my new baby…

lol, just to be clear, I am SO not pregnant, but did I getcha? Even a little bit? nope? oh well. That’s what I get for pulling such a lame “joke”. 

Anywho, I was referring to my new GO! Baby cutter that the nice folks at AccuQuilt sent me!

I admit, I was a little intimidated by the box when it arrived, thinking it would be hard to figure out…but it was the opposite. Soo easy…no plugs or cords, the cutter is all run on your man-excuse me, woman power. I had to try out the cutter with some simple applique-so Sadie “helped” me, and we picked out some fabrics together.

I applied the heat n bond to the fabric before cutting, and then trimmed it down to fit the die. (it has the shapes on it…you can see the outlines in real life-it’s so easy to line it up)

Then you place the cutting mat on top of that, and roll it through the machine. (both Sadie and Charlotte love to play with the handle, and it’s totally safe-love that I don’t have to scold them for yet another thing they can’t touch…haha)

So out pops lovely perfect appliques! You can see the shapes of the die cut better in this picture.

Then I peeled off the paper backing, arranged them on a onesie how I liked (I know a few ladies having girls, yay!), and ironed them on. I’ll probably go back and stitch over the edges later.

I also made this sweet little flower with some petals-also on the flower die!

Best part-it works great with felt! Yahoo! Take a gander at these clips. They took all of 10 minutes to make. For all four! I think I’m in love.

I’m sure I haven’t even scratched the surface of what this little cutter can do. I can’t wait to keep scratching though!….er…weird sentence. Scratch that. erg.

They also have some FREE patterns available-22 of them to be exact. You know I already downloaded them, and they are really cute. They give fabric requirements and cutting instructions for your rotary cutter and mat too, but I am now realizing the potential of these cutters-it was so, so fast to cut out the fabric for these simple projects, I can only imagine how much time it saves with large quilting projects! You can also cut more than one layer per pass, which is nice.

So, anyways! If you want the FREE patterns, just click on the button below, register your e-mail, and they are yours!

22 Free Patterns - Download Now

 

 Look for more of me dorking around with my new toy in the future, and also, an exciting giveaway! (betcha can’t guess what it is…. ;)

Hope your week is going well!

Comments

  1. I’m baaaaaack! I totally ignored my google reader but I promise I kept up with your blog all summer, even though I didn’t comment. Bad blog reader!

    Anyway, I want to say that you’ve officially made me realize what a sewing dork I am because when I see “new baby”, I instantly think along the lines of Bernina, not pregnancy. I couldn’t wait to see what new toy you got! Looks like fun, and the stuff you’ve already made is super cute!
    Love the new blog design and your dot com too!
    -A

  2. This machine is so fab! And I really like what you made with it!

  3. Wow those clips are gorgeous! I love those baby grows too. I can only imagine all the amazing things you are going to make now! I can’t believe it’s so fast and you don’t even plug it in. Oh I can only dream. I think I know what will be on my Christmas list! :) xx

  4. ok I’ve just seen how much it is so either I’m going to have to be a VERY good girl and hope Father Christmas is a miracle worker or I will start saving for the next couple of years!! ;) You are one lucky lady xx

  5. Oh (sight… another deep sight…and one more) I desperately need one of those…not want, need, as I feel I will explode if I don’t get to play with cutting the little flowers. The embellished baby bodies look amazingly cute! Thanks for the lovely idea! Now i just need a Go! Baby.

  6. love it all =) so many great ideas to come up with this machine

  7. I think I need one of those jokers in my life!

  8. Far out that’s so awesome, Jess! Better than a real baby… did I just say that!?! x

  9. I love the red, white & blue onesie! Too cute. And those little bobby pins are adorable.

  10. I love my Accuquilt my hubby got me for christmas it is awesome and such a time saver for cutting. Enjoy.

  11. oh I love those onesies, so cute!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Wow!Think How fast you could make those felt kids books with that machine! Wish it was a little less costly.

  13. I want one!!!

  14. Fun, fun, fun! And way better than the time I tried hand cutting felt flower clips. haha. Love the onesie!!

  15. FUN!!!! Thats so cool! Love all those little onesies too!! That seems like a WAY easier way to do them! No cutting, just let the machine do it!! Thats so nice!!! Cant wait to see what else you do with it!!

  16. So fun! Looks like a great new toy!!

  17. Lots of fun, and thank you for showing what else it can do other than quilty stuff, as I’d really love one more for this sort of thing than the quilts (although of course that would be fun to try too)

  18. How fun! I especially love that little onesie with all the colorful flowers.

  19. i love my accuquilt line too!! i need to start being more productive with it. thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Want one!

  21. That just looks so easy!! I need to start checking out these Applique fabric cutting machines! Isn’t it nice when you don’t have to tell a curious child not to touch something!! Enjoy your Wonderful New Toy!!

    Nancy

  22. Great machine, enjoy the new baby!
    grt, Helmi

  23. Those clips are SOOOO cute

  24. Love it!I have your button on my blog http://www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com and have for some time. I LOVE Your blog. I have a slice which you can cut fabric with but I haven’t know what to do with it yet. I love the onesie idea! Did you cut freezer paper under it?

    Working on a post to nominate you for the versatile blogger award! Hope you accept it! Should be done by tommorow!

  25. Oh great. One more thing I “need”. :)

  26. Marissa Stanley says:

    What is the name of the Die in the picture with the Go! baby??? Thanks :) I love your stuff!!!!

  27. Hi, I just love your tutorials! I just started making flowers and I would like to know where I could find one of those little cutters…Is it possible to find something similar at Hobby Lobby or Michaels?

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