Friday, September 2, 2011

Let's Have A Go! Cutter Giveaway


A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
~Author Unknown

WOOHOO!  Good news about my sewing machine troubles.  Wednesday morning I figured out what was wrong.  DH and I were going over all of the possibilities during breakfast and he suggested maybe it was the foot control.  I didn't think that could possibly be the cause.........or could it.  First I disconnected the foot control from the machine and then turned it on.  Okay - it didn't start stitching by itself and it didn't blink messages at me to lower my needle or pressure foot.  I carefully placed a piece of fabric under the needle, lowered the pressure foot and lowered the needle.   Whew!  So far so good.  I tentatively pressed the Start/Stop button and it immediately began to stitch.  Pressed the button again and it stopped - right where it was supposed to.  Well, at least I can sew on my regular Janome, I thought.  As I was stitching away pressing the Start/Stop button (which is really a pain, by the way) I thought about switching out the foot control from my little Janome to the bigger Janome.  As I'm doing this my immediate thought was that they probably aren't interchangeable since the pressure feet aren't.  Low and behold - it fit.  Ever so slowly I stepped on the peddle....stitch after stitch at the speed I was pressing.  I lifted my foot off of the control and it actually stopped!  As many of you suggested (I later learned when reading the comments) it was all being caused by a faulty foot control.  I have a new one arriving in the mail by early next week.  DH said he will take apart the old one and see if he can fix it for a back up.  I'm so glad it was something so simple and I even managed to avoid a diagnostic fee!  I've been sewing ever since - and under my control, not the machine doing what it wants.  Thank you all for your words of comfort and for all of the suggested remedies!!

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY

Bowling

Saturday, September 3, is National Bowling League Day.  Many moons ago I used to bowl but never belonged to a league.  I even had my own shoes and a pretty blue 6.5 pound ball.  Now I bowl on Wii and do pretty darn well - lol!  Here are a few facts about bowling:

*  Bowling balls were made out of wood until the early 1900s.
*  The first indoor bowling lanes were built in New York City in 1840.
* A bowling ball weights between 2,7 to 7,3 kilograms.
*  The United States Bowling Congress has more than 2,5 million members.
*  The largest bowling center is located in Japan and has 141 lanes.
*  The origins of bowling can be traced about 4,000 years back to Rome and Greece.
*  A bowling pin is made from hard Maple with a plastic coating.
*  Three strikes in a row is called a Turkey.  The term originated in the 1800s when at holiday time, the first member of a team to score three strikes in a row won a free turkey

If you run out of things to do over the Labor Day weekend - go out for bowling.  It's good family fun and indoors where the temperate is controlled for comfort.

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SEPTEMBER IS HERE

Yesterday was the start of another month.  Hard to believe we are in the 9th month of the year already.  I couldn't let the month start without hanging up a new mini quilt......

This pattern came from the book Count On It by Nancy Halvorsen.  As you can see, I satin stitched around the applique pieces this time.  The colors aren't quite as light as they appear, the sun sort of washed out the colors a bit.  This is now hanging in my entryway for the month of September.

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A WIN FOR ME

A couple of weeks ago I was the happy winner of a giveaway held by The House on the Side of the Hill.  Melody was giving away a $25 gift voucher to Want It, Need It, Quilt and I won!  There were several things to choose between and I finally decided on......

the Superior Threads Frosted Donut II.  I already had the first donut and love having all of those wonderful colors when stitching my hexagons together or for hand applique work.  There are a bunch of new colors in this second donut.  A girl can never have enough colors of thread.  And Jane included the cute little 2 1/2" charm pack of Antique Fair by Blackbird Designs.  Thank you so much, Melody, for having such a great giveaway!!

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MORE PRACTICE

Since my machine is back up and running smoothly, I was able to keep up with my FMQ practice.

Matrix Rays was a rather easy practice but allowed me to work on even spacing.  Boy, the black material I used sure doesn't photograph well.

Here was another fun practice - once I finally figured out what I had to do - lol!  My best row of Spiral Vines is the third from the left.  This might be a fun FMQ to use in a sashing.

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WHO DOESN'T WANT A GO! BABY CUTTER?!?

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

If you should be one of the few who don't want to have an AccuQuilt Go! Baby Cutter and your choice of 3 dies, then please skip this section. 


AccuQuilt is allowing me to have a giveaway!!!!  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and your choice of 3 dies.  I have had a lot of fun with mine and use it all the time for cutting out hexagons and applique pieces.  You can see my little tutorial HERE.    How can you enter to win, you ask?  I'm going to make it very simple.  Just answer this one question:

What 3 dies will you select if you win?

Hop on over to AccuQuilt and check out the Go! Baby compatible dies and then come back here and leave a comment.  Only one comment per person.

Rules:
1.  I must have a way to contact you!  If you are a no-reply blogger you must leave leave me an email in your comment or you will be not be included in the drawing.
2.  This giveaway is open to absolutely everyone!!!  International, domestic, foreign, whatever or wherever.
3.  Only ONE comment per person
4.  You Do Not have to be a follower, but if you like what you see, I would  welcome you to become a new follower.
5.  This giveaway will end Monday, September 12, at 6:00 am PST.  I will announce the winner later that same day.

Good luck!!!  I will not be responding to these comments but will be reading each and every one :)

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I will finish hand sewing on the bindings to two Loving Hands quilts

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GIVEAWAYS

Lucky Duck Dreams is having a giveaway.  You could win some great scraps that Colleen has left over from the most recent quilts she has completed.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, September 7, at 5:00 pm.

Color Crazy is having a giveaway.  You could win an autographed copy of the new “Locking Loops” book along with a wonderful variety of supplies valued at over $120.00.  This giveaway ends Friday, September 23.

World of Charity Stitching is having a giveaway.  You could win a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  This giveaway ends Friday, September 16.

FabricWorm is having their weekly giveaway.  You could win 5 lovely Fat Quarters from the Monaluna Sew Happy Collection.  This giveaway ends Monday, September 5, at 8:30 am PST.

One Shabby Chick is having a giveaway.  You could win a fat quarter bundle of the Sunset Garden colorway - 14 fat quarters.  This giveaway ends Monday, September 5.

One More Quilt is having a giveaway.  You could win Christmas fabrics.  This giveaway ends Sunday, September 4.

Sweet P Quilting is having a giveaway.  You could win a package of Stitching Lines plus Paulette throw a few more goodies into the hat to sweeten up the win.  This giveaway ends Sunday, September 4.

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FINAL THOUGHT

Do you have big plans for the long weekend?  Or are you one of the unfortunate ones that actually have to work on Labor Day?  We don't have big plans.  My daughter and SIL will arrive tomorrow morning and stay until after dinner on Sunday.  They haven't been up in a few months and it will be nice to be able to sit and catch up with them.  We will also be having my mother and sister over for dinner on Saturday - barbecue tri-tip, corn on the cob, salad of some sort and fresh fruit and ice cream for dessert.  Pretty much the normal fair for a summer holiday.  The rest of the weekend is open and hopefully Monday will be a day of rest for DH.  He has been extremely busy at work (which is a good thing being in the building industry) and could use the down time.  Here's hoping you all have a wonderful and safe weekend! Enjoy!

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. ~Doug Larson


203 comments:

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Cecilia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose the birds, pumpkins, and the small tumblers.

jane p said...

Dies for me: Rag flower & circle, dove and 4.5" square.
Thank you.

Michelle said...

This is the first month I don't have my Count on It Banner ready. :( Hopefully after the holiday weekend I'll get it made. Thanks for the chance to win the Go Baby!! My choice of dies would be the 2" square, Drunkard's Path, and Apple Core. Have a great weekend!!

yorkie mom said...

Pick ME Mr. Random Number Generator!! I would choose the tumbler, rose of sharon and funky flowers!

Linda said...

How fun! I would choose the hexagon, the tumbler, and the circle.

Linda said...

OMG! What an amazing giveaway. Thanks Accuquilt.
My three dies would be the birds, pumpkins and small tumbler.
Hope your weekend is amazing Linda!

krisgray said...

COOL! I would choose the hexagon, 2.5" strip and 2" squares. Have a happy holiday!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Glad to hear your machine problem was an easy fix.

I like the cat and bat, small tumbler, and circle dies. Plus, a couple dozen others lol.

Sue said...

I'm glad you got your foot troubles taken care of. It reminded me of a time when my machine wouldn't stop when I took my foot off of the pedal. Mine was cause by my foot control being stuck at the back of my sewing table. It was in non-stop mode! I had to slide it back to where it was supposed to be and all was well. My foot control sometimes moves on me when I'm quilting away.

I love the new colors in the Superior Threads donut. They look nice for autumn. What a great giveaway. And isn't Antique Fair just the greatest?! I love it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

First of all, congratulations on your win at Melody's.
I have been enjoying watching all your FMQ samples in your posts.
Thanks for the chance to go in the give away. I'd love a Go! with these dies - circles, snowmen clothes and reindeer. Do you see the Christmas theme there?
Thanks, again.

tpott said...

Enjoy the holiday weekend with your family. I'm so jealous you seem to accomplish soooo much everyday, how do you do it? If I were lucky enough to win I'd pick 1) Fall Medley, 2) Bountiful Baskets and 3) Rose of Sharon. Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway, good lucky everyone!!!! ;>

Marianne said...

I would love a Go Cutter! I would love the Sunbonnet Sue, Tumbler, and the funky flower. Thanks, Marianne

Needled Mom said...

I am so glad that the machine was such a simple solution. It is interesting to know in case I have issues with mine too.

Wii bowling is my choice as well!

I love the pretty colors in your Superior ring. You will have fun with those doing your hexies.

How fun to be giving away the GO machine. I would choose a parallelogram, diamond and the apple core.

We will be having a BBQ this weekend too to celebrate DH's BD. He made his mother labor on Labor Day!!! Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and mom.

corina said...

I'm glad to hear your machine is fixed! I may not feel like sewing somedays, but guaranteed when my machine isn't working I have the overwhelming desire to get 10 projects finished. Just when I had it down pat which dies I would choose if I ever was lucky enough to win, Go! comes out with new cutters! I would choose the new Ribbon Twist, Rose of Sharon,and Go! Circles!

DD Lindsey said...

My wish list would be the Hearts, Apple Core & Drunkard's Path dies. And I am a follower NOT because I have to be, but because I WANT to be :)

Mhairi said...

I would love to win one of these and would love to use it to make a hexie quilt so the dies I would like are
hexagons, critters and tumbler.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway

Pam said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these. I would choose the value dies, hexis and circles.

Heather said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win the apple core, small tumbler, & rose of Sharon.

For Labor Day weekend... we'll be going to a big festival on Sat, BBQing on Sun, & recovering on Mon. lol Have a great weekend!

MoeWest said...

Your sewing machine troubles are over AND you are giving away a GO! It's a good Friday! And I think your September wallhanging is really nice. Thanks for the giveaway. I would choose the circles, hexagons, and Drunkards Path.

Melinda said...

I would love a GO. My favorite dies are drunkard's path, tumbler and hexagons.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Barb in Atlanta said...

Glad to hear your sewing machine problems are a thing of the past. Yippee! You're now back in the saddle again.

I'm one of the ones that would love a chance at winning a GO! Baby. So please enter me in the drawing. My three picks: tumbler, Rose of Sharon and Sunbonnet Sue (of course I changed my mind about 40 times)

Not sure if I've set my Blogger account up correctly, so please e-mail me at the following if I win (yeah, right!)

bab3(at)cdc(dot)gov

Leah said...

Yay for the Go! Baby!! My three dies would be the Hexagon, the Circles, and the Pumpkins. :)

Sarah Craig said...

I would pick the hexie die, the 2.5"multiples die, and the large tumbler, I think! But that changes every day, I'm afraid....

Thanks for the chance!!

Jamie Lee said...

Oh how I'd love to win this! I would love the 3" tumbler block.

I found your Janome story interesting. I have a 6600 and was planning to buy my daughter a DC1050 for Christmas so we could share the special feet. Maybe I'll need to check on that...

Teresa said...

Love the apple wall hanging. So glad you were able to find out what was wrong with your machine and it is easy to fix.
What a fun give away, love the birds, hearts and fall cut outs.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
PS - We are have tri-tip tomorrow.

Sara Lyn said...

I adore the Go birds and critters. So cute! Plans for the weekend - sleep in!!! :)

Dona said...

Heart, circle & birds.

Dona
www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

Pen Pen said...

What a post! What a giveaway! First, I am glad you figured out your sewing machine problems and glad your other foot pedal worked for you! I like your Sept. wall hanging and I am amazed with your FMQ designs. They are beautiful! As for teh Go! giveaway... on my... I want all the dies, but I guess I would start with the 5" square, the Go!dog and the Go!cat... I can imagine such sweet baby quilts in the making!!!

LisaVH said...

I would love a Go! Baby! I am still trying to talk my DH into getting me one for my birthday. Winning one would be sooo much more fun. I would like to have the Round Flower, Hexagons and the Tumbler set.

Thanks for the chance to win!!!!
vh(dot)designs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, another fantastic go baby give away. I've lost count how many times I've tried my luck. So if I could choose three dies I would go for the Christmas set, the half square triangle and the birds. Keeping my fingers crossed.

annmarie said...

Wow the new dies are cool. If I win I'd love to have the Carefree Alphabet - I think it would count as 2 so for the other I'd choose the 6 1/2 inch Tumbler. If not the 2 1/2 inch strip cutter would be great. Thanks for the chance Linda - have a great weekend.

Linda K said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!! Today my favorite dies would be the hexagon( because you've gotten me to think seriously about hexagon flowers!), then the Multiple 2 1/2" squares and the 5" square.Of course, that's today- tomorrow it might be a few others.

Pokey said...

I'll try again for a GO! I know I'd use it. I'd do the apple core, circles and hexagon.

Have you ever bowled, Linda? I bowled on a league a few times, but I was the handicap of the team, usually averaging 125 (NOT a good bowling score, lol!).
:-}pokey

Heartsdesire said...

I would love to win a GO! Baby and the dies I would choose would be the hexagon, tumbler and the 2 1/2-in. strip. I'm an old follower and check you out everyday because I like what I see; especially the Photo Fact of the Day. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Christine said...

Thank you for a chance to win a Baby Go! The 3 dies I would like are the Ribbon die, fall medley and the 5 inch square.

Alberta Gal, Shauna said...

I am so glad that you got your sewing machine working... I don't know what I would do if mine stopped working...
Thanks for the give-a-way, I have been wanting a GO! for so long and even had it on my Christmas list and Birthday list and still have not got one :(
I would LOVE the signature, Pumkins and Snowflake or Ribbon - it is a tough one between the last two.

Thanks again Linda.

PDXPam said...

GREAT Giveaway! I would choose the tumbler, the hexagons and the tulip.

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

BTW I love bowling!

Lee said...

thank you for the giveaway! i enjoy reading your blog!
I would choose - the 5" square, circle die and apple core! thanks!

Ellen said...

What a fun giveaway! I'd choose the drunkards path, a hexagon and something fun for applique like the insects or a pumpkin. So many great dies to choose from!

Polka Dot Classic said...

Oh WOW!!
Thanks for the chance :)
I would select the 2 1/2 squares ,the 4 x 4 diamonds and for sure the Hexagon die to make more Hexie Flowers!
Have a wonderful weekend
Marta

Laurrie said...

I would choose the 2 1/2" Strip Cutter, the Value Die and the Airplanes.

Pam said...

thans for the giveaway I would choose the tumbler stars and circles

Karenkay said...

very nice giveaway! I like the Go Birds, Sparkle Snowflakes, and Fall Medley!

Sunnybec said...

Oooo another Go for another GO!!! I would love the hexagon, the 4" HST and probably the 2.1/2" strip...but I may change my mind if I win LOL. Linda

QuilterSue14 said...

My choses would be critters, snowflake, and ribbon twist.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful giveaway. I would choose the fall medley, the critters and the 3 1/2 inch tumblers. I am glad you have your sewing machine running again. i have 2 different machines and luckily the foot controls are interchangeable. Not the power cords though! Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

Cindy N. said...

Oh boy would I love to win a GO!! My die choice would be the apple core, tumbler and circles....my fingers are crossed!!

poppyinpink said...

Wow, your blog is a good read, such a busy life you must lead, Sewing problems remind me of mine
I havent touched my machine for a week and forgot about the problem..but now I have to get back and sort it out..they can really try you when they go wrong..and are sew wonderful when they work! Glad yours is good again. Thanks for the Go opportunity, love to be in it! The circle die would help me out.

Alina said...

Wow, I will definitely want to win this one since I don't have a GO! cutter yet and probably won't able to afford it. Thanks for the chance.

As for the choice, I will choose GO! Ribbon, GO! Reindeer, and GO! Bird.

Char said...

Glad your machine is working.
Love the spiral vines.
Don't enter me in the contest, I've already won a Go! Baby. Good luck to everyone else.

Riel Nason said...

Okay, fingers crossed, thanks for the chance!!! Hexagons, Tumbler and Drunkards path.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Oh Choose me please!!! I would like the Apple Core, the Round Flower, and the Feather dies. Thanks so much for the chance!!!

Caroline said...

Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I don't have time to decide on the dies right now, my husband is yelling at me to "let's go!". We are taking the motorcycle on a road trip this weekend. Thanks again

Diane N said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Wow...it's hard to pick just 3 dies!!! I like the Cat & Bat, Pumpkins, and Hexegon 2,3,5"

Quilting Yai Yai said...

The dies I would probably pick would be hexagon, tumbler and circle.

Lisa Marie said...

I've entered so many drawings for Go! cutters -- maybe this will be my lucky one. The dies I love are Fun Flower, Birds and Critters.

Maria said...

I am so pleased you worked out the problem with your machine.
Your FMQ is looking great Linda.
thank you for the chance to win a Baby Go I would LOVE one and if I won would like the Hexagon, Tumbler and Apple core dies.

JanetK said...

I'd like to have a Go!
I think I'd get the apple core, diamond, and circle dies if I won.
Thanks!

Bethany said...

I just found your blog so I hope you don't think me a bugger for jumping in on your giveway! I would choose the tumblers, the apple core, and the HSTs.
My email is sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

Regarding your pedal troubles: I had the same problem with my Janome pedal (the ghost stitching, lol). I opened it up, asked my electrically-minded father what the contacts were, and used a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol to clean it (it was only one little spot). Haven't had a problem since! I had to scour the internet for a bit to find that but I was intent on finding a solution - my nearest Janome dealer is NOT near.

Quiet Quilter said...

I'll give it a spin and a whirl....
I would like the Apple Core, Hexagon, and Half square Triangle...

Thanks

Joanna said...

Happy you had good news about your sewing machine, and also happy about the giveaway. Please include me. I'm never sure what dies I'd choose because I want many, but the hexagon, fall medley and drunkard's path seem versatile dies.

Peggy said...

I'm very excited about this give-away. I so WANT/NEED one of these! ;o) As of this moment in time I would choose
#55027 triangles in square 3" finished
#55014 2.5" strip cutter
#55320 half square 1" finished triangle.
Fingers crossed!

Diane H said...

I would choice the hexagon, the 4" HST and the 2.1/2" strip if I were ever lucky enough to win a GO!
Thanks for this Linda. Happy to hear your machine is alright now.

quiltzyx said...

Hooray! Fixed sewing machine!

My 3 die choices would be:
2"-3"-5" hexagons
5" square
3.5" tumbler

Thanks for the chance....

Mommarock said...

Go Feathers, Go Round Flower, and Go Circle.. whoo hoooo!

Staci said...

If I were the lucky ducky winner, I'd love to have the hexagons, drunkards path and circles!
Thanks for hosting!

Brita said...

Glad you solved the sewing machine puzzle. I've found lots of fluff around my footpedal, maybe that's what it was? What a great giveaway! I'd love to win the Circle-6", the sparkle-Jumbo Tree, and the Sparkle-Diamonds. Thanks!

robin said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Linda! I'd choose the apple core, tumbler, and drunkard's path dies. :)

soren2go said...

Thank you Linda and thank you AccuCut for the giveaway. IF I should win, I would enjoy the GO 6" circle (#55384), the GO Rectangle 3 1/2" X 6 1/2" (#55005) and the GO S" (55010)

gill said...

Wow! Thanks Linda
I'd choose Feathers, Circles and equilateral triangles!

Sheila said...

I would choose , the funky flowers , birds and hexagons .
love your little mini quilt !

arlette said...

Oh my!!!!, I'd love to win, because I really need one this Baby... I'll pick the Rose of Sharon, Funky Flowers and the Apple Core, thank you so much for the chance!!!!

Marcia W. said...

If I am so fortunate as to win the AccuQuilt Baby GO! and dies, these are the 3 dies that I would pick. #55018 GO! Value Die , #55012 GO! Circle-2", 3", 5" , and the GO! Hexagons -2", 3", 5". Alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
I am a follower too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love cutting fabric, so it would have to be something different - drunkards path, apple core, hexagon

marth225 said...

You are doing really good with your FMQ. Like you I had trouble with my Janome and it turned out to be the foot pedal as well. That's not bad for such a great machine - I love my Janome.
Now for the contest - I would like the feathers, birds and rose of sharon. But like my father used to say wish in one hand and ...........

jennifer gail said...

I want one! Have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend, Linda.
I choose 2 1/2 strips
apple core
value dies

Mom C said...

Love your blog. I don't know where you find all the days but it sure is interesting. I would want the circle, square and tumbler dies to start.

Dana Gaffney said...

Your FMQ is wonderful, I like seeing the designs. I'm always looking for new ideas and you've given me a few, thanks. My choice would be: Drunkard's Path, Autumn Medley and that wonderful new Ribbon Twist. Thanks.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Please, please let me be the winner Mr. Random. I've been trying to get one of these for quite a long time and i've already entered dozens of giveaways...without any luck. Please be kind to me. I can´t buy one in my country ( there aren't any dealers) and I can't afford the expensive shipping they ask.
I'd love to have the Tumbler, the Hexagon and the Drunkard's Path.

LynCC said...

Sure would be awesome to get a Go! I would want these dies: Drunkard's Path, hexagons, apple core.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I'm so glad you got your machine working~ and no diagnostic fee is even better~ way to go!! :-) No plans here this weekend, just relax and sew. Congrat's on your win! I have been looking at those thread donuts for a while now~ maybe i should put it on my wish list for Christmas. ;-) Of course, I'd love to win a GO but I am really unlucky when it comes to them. Just for grins I will say the basket die, the winter die set and the autumn one. Thanks for the chance. Have a happy weekend!

Pat said...

Cool Give Away! I would choose hearts, stars and 2.5 inch strips.

The Rogue Quilter said...

Hi Linda,
You must be really excited to be hosting a Go!Giveaway. I went to there site and look hard for some dies for my new baby GO! ;)
The three that I would like are the Go!Hexies GO!Pumpkins GO!Bountiful Baskets. Such a hard choice to make. It would be great to win one. Hope all is well! Take care and lover reading your blog. I love your Random facts! It is my favorite part of your blog.

Jane said...

I would pick the Apple Core, Drunkards Path and Double Wedding ring. How's that for traditional? Thanks!

Sallie said...

Glad your machine is running again, but not running away out of control! Love your Sept. quilt! I'd choose half square 4" die, fall medley, and stars 2, 3, 4".

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the chance. I would chose hexagon, tumbler & apple core. Glad your machine is ok. Now that you mention it, if i remember correctly, it was the foot that was causing my exact same issues. Happy Stitching,

Linda in Calif. said...

So glad your machine is fixed. I had trouble with my foot control too, just kept sewing and sewing. Turned our my dog was sitting on it. LOL!! I would love to win the Go - dies I would chose, hexagons, Drunkards Path and Double Wedding ring. Thanks for having the giveaway.

PJ said...

What fun. Thanks for the chance to win.
1. Go! Ribbon Twist
2. Go! Tems & Leaves
3. Round Flower

joe tulips said...

I went to look at what shapes I would wanted and never returned this morning. what is the matter with me??...okay, my choices tumbler, stars and hearts. Thanks

Quiltjane said...

I am glad your thread arrived. Melody is a wonderful and very generous person.

quiltingnana said...

glad you got your machine fixed. I would love to have a GO baby. I'm not sure which dies I would like...perhaps the drunkard's path, maybe the triangle in a square. I will certainly make a list so when you contact me about my winning, I will be ready!

Jo said...

Oh, how I would love to win one of these little gems! I would choose the drunkards path, the triangle in a sq, and the 4 inch quarter sq triangle. Thanks for hosting! I thing your free motion quilting is comming along wonderfully I gave up trying I got so frustrated, I'll get back to it some day I hope.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Ooh, would love to win a GO baby, thanks for the chance.
It's Father's Day this weekend here in OZ, so I will be baking some goodies today to take on Sunday ;-)
Love seeing your practice FMQ too, keep up the good work ;-)

Sue SA said...

Thank you for the chance to win a Go Cutter, I would love the 2.5" strip, half square triangles and the large tumbler dies - because I think they would be the most useful for my personal sewing and the charity quilting group I belong to...especially the tumbler, I have always wanted to make one and it sure would be a great way to use up all our scraps! Happy quilting Sue SA aka motherpatchwork(at)blogspot(dot)com

Dave B said...

I don't have the GO! Baby cutter. I have seen it and it is amazing.
I would love to have the Ribbon Twist die, the signature block die and the Feathers die.

Becky said...

So happy to hear that your sewing machine problems have been fixed. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'd love a Go! Baby cutter. The dies that appeal to me are the Rag die cutter, the 3 inch half square triangle and the apple core die. Have a wonderful weekend!

Stitchin' time said...

Congrats that your machine will be working soon and congrats on your win! Your FMQ is going well :). Enjoy your long weekend with your family.
Of course I'd love an Accuquilt Go! baby. The dies I'd like would be the 2 1/2" Strip Cutter, the Hexagons 2",3", 5" and the Drunkards Path 3 1/2" finished.
Thanks for another chance to win one of these.
Cheers,
Robyn

Margarita said...

Interesting story on the machine, I will certainly keep it in mind.

I would love to be in the giveaway.

My choices are Sunbonnet Sue
Triangle in a square and flowers

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm so glad you got your machine fixed....that was creepy.

Love your wins. I've seen your name out there a lot. Thanks for the giveaway.

Domac said...

Enjoyed your story re your machine - I have just moved house and lost my Janome power cord. Never mind - both power cords from my potable printer and one from camera battery charger fitted. Wonderful machines these versatile Janomes, aren't they.

Thank you very much for allowing me being in your give away. My favourite dies are Go Round Flowers, Go Rose of Sharon, and Go Birds,

Have a great weekend. Email - donnamchambers@gmail.com.

Cheers, Donna.

Winona said...

I never would have thought this would be such a hard decision. (grin) I would pick the birds, the critters, and the drunkard's path dies. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gene Black said...

I confess that I already have the GO! but I would love to have the GO! Baby to leave at a friend's house and share.
I would pick the following dies:
Go! Signature die (one of the new ones!!!)
GO! Hexagon-2", 3", 5" (which is currently out of stock!)
And the GO! Feathers - I saw the most gorgeous quilt made with this and it called my name.

suzie said...

The dies I would like are the Go Ribbon Twist, the Go birds and the Rose of Sharon.

You are doing great with your free motion quilting. I have loved looking around your blog and will become a follower.

Thank-you for the chance to win.

Allison C said...

I would want so many dies, but if I had to pick three it would be 2" squares, circles, and the hexagons dies.
Have a great weekend!

Linda Crosby said...

would love to get tumblers, hexagons and go birds.thanks for the chance

Patty D from NC said...

I must have entered at least 50 of these giveaways Maybe today will be my lucky day. I enjoy your blog. Have a great weekend.

hueisei said...

Value Dies, 2 1/2 strips and diamonds... TQ :)

scottylover said...

Would love to win one of these to cut out the more "odd" shapes. The dies I would pick are the one with the 3 sizes of hexagons (just learned how to make these and am loving it!)the 3 1/2" tumblers and the 3 1/2" drunkard's path.

Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Sandy A

quiltma said...

I am a regular follower and love your blog. Where you come up with all your ideas I'll never know.
I'm planning on starting some hexies thanks to you.
I love the new cat & bat die for the go baby.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Colleen said...

I would love to win a Go! I would love 4" quarter square(8), diamonds, and drunkards path!

The Quiltwhinny said...

Thanks for the chance to win a Baby Go! I would choose the hexagons, the 2" square and the circles.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I was lucky enough to win on Dawnhaydesigns blog recently and had to pick a charm pack from Jane's shop. I chose Oasis, and Jane very kindly also sent me a mini charm pack too!! It was such a lovely surprise.:)
I would love a Baby Go! and would pick hexagons, circles and drunkards path. Sandy. :0)

Debra said...

This ones easy
2 1/2 strip cutter
Rose of Sharon
Drunkards Path

Thanks for the chance
Itsmelealee@gmail.com

Anita said...

I'd love to have a Go Baby. Thanks for a chance to win one. The dies I would choose are the Stars, the Tumblers and the Alpha Baby.

dooddles said...

Though I am not a big fan of winter, I love snowmen and snowflakes, so the new winter dies really grab me! :o) I would also like a strip die after seeing a great tutorial on binding with one. Thanks for the chance! :o)

supersara20 said...

I'm dying for a go baby!! I would choose the value set, the sparkle diamonds and the hexagons.

sandra said...

great giveaway. I would choose, hexagons, squares and circles.

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd definitely pick the hexagons, the drunkard's path, and the feathers. I'm really looking forward to the projects I could make with them. :D

GranChris said...

I think I would pick a Christmas set, circles and maybe Drunkards Path.

quilterliz said...

G'day. So glad the machine is working now. You were lucky the foot control from the spare one worked. Now you can sew, sew, sew. Happy stitching. Take care. Liz...

heleen said...

I would like the applecore and hexagons. Thanks for the chance.
heleen

Julie said...

I would LOVE to win the Go Baby!! I would pick the Birds, Daisy and Stems & leaves. Thank you for the give away.

Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

Oh I am so glad you got the sewing machine problem solved.
Thanks so much for the chance to win a go. You are drawing the winner on my hubby's Birthday,wouldn't that make a great present for him!!!
If I was lucky to win I would love the following; The tumbler,Daisy and Critters.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kim said...

Glad you got your machine working! I would choose the apple core or the pumpkin die. I sooooo want a Go! Thanks for the opportunity!

ledamewood said...

I'd love to be a winner and I'd pick Ribbon Twist, Go Birds, and Circles.

Connie said...

Glad your sewing machine is working again, hopefully your husband can fix the foot. Congrats on your great win!

Thanks for the GO! giveaway! If I would I would love the Drunkards Path, 4" HST and the Ribbon Twist!

Linda said...

Would love, love, love to win this one! I'd choose the Critters, Birds and Alpha Baby

Bailey said...

So glad your machine is working!

I would love tumbler, hexagon and parallelogram dies. Well, I'd love them all, but some basics would be a great start!

Lynda said...

Every time I try to pick 3 die for the GO I seem to change my mind! Right now I think the 3 circles, the hexagon (for flowers!) and the 5inch square. But I've always wanted to make a Drunkards Path too. Hard to pick.

Beeshebags said...

If I was lucky enough to win, I would choose the Go! Circle - 2", 3" & 5", The Go! Funky Flowers and the Go! Heart 2", 3" & 4". Thanks for the chance to win.

hugs
Naomi

deserae said...

2.5 inch strips, Go! Rick Rack, and Go! Airplanes! :)

Quiltingranny said...

You know I am a follower and love your blog! After cutting strips last night I would take the 2 1/2" strip, the apple core and the hexis.
Love the bowling info, hubby and I used to bowl on a league and loved it, now my back doesn't allow it, but we Wii bowl as well! Love your practice squares.
compassionate quilter at rocketmail dot com

marilyn said...

Wow, glad I found your blog today, just blog hopping :) Learned a lot from just reading this post. I too, have messed with my troublesome sewing machines and discovered problems and feel so clever when I can fix something without having to take it in for repairs. Thanks for the chance at a Go cutter. Looking forward to reading past posts.

Carla said...

I would choose the Airplane, Apple Core & Tumbler dies for the Baby Go cutter. Thanks for a chance to win!

Glad you got your machine running. Now I know if it ever happens to my machine. :)

Nanbon44 said...

I like the new ribbon twist, autumn and christmas dies, and the dog and cat and bird and well I just like them all

Michelle said...

I love reading your blog. And I would love to win a Go! Thanks for the chance to win.

rebecca said...

I would have to choose the Funky Flowers, Tumbler and Rose of Sharon. Fun blog! Keep up the great work!

Erica said...

Such a great giveaway! I would choose the hexies (of course), the 5" square, and the hearts.

elizabeth said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would pick hexagons, circles, and 5 inch squares : )
Enjoy your Labor day.....

http://piecefullife-elizabeth.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

I have three already picked out. The Value Pack, the Tumbler, and the Hexagons. That is so cool that they are letting you give away one. The husband and I are going on a motorcycle ride tomorrow. Then the girls and I will just hang out on Monday. It will be a nice day. Thank you for the give away!!

Catskill Quilter said...

My 3 favorite dies are the Rose of Sharon, the Funky Flower, and the Birds!

Raewyn said...

Wow you have had a great response to your giveaway!! If I were to win the Go Baby I would love the hexagon, applecore and circles. So glad your machine is full speed ahead again. Love your September mini quilt! Thank you.

Deb said...

What a great giveaway! If I am the lucky number, I'd choose the Holiday Accessories, Rose of Sharon, and Chisel dies - eclectic, but I've seen so many great quilts made with these!

Sue said...

First of all I'm so glad it was just a foot pedal issue! Ironically, when I read your post about the problems it was giving you my first thought was a sticky foot pedal. I know you're happy to have your machine back in order. Second I have to tell you how much I like the Matrix Rays practice. Kind of like a classic with a twist. But onto AccuQuilt business, yes, I would definitely love to win. I've been eyeing up the Baby ever since it came out. If I'm lucky enough, I would love to work with the Fall Medley, Go Birds and Hexagons (I just have to make some of those flowers.). Of course I'm a very happy follower. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Beth said...

Easy to answer this, because I'm dreaming of winning and finally being an accurate cutter of: 2.5 inch strips, 5 inch squares, and then, for the fun of it, birds.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Beth said...

Easy to answer this, because I'm dreaming of winning and finally being an accurate cutter of: 2.5 inch strips, 5 inch squares, and then, for the fun of it, birds.

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

quiltercaroline said...

Glad the machine is fixed and love your September wallhanging, I love your designs and the style. At the end of the year it would be lovely to see all of them together! Thanks for the chance to win a Go!, one day I might be lucky enough! I would love the Apple core, square 2" and the value die set. thanks again. C

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hmm...lets see: 5" square die, GO! Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson, and GO! Hexagon-2", 3", 5"

SewHappy.Me said...

Ooohhh I enjoyed my virtual shop and have chosen the Funky Flowers, Round Flower and Fun Flower. I think I could play around with those and come up with a design. I have been dyeing (excuse the pun) to try out the Go Baby.

Anonymous said...

What a great give-away! I would love the Strip-Cutter 2 1/2, Rose of Sharon and Holiday Medley Dies. Of course I am a follower and enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the chance. Greetings from Seoul, Helle hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

LethargicLass said...

oooooh, crossing fingers, toes, and eyelashes :) I would love the hexagons 2,3,5 (thanks to you :)), the rectangle 3.5x6.5, and the square, 2 :) Thanks!

Deb said...

Hi Linda, I'd love to win a GO! And believe me, I've tried on many, many blogs! If I ever won, wouldn't it be great if it were on YOUR blog - since I know you?! Well, only cyber know you, but you know what I mean. :) I'd love the funky flower and the round flower and the 5" square. Thanks for the chance. debgiro at wildblue dot net

anne said...

What a wonderful blog. Thank you so much for a chance to win. I think I would go for the diamond, the tumbler and the 2.5 inch die. Of course my favorites change by the minute. Too many fabulous choices. Thank you ever so much!

Candy Mak said...

I love your september mini quilt, my 3 year old wants me to make one for her wall too.

Anonymous said...

I crave one of these!! I'd choose triangles, diamonds, and strips (I dream of strips that aren't wavy!) Thanks for the chance :) VermontPines@aol.com

Kathryn said...

I've tried many times to win a Go Baby. Maybe you'll bring me luck. I'd love to try out Bountiful Baskets, tumbler and hexagons. Thanks so much, Linda. Kathie L in Allentown

mary said...

Had our family breakfast for the month. tomorrow will spend time with friends and a movie. made the same calander that you made. quilt on the frame and ready to quilt. the start of football and the cool breeze with rain. God is good.

Sue said...

I would really love to win one of these, three dies I would love are hexagons, tumblers and two and a half inch half square triangles

quilary said...

Thanks for the chance in this fantastic giveaway! I'd definitely pick the hexagons and I think I'd like to have a go at the drunkards path and finally some christmas applique, so the holiday medley would fit the bill. *fingers crossed*

quiltmom said...

Linda,
I have been trying to win a go baby for awhile now- I think I would love to have the tumbler die, the apple core and the fall medley die. It is very hard to choose because their are so many terrific die. Thanks for the chance win such a fun tool. Your winner is going to be thrilled when their name is chosen.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Barbara said...

I love your wall hanging, and your satin stitching is almost as incredible as your FMQ pieces which I gush about everytime. Lovely once again. Don't have a cutter, and if I win, surprise me with the dies. LOL

Kd said...

Here I GO! again, trying to win a GO! Baby and 3 dies to play with. I would choose 1) GO! Rose of Sharon by Sharon Pederson, 2) GO! Round Flower, and 3) GO! Holiday Accessories. but I might change my mind, of course. ~Kd
www.KdQuilts.com

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great giveaway! I wold love to get the apple core, funky flower and the new ABC dies

Joy said...

I would love to win a GO! My picks would be the Sunbonnet Sue, Overall Sam (or whatever his name is!), and the tumbler. Good luck to all!

Paula said...

I'd choose the square-3 1/4", the Rose of Sharon and the Half Square-1 1/2" Finished Triangle.
Thank you for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Isn't it great your sewing machine didn't need major repairs!
I like your September hanging quilt. I really need to get that book.
What a great giveaway! I would choose the drunkard's path, the 3 1/2" tumbler and the quarter square 4" finished triangles. Thanks for a chance to win.

Pamela Nees said...

I'd love that Go! Baby! Such a great product!

Sandy said...

I would choose the 5" square, the Hexi, and the tumbler die. I used to want the 2 1/2" strip cutter until your review of it said that you thought it was better to cut those with a ruler and cutter. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Kira said...

Bowling is the sport of choice in my father's family. Business, leagues, fun. It is always an option.

I live the hearts, bountiful basket, and the circles in 3 sizes.

Snoodles said...
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Snoodles said...

Oh my goodness! Maybe this will be my time to win! I've been scooting all over the interwebz, trying for a Go! Baby......LOL
Your Labor Day feast sounds wonderful. Hope you had a nice holiday! I really like your mini-quilt for September! I would choose the apple core, the drunkards path, and the applique leaves.

SewCalGal said...

I would love to win an itty bitty cute GO! Baby to love and play with. And, I'd love to have the GO! Sparkle dies (trees, snowflakes, diamonds).

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Amy said...

oh my goodness, so much to comment about.

I am DYING to win a Go! Baby. I keep seeing these giveaways on blogs, and I hope that today is my lucky day. :) I would like the circle 2", 3", and 5" die, the Go! Strip Cutter 2.5", and the Go! Value Die. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. :)

I"m glad you figured out the problem with your sewing machine. It is really nerve racking when something starts malfunctioning. Plus, it can put you behind on your projects.

What a cool prize you chose! That is my kind of doughnut :)


It sounds like you had a nice weekend planned, spending it with family. I did the same thing :)

JoyceM said...

I would love to win a Go Baby. The dies I'd choose first are: hexagon, circle and heart. Thanks for the giveway.

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

55033 GO! Rag Square-5¼"
55006 GO! Square-3½"
55009 GO! Half Square-3" Finished Triangle


Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!

cgreenleaf2(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele Hester said...

If I won (and I hope I do) I would choose the Hexagons, the Rose of Sharon and the 2.5 inch strip.

Michele Hester
www.quilting-tutorials.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a Baby Go! There are so many cute dies to choose from - I'd have a hard time picking just 3!

dsdonovan1 (at) netscape (dot) net

Nancy D. said...

I keep changing my mind on which 3 I would choose. I think for sure the 3" hst, Funky Flowers and one other, diamond, drunkard path? Thanks for sharing!

Rosa said...

Thanks for the chance.
If I won,I `d like the hexagons and diamond,the 3" hst,the sriper...hard to choose one

Anonymous said...

I want a Baby GO! I'd pick the chisel die, the Rose of Sharon, and the birdies, probably.

kaitlynmdonovan () gmail () com

Melody said...

I'd love to win one of these. I'd choose the hexagons, tumblers and birds. Thanks so much for the chance.

jqluo said...

I would pick Value die, 2 1/2 strips and 3 1/2 squares.

Tiffany @ Another Pie In The Sky said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of these! I would chose the GO! Quarter Square-4" Finished Triangle (8 triangles), Rose of Sharon, and the apple core dies.

Katherine said...

Thanks for the Go Baby giveaway!

I would chose the tumbler, the hexagon and the apple core dies.

Tamie said...

I would choose the squares, half square triangles and quarter square triangles- I hate those pesky points. Thanks for the chance to win. Off to explore your blog...

susnp25@yahoo.com.au said...

Thank you for the giveaway, I would love the Tulip and the Daisy and the Ribbon Twist, then I can make fun bouquets! How easy would they finally be!
Susan.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I am a new follower of your blog :)

If I won, the three dies I would choose are:

1. The Holiday Medley
2. The Fall Medley
3. GO! Critters

traceyrampling @ gmail.com

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

What a wonderful giveaway! If I won I would like the Go Birds Go Fall Medley and the Go Tumbling block!
I am a follower of yours!
Thanks for the chance!

Mary said...

WOW, You didn't say you were having a Giveaway too! Thanks for the PLUG! I have entered and followed many Blogs to win this, Maybe this will be my LUCKY entry! My 3 Dies would be:
1- Baby Lullaby
2- Sun Bonnet Sue
3- Go Stems and Leaves

Veronica said...

Choose only 3??
I would chose circles, apple core, tumbling block, etc.
:)
What a cool thing to win!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

As a mom of boys I would do the airplanes.

Hexies for me.

Then tumblers or apple core...I hate making decisions but I promise if I win I will make one. ;)

Linda E in AZ said...

Great giveaway! I think I'd like to have the new Ribbon Twist, the Birds, and the Square 4 1/2" multiples.
thanks!!

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm going to try once again...it is actually for the millionth time...to win a Baby GO...I'm not going to give up. If I am sEw lucky I would luv to play with the tumbler, the birds, and the Fall Medley dies. Thank you Linda and Accuquilt for hosting the Baby GO giveaway, my fingers and toes are still crossed and beginning to cramp...OK I'll stop my whining, luv your blog Linda...I'm a happy follower, you are full of sEw much knowledge...like an encycopedia! Have a wonderful weekend!! Pauline

Marsha said...

Awesome! I would love the airplanes. Great giveaway I almost miss.

Carol said...

If I'm lucky enough to win this Go Baby I want to give it to my sister. The dies I picked out that she would like are: GO Rick Rack, GO Pumpkins and GO Dove. Thanks for the chance and I love your quilting, it's awesome.

Anya said...

The rick rack, diamonds, and tumbler. Thanks for the chance!

Joy said...

I'd love to try the 2" squares, the rectangle and the drunkard's path dies. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I must say I have been enjoying your FMQ samples. So, many great practice pieces. You are turning into quite a professional! Thanks for the chance at the GO Baby. I would love it and the GO Critters, GO Birds, and GO Fall Medley dies. Always enjoy visiting your blog. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I would like to win one for my wife and her charity quilt group, I am not sure on dies, so this is just a quess, 2 1/2 strip, 4 1/2 square and rag die

tcsean@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like the Rose of Sharon, the chisel, and 8-triangle QST die - or maybe one of the new dies!

dsdonovan1 () netscape () net

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