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My new AccuQuilt dies showed up the other day and I couldn’t wait to try them out. I thought it might be fun to show you the GO! and the GO! Baby both out on my cutting table at the same time. Most of the time I actually have the GO! setup in the other room.
One of the new dies I bought was the Half Square Triangle 2″ Finished #55063. I wanted this die because I can cut out 12 Half Square Triangles at one time. This die is too wide to use with the GO! Baby.
I also bought the Go Triangles in Square 4″ Finished Square #55409 and the new Flying Geese #55456 dies. These are all great shapes to have on had for different blocks. I bought 2 more dies but they are here yet.
I also bought some thread from Fil-Tec during their Black Friday sale. I bought a spool of Glide a couple months ago and really liked it so I ordered more in a several different colors. This thread is a 40wt 100% polyester and has a sheen to it. I really like it for free motion quilting. My old Singer loves it but my neighbor says her machine doesn’t care for it.
I figured this would be a good time to try a couple of their other threads so I ordered a Permosoft 50wt 100% polyester and a Cairo-quilt 50wt 100% cotton.
I am very fortunate that my vintage Singer will use just about any thread. I also use Superior Threads 60wt Bottom Line and 50 wt SoFine. Recently I was having problems with my bobbin thread breaking when I was freemotion quilting with Bottom Line on the top and bobbin. I ended up changing to a 80 needle and everything worked great. Another favorite is Aurifil 50wt cotton thread and I was lucky to win a red and white spool from SewCalGal recently.