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    I asked earlier about the cutter and was given good response. Also do you find that there is a lot of waste when using the cutter? Also do you buy a 1/4 to a 1/2 yd more when using it?

    Thank you all

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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    I am saving to buy one. I want to see what others say about this. I have seen in other threads conflicting information on the topic of wasted fabric.

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    Senior Member lonestardreams's Avatar
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    I have one but as a beginner quilter, have not used it much yet. What I have done, has been great- very little waste for me. I'm excited to use it more. I hope you get a lot of responses. I'm anxious to learn more myself.

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    I found I use less fabric when using the Go. I don't have any bad or miss cuts. I mark around the dies 1/4" with a black Sharpie and that is my fabric guide. So I have 1/4" waste, less then squaring up the fabric to cut with a rotary cutter after every few cuts. The cutting mats last me a long time because I buy several and use different sizes on dies so the cutting isn't in the same spot all the time. If the mat will fit over your cutting blade it's fine to use it. You don't have to cover the whole die. I cut paper/card templates, fusible, oil cloth, anything my scissor or rotary cutter will cut I can use the Go to cut. Using common sense the Go has given me perfect cuts, saves time, and saves fabric. The downside is I have very few scraps to add to my scrap pile.

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    I had more waste than I wanted when I first started using my GO, but as I got more used to it I have little waste. That doesn't bother me much because I love to make scrappy quilts, so there's actually no waste for me.

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    Someone will post the dies are too expensive. I have all the dies except some of the appliqué ones. Still cheaper then most new sewing machines.

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    I had mine for over a year, lots of dyes and a book with lots of patterns(my secret angel sent me the book).
    I just wish i'd pull it out more often. Glad I have it, if you can afford it Go for it.

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    Can you believe I got mine in Apr and I've been so busy I haven't taken it out of the box...I need to do that. I even bought more dies for it without knowing how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Can you believe I got mine in Apr and I've been so busy I haven't taken it out of the box...I need to do that. I even bought more dies for it without knowing how to use it.
    I can believe it! I have new batting scissors, John Flynn quilting frame, new Go Dies, and a box of Aurifil l thread I haven't opened from last quilt show I went to. But at least I know where they are. ;)

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    Senior Member Plumtree's Avatar
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    I love my GO! I have 7 dies so far and will be adding at least 4 more as soon as I can. I use the 2 1/2 strips to cut binding and I just recently used it to cut 6 1/2 triangles to make my cousins wedding anniversary present and it took me about an hour to cut 200 of them from 4 different fabrics and they were all perfect.

    If you cut the fabric to be a smige bigger than the item you are cutting its not that much waste and I am braiding mine as I go, not sure what I will use my giant braid for but something will come of it.

    This is the quilt for my cousin
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