AccuQuilt GO! Grandchildren Helpers

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My granddaughters spent the weekend with me and I decided to bring out my new GO! BIG Electric Fabric Cutter and let them help me cut up some fabric.

GO! BIG AccuQuilt Die Cutter

They pulled out some pink and purple batiks……their favorite colors and…..I think I have them hooked on batiks!

Grandchildren helping me cut

I got out my 2 inch Multiple Half Square Triangles die and showed them how to carefully use the die cutter.

It is unbelievable just how easy it is to use the electric die cutter! You turn it on, line up your die and lightly push it in. This would be perfect for anyone that has arthritis or has trouble turning the handle on the other die cutters.

a little posing for the camera

I had the electric die cutter away from the edge of the table which meant the girls had to stretch to push the die in and this kept their fingers away from the machine.

Kids helping with the AccuQuilt GO! BIG cutter

The pieces really cut fast…..I’m surprised I even got a picture of her sitting there waiting for it to finish.

AccuQuilt GO! Grandchildren Helpers

Kids helping with the AccuQuilt GO! BIG cutter

When the die comes out the back you just grab it. I am thinking about putting a stack of books behind it so the die can slide onto that. Notice the little yellow bowl…..the girls used that for the little pieces of fabric that they picked out of the die.

Removing the die from the machine

We cut up 5 fat quarters of batik and an equal amount of the neutral fabric in no time.

GO! BIG AccuQuilt Die Cutter 2 inch HSTs

I’m not sure what I’ll make with all the blocks…… might be fun to make pillows for the girls!

Batiks all cut and ready to use

This is actually the second time I have used my AccuQuilt GO! BIG electric cutter, I am working on a Valentine’s Day project that I’ll be sharing soon… fact I just might quilt it today!

Accuquilt die cutting machine

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  1. You sure are pushing me toward purchasing the GO (but probably not the electric one yet!) especially since I spent most of the weekend cutting 2.5 inch strips for a king sized quilt. The background included 5 yards of fabric so I just need to have you show me how you cut yardage.


  2. Your grand-daughters are so adorable. Since they picked out the fabrics how fun to make a pillow or something for each of them.

  3. Your girls sure look like they are enjoying themselves! Wish I had a grand daughter to make things for.

  4. Love the cute pictures of the girls! What a fun way to include them in the process and get them thinking about fabric.

  5. QuiltShopGal says:

    You have such cute helpers. And it looks like they were delighted to help.

    I appreciate hearing your insights on the GO! Big. Sure looks powerful and not a total space hog. Definitely a good tool to help a quilter be productive (and accurate).


  6. Val's Quilting Studio says:

    Oh geessss…they are adorable and look like such great little helpers!!

  7. Kevin the Quilter says:

    Look at those smiling faces! I LOVE that you encourage your grand kids to play with your quilting items. I pray it will help turn them into quilters tomorrow!

  8. Createology says:

    Connie Dear your Grands are precious and what great memories you are making. Love your idea of making them pillows with the pinks and purples they helped "cut". Next you will have them sewing…

  9. Design Originals by KC says:

    You will have fun creating with those HST's… you are inspiring me on a project that has had me stuck! Thanks so much.. LOVE the batiks they chose… glad you were there to add the neutrals too! lol Kathi

  10. Looks like you had a great time!! My granddaughters favorite colors and pink and purple also! 🙂

  11. I'm sure the girls would love to have pillows as a reminder of their fun day with you.

  12. Late Night Quilter says:

    Hi Connie! I just started following you on feedly. I look forward to seeing what you make with all those triangles. That will be fun.

  13. Podunk Pretties says:

    Memories that will last a life time! Some of the best memories I have were made in my granny's sewing room.