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Thread: Accuquilt Go! Strip Cutter

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    Accuquilt Go! Strip Cutter

    Some months ago I took the plunge and got an Accuquilt Go! I absolutely love it. What a time saver! And my pieces are so incredibly uniform, too. So ... today I was at Joann and saw that dies were on sale for 40% off. There wasn't much there, but I saw a strip die and picked it up. I have to say that it was really a lot harder cranking that looooong die than it is with the others. Now I'm wondering if I will keep it or bring it back.
    Anyone have experience with them? What do you think? Worth it?
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    I have several of the strip cutters and it is harder to push through but the accuracy is unbeatable. It hurts less to crank than to use my rotary cutter! I say keep it and only cut one piece of fabric. If it is a 2-1/2 inch strip cutter use one layer of fabric cut the width of the fabric. It will be easier to turn. It does save time even with just one layer. Remember it gives you 2 to 4 strips prefectly cut. Have fun with it. Luann in CT
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    I don't have them as I like the june tailor shape cut and most that have both use their june tailor because it is faster, so I thought why waste money if I do just fine with the june tailor. Its not worth it to me

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    Luann, I doubled it up because I got a much longer strip that way. As long as you keep the fold within the cut so it isn't snipped off. Will try with a single piece, but still pondering...
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    I personally prefer using the June Tailor Shape Cut for cutting strips.

    With the Accuquilt, what I don't like is that the strips develop a ripple (from the fabric stretching under the rollers) about halfway through so I have to lift up the mat and pull the fabric once or twice. If I don't do that, a ripple gets pressed into the strips which also makes the edges in that area uneven. Also, I don't like the pre-cutting I have to do with the Accuquilt in order to be sure I am not wasteful of the fabric.

    For me, it's actually quicker and easier to use the Shape Cut.

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    I will be watching this one because I have wanted to get the strip die (I have the Go Baby; not the regular); but so far I haven't found it on sale and it's a little pricey. Krystyna; please let us know if you figure out something to make it work better for you; if you end up keeping it; etc.
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    I have the Go and would buy another one. I use the 2 1/2" strip die the most. One thing I learned from my physical therapist friend is most have the Go and other die cut machines sitting too high. The handle should be about hip level. This way you don't have to lift up your shoulder to turn the handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I don't have them as I like the june tailor shape cut and most that have both use their june tailor because it is faster, so I thought why waste money if I do just fine with the june tailor. Its not worth it to me
    I never saw the June Taylor before. I just watched a video on it and it looks GREAT. I like that you don't waste fabric like you do with the high end cutting "systems".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I never saw the June Taylor before. I just watched a video on it and it looks GREAT. I like that you don't waste fabric like you do with the high end cutting "systems".
    I just posted a question about this ruler a few days ago and received a lot of great responses! I love it. It's working perfectly for cutting the 1.5" squares I need.

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    I love my strip die but yes it is harder to get through the accuquilt but the end result is worth it. I also double it to get longer strips

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