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Thread: AccuQuilt vs. Sizzix

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    Super Member caspharm's Avatar
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    I had the Go and Go Baby and switched to the Studio. I use the adapters and kept a lot of my dies. I also have some Sizzix dies and the adapter for them. Even though the Studio is "stationary," I find it more versatile for my use. I also use Ebony Love's book, "The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips," for reference. She also talks about using the different dies on different machines and has a website.

    Watch for sales and compare prices. I bought my Studio when Accuquilt had a great sale. However, Accucut (a sister company) sells the Studio under the name of the GrandeMark. They don't have sales at the same time. I know other sites like JoAnns, Michaels (?), and Amazon may also sell the Sizzix machines.

    Buy what will work for you.

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    I have both the accuquilt Go and the Studio cutter and I love both but with the studio you cut more and really jumbo dies are used to cut big shapes. It all depend on what you want to do with the cutter. The bigger ones are more for quilt shops. I got the studio as I am starting a kit business.
    Since I got three studio cutters I am selling my Go which is like new in the original box with bunch of dies with it :-)
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    Here is Ebony Love's website. http://www.lovebugstudios.com/

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    The cutters sound like a good way to cut pieces but looking at the prices of unit & dies I can buy A LOT OF FABRIC & cut with my rotary cutter. Maybe if a person made quilts for sale I could understand buying the pro. I will stick to cutting my own pieces - thank you

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    I have the GO..for several yrs now. Have NO regrets...great way to make your own kits.......or even keep fab under control....starting with just a few dies..you will find slowly you will add to your collection........several online sties offer good prices.....am waiting for a "package" now, maybe today it will be delivered.......

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    Go to Lovebugstudios.com or look up Ebony Love Studio on Youtube. She has a book that compares all of the die cutters on the market and what dies can be used with what cutters. She takes all of the guess work out of looking. Plus she ia an awesome person and very funny on her blogs.
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    Has anyone heard of the new Brother electronic cutter? If I understand the concept correctly, it doesn't require dies & is multipurpose. The price seemed reasonable to me, under $400.00 since there wasn't the expense of the dies. I am wondering if all the sales on the cutters is because of this new completion. I am holding out purchasing anything till I hear more about it.

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    Personally, I would not buy a die cutter just for cutting 2.5" squares since I enjoy using the June Tailor Shape Cut mat for cutting strips, and strips can be subcut with the mat into squares. There are some Youtube videos that demonstrate how to do this.

    Prism99 said the above and I agree with her. Only I don't always use my shape cut. cutting 2.5 " strips and then subcutting is fast and fun. However, I'm notmuch into handling 2.5 " squares. I just sew the strips together and then subcut. That way the small stuff has already become the big stuff. froggyintexas

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    I have the Accuquilt and love it, folds up nice and can be stored away. Went through my old jeans and figured I'd make a jean rag got through a large stack very quickly - used all three die sizes to avoid waste. Bought myself the Sizzix Big Shot for Christmas ( a price I could not pass up), just unpacked it yesterday but have not tried it yet.... may have to play with that some this evening! Interesting information - thanks!

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    I am also holding out for the new Brother Scan N Cut. I'm going to go to the Phoenix quilt and sewing expo the end of January and hoping Mulqueens has one there to see and show how it works. I've watched the utube videos but would like to see it hands on before purchasing.

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