Hi there!
Reading the comments from my review I decided that a follow up post was in order.  Like some of you I’ve had a few skeptical thoughts about the Go! Cutter, and it’s efficiency, and so I thought I would share a little more of what I’ve learned using it.

This is how it shipped to me, the blank grey foam.  You can barely see it, but the 5″ squares are not exactly straight with the edge of the green rectangle.  I emailed my contact at AccuQuilt to ask why – they try to position the shapes at a slant, because they go through the roller easier.  My initial thought was that I got a “off” die – I was ready to ship it right back!  But they did it on purpose :)  So then – what is the best way to use it?

I went searching youtube, for videos to educate myself.  First, take a permanent marker to the edges.  This simple step, makes lining up the fabrics easy!  Then I get cuts with the grain too!

I lined all my shapes – in the review comments someone asked if I could change it for the desired shape.  Nope!  What you see is what you get!

 Notice that the 2 1/2″ strips die have no blade at the ends – continuous cuts!

 Line up the fabrics with the drawn lines instead of the edge of the die for precise and speedy cuts.

 You can see here better that the fabric is not square with the die.

Here is the other concern – waste.  After running the above piece through the roller, this is the remaining scraps.

 Not much really!  And I’m ready for another pass –

 With this smaller size die, having a little fabric overhang is not a problem.

I cut 5″ charms and mini half square triangles until this was what was left of my fat quarter.  Not much more than I typically have after squaring and re-squaring my fabric.  I’m really loving having this around :)

I have pinned all my tumblers together, and I’m hoping to get to sew them today, but check back tomorrow for a chance to win your own Go! Cutter :)  I’m excited!


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