so much fun and easier. Having fun while sewing is a good thing, right?! It is hard to pick favorites , they all would be great but here are some I would really like of the die patterns, #55045 Rose of Sharon; #55030 Critters; #55011 Hexagon; and #55048 Bountiful Baskets. Thanks for a chance to win!

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 8:58 PM

I think my favorites:  81/2 square - 2 1/2 " multiplies and the 4 1/2" multiples.....

I would love to win the Go Baby so I can share with my mom... she is a 79 year young fantastic quilter and loves all the new gadgets.....  what a mothers day that would be!! thanks for the chance

leprcon002 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Saturday, 30 April 2011, 11:50 PM

My favorite dies are the 3' and 4' and the triangle dies. My quilt guild makes quilts every year at our in house quilt aroma, we donate them to the local Hospice. I would like to have the Go Baby for my guild to use.

Thank you,

Gramkc wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt
on Sunday, 1 May 2011, 6:56 AM

I Just bought a Go fabric cutter April 30 so I am very excited to get started using it.   As a quilter in her sixties, I find cutting the strips accurately without any little curves or jogs to be one of the most difficult things,   so hands down,  I would vote for dies that cut strips.   I would tend to use the 4 1/2 inch, and the 2 1/2 inch strips the most.  I know I am most likely too late for the contest but wanted to voice an opinion on this.

rrjane011749 wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!
on Monday, 2 May 2011, 2:36 PM

Thank you! I can't believe I won one of these. Can't wait to receive it and get busy with it. Thanks again from the bottom of my stash!

Sally Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!
on Monday, 2 May 2011, 8:36 PM

Love my Acuquilt. Got one for Christmas and think of how I were to survive without it for so long...

QuilterKat wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!
on Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 4:15 PM

I, too, can't believe I won!!!! Yippee!!! My husband just said " So now you need a new table in your craft room, right?"! Gotta love a man who supports my hobbies! Love Accuquilt! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! There are going to be some children with beautiful quilts in their "Bags of Love" They have very little else so it really counts for something. Thank you for making this possible for them!

dollyquilter wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!
on Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 7:53 AM

go2 1/2 is great i make a lot of scrap quilts.  thank you Dolly

swylie@frontier.com wrote re: Spotlight on AccuQuilt: Winners Announced!
on Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 8:46 PM

I would love to win this prize. I don't have a favorite as I have not used any of them yet. I would be the first in my quilt guild to have one

Thank you

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