Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

I was recently asked to review a brand new book that was created specifically for making quilts with your AccuQuilt Go!! Of course, I jumped at the chance being an owner of the Go! and the Studio Cutter.


The book is entitled Mix & Match Quilts with the AccuQuilt Go! You can purchase this book by clicking here. It is quite comprehensive and has 12 quilts that can be made using your GO!

The set up of the book is great and they have a Fabric Reference Chart. This chart is a very handy reference which shows you how to get the most out of your fabric with minimal waste.

This book focuses on 11 different dies for the GO! cutter.


The project that I was asked to review is the Garden Trellis designed by Julie Weaver.

I like this quilt for several reasons...

1. It is big, I generally do big as they tend to be the most useful quilts.
2. It is easily pieced with simple shapes.
3. Looks great scrappy.
4. The sashing gives you a secondary design... a star.
5. It is fat quarter friendly.
6. If need be, you can rotary cut the entire quilt if you don't own a GO!
7. Plus, you really can adjust this quilt to make it any size you desire smaller or larger.

A few notes: Make sure you visit the other blogs to see which quilts have already been reviewed (you can really get a glimpse of the entire book).
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Then make sure you visit tomorrow's blogs...

Now, if you would love to have your own copy... I am giving away the one that I have. You ask me why, because I will be purchasing another one for myself.

This is my way of paying forward all the kindness my readers have given me over the years.

So if you would like to be considered for the drawing, just leave one comment on this post (please make sure you have a way for me to contact you) and I will draw the winner on Monday. The drawing will close midnight on Sunday.

***The giveaway is now closed***

Good luck!

Until Next Time...

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119 comments:

irishgirlsews said...

Love the quilt, I don't own the Go, but would enjoy one I'm sure!
Thanks
Wendy

marth225 said...

My daughter just got a GO and could use the inspiration

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Diane N said...

I just got a GO! for Christmas and need ideas on what to make!

Linda said...

I bought a GO this past summer and absolutely love it. I think it's the biggest innovation in home quilting since the rotary cutter. Thanks for a chance to win this book, it looks fantastic!

Sewjournal said...

Looks interesting.

Ann Marie said...

I just got a GO! for Christmas and haven't used it yet, this would be perfect for to to use to clear my scraps! Thanks for paying it forward!

Joan and Kevin said...

I also got a GO for Christmas and have not used it yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

luckymom said...

I received a GO Cutter for my birthday last year and love it. Would enjoy seeing some new fresh ideas. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway

Annelise said...

Oh, this book looks very interesting! Please count me in.

I don't have a GO yet, but I'm planning to buy one!

http://patchworkhulen.blogspot.com/

Lee said...

Thanks for the review. Book looks great.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I would love to win that book. It would only increase my want for the GO.

Laura said...

That is a lovely quilt! I have made that star in the sashing design before but I really like it with the scrappy squares.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely project!

Kathy said...

That is so nice of you to give away this copy.

jednoiglec said...

Thank you very much for the review (and for giveaway!)
I finally decided to buy my own GO! and I like to read reviews in this theme.

C said...

Nice project! I could really use some help thinking "outside the box" for quilts with the Go.

Cathy said...
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Jessica said...

That's really generous of you. I'm hoping to get a GO! one day soon and would love to win!
I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, too!
www.quiltyhabit.blogspot.com

YH said...

We just had a demo of the Go at our quilting meeting last night. I works so slick! I think I may have to invest in one and would love the book to go with it.

Anya said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance, Jackie!

Huisvlyt said...

I don't have a GO! (yet), but I am interested in those patterns non the less.
Elzaan

quiltingnana said...

thanks for the review...will have to check out the book...or maybe I will win one!

Cathy said...

Ok my first comment stated I would love to win the quilt but I meant I would love to win the book. Maybe that mistake will up my chances lol. I don't have a go but would enjoy piecing this quilt. If I don't win this BOOK I will purchase it.

Mystica said...

No GO but I can certainly try the designs out.

Lynnae said...

I would love to have the inspiration from this book. I have liked the quilts I have seen on the blog tour.

Cindy said...

From reading the other blog posts in reference to this book using the GO dies, I believe one would want to know which dies the patterns require before purchasing the book...even though it does not sounds like you necessarily need all the dies for every quilt.

Norma I. said...

Hey Jackie,

I just bought a GO and I would love the chance to win the pattern book to give me some ideas. Thanks for offering up your book.

Miss Yaya said...

Beautiful book I love to participate in your drawing.

Kiss

chrgenurse said...

I love this quilt. I am really wanting to win this book!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great blog.

Caeli said...

I would love more ideas on what to do with my Go!

Gene Black said...

I have the Go and quite a number of dies. I would love to have this book. I particularly love the sashing on this quilt. I could see adapting it for other uses too.

robin said...

Hi! I don't have a GO! (only in my dreams...) but would love the book, hoping I could just rotary cut. Thanks!

Jo said...

I would love to see the book. I have a Go! and it has been LOTS of fun working with it. My friend was over and cut strips for a scrappy strip quilt over the weekend.

ytsmom said...

Please put my name in for the book. I just got a GO! Thanks

WoolenSails said...

I treated myself to a go this christmas and have been enjoying making hexagon pieces. Now I need to try the others and make some new quilts.

Debbie

Shasta said...

It looks like a great book. I really like the quilt you have showcased.

Bridget said...

i always thought of the accuquilt go as "cheating" but not anymore. It's just another way of cutting.

The book is enticing, and the quilt reviewed beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

I love that quilt. The colors are fabulous.

Stray Stitches said...

I would love to have the book and hope to one day own a GO! too!

MollyP said...

I am so excited about this book. I received a Go! for my B-day back in December (huge surprise, love my hubs!) and already have 4 dies in my rack. Putting together this book was a great idea and giving one away is even better! Thanks!

molly_dye(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gretchen said...

I love my Go! and this looks like a great way to use it!

jofridsquilt said...

This book looks intereting. I would love to win one. Pleas count me in. Jofrid

Anonymous said...

I have a Baby GO and love it to death!! Would love to win the book to give me more ideas. Thanks for having this giveaway. Veronica
veronicakersting@yahoo.com

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I don't own a Go, but would love to. The book looks like a good one and it's nice some of the patterns can be rotary cut. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Maybe winning the book will force me to put a GO on my Christmas list! Thanks for the chance!

MGM

Marls said...

My GO has just arrived and to have this book for inspiration would really get me moving.
Have used it to cut 4 1/2 squares and Oh so easy and quick. Am loving it.

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lynett.Fh said...

beautiful quilt. I havent seen the GO over here in the UK yet.

Scrapycandy said...

This looks like the perfect system for me and I've been mulling it over...having a book available clinches it! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Craig said...

I have a GO! and would love to have this book to go with it! Thanks for the chance!

quiltyascharged said...

I just received a Go cutter for Christmas and am very excited to see a book out there that is for the cutter.

Alycia said...

Looks like a great book - thanks for offering it and reviewing it!

teachpany said...

Love the GO! Can't wait to see the book. Thanks.

Kathy H said...

Great quilt. Would love to win this book and try out some of the patterns. I have a Go baby and need some ideas to use it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love scrappy quilts - I don't have a GO! but my friend does, so maybe she (YOU)could cut shapes for me. Anyway, please enter me in your drawing!
Justine

harleywife57 said...

thanks for this opportunity to win ! the book looks very interesting and helpful

Anonymous said...

Jackie, love your blog. Check it all the time. Love the quilt. See ya Thursday. Leslie

Melissa said...

Looks like a great book. Thank you for sharing!

Jenny said...

thanks for a chance. i love pattern books.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Well I have an Accuquilt Go so I am intrigued by this book.

AnnieO said...

I don't own a GO but sure hope to someday. Thanks for the review of this great looking quilt--I just love the stars that form. Thanks also for the chance to win a copy of the book!

Anonymous said...

YEAH, another way to use up scraps. I can always use those patterns.
Thanks for the chance to win the book
Cherie=and you know where I live :)

Kathlene Prescott said...

This is a very informative review. Thanks. The GO is on my wish list. The quilt you reviewed is one of my favorite patterns. I have not made that large a block. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marcia W. said...

Jackie, thanks for the giveaway. The quilt in your review is very pretty. Please enter me into the draw. I can use an inspiration "jump start."

Frog Quilter said...

Count me in.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Wow, Jackie..so nice of you to giveaway your copy to buy another for yourself. You are kind indeed.

Rose said...

Thank you for this review, it was very helpful. I am looking for books like this that help me use my Go. I have an injury from toxic exposure that affected my brain and has caused problems for my eye hand coordination. The Go solves the problem with not being able to cut accurately anymore. Thank you for doing the giveaway!

Lovie said...

Thanks for the review, and the posting to the other blogs. Always looking for patterns that allow me to use my GO.

autumnesf said...

Awesome! I love my new GO!

Jen said...

Yay! A GO book! this is my favorite quilt so far. Thanks for giving away your book!

GerryART said...

It's the object of my affection ! ! !

I LoVe what I can do with my die cut fabrics using my LoVLy GO!

I am well on my way to fulfilling my die wishlist.

mix & match QUILTS is just the tool I could use in selecting my next quilt project.

Hugs,
Gerry

Judy said...

I just bought a "GO" and would LOVE this book so I can learn the right way to make my first quilt! Thanks for the give away!

Pat S. said...

i'm looking for more reasons to use my Go! and that book sounds like a winner! Thanks sew much for the chance to win it!!!

Marilyn W said...

I NEED this book! I want a GO so bad, I just about can't stand myself.

Think I'm going to treat myself for my big 4-0 this year!!!!

Thanks

Marilyn
marilynjw1971 (at) gmail (dot) com

LizA. said...

what a neat looking book. since i just received a go cutter for christmas this would probably be a great way for me to get a good jump start on using it.

Leah said...

That's a beautiful looking book! I just got my go cutter so that would be wonderful

Barb said...

Just got my GO! today--if I had a tail I'd wag it lol. My son was here with his SO and her daughter. Ceila is 8, is fascinated by my fabric stash, and was almost as excited as I was to give the GO! a whirl. I think we may have a budding quilter here. This book would be a great way help :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Even though i do not have a GO! I'd love to win this book, Thanks for the chance :)

Debbie said...

I don't have a Go but I sure would like one. Pls count me in the draw!

Melissa said...

That's a pretty quilt, and I love that it is big- I don't have room to store little quilts that I can's use! I'd love to have a copy of this book- thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a GO, and would love to have the book. Hannah

mhtrkeller@fairpoint.net

sewmeow said...

Thanks, Jackie, for the chance to get this book. I would love to give it a GO and try some of the patterns.

Baskets Of Quilts said...

I have a Go and I would love the book to make the mostof my Go! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay Conner said...

Looks like a great book to me, judging on the cover... :)

Regina said...

Hi Jackie,

This book had me at the cover, I love the quilt and fabrics! Here is hoping I win.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

how generous of you Jackie! I need this book. I have the GO cutter but really don't know where to start with it.

Robin C said...

I have the Go! so why not?

kpitmv said...

Finally I've been wanting them to do this. Im a new quilter and I have the go and would love the book to get me started. Thx for the chance to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

If I won the book, maybe DH would buy me the GO???? Sounds good to me

Carol in E TN said...

I have the Go! cutter and I know that I NEED this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Perry said...

I have a go and I really like this pattern! hope I win!

Aleisha said...

I don't have a Go, YET. I'm working on that though. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

VickiB said...

As a relatively new Go! owner, I'd love to win this book. I love the precision of the cutting, but I'm afraid I need more inspiration!

Exuberant Color said...

That would be a great book to use for our QOV projects since 2 of the ladies have the cutters.

Kathleen said...

I would love a chance to win this book...thank you for the giveaway..

Kim D. said...

This is the prettiest quilt, love stars. Thanks for the review.

Lisa said...

The book seems like a great resource for GO! owners. Thanks for the chance to win. ~~Lisa

Sigrun said...

A Go is on my wish list:-)).

Patty said...

I love the quilt you pictured. The books looks like it would have great projects.

jillquilts said...

Oh how nice! I would love to see any books with patterns for the GO. :)

stampmeup said...

Oh, please enter me in the drawing. I have a Go cutter in my wishlist for February! :D

Thanks!
Julie
http://sweet-quilt-n-bee-shoppe.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Would love to win, I've been so intrigues by the Go Cutter.

Mary Lou said...

Well, I wish they were giving away a Go but the book looks really neat too.
Thanks.

Christine M said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'm glad you can use a rotary cutter as a GO is a little out of my reach at the moment.

sandra said...

I have been thinking about getting a GO but just can't decide, maybe this book would help me make up my mind.davidson.sandra0@gmail.com Thanks Sandra

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love my Go! and could always use some more inspiration.

BarbaraG said...

Love the idea of Go. The book would be great for getting the inspiration bug going

marilyn said...

I'd love a copy. I think the quilts in this book are great and I have almost all of the dies needed.
thanks for the chance to win.

Jansie said...

What a cool book! Thanks for sharing it with us and for giving the chance to have our own copy.

happeningswithLana said...

Looks like a great book with alot of ideals. I would love to have a chance at it.

Cecilia said...

I have a Go! and I would love to win a copy of the book. The quilt looks easy and nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

colourdujour said...

would love to have a change a the book, even tho I don't have a GO!

Elena said...

You're such a doll to give it away! Now I just need to get a GO, lol

Sue Bone said...

I'm on the brink of investing in an accuquilt go machine. This book could eb just the push I need.

PatchWorkPrincess said...

I have a Go and need some idea's looks like a lovely book. !

Jenn said...

This is a great help in deciding which dies to get first. Thanks for the great review!

Christine said...

I love my GO! And I am always looking for new project ideas. I would like a copy of the new book.
Thank you for the chance!

Alice R. said...

I've been wondering about this book; thanks for telling us about it. Will definitly send an email addy if I win!
Loved your silk quilt on Bumblebeans blog - beautiful!

9patchnurse said...

I have a Go and definitely need the book. I need to use the Go to ease my guilt and prove that I needed it, lol.

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