Today I’m sharing a product review of the Accuquilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System. While I was recently sent this terrific new product by the folks at Accuquilt, all opinions expressed in this post are my own. And I do love the Accuquilt GO! system for cutting fabrics for quilting. I’ve been using the 2 1/2″ strip cutter included with the package to trim up some of my scraps over the past few days. Using the GO! system helped me make some good progress on my scrap management which is always a good thing.
I had a lot of fun unboxing all of these fun products. The following items are included in the Accuquilt Ready. Set. GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System:
- A GO! Fabric Cutter
- The GO! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block
- GO! Strip Cutter 2 1/2″
- GO! Cutting Mats 6″ x 6″ and 10″ x 24″
- The GO! Qube Mix & Match Blocks book by Eleanor Burns (so many patterns for 6″, 8″, 9″, and 12″ blocks)!
- Die pick (for cleaning fabric fibers out of the die)
- Over 70 patterns
2 1/2″ Strip Cutter
I have a lot of scraps of Swell Christmas left over from several projects I’ve made with that collection. So I placed a lot of them on the 2 1/2″ strip cutter to get them trimmed up quickly. Since the GO! Cutter cuts six layers at a time, I was able to place a lot of different fabrics for cutting.
After running the 2 1/2″ strip die through the cutter I had lots of 2 1/2″ strips, some nice narrow strips I’ll use for a string quilt, and just a little bit of left over fabric to throw away. But then I decided to cross-cut the strips into 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares. Because you can never have too many 2 1/2″ squares!
I ended up with (45) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares in just a minute or two! I’m thinking I need to use this with a lot of my project left over bags of fabric.
I might use the squares to make another one of these rounder table topper projects I made last year (so handy for adding a fun touch of décor to table tops). I’ve also thought about using these squares to make a simple patchwork stocking (because one can never have too many stockings).
Or, I could easily cut more strips and make more Simple Table Runners like this one! But…there is more to share…
GO! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block
The GO! Qube 8″ Mix and Match Block comes with 8 different dies including:
- GO! Square-4 1/2″ (4″ Finished)
- GO! Square-2 1/2″ (2″ Finished)
- GO! Half Square Triangle-4″ Finished Square
- GO! Quarter Square Triangle-4″ Finished Square
- GO! Half Square Triangle-2″ Finished Square
- GO! Square on Point-3 1/4″ (2 3/4″ Finished)
- GO! Parallelogram 45°-2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ Sides (2 1/16″ x 2 13/16″ Finished)
- GO! Rectangle-2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (2″ x 4″) Finished
And these block dies can be used to make all of the different blocks and quilts in the Eleanor Burns book.
I’m a fan of the Accuquilt GO! cutting systems because they allow for accurate cutting and save a lot of time. There are several different options to choose from including the one I’ve shown, a GO! Me which is smaller, and even an electric version. For me, the specialty dies are the ones that are especially helpful. Using this system is the most simple and accurate way to cut shapes like hexagons, tumblers, and shapes for use with curved piecing and appliqué. There are so many options available.
And by purchasing from Accuquilt directly you can earn points towards future purchases. And right now there are some terrific sales going on. Get sale information here. (I have included affiliate links to the Accuquilt products in this post which means I’ll make a small commission if you purchase from my links, however, you will not be charged any additional fees). An Accuquilt cutting system, or some new dies if you already have one of their cutters, would make a terrific Christmas gift!
By Sherri McConnell, A Quilting Life