….and the Winner is…..

Before I announce the winner of the Accuquilt Go! Cutter, I want to show you what my college daughter Kelli was busy working on over the weekend.

First off…I have to tell you that Kelli has been quilting for about a year now.  She is an active quilter  now, but she doesn’t have years of experience like many quilters.  If we were at a quilt shop, looking at quilts on the internet, or in magazines, Kelli would QUICKLY say, “Curved seams, not gonna do it!”

Well this weekend….Kelli tried the dreaded, “Curve Seam” courtesy of the Accuquilt Go! Cutter and the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul die.

Here she is cutting out the pieces…

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Now the pieces are in the machine…tackling “that curve”.  It was a breeze.  One pin connecting the notches, position it in the machine, sew a couple stitches.  Adjust, sew to the pin.   Adjust and finish it all up.
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In a short time….four blocks FINISHED!

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Once those were finished, her comment was, “I need to buy more of this dark print fabric.”…meaning…she plans to make more blocks.  All this from my…”Nope, curved seams!” girl.  I’ve heard lots of quilters talking about the curve master foot for sewing machines….I’m investigating that.  We didn’t have to pin a lot to do this but the curve foot might make it even easier….

We both decided that the hardest part is initially getting the pieces into the machine so the pieces are square.

Onto the winners…  First I want to say, I wish everyone could receive an Accuquilt Go!.  There were SO many emails from people making charity quilts, people who have just retired, unemployed, or people fighting illnesses or disabilities like MS and arthritis.   I can see how a Go! would make quilting MUCH easier for you….Now onto the winners.

The winner of the trivet kit is…..
#24 Susann who said
I would love to win the trivet kit. It looks like “sew” much fun. Thanks!

The winner of the Accuquilt Go! Cutter is…..
#186 Gail who said
Count me in on the Go! Cutter giveaway! I think this would be a perfect machine for all quilters. Less time cutting, more time quilting- sounds perfect! Accuquilt does have a great website. If I could win 3 dies, they would be
1. Go! Winding Ways
2. Go! Rag Square 8 1/2″
3. Go! Strip Cutter 1″ (perfect for making rag rugs)
Thanks so much for your great blog, Jo!

The winner of their choice of three dies is….
#54 Paulette who said
Yes, I am a follower…love your blog!!
I would LOVE to win three dies! My choice would be the Double Wedding Ring, Holiday Medley and Bountiful baskets. Thanks so much for the chance to win!! I’m so glad you are enjoying your GO!!

All winners have been contacted.

I hope all of you who entered take a moment to go to either Accuquilt’s facebook page and thank them for the GENEROUS gifts or if you aren’t a “facebooker” head on over to their website and leave a comment in the “Contact Us” section.   These giveaways have been lots of fun for everyone.  Keep checking around, Accuquilt gives away a Go! every Friday on their facebook page and more giveaways for the Go! Cutter are coming to a blog near you!

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12 thoughts on “….and the Winner is…..

  1. Nancy C. in Utah

    A big CONGRATULATIONS to the wonderful winners. Enjoy your new treasures! Thanks again Jo for ‘hosting’ this great giveaway and a big thanks to Accuquilt too!!!

  2. paulette doyle

    Thanks again Jo!! I have had my coffee now!! Whew!! LOVE your tutorial…your daughter did a gorgeous job!! You may have a hard job prying her away from that GO! machine!! I am just THRILLED with winning the dies! Thank you so much!!
    Paulette

  3. Gayle

    Congrats to the winners. I made a Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt, but I appliqued all the curved pieces onto the square block – made for a good travel project!

  4. Christine Martinson

    Jo: I want to thank you for hosting the give away. AccuQuilt is generous for sure but there has to be a lot of work (not to mention the time) on your end to do this.
    Congrats to the winners. Enjoy.
    Chris

  5. Gail

    Woohoo!!! is right! I am the LUCKY winner of the Accuquilt Go! cutter. The original mail from Jo went to the Junk Email folder (don’t check the Live.com email box online) and I’ve been so busy with work I hadn’t had a chance to check Jo’s Blog, so I didn’t even know! Jo was kind enough to send another email and that one came through to Outlook Express. You can’t imagine how thrilled I am and what a perfect time in my life for this win. I’ll be sure to send Jo a photo of a project I do with it. It’s people like Jo, and companies like Accuquilt, that make the world go round! Thanks again, Jo. Gail

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