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Thread: Accuquilt or Studio?

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    Which do you prefer and why? Also... are they worth the investment???

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    Do a search here to read up on all the threads about it. Accuquilt makes the Studio. I think you mean Go vs. Studio. And there are a lot of threads to read up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Do a search here to read up on all the threads about it. Accuquilt makes the Studio. I think you mean Go vs. Studio. And there are a lot of threads to read up on.
    Thanks Candace!

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    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.

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    There's no way I'd use it enough to justify the cost of the Studio, plus I wouldn't have the space to keep it. I have the Go and I haven't even used it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi423
    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.
    Actually, there's not much waste if you mark the die blades and position your fabric accordingly. One of my strip cutters, for example, will cut 5 strips at a time width-of-fabric, and my waste will be only two 1/4-wide strips. This is at least as good as what I can do by hand. Many of the video demonstrations use excess fabric so they don't have to take the time to position the fabric on the die blades; they just want to show how it works.

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    I bought a Go! because I do not have the dedicated space for a Studio, plus I don't cut enough quilts to justify the monetary investment. I like my Go! because I can fold it up very quickly and store it in a corner of my closet. The dies also don't take up a lot of storage space, although they do need to be stored upright.

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    I have the Studio, and a large number of dies, and I think it's worth its weight in gold! The accuracy in my piecing now is just wonderful all on its own, but the time savings and ease of use... that's priceless. I would give up one of my TOL Berninas (which I adore) before I would give up my Studio.

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    From what I have read, the Studio is more for cutting kits or larger amounts of strips etc? The GO is more a personal usage. I just got my newest die in the mail last night - tumbling block. Now I want to pull my moda marbles out and play.

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    I chose the Studio for several reasons. A lot of my blogging friends mentioned that the GO was hard to crank with multiple layers of fabric in it, the Studio is effortless. Having never tried the GO, I can't compare them.

    The Studio is heavier duty, and since both products are EXPENSIVE... I wanted to go the route that would hopefully last forever.

    And last, there are many, many dies for the Studio, and they will custom cut anything you want.

    Anyway, those were my reasons for choosing the Studio. I also create and sell custom quilts, so my use is more than personal.

    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    From what I have read, the Studio is more for cutting kits or larger amounts of strips etc? The GO is more a personal usage. I just got my newest die in the mail last night - tumbling block. Now I want to pull my moda marbles out and play.

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