GO! Baby Review & Giveaway!

Monday, September 5, 2011

GO! Baby Giveaway & Review! by jenib320
GO! Baby Giveaway & Review!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
After a few weeks of playing around with the Accuquilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, I'm ready to put in my two cents about this product! Please be aware that I did receive this cutter free of charge, but this is my honest opinion! Scouts honor! :)

Vintage Sheet HST Pillow by jenib320
Vintage Sheet HST Pillow, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
In short, I love it! I have been using it exclusively with vintage sheets (remember my Vintage Sheet HST Pillow Tutorial?), which I was a little worried about at first! Vintage sheets are generally higher in thread count than regular quilting cotton so I wasn't sure how well it would work! I'm happy to say it works quite well! I've done up to EIGHT layers at a time! Granted when I do that many there are sometimes a few threads that don't get cut, but that's alright! I've had the best results when using between 5-6 layers.

For my uses, this cutter has been great! There is some waste, but for as quick as I have been able to cut, it's been worth it! I have been using it to turn vintage sheet scraps into 5" square charm packs! Since I'm cutting from scraps already, the waste isn't really a big deal for me. I might not use my nicer quilting cottons with this machine for every project, but for managing scraps it's been a real time saver.

Vintage Sheet Charm Packs by jenib320
Vintage Sheet Charm Packs, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I have really been giving this machine a workout; as you can see from that stack, I've already cut hundreds of squares using it. I have seen a little bit of wear on the underside of the die and of course on the cutting mat, but nothing major enough to be worried about! Thankfully the machine is quite light and easy to turn, which was really important for me. I have arthritis in my wrists and hands, and I have no problem using it at all. Well, unless you count when I tried 10 layers. Haha, but let's be honest, that was just a bit of a bad idea! ;)

I look forward to trying out some of the other dies they have to offer. Now that the Single Girl is under my belt, maybe the apple core? I think using this machine would be the only way I'd try a quilt like that, I hate, hate cutting! Especially when it's something curved!

Vintage Sheet HST Pillow by jenib320
Vintage Sheet HST Pillow, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
So, you know what's next! I've been given the go-ahead to give one of these machines (and three dies!) away! No hoops for this one, just leave one comment to enter! I'll draw a random winner on Friday at 9pm CST. Make sure you leave your email address or that it's viewable in your profile! (International entries welcome!)

Good Luck!

563 comments :

  1. oooh pick me..I am dying to get my hands on one of these baby's!

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  2. I would be as happy as a clam if I had one of these great cutters! karen@babygoinplaces.com

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  3. I agree, I think the apple core die would be very useful. I'd love to make an apple core quilt, but cutting the pieces accurately is a bit intimidating. thankyou for the giveaway :)

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  4. My birthday is this month and one of these machines is at the top of my list. I really really hope I win! =)

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  5. Would love to win one of these--makes cutting so much simpler and more exact.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  6. Hi Jeni! Thanks for the chance to win one of these cutters, I'd sure love the opportunity to try it.

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  7. As a newcomer to quilting I would adore one of these machines! Jamie V in MT
    http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
    amzanioli@yahoo.com

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  8. Yup! You said the magic word, "arthritis" and I am paying attention! I love to cut lots and lots of fabric,but it would be wonderful to do it without my hands throbbing! Fingers crossed...

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  9. Yay, I ordered some of those charm squares! I thinks some vintage sheets and an apple core die would create such a lovely quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. This would be awesome for complicated blocks like snowflakes! It would also be a SWEET birthday present :)

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  11. I want to play with a g.baby and have a bee party and invite all me stitchy friends to play....oh the fun we would have ;)
    -annabelle

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  12. I have arthritis, also. I think this would save me a lot of shoulder pain!

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  13. OOoo....I so want one of these. Mr. Random Generator, please pick me!

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  14. Oh my goodness I seriously want one of this little guys so badly!! It seems like everyone is giving one away and every time I enter I cross all my fingers and toes! LOL! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME PLEASE!!

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  15. Oh my - what a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  16. I have a huge pile of scraps, I would definitely be able to put this machine to good use!!

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  17. thanks for the review- i do have a comment/question. I have seen several bloggers review this recently, and i am wondering why so many choose to cut squares or strips. Is it really that much quicker than using a rotary cutter/ruler? Wouldn't this tool be better used on irregular shapes instead of squares/triangles?

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  18. Seems like eveyone who owns a Baby Go loves it - I'm sure I would tto - hope I win. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I'd love this cute little thing...I see visions of quilts in my head;) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Ahh, I would love to have one of theses! I'm currently on a cutting break, so this machine is a total tease! :)

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  21. All I want for Christmas is an accuquilt!

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  22. Thank you for the wonderful give-away!!! Wow, I so need one of these ....

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  23. I would love to win this. I Enjoy reading your blog. Thank You. dbpruet@aol.com

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  24. I'm the same way about applecores-LOVE the look of the quilts but hate cutting the pieces, even with an acrylic template to cut around. The applecore & drunkard's path dies are 2 I would love to play with! :)

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  25. I'm a carpal tunnel kind of girl myself but I figure using a crank would be a bit easier on the hand than the rotary cutter. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  26. I would LOVE to have one of these! I'm new to quilting, but already know that this would make a world of a difference!!!

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  27. I would so LOVE to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  28. I love the way you use vintage sheets. I would love to win one of these machines. I would make my life so much easier. I have to cut strips for the flowers that I make and I would love to be able to use the 2 1/2" Strip die. I sure would save a lot of time and my arm. I have carpel tunnel and cutting gives my arm so much pain.

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  29. Oooh, yes please!!! valerie_fischer02 AT yahoo DOT com (you know how to translate that, right?) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway! :)

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  30. This looks awesome .... especially for circles.

    margie

    margiedicroce(at)rogers.com

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  31. What will they think of next? I'm all for anything that makes cutting easier!
    (vintagespinster at gmail dot com.)

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  32. thanks for the chance to win! p.s. love your blog! :)

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  33. I would love to win this machine. More baby quilts would be made!

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  34. I would love to win this!! More baby quilts in my future.

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  35. I've been eye-ing one of these cutters simply to save me time in cutting hexagons.

    BTW, thank you for such a simple giveaway :)

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  36. I can't believe that you cut out a stack of squares that tall. Must be a giant quilt that you are making :P

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  37. I love your stuff--sign me up please!
    dreliuhernandez @ yahoo .com

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  38. An apple core quilt is a great idea! Would love to have one of these!! Thanks for the chance Jeni!

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  39. Yay! Thanks for the giveaway chance! It would be great to cut faster and better!

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  40. I would love to give this a try... Love your blog!

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  41. anything to save time is a friend of mine!

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  42. I would love to have a die cutter. I have been looking at them for applique flowers for quilts. Have some I need to get done, and boy wouldn't this be great. Also like the vintage sheets you cut up. What a great quilt that made.

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  43. Count me in! I would love to save time cutting by using one of these! Jcgetz at gmail dot com.

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  44. just scored some vintage sheets at the thrift store. thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. It would be so fun to work with one of these. I also hate cutting!!
    Thanks for the chance,
    amanda.raven[at]hotmail.com

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  46. I keep seeing these cutters making the rounds on quilting blogs and I have to say that the waste it produces makes me somewhat wary. But I like your idea of using it as a quick way to manage scraps.

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  47. these look so amazing, but i am a hater of fabric waste- did you think it was a problem?

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  48. Such a handy little gadget! Thanks for the awesome review!

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  49. It's so nice to know when a new product really works well....not just claims to.

    Thank you for the test drive!

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  50. I like your pretty stack! I think I'd use it for scraps too, but you never know. I might get totally addicted to it!

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway. I have been trying to win one of these for a long time and maybe you will draw my number. Thanks again

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  52. WoW! That would be so much fun! Perfect addition to my craft room/actually its more like a closet...

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  53. How cool is this tool! I love the vintage sheet pattrns in the picture. I could stare at them all day!

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  54. Thanks for the chance, I have been wanting one of these for a while!

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  55. I really love the quilting in your HST pillow! Thanks for the chance to win to cutter!

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  56. This looks awesome! Cutting is my least favorite part of sewing. (lisa@goodknits.com)

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  57. I never win! Hope I get this one :)

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  58. glad to see it tested out on something other that quilting cottons, which is all i have been reading about in blogland. thanks for a chance to win!

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  59. Definitely intrigued by this new quilting/sewing toy. Thanks for the review.
    Gerry Anne Houchin
    gash1954@gmail.com

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  60. Love the way your HST pillow came out. You have the best luck finding fun sheets!

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  61. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Great review!
    Ashley
    ashleymjones@live.com

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  62. Comment!

    joeleepants at gmail dot com

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  63. I so wish I could find some good vintage sheets to use for quilt backs. Maybe if I ever get a car one day it will be easier to search for some.

    Anyway... I would love one of these bad boys. Thanks for the chance to win.

    jennhgray@gmail.com

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  64. Wow you have so many people commenting, I hope I have a chance. Thanks for your "two cents" lol. I was very inspiring.
    Thx

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  65. Great giveaway. These little contraptions look like so much fun!

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  66. I am so curious to try one of these babies!

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  67. Thanks for the giveaway! I would absolutely love one of these! Jgbernier13(AT)gail(dot)com

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  68. Perfect for circles and triangles, no? I hate to cut too, Jeni, thanks for the giveaway

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  69. I've just come over from M. Samm and saw this, phew just managed to sneek in before the closing date. Been trying for one of these for months LOL. I would love it for the hexies and the HST I hate the cutting. Linda

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  70. I am completely sold on needing a Go! Baby - maybe I'll be lucky on my birthday?!!
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  71. Thanks for your review. I've been trying so hard to win one of these fabulous machines.
    Margaret

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  72. I want such a machine. Random number generetor Please love me! Thank you very much!

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  73. I want such a machine. Random number generetor Please love me! Thank you very much!

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  74. I would really put this to good use if I had one. You did a great job with yours.

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  75. I love the idea of using vintage sheets... I feel a trip to my local op shops coming up!
    Traceyrampling @ gmail. Com

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  76. I keep trying to win one of these! My rotary cutting stinks! Thanks so much for a no hoops giveaway.

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  77. jenni - who can resist a giveaway for a Go Baby! - holding thumbs that I'll be the "won" to win it !
    Margaret

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  78. Thanks for the chance, I hope I'm lucky this time!

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  79. Thank-you!!!:)graceweftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Found your blog through stash. It's delightful!!!

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  81. Thank you for your honest review of the Baby GO! I would love to win one to be able to cut out a bunch of hexagons.

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  82. What a great giveaway! Who wouldn't love to have this cutter?! And I think you have just inspired a new phase of mine .... I am loving those vintage sheets!

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  83. I would so love to win a GO cutter! I have been trying for two years now!! I love your blog--thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  84. I inherited Pyrex bowls from my grandparents and just love them - cool idea to collect different sets - I'll have to be on the lookout! I would love to win the AccuQuilt cutter - thanks for the chance to win! Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts.blogspot.com Your newest follower.

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  85. Thanks for the review. Good info to know about cutting vintage sheets. Please count me in the giveaway as well.

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  86. Thanks for the honest review. I've never been a the biggest fan of cutting. I have been dreaming of owning one of these babies for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I would love to win this cutter...My first project would be a hexie quilt !!!!!

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  88. A GO Baby would be SOOOOooo helpful to cut scraps and make them useable. Love your sheet charms!

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  89. I'm a new follower to your blog, Madame Samm sent me. Thank you, Madame Samm. I love your thrifting, section. Isn't thrifting fun, you've gotten some great stuff. I have a feeling I'll be stopping by your blog often. Thanks for the wonderful tut at Madame Samm's blog and also for hosting this fantastic giveaway. Everyone wants a Go Baby, count me in! ;>

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  90. Thanks so much for chance. I'm like you - bad wrists and hands.

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  91. I would looove to win a Go. They must really speed up the cutting process, which is my least favorite part of quilting. Love your vintage sheet creations - the colors are so cheerful!

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  92. I would love a Go! Baby...so many quilts would become possible to do sew much easier. Thanks for a chance!

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  93. This would be the ultimate stash buster. I need to spend less time cutting.

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  94. So, how does someone get picked to be a tester for these kinds of things?

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway for one! I'd love the Fall dies and hexagons! (I'd have to comtemplate the third one :)

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  95. Just found your blog via SewWeQuilt. So very glad I did. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts on the GO Baby.

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  96. I can definitely see the advantages of the GO, especially with curved pieces. Love the vintage sheets that you have found.

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  97. I'm new to you blog..love the bright colors..The pillow is great and the quilting is so different...I would love to win the GO BABY..The more I read about it makes me really want one..And I have the perfect place for it..
    Thanks for the chance to win..My e-mail address..larsenmaxine@yahoo.com..So when I win you can get in touch with me!

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  98. Would love one of these GO machines. I love applique, but I hate cutting out all the shapes.

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  99. Happy to find your Blog through Sew We Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. I have sooooo many scraps that need to be cut into usable pieces... it would be great to have a GO!!

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  100. wow! i just saw a demo of one of these at my quilt shop and they are soo easy! i would love to win one so i can save my poor hands from more cutting pains! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  101. Enjoyed your review... so want one of these..

    Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  102. I would love to have a BABY!!...GO! that is! YIKES! I better watch what I wish for!! Thanks for the chance!!
    Paulette

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  103. Thanks for the chace to win. I would love to have this cutter to cut up all my leftovers.

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  104. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have this to cut up all my leftovers.

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  105. I sure would love to win one of these! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to use it on circles and hexagons and baby lettering!

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  106. I would love to have one of these! Thanks!

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  107. Wonderful giveaway! I could definitely use this for scraps.

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  108. Thanks for the review...this looks like a great way to try all those 'hard-to-cut' shapes out!!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. I absolutely would love to have a Accuquilt Go Baby. Thanks for making this giveaway possible.

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  110. those vintage sheets are awesome! the one you used for the backdrop for taking photos..I think our family owned about 10 of those. not alot when you think there were 8 children!!! Thanks for the chance to win the "Go'.

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  111. Thanks for the comments on using the Go for cutting vintage sheets - I was wondering how it would work with those. And thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  112. Great tutorial on Sew WE Quilt, Jeni! I'd love to win an Accuquilt GO! Baby. Thank you for a great giveaway. ~Kd
    www.KdQuilts.com

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  113. Would love to win one!! Thanks for the chance :)

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  114. I can't resist. I'm throwing name in the virtual hat for this one.

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  115. ooooo!! so generous!

    <3 jorjiapeach
    jorjiafreeman@gmail.com

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  116. Thank you for a great and honest review! They sure look like they would be true time and hand savers!

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  117. I'd absolutely LOVE to win one of these machines!! Oh, and I love the vintage sheets!

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  118. I hate cutting too! This would be perfect! Thank you for the giveaway, fingers crossed :D

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  119. I just "met" you over at Madame Samm's. Thanks for the coaster tutorial. They looke great! Would love a Go Cutter!

    hiettfam at gmail dot com

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  120. I really really need one of these. Thanks.

    cannons@gmavt.net

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  121. you've had lots of fun with the go! baby! but i like the cutting up; making up 'kits' for sewing later is my fun, even all the applique pieces. but for square and triangles?! yes, i would like to win a go! baby. thanx for the opportunity to do so.

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  122. I'd love to own one of these cutters. I'm always happy to hear the great reviews. It would really cut down of prep time for a quilt. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  123. I like that big stack of fabric! I would love to try one of these.

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  124. This looks like such a cool little machine. I hope I win!

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  125. Hi Jeni! I just discovered your blog (although I've seen you around on Flickr) and really enjoyed your review:) I'd love to try the cutter out for myself. Cheers!

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  126. I don't think I'd ever buy one of these, but with all these giveaways popping up, it's starting to look necessary! Thanks for the chance.

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  127. Wow, I hope that I am not to late to enter. I would love to win one of these. I would like the hexagon, tumbler, and value pack dies. Thank you for the give away!!

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  128. Oh, these machines are awesome!!
    oshnpashn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. Not sure I'm convinced enough to buy one of these...but sure would love to win one! I know everyone that has one swears by them!

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  130. I have spent most of the evening staring at a pile of fabric i need to cut for a quilt i am making before reading this post. Fate perhaps? I want one of these machines so badly now! phoebe at phoebeandtheletterpress.com

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  131. I'm a new follower, great sight. Please include me in your drawing.

    Selina

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  132. Heh. Who wouldn't want to throw their hat in for free loot?

    If it's as good for managing scraps as you say, it might be a useful gadget for me. :3

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  133. Thanks for the review and opportunity to enter this giveaway. I can see using hexagons, value pack, and circles as starters.
    I want it!

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  134. Love your vintage sheet collection! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  135. I am a new follower. This machine looks like sooo much fun! Thanks for the chance.

    Dawn vermont66@yahoo.com
    www.dawnscomfycorner.blogspot.com

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  136. My comment didn't post! hmmm. I'm a follower and would so want to win a GO! baby and dies - hexie, circles, value pack to start. It's difficult to cut fabrics wearing a back brace so think this cutter would help. Thanks for the chance. Your projects are wonderful, and enjoyed the tutorials. Oh! I follow too.

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  137. Neato thing! I would love this. With little time to quilt these days, this would definitely give me boost. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  138. I have my eye on a circle pattern. No way I want to cut 364 circles! Thanks for the chance

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  139. I would so love to win one! :) It's nice to be able to see the different projects & reviews everyone is doing with the cutter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  141. Count me in...just dreaming about how much faster I could get a quilt top put together with a Go Baby!

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  142. I really want a GO Baby, please, please pick my name. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. Would love to win one. Would be so helpful in making my new baby girl some quilts!

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  144. Wow, this machine looks fantastic - I can't cut a straight line to save me!!!

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  145. wow! check out all those comments!? go jeni!!

    Thanks so much for the chance. What an awesome giveaway!
    Thanks!!

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  146. This is such a neat toy- it is awesome that it cuts through so much fabric!

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  147. I love the idea of being able to make your own charm packs!

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  148. Love your blog,and would love one of these! chtryon@gmail dot com.

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  149. I have been wanting one of these for a long time! I hope this is my chance!!!

    Thanks!

    MDAFOE923@gmail.com

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  150. Oh, I'd love to win this so much!!

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  151. I'm already convinced that I must own this babe. Hopefully I get to take it home by winning it ;)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. Oooh pick me! Would love one of those!
    Herrmaaa(at)gmail(dot)com

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