Friday, September 10, 2010

Accuquilt Go! Cutter Giveaway

***TIME'S UP!  WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY***


I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to give away an Accuquilt Go! Cutting System.  Lucky for me this is being generously donated by Accuquilt and the lucky winner will receive the Accuquilt Go! cutting machine as well as three dies of their choice.

Now I have seen this exact machine at my local quilt shop.  And I've even stopped and looked at it.  Even run my fingers along the shiny roller bars.  Perhaps turned the crank a time or two.  But I hadn't really considered buying one because I'm not a real gadgetry kind of girl.   My cutting mat, straight edge and rotary cutter work just fine.  Besides, I don't have the time to learn how to work some new machine.  When I quilt I want to quilt . . . not figure out how to use some new fangled gadget.






Well, Accuquilt sent one to my house.  For me.  And that sucker sat in a box for a good week before I even unpacked it.  I was intimidated.  And nervous.  And just didn't want to find the time to learn how to use it.  But I did want someone to win one.  So I opened the blasted thing and figured I would find a manual an inch thick.  Instead, I pulled out the machine and the dies and matching cutting mats.

Hmm.

OK.  I plunked it down on my cutting table and read the brief instructions.  Since I use 5" squares often I decided to try that first.  It mentioned the importance of having the fabric just over the cut shape area so I snipped some fabric to fit it.  I didn't even bother ironing the fabric.  Gasp.  I know.  I know.  I totally know better.  Just keeping it real.

Anyway, first I put down the die with the foam side up.  Then I laid the said unironed fabric on top of the die. 




Then the cutting mat goes on top of the fabric.  And you push the whole die-fabric-mat sandwich up to the rollers and crank the handle and watch as it goes through the rollers.



Ta-dah!  Two 5" squares and the remaining scrap. 



"OK," says me.  Let's try something harder.  How about the drunkard's path die?





Cutting die.  Fabric.  Yep, still not ironed. 



Cutting mat and roll it through.




Shazam!  And this thing can handle six layers of fabric at once??

Sold.  I get it.  I see the possibilities.  And I'm totally itching to grab a stack of fabric and start cutting.

After I iron it of course.

Wanna win one?


Leave a comment here before Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00pm EST.  One comment gives you one entry.  Follow me on Twitter and you get a second entry.  Facebook?  A third entry. And make a groovy video like we used to do in the good ole days and I'll love you forever  . . . and I'll post them over on Facebook.


Leave one comment = 1 entry
Go follow me on Twitter and come back and tell me you did = 2nd entry
Go like me on Facebook and come back and tell me you did = 3rd entry
Make a video = Make us all smile!

Winner will be selected by random draw and announced Tuesday evening.

-dana










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Anna said...

Hmmm. First commenter never wins, but here's a shot! Love your blog.

SummersDesigns said...

Would love to use that for those drunkard path blocks. Thanks
ginger_f75@yahoo.com

SummersDesigns said...

Liked your Facebook page! I didn't even realize you had one or would have done it sooner. ♥

dogwood said...

Wicked Cool!

dogwood said...

Oh, and I'm a twitterer.. sallybway

pigbook1 said...

That looks ridiculously awesome I would love to win!

Anonymous said...

That is sooo cool. Thanks for the run-down. I am like you - intimidated by those kind of gadgets but you explain it well and make it look so easy. That would be an awesome tool to have.

Laura
byers0917@yahoo.com

Tressa said...

I think that would be a very cool tool to have.

pigbook1 said...

I already liked you on facebook :-D

Megan said...

So excited you go to try one out! Those drunkards path dies look like the ultimate time-saver!

pigbook1 said...

And I've followed you on twitter too!

Kelly said...

Maybe I could finally start that tumbler quilt I've wanted to make! These are pretty cool, even if you are a non-gadgety person (like myself).

Susan D said...

Ok-- I'm a glutton for punishment-- I don't ever win. I keep entering things-- those with blogs seem to win. But yeah, I'd love a Go-quilter. Oh yes, saving time, that would help anyone. So here I go....

Rachel said...

I am glad to see you like the Go! I would love to win one and a few dies, I think it would make my life easier as precision cutting is so not my thing. :)

Rachel

Knitting in Pink said...

Wow! That thing is awesome!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yup, want one of those AccuQuilt Go cutters!

Sally said...

I would love one of these!

Sally said...

I follow you on twitter!

Maureen F. said...

OH GOODNESS - I have been stalking one of these for months. I need to start saving pennies in a jar. I MUST have one of these before I leave this earth. I watch you tube videos of this machine in action all the time. Cuts like buttah I tell ya. Thanks for the chance to win it

Jana said...

Pick me! Pick MEEEE!!!

Sally said...

I like you on facebook! (and in real life :) )

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course I "like" you on Facebook Dana.

Jana said...

I followed you on Twitter!!!

Kelle said...

Here's my comment! and Thank you for this offer. It looks like a prize to be had and especially for those of us just getting started in quilting*wink* It's my plan to get our spare room converted into my quilting/ craft room and winning this would be a wonderful way to get started :o)

Sorry, I don't have facebook or twitter, so put me down for one entry. :o)
Blessings,
Kelle

Jana said...

I liked you on Facebook!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

And now I also follow you on Twitter - you won't be able to sneak anything by me!

Nancy said...

I would LOVE to win this... I have a hankering to make a wedding ring quilt and this would make the pieces so precise...thus easier to make...

Maureen F. said...

I now follow you on facebook (I haven't gotten sucked into Twitter yet)

Nancy said...

I follow your blog...

Nancy said...

I follow you on Twitter as sewingnancyl..

katrina said...

I cannot believe that you DIDN'T want one of these....! I definitely do though, so thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Carla said...

You make it look so easy. I'm fascinated!

Leigh said...

I am just getting into quilting (after a few years of garment/bag sewing!) and I would LOVE one of these!!!

Carla said...

I follow you on facebook.

Leigh said...

I'm following you on Twitter! I'm LittleBrownDog.

Mendi said...

How lucky are you?? I can't wait to see what all you make from you die cuts.

Leigh said...

And I "liked" you on Facebook!!!

Nettie said...

wow! Handy and easy, I need one of those.

Leila said...

oooohw this is one GOOD give away! Honestly if I don't win one I'll probably never will own one. So I'm keeping all my fingers crossed for this, or that million $€£ jackpot would do as well ;-)

Nettie said...

OK, here's my 2nd comment, because I like you on facebook!

Leila said...

I follow you on twitter

katy said...

I love your site and I'd love one of these too! So many projects to be done.
Thanks

Gracie Mae said...

Looks like fun!

Leila said...

I follow you on facebook

Amy said...

Ah, so glad you liked it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi said...

I have rheumatoid arthritis and have thought about getting one of these because I can't alway hold the rotary blade well. So having a chance to win one is a treat! Thanks so much!

Liz B. said...

Haven't been lucky in any of the Go giveaways yet, but I'm still crossing my fingers! Thanks for the chance at winning.

Kathy said...

Hmm - would it not be wiser to press the fabric before you cut the shapes, lol?
I would love to win one of these!

Heidi said...

I "like" you on facebook too! :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm afraid to touch new things for a while too. I couldn't even look at my new sewing machine for a week after it got delivered. Hope I get a chance to try one someday :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm a facebook follower

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm a twitter follower tooooooooo

EG said...

Yay, great giveaway!

ellengraf(at)gmail(dot)com

jbr said...

Sounds so fun. Easy and a time saver--what every mother needs.

EG said...

I like you on Facebook!

ellengraf(at)gmail(dot)com

EG said...

Now I follow you on Twitter, too!

ellengraf(at)gmail(dot)com

emalina49a said...

I also Follow you on Facebook!

amber said...

I would love to win one!!! Thanks for the give a way

amber said...

I like you on face book

"The Fam" said...

Yes! Please! This machine looks awesome!

Denise said...

What an amazing giveaway. This is something I would love, but could not justify buying for myself. Fingers and toes crossed.

AnnieO said...

No ironing, you crack me up! But it seemed to cut the fabric just fine. I would love to win one of these suckers. Truly. Glad you opened the box and got cutting.

AnnieO said...

Also, I like you on Facebook. :)

RWL said...

What an awesome giveaway!

Patti said...

As a new quilter, this tool would be very welcome in my home and on my next project. I'll keep my fingers crossed.xxoo

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this what a great give away.
Thank you

Terri E
Ventura ca

Luv 2 Kreate said...

YES, I want to win a GO!!!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I follow on twitter :)

Luv 2 Kreate said...

and of course FB too!

Anonymous said...

I just followed you on facebook.
Yippie I get two chances to win. I dont do twitter maybe one day i will...

Have a great weekend.
Terri E
Ventura Ca

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'd love to win this shiny toy! Thanks for the chance:)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I like you on Facebook!

beth said...

If it's that easy...I'll take it!
Unless someone else wants it, of course.

prairiewhisper said...

I looked at one at my local sewing store and they look great. If this is open to Canadians I'm in.

thanks, Heidi
ahmotz@xplornet.ca

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I already follow you on Twitter!

Becca P. said...

It looks fun... but I can understand the intimidation. Do you know anything about the replacement parts? Like are there blades which need to be changed, and how frequently?

ute br. said...

Helo,
I have only one chance, but it is o.k. if it is the right ....
I love your blog.
greetings from germany
utebr.

Cheri C. said...

I "liked" you on FB

Cheri C. said...

How exciting!!! What would be more exciting is... if I won!!!

Cheri C. said...

I don't twitter... sorry...

Leila said...

I had a dream last night that I finally won something in a blog giveaway. I hope my dream comes true!

Shelley said...

I would be in heaven!! Love your blog - thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

Just followed you on Twitter

Amy said...

I've been seeing these things all over the place online lately. Your test run sold me on it... I think I need it now! Fingers crossed or else Santa's getting a letter from me this year. :)

devinkirsten said...

LOVE the giveaway, can't wait to see who wins!

Amy said...

I've been seeing these things all over the place online lately. Your test run sold me on it... I think I need it now! Fingers crossed or else Santa's getting a letter from me this year. :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Dana you crack me up! Love the unironed fabric! That is so me. Hope I can win this one. Oh the possibilities!!! Jenn

AmyT said...

Okay, I would like to try one of these now. It makes more sense to see it explained with the pictures. It's like an Ellison for Fabric. Cool. Pick Me!!

Shellie said...

You sold me. I was so leary but now I want one. Especially that drunkard's path, hexagons, and yes a basic square would be fabulous. wow so much fun and so easy.

Mama J said...

I have been eying this too! I would love to win it for my mom and then borrow it from her of course!

Mama J said...

I'm already a facebook follower :)

janet said...

I am seeing these all over the place, and I am dying to try one! I can't really afford to get one on my own, but cutting is my least favorite part of quilting, so I think I would love this thing!

Shellie said...

I follow you on facebook.

janet said...

I am seeing these all over the place, and I am dying to try one! I can't really afford to get one on my own, but cutting is my least favorite part of quilting, so I think I would love this thing!

Shellie said...

I follow you on facebook.

Regina said...

Oh lucky lucky you! And hoping for lucky lucky me!!!

Regina said...

I don't Twitter, but already follow you on Facebook.

Shellie said...

I follow your blog also. (sorry I hit the button twice for the fb post)

Dru said...

I'd love to win one. Thanks!

cabesh said...

I really, really, REALLY would love this. Really.

cabesh said...

Following you facebook.

Cathy said...

I would love to win a Accuquilt Go so bad.

Cathy said...

I am a follower of yours on Tweeter

Cathy said...

I follow you on Facebook

KevinB said...

Ooh, ooh. Please pick me. I need one of these after watching a demo of them at quilt shop. I just can't afford one. I enjoy following your blog by the way.

Wendy said...

Wow, way cool! Would love to win this :) Thanks for the giveaway!

mouse said...

I have to say, cutting is probably my least favorite part of quilting (I'm too eager to get to the sewing part) so I would love to win this! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

jillquilts said...

Oh, I simply MUST win one!! Please pick me!!! :)
I have GO envy!

Ashley said...

I really want to try one! Looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

jillquilts said...

I'm following you on Twitter!! :)

Jennifer said...

Oohhhhh.... this looks like a fun toy.

Kim said...

Thanks for a chance to win Dana.......this is such a cool tool....I'd love to cut up all my scraps and make them into some fun quilts.

Happy Sewing

Jennifer said...

And I already follow you on twitter!

jillquilts said...

I am following you on Facebook, too. :)

Anita in Florida said...

Great giveaway! Would love to be a winner.

Jessica's Photography said...

I would love to win this prize!

Jessica's Photography said...

I "liked" you on facebook! I would love to win this prize!

Michele said...

I'd love to see this baby in action.

Jodie said...

Wow, I keep seeing this demostrated on different peoples blogs and man after seeing it...I really really want one..feet stamping with my mouth turned down and sad. Thanks for giving us this chance.

Jodie said...

Alright I am jojoocala now following you on twitter!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Fingers are crossed that I'm the lucky winner!
Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

MeganAnne said...

count me in! :-D

MeganAnne said...
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Jodie said...

Alright liking you on Facebook now!

JoAnn said...

Thanks for the chance to win this - what a cool machine it would be to have in my sewing room!!!
JoAnn
info7miner@gmail.com

The Halyburtons said...

That looks fantastic! I would love to try one out!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I am your newest twitter follower!
Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

Chicago Redhead said...

I've been seeing these everywhere and would love to have one!

Karen said...

I'm also not a gadget person, but this looks great!

Karen said...

also following you on facebook!

Anonymous said...

i've been wanting one on these for a while - i love to make crochet blankets for charities and would love to add quilts to my donations. this would make the process so much faster! pick me!

Martina said...

Thanks for the chance to win! It would just be so absolutely fantastic!I would love to make some hexagons, some dresden, wedding rings and ,and ,and...lol!

Bree said...

Squeee!!! Awesome giveaway!! I've been itching to get ahold of one of these - and dying for the cute little critters die!
bmcelroy@Tampabay.rr.com

Bree said...

And I'm a facebook follower!
bmcelroy@tampabay.rr.com

HRH Gigi said...

ooh, ooh, pick me, pick me - PLEASE!

HRH Gigi said...

I follow you on twitter.

HollyHobbie said...

That sure would make life easier!

knitnoid said...

Love reading your blog, and would love to win one of these.

Jill said...

I really want to try one of these out! Excellent giveaway!

HollyHobbie said...

Following you on Twitter too!

Jen said...

would love the chance to win one! Thanks!

Jen said...

I'm a facebook-liker! (Is that what it's called??) Well anyway, I don't do twitter, but I do follow you on FB! Thanks again!

knitnoid said...

Just "liked" your FB page. - I don't do twitter.

Tracy said...

Oh I would SOOOOOO love to have one of these...they intrigue me and I think I could spend all day cutting to my hearts content with one! Thank you for a chance to win one.

Oh...and I am following you on Facebook and Twitter...

Bailey said...

Love to win and thank you for the give-away!

Gena said...

I would love love love to win this just because cutting fabric is my LEAST favorite part of quilting :)

www.genasgarden.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Been reading your blog for a long time, love it!

Lori Lynn said...

Wow! This is awesome. Would love this. Thanks for the give away.

Sara said...

I also follow you on facebook

Lexi said...

Wow fancy! I want one. I never win anything but it would sure be nice!

Shellie said...

I have a video on facebook.

Tasha said...

this is such an awesome tool! i'd love to win it.

Olivia and Me said...

Dana.. Love this!

Okies, so toss my name in for the give away.. I was on facebook, but left after a virus attacked my computer.. and I'm on the twit thing, yet don't really do it.

So this is my entry.

Love and kisses,
Olivia

Leah S said...

Sure thing, I want one. ;)

jlk said...

I love gadgets, especially ones that make cutting fabric more accurate.

jlk said...

I love gadgets, especially ones that make cutting fabric more accurate.

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to win the cutter! It would be so helpful with curved pieces like the drunkard's path. Thanks

zarina said...

one more try for the cutter else i will get the one I ordered from my LQS.

zarina said...

And I have already add your page to my FB.

Brooke said...

I have been eying this machine for months. Thank you for the chance to win one!

Brooke

lindseyrhodes said...

I am SO excited about this machine, it looks amazing! Crossing my fingers to be a winner!

comment, check
twitter follow, check (wearyourcake)
facebook like, check

Tracy said...

Ok, even though I love this my Mom wants one really badly...and she just retired...so i would give it to her and only borrow it!

Tracy said...

I am already a "liker" on FB.

Before The Dawn said...

That is so cool! I want one LOL. Great giveaway, thank you!

Tracy said...

twitter too!

Before The Dawn said...

I already like ya on Facebook. ;D

Mommy of Three said...

I would LOVE to win one of these!! I have been putting off several quilts i have wanted to make because i never find the time to cut it all out. This would definitely fix that problem!!

Rhanda said...

Love your blog! I subscribe using Google Reader!

Johanna said...

I have to confess that I never tried it out but I would so love to! There have been so many great reviews of this cutter and just seems to be so perfect for all kinds of quilts!
Thank you for this great chance!

Dale Anne Potter said...

What an AWESOME giveaway!!!
THANKS for this opportunity.
Being on a pension budget (DH's) I'd have this on my wish list forever....

Pilgrim Days said...

this would so awesome to have

Mommy of Three said...

I am now a facebook follower. =)

queenbee said...

Oooh, me me me! Pick me!

Pilgrim Days said...

following you on both twitter and on facebook

Theresa said...

I would love to win. I HATE cutting, and I'm not good at it. I'm sure I would be a much more productive quilter with this machine. Thanks for the chance to win!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'm kind of wary of new gadgets too but I know the Accuquilt's a no fuss machine because the shop I work at uses one and I've not heard a complaint from my boss who does the cutting. And she's not shy lol

THE DWIGGINS said...

I have had my eye on this forever. So many possibilities...

Julie said...

That machine looks SO COOL! I would LOVE to win it!

THE DWIGGINS said...

I liked you on facebook too!

Shorty said...

I would so love to try this machine out. I'm sure I'd fall in love! I already follow you thru Blogger.

Beth Gracie said...

Enter me!

Shorty said...

Now I'm following you on Twitter! Love it!

Rhanda said...

I now follow you on twitter. Woo hoo!

Shorty said...

And on Facebook! So cool!

Thim3 said...

I talked myself out of asking for a Go for christmas last year...but now I have read so much about them in blog land...I want one really bad..The go looks like it would save some time. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Beth Gracie said...

and I followed u on Twitter too!

audreypawdrey said...

I would love to win this! I am a follower already.:)

felicity said...

Hoo boy would I like to win this baby!

Rhanda said...

I like you on Facebook, too! thanks for offering this giveaway!

felicity said...

I "liked" you on FB.

Thim3 said...

I like your facebook page

Wendy said...

Yes please!!! This looks awesome.

Patty Nordahl said...

I would love to win. Enjoy reading your blog - great Tuesday Flea Market finds.
Patty

grendelskin said...

Kudos for getting over your technophobia to try it out. You know I want to play with the GO!

I don't Twitter or FB but I like you in all other arenas!

Thim3 said...

Following you on Twitter

LauraJ said...

What fun and I'll bet my girls would love, love, love to use it since I'm a little (ok a lot) protective of my mat, rotary cutter, and rulers. Thank you Accuquilt people! Thank you Dana for taking one for the team to try it out and show us how it works :)

~Laura J.

Cap Creations said...

That cutter is awesome! Thanks so much for a chance to win one!

Me? A Mom? said...

I saw this in my local JoAnns. I could never afford to splurge on one but I'd sure love to WIN one!!

Me? A Mom? said...

I'm a friend of yours on FB!

Me? A Mom? said...

I'm now following you on twitter!

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