Well, I am still having fun with my Go! Baby This is what I have made using the appliqué flower shapes that I cut out with the Go!Baby last week.
Do you like it?
It was very easy. I just sewed together a dozen of these nine patch blocks.
Then added some sashing between and a border.
All of these appliqué shapes (with fusible web) had been cut out with my Go!Baby. So, all I had to do was iron them in place. I appliquéd them by machine with a small zig-zag stitch.
Nowadays, I always try to sew something that I will have a use for, so I have made this for a purpose and I will show you what I have done with it on my next blog post.
To answer a few questions that you have asked about the Go!Baby……
It costs around $140 for the cutter itself and then you purchase the dies (and die mats) separately. The die prices start at around $20. I know some of you have said that it is expensive for the dies, but think of it like your fabric stash. You just buy one now and again and keep adding to the collection. They also make a good item to add to your Christmas/Birthday lists. I have decided to buy some of the most useful sizes. For instance I often cut 2½″ triangles for lots of different projects. So, this would be a useful size to have and would really reduce my cutting out time. After all, isn’t that the boring bit. I have just ordered a square and triangle die and will update you soon on how I get on with them. There is a huge selection of dies. Strip cutters, geometric shapes, appliqué shapes etc. You can view them at Accuquilt (USA) or Patchwork Corner (UK). It won’t be a total replacement for my rotary cutter, but I will certainly be using it whenever I possibly can, because it certainly will be a huge time saver.
You can purchase the Go!Baby and dies online from Accuquilt in the USA. If you live in the UK you can buy online from Patchwork Corner (a favourite shop of mine) which would probably save you a lot on postage and possible import duty.
I have more ideas for using the Go!Baby and other designs have already occurred to me whilst I have been playing with the cutter. I have already begun to think ‘outside the box’ and I am looking forward to finding some more time to play. I will keep you posted.