Hello and happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing a product review of the Accuquilt 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 ½″ 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.
Accuquilt Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System
I had a lot of fun unboxing all of these fun products. The following items are included in the Accuquilt Go! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System:
- A Go! Fabric Cutter
- The Go! Qube 8″ Mix & Match Block
- Go! Strip Cutter 2 ½″
- 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 ½″ 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 ½″ 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 ½″ strip die through the cutter I had lots of 2 ½″ 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 ½″ x 2 ½″ squares. Because you can never have too many 2 ½″ squares!
I ended up with (45) 2 ½″ x 2 ½″ 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 System
The Go! Qube 8″ Mix and Match Block System comes with 8 different dies including:
- GO! Square-4 ½″ (4″ Finished)
- GO! Square-2 ½″ (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 ¼″ (2 ¾″ Finished)
- GO! Parallelogram 45°-2 ¾″ x 3 ½″ Sides (2 1/16″ x 2 13/16″ Finished)
- GO! Rectangle-2 ½″ x 4 ½″ (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! Baby 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 applique’. 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 right now. 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!
Happy quilting! I’ll be back tomorrow with the December block of the month patterns! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Debbie Darlington says
The one and only thing I don’t like about my Accuquilt GO! is how much room it takes up. My crafting space is small. If I don’t keep it accessible I know it will get buried…lol!
Shirley Thomas says
While I agree that the system takes a little corner of my home, the time I save cutting out a quilt is unbelievable! Some quilts take me a day or more to cut out. (I like to make queen-sized quilts with pieced blocks.) Now it takes an hour or so. My sewing area didn’t allow for me to have this system in the same room, so I set it up in a separate bedroom. Granted I put it away when I have overnight guests, but it was worth it to me! I’m also having issues with my hands ( I’m 72) so now I have less pain because I’m only using my hands to square up my blocks. I have the Go BIG. I love my Accuquilt cutter!!!
Thank you for giving us such a nice demo on this system, can you tell me how iwell it does cutting wool, specifically for wool pennies?
sherri McConnell says
Oh, that’s a good question…I haven’t ever used it for wool! I bet you could email the company about that!
I was just at my local quilt shop and was learning about the Accuquilt Go it seams like wonderful to have. I’m thinking about putting it on my wish list but once I started looking at the dies I would want I felt that the dies where very expensive. ; (
I like the ideal of accurate precise cuts since I just learning how to quilt.
Thanks for the review.
I have the Go Big because I have a chronic pain condition and rotary cutting was really bothering my right shoulder. I love it. I use it as much as possible for any project I make. It took me a few years, but now I have the 6, the 8 and the 12 with a few novelty dyes. I know that some day my granddaughter, who loves to use it (she’s 10) will inherit both the Go Big and my fabric stash. She loves doing crafts and sewing. I am happy to pass my love to my granddaughters. Ally’s baby sister is 4 and it’s about time to get her on my lap and get her started.
It’s such a great invention.
Love the Swell Christmas collection so uch I swear it gets better every time I look at it. Sadly I don’t have enough space for the cutter but it sounds like a great invention.
I have a Go and some dies. The dies are very expensive and 10% off does not cut it.(Excuse the pun!) I purchased dies on Ebay and at Joanns. Some designers are using other cutters and they have dies available for their purses and wallets, etc. Are these dies interchangeable?? I feel I purchased this too soon and should have waited to see what else was coming to market.