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Date: 6/23/14 1:17 PM

I just got a Go Baby and I've noticed that the 4.5" square die is at a slight angle. If I layer my fabric straight on the die...then the squares will be slightly off grain. It looks to me that I will have to cut my fabric into 5" squares and then put them on the die at an angle. This sounds like work that the machine was supposed to do for me. Am I correct??? What's the best way to do this? I'm about to start a quilt that needs 320 squares.
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Date: 6/23/14 2:03 PM

Look up Ebony Love on you tube videos. She is the acct guru. Also join the accuquilt group on facebook.

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Date: 6/23/14 2:30 PM

She also has a book which I have and refer to often. You should cut your piece with the lengthwise grain to the left of the die, alligning that straight of grain line to the left, at the same angle as the die to ensure perfect cuts. Yes, there will be waste. There is only one 4.5 inch square on the baby die?
I would a bunch of 5" strips x 10 inch (10 inch part on the lengthwise grain (and they do not have to be perfect), and then double them, and stack them, alligning the straight of grain part at the same angle as the die is set, to the left. Then, cut. You do have to make pre-cuts with all the dies, but you don't have to be all precise with it. Just be sure the straight of grain side is to the left and at the same angle. I just pull my fabric pieces to be sure I'm lining up the straight of grain with the angle. You just don't want to cut with the crosswise grain to the left, unless you're cutting strips.
Clear as mud?
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Date: 6/23/14 2:51 PM

Ok, thank you both! I looked up the book and will order that. So far, I haven't found any of her Utube videos...I'm a bit hesitant as that's a very unfortunante name to Google!!
Mary...there is only the one 4.5 square die on that set. The others are 2.5 square and triangles. It's going to take some more turning, but is still faster that rotary cutting. I'll have to experiment more, but aligning with the left hand side seems to be working. Thank you

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Date: 6/23/14 2:59 PM

Great! Have fun with it. I don't use mine often, as I don't quilt that often, but it sure does come in handy! I have enough trouble with accuracy in quilting. Anything to help with that is worth it.

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Date: 6/23/14 7:02 PM

Just Google accuquilt you tube vies then and look for her name. She is awesome.

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Date: 6/23/14 11:24 PM

I found several...here's one that deals with the grain, in case anyone else is confused.
Ebony Love on Fabric Grain

I now have a much larger stack of squares than I would normally have for the time put in!! Now to sew up a bunch of HSTs!!

thank you!!

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Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 6/30/14 1:29 AM

Thanks for this info! My daughter is getting a Go machine (not the baby) tomorrow along with 11 dies and 2 mats (most of them have NEVER been out of the package!) all for $150! I just took a class with Ebony this past weekend at the sewing expo. What a GREAT instructor! I would take another class from her in a heartbeat!

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