Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another GO at winning a GO!

I'm on vacation in California and still GOing! 

Just giving another post about the free GO giveaway by AccuQuilt.  If you haven't entered or told all your family, friends, enemies...(yes..I know you have 'em, so don't deny     about this wonderful machine and fantastic AccuQuilt company, GO do it now.  Hurry!  This one ends on 8/31/10..just a few more days.

Click on the picture of the GO at the RH top of this page, and it will take you directly to the page for entering my contest. 

Have fun and make sure you follow the rules to enter.

Good Luck.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I Fell in Love Last Night

My heart is GOing pitter patter, my palms are all sweaty, my breathing is heavy, I'm dizzy, I can't sleep, I can't eat...(well, not really...'cause I can always eat..darn it.)      All the sensations and symptoms are must be LOVE!    I fell in everlasting love with my GO cutter by AccuQuilt  using the circle die last night.

Ok.. I picked out my fabrics, set up the GO cutter, got the GO circle die out...ready set GO!

Have you ever tried cutting perfect circles for a project?  I've tried everything to cut  circles; tracing around a saucer or plate with a pencil, using a compass & pencil, tracing around a template, using carbon paper, using tracing paper.  You name it, I've tried it.  I could never cut them out perfect...let alone 4 of them at a time.  

I'm not GOing to give you a tutorial here, I'm just sharing my LOVE for this amazing machine!   If you want to see a complete demonstration video for using the circle die with the GO cutter, you can watch the video on Accuquilt's website: 

Wow!  That was fast...just crank the handle.. gosh, my palms are getting sweaty..(1st sign)   Place the fabric again, crank the handle...lift off the mat.  Wow!  Four more!   Oh, be quiet my pounding heart...pitter patter, pitter patter.  (2nd sign)   Do it all again and again...breathing heavy (3rd sign),   more circles and more circles.  I'm getting dizzy now.  (4th sign).  Oh My! 

This is one AMAZING cutting machine!  I cut over 240 five inch circles last night in a little over one hour! 

Yes,   I'm definitely in LOVE...............with my GO cutter.  You GOtta get one of these. 

If you'd like a chance to win  a Free GO, click on the picture at the top of this page and enter my giveaway.  AccuQuilt has generously provided me with a free GO cutter for one  lucky person!  Plus you'll get to choose 3 dies of your choice.   May I suggest the circle die?   Tell your friends, tell your family, GO tell everyone about this contest.  Actually, if you want to GO shout it from the roof, that's fine with me. 

Sigh..........I'm GOing to GO to bed now and dream about everything I can make with these circles.    Happy Dreams for sure!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Let's GO again for the FREE GO Giveaway!

How would you  like this free GO cutter by AccuQuilt delivered to your house by the Big Brown Truck??

Then you could GO and cut lots of quilt strips, squares, triangles like these! 

Thanks to the great generosity of AccuQuilt, I am able to offer a GO cutter to some lucky winner of my special blog giveaway.  I feel very honored to be able to do this.   AccuQuilt and this machine has completely changed my entire life as a quilter, and I'm very thrilled to be able to give this opportunity to someone else in the quilting world.  To enter GO back one post or click on the picture on my side bar at the right hand top of this page.

It is so exciting to see the number of people who have already entered and complied with the rules of the giveaway.   GOod for you!, I feel there is a need to clarify the rules again.  There have been several people who are NOT following the rules and completing all 5 requirements to earn an entry for the Free GO cutter.   

Hey,  my friends, this is not rocket science and you don't need a special degree in contests, or quilting, or reading to do this.  It's  sew simple;  GO read, & FOLLOW THE RULES then leave your ONE comment.

If  you think you have already entered, I suggest you GO back & read your comment to make sure you have met all the rules.   In all fairness to those people who have followed and complied with the rules,   it has become necessary for me to disqualify the names of the people who have not/do not follow the rules.    I've tried to send personal emails to those people so they could GO back and edit/delete and do it correctly, but this has become way too time consuming for me to continue doing that.  Hey...boys & girls,  I want to do some cutting and quilting!    Cutting with my GO cutter is fun!  

5 easy things to answer in ONE comment .......and YOU could win a GO cutter!  Wow!
1.  follow my blog..and tell me.
2.  follow me on twitter...and tell me.
3.  become a friend of mine on facebook...and tell me.
4.  GO to AccuQuilt's facebook and become a fan or "like", and tell them "sewfunquilts sent me"...then tell me.
5.  GO to AccuQuilt's website, look at the GO.  Tell me which two features you like about the GO.

Ok..that's it.  Thanks everyone, GO have some fun today, GO read the rules, GO leave your ONE comment to get an entry to win a FREE GO cutter from AccuQuilt.  Good luck.

(I wonder how many time I said the word GO??.....tee hee.  See, GO cutter is fun!)


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Are You Ready to GO??

Are you ready??   

Today's the day for the start of my GO cutter giveaway, thanks to AccuQuilt and their wonderful generosity.    

I want to thank the many of you who voted for me in Bejeweled Quilts Barb's GO Giveaway back in June when I won a GO Cutter from AccuQuilt.  Ever since then, my blog followers and other quilters I know have teased me about how much I capitalize the word GO in all my posts.  It is just so fun.......can't help it.  Now, it's my turn to pass that GO 'torch' to another lucky winner on August 31.

I'm going to keep it easy for everyone, with just a few rules:

You will be leaving only ONE COMMENT on  today's post and you will include a few easy components in this ONE COMMENT to qualify for an entry.   

This Giveaway ends on August 31, 2010 at  12 noon.  The winner will be announced later that day.   People who already own a GO or Studio Cutter from AccuQuilt are not eligible.  

1.  GO to my blog, (you're already here...silly me.) follow me and then tell me in your ONE comment. If you already follow my blog, tell me in your ONE comment. (If you want to post about this GO giveaway on your blog...many thanks!)  
2.  GO  to Facebook, become one of my friends by sending me a request to become a friend,  then tell me in your ONE comment:  My FB account is under my name..Judy Chain.   (If you don't have a Facebook page, now's the time to get one set's easier than you think.) If you are already a fan of mine, then tell me in your comment.  (If you want to post about this GO Giveaway on your Facebook page, many thanks.)
3.  GO to Twitter, become one of my followers  and tell me in your ONE comment:  (If you don't have a twitter account, it is easy to create one...besides, it's fun!)  If you already follow me on Twitter, tell me in your ONE comment.  (If you want to tweet about this GO Giveaway on twitter, many thanks.)
4.  GO to AccuQuilt's facebook page   and become a fan by clicking on the "Like" button.  (See..that's definitely another reason to set up a Facebook account!)  Leave a comment on their FB page telling them "Sewfunquilts sent me."  Then come back  here and leave your ONE comment and tell me you did this.  If you are already a fan of AccuQuilt, then tell me...but don't forget to GO to their FB page and leave a comment that "sewfunquilts sent me".
5.   GO to AccuQuilt website  and check out the GO cutter; demos,  projects,  patterns, videos & dies.     Tell me which TWO features of the GO cutter you like the best for you., and WHY.  (Don't forget to tell me the why...ok?  I'd hate to have to disqualify you for not including that info in your ONE COMMENT.) 

So, to sum it up a bit for you.  You will be leaving only ONE COMMENT for ONE ENTRY here on this POST only, and your comment must include all 5 of the above requirements.  Those that do NOT adhere to the rules and include all 5 components will be disqualified.  (Sorry...that sounds so harsh.  But...hey, we gotta follow the rules in life, so follow the rules to win this Giveaway.)

Be sure that I can reach you by clicking on your name, or leave your email address in your comment.

Thank you sew much, AccuQuilt, for giving me this opportunity for a fun GO Giveaway.  They are also giving me my choice of 3 Free GO dies for doing this Giveaway and promoting this fabulous fabric cutting system....called the GO cutter.   I will be sharing some projects with my new dies in the future.  AccuQuilt is absolutely outstanding for hosting these promotions, their innovative marketing, friendly personal customer service ......and they are just plain fun!   

Good luck everyone and I hope you have fun! 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday my surprise is GOing to be revealed!

Tomorrow...(Sunday - August 8th) is GOing to be a fun day here on my blog. 

 You won't want to miss it! 

Tell your family.  Tell your friends.  Blog about it.  Tweet about it. 

Post it on your Facebook page.  What are you waiting for?  Get GOing! 

Friday, August 6, 2010


What do you do when your sewing room is full of scraps??

Just get out your GO cutter from AccuQuilt and cut them up into smaller strips and get to sewing.  The scrap bins keep overflowing, but I just keep cutting!

I call this mindless sewing!  This is what  I do when I don't feel like concentrating or "thinking" quilting or complex designs.  Yet... I still want to do some sewing ..... I just do some strip piecing on foundation squares.  My mind can wander, and I can dream of other projects, have the tv turned to a good movie,  or plan my next project using my GO cutter. 

What do you do for "Mindless Sewing"? 

Thursday, August 5, 2010


What is that crying noise??  

My GO cutter from AccuQuilt went to bed crying last night!  Sniff.....snifff....and would just not GO to sleep. 

I finally had to get up and GO visit the AccuQuilt website again to see the new GO dies!  My GO cutter from AccuQuilt wants ALL of them and when I promised her (yes...mine is a her) that I would get all of them, she finally stopped crying and went to sleep.  

Thank Goodness!    Oh, which ones to order first? 

GO see for yourself.....Sunbonnet Sue, Double Wedding Ring, Drunkard's Path...and many more.

Tell all your friends about my blog and to start following me! 

There might just be a special surprise GOing on here in a few days!  mmmmmmmmmmmhhh???? 

Wonder what it's GOing to be??

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I'm about half way finished with the quilting, AND it's good sized for manipulating on my Janome 6500.......and here's a couple updated pictures to share! 

A little different view. (Didn't want to show you too much of my messy sewing  My sewing machine sits on a slanted stand my brother in law made for me, and it sure does help with my posture and neck bend over. 

And what did you do on this HOT HOT Sunday?

(Did you notice that I did not use the word GO in this posting?)