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Thread: AccuQuilt Go

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Does anyone have one of these? Saw it in a quilt shop but not sure how easy it is to use or worth the cost.

    Sara in NC

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    I don't have one but I was curious and looked at the one in Joanns. The cutting dies are expensive.
    For me, it's not practical cost-wise, but if you have arthritis in your hands it might be a good buy. Or if you're in a guild and want to cut alot of pieces quickly, I guess.
    I'll be interested to read what others say about it.

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    I have the AccuQuilt Go LOVE IT !!!!!!!
    every couple of weeks I add a new die. It works even better then as advertized.
    Gloria

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlady94
    I have the AccuQuilt Go LOVE IT !!!!!!!
    every couple of weeks I add a new die. It works even better then as advertized.
    Gloria
    thanks, it's always better to hear from someone who actually uses it!

    Sara in NC

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    There's other threads on here about them and everyone that has one seems to be in love with it!!!

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    Yes, the die are expensive but, thanks to a heads-up from a poster here, I was able to add quite a few to my collection at half price, so it is possible to find good sales on occasion.

    I still have a long way to go before I fully master the art of rotary cutting, so I will take any help I can get ;-)

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    Some friends of mine took a class on the accuquilt go recently at a quilt show. They ran their material through with a simple pattern and then sewed the block together. I was surprised that neither of them were impressed and said that the cutting was not that accurate, so their block points didn't match perfectly. (And they both make beautiful quilts!) But I guess those who have the cutter have learned from experience how to make sure the cuts are precise. We all ordered the Bernina cutwork tool and software at the show, because it does the same thing without having to purchase the dye. And they were on sale for a "can't pass up" price.

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    I have the accut studio and I really love it! You can get more dies with that one and it cuts up to 8 layer of fabric. The only drawback with that is you can't take it with you, but I wouldn't want to anyway, so it works for me. I can't get over how fast you can get your fabric cut!

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    I am an advid user & I actually sell the AccuQuilt Go Cutter products. Unlike most retailers, I have no problem giving my view on this product.

    When I first starting using the cutter I wasn't 100% impressed. HOWEVER, the more I used it, the more I came to enjoy using it.

    Things I discovered:
    - I find if I do a sample block & then take the time to plan ahead for the rest of the quilt, I waste less fabric & time.
    - When I cut my fabric 1/2" wider than the die (the actual part of the die that cuts that is), there is a lot less fabric waste.
    - I favor the 12" sampler kit. When I finish my special projects, I cut leftovers in to 4" strips and then I can whip up a scrappy quilt together in no time.
    - I take real the scrappy scraps & use the die cutter on them. I package them up according to shape so that I can later throw them in to a scrappy project. Pre go cutter, I never used my scraps!
    - Do NOT cut more than 6 layers of cotton fabric at a time or it will affect the performance of the cutter as well as the accuracy of the cut.
    - I found it a little misleading when it comes to how perfect your blocks should look. Do NOT expect that you should produce perfect blocks. Too many factors play in to that (factors that have nothing to do w/the cutter). Factors like the grain of the fabric when sewing pieces together. The accuracy of your 1/4 seam. All the same things that would affect your ability to produce a perfect block when you rotary cut, still come in to play when you use the Go cutter.
    - If you like to mass produce quilts kits, say for charities, it really makes it more fun & a bit faster to put the kits together. I use it extensively to put together kits for QOV projects. Then my ladies just pick up a kit, sew it 2gether & give it back :)
    - When mass producing, it really does save time.
    - The AccuQuilt Company really stands behind it's product.
    If there is any manufacturer defects, they will replace the item.
    - The only die that I've tried & absolutely have no use for so far is the rag die... You can only cut one or two layers of flannel at a time & only one layer of fleece at a time. This die seems to chew up the mats. Heavy use of fleece & flannel will wear out the gears on the cutter. Plus I don't particulary like rag quilts lol

    So is a Go cutter a must - no... Neither are 2/3s of the rulers or other quilting products we buy lol Will you enjoy using it? I believe you will, especially once you get to know how best to use it :)

    If anyone ever has any questions (whether you purchase from me or not), I'd be more than happy to help.

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    I've recently become a proud owner of the "Go" and so far I love it. I saw it advertised first on "The Quilt Show" with Alex and Ricky. For months I struggled with whether or not to buy it because it seemed a little pricey. I did some research on consumer reviews and negative reviews were pretty much zilch. As for price, I was able to find the Accuquilt Go about $200 cheaper than I had seen it on their site. Dies and mats were much cheaper, too. I am more than satisfied with the results I'm getting and have ordered several more dies. There are many U-Tube videos with tips and tricks for using it and getting great results. Hope this helps.

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