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Thread: Aququilt dies & Big Shot or Big Kick

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    Aququilt dies & Big Shot or Big Kick

    I thought I saw some info on here on the Aququilt dies , using them in the Big Shot/Kick machines? I can't seem to find the thread about it, so if any of you know about using the "aququilt dies" with the Big Shot/kick which ones can you use?

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    I've wondered this, too. I have a lot of Sizzix dies and a Big Shot, but would like to try using some Accuquilt dies.

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    Well since I can't spell...and I can't find the edit button.. at least Jane knew what I was talking about... Thanks Jane.

    Any way I went on the Accuquilt site looking to see what size the dies are...the regular GO dies are too Big for the Big shot/Kick machine as the largest size die that will go in the machine is 6"....I did see that most of the Go Baby dies would work in the Big Shot/Kick machine as they are 6".

    So I guess what I am asking do the Accuquilt dies work the same way as the Sizzix BL dies do? Does anyone use the Accuquilt Go Baby dies in the Big Shot/Kick machine? I know that sizzix makes the quilting dies but they don't have the selection like the Azccuquilt does.

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    I think you can but you need an adapter because they are thinner, haven't tried it yet for me so I am interested in this as well since I have the big shot

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    If you join the group pinsandneedles1 on yahoo, there is a lot of discussion about using the different dies in different machines. and yes, the accuquilt dies can be used in the big shot and big shot pro--you just need to use a shim for them.
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    I use Go dies in a Sizzix Westminster big shot pro. I don't have to worry with the width but I can answer your question about a shim. Poster board. The cheap stuff from the dollar store that comes in a package of 10 sheets for 1.00. I usually use 2 sheets under the cutting tray. If the fabric is thinner I add a sheet. The board doesn't get cut, it is under the die/fabric sandwich. The Dollar General poster board is perfect because it isn't real thick.

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    I also have the Westminster big shot pro. I use go dies with postal service envelopes as shims...I'm also a member of the pins and needles group and I'm super happy with the purchases I've made through that group besides the help I've gotten with my questions. I got my westminster off of overstock at a great price, but I don't know much about the smaller sizzix models. I cut strips the other night and it was a huge time saver and so accurate.

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    Can you use Sizzix dies in a Go Baby?

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    More info on the die companies

    I own a Big Shot and I want to use some of the accuquilt dies. I do have a few and they work great in my machine. The trouble I have is that is difficult to get accurate width dimensions from the ads on the internet. Even at the accuquilt site it will say that a particular go baby die has to be used with the 6" cutting mat...and that isn't quite correct. The die can be a bit wider than 6"-it will work in the Go Baby but not in the Big Shot. Some of the accuquilt dies are 6 3/8" (that's per an e-mail I received from accuquilt)

    I went to one gal's blog and when it is close like that her husband will actually shave a bit off the sides of the die with his saw...I'm not paying that kind of money for an accuquilt die and taking a chance on ruining it (I did think about it)

    I have the 2 dies listed below-sorry for the caps, I just C&P'd from my inventory list

    ACCUQUILT GO CUTS 2-3.5 SQUARES
    ACCUQUILT GO CUTS 1 RECTANGLE 3.5" BY 6.5

    What would really be great is if anyone that has used an accuquilt die in their Big Shot machine could list it here-I'd appreciate it to the tips of my toes.

    Oh, and the accuquilt dies are a bit thinner. I have some old manila folders that I have precut to the width of the big shot (about 6 1/8" wide) and I keep adding one until the sandwich is "tight".

    While I was out searching for info I read on several blogs that Big Shot dies are too thick to fit thru the accuquilt machines. I wouldn't take that to the bank, but I kind of believe it.

    Sitting here trying to be patient until I can verify to myself that I just have to get a Big Shot Pro. But dang, I just got the dang Big Shot and that would be silly...anyhow, that's what I keep telling myself. Guess I'll keep dreaming about that 8" rag quilt square die with all the fringe already cut by the die...




    Last edited by Auntie Sherry; 07-31-2012 at 11:12 PM. Reason: some words ran together

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