Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Accuquilt Go is here!

Boy, are they fast! I received an email from Carolyn at Accuquilt saying they were going to mail out my Go by the end of the week, and they must have done it right away because it was here waiting for me when I got home from work today! Now, let me tell you, I am a skeptic. There is ALWAYS a catch..right? I figured I did win this amazing product..and 3 dies..but, as I did research on the Go, I knew I would have to buy the cutting mats that are required for the dies. Not exactly cheap, but hey..small price for all the free stuff I was getting. So, here is picture #1..the box:

Pretty..isn't it??

Okay..back into the shipping box and here are my dies:

I chose the 7 inch Drunkard's Path, the half square- 3" finished triangle and 5" square. Wait..what is that??!! They INCLUDED the cutting mats with them!! Just when I thought this win couldn't get any better, it DID! Whew..next..open the pretty Go box now!!

WOW...a free die comes with it!!! Be still my heart...this die has a 4 1/2" square, a 2 1/2" square and a 2 inch finished hst!!!! For those of you that have followed my blog, you know that I am an hst addict and this is my fave size. I can see this die getting TONS of use!

Ohh..look at the cool bag the Go comes in:

Looks even cooler OUT of the bag!

They say it weighs around 15 pounds, but I have to tell you, it didn't feel that heavy to me. Must be the great carrying handle. Let's open it up to check this baby out.

I really didn't know what to expect when I won the Go. I don't know anyone who has one, and hadn't done much research on them until I won it. I have to say that so far I am impressed. The machine itself is more substantial than I expected ( don't ask me why, but I think I expected it to be flimsy), yet it is not cumbersome at all. For someone who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, it was easy to pick up and not too heavy. It doesn't seem to have a million parts that are ready to break at any moment. The customer service has been terrific with the fast mailing and making sure I would have everything I needed, including the mats. I know I put a lot of pictures on here and am voicing a lot of little things, but if are like me, you might not know much about this product and thought you might be interested in getting to know a Go a little better. I will continue to post about it and my experiences with it. As I go along, feel free to ask any questions! Tomorrow I will post about my first experiences using the Go.

In the meantime, thanks again Ryan for having the wonderful blog giveaway that gave me this amazing gift!! Of course, BIG thanks go Carolyn over at Accuquilt!!!!


  1. It looks great and well done on the extra freebies.

    I'll say have fun but I know you're going to anyway

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  2. I've had one for almost a year now, and I can tell you, you're going to LOVE it.

  3. I'm so happy for you. Your quilts are always so pretty and now I can't wait to see pictures of even more of them. Congrats on the win.

  4. Thanks for the play-by-play -- exactly what I wanted to see! I'm like you; I've had the amorphous idea what it is, but no clue really as to what's included (mats!? :-D) or how it works, or how I could use it. HST -- hmmmm! I've seen the Postage Stamp Basket die set....Hmmm..Yeah! I'll probably end up gettin' me one (by win or by wages! LOL)!
    Mary Lou

  5. Nice. Free one too. wow. You GO Girl....ha

  6. Congrats on the winning a great product. I am buying mine in 2 weeks!! I am so excited for you. I will check back to see what all ya cut to sew with it.

  7. I am going to have to get one by wages too. Can't seem to win one. (yet)- cw

  8. Thanks also for the play by play, I've heard lots of people talk about them but hadn't yet seen one so your pictures are great. Have fun cutting. I have a lot of scraps needing to be cut and I may have to look into one of these.