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Thread: Cameo cutter and the GO cutter

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    I would go with the Go (this is what I have and 2 friends also have) They are advertised by top named quilters

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    One reason they are advertised by top named quilters is because the top named quilters are paid to advertise them and/or given a free machine. I know a lot of people that love the Go, including my sister. I didn't like it. It would be great to be able to test the machines before you decide since I also know a lot of people like me that didn't like it. I ended up selling the Go for way less than I paid but at least I got something for it. It took a long time for it to sell, too. I had it on consignment at the local quilt shop and she said most of her customers had never even heard of it. I didn't want to try to sell it online because of the cost of shipping it.

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    I don't know who would want to stablize all of their fabric before cutting it. I think the GO and the Cameo are used for two different things. To cut out appliques once in a while the Cameo would be great and you wouldn't mind putting stablizer on a piece or two, but cutting strips and a bunch of half square triangles would be a drag if I had to stablize several yards. The mark up on the Cameos must be way up there because our local sewing machine shop is really pushing them as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    I don't know who would want to stablize all of their fabric before cutting it. I think the GO and the Cameo are used for two different things. To cut out appliques once in a while the Cameo would be great and you wouldn't mind putting stablizer on a piece or two, but cutting strips and a bunch of half square triangles would be a drag if I had to stablize several yards. The mark up on the Cameos must be way up there because our local sewing machine shop is really pushing them as well.
    How much are they selling them for? I think I've seen them go as low as around $206 but that was an Amazon price that didn't last long. I think retail is about $300 and most places have them for $250-260. I have the older Silhouette SD that only cuts up to about 8" wide. I really don't use it enough for paper OR fabric to justify buying a machine that cuts bigger.

    There are also other cutting machines that are similar but I believe they would all require you to stabilize your fabric somehow. And I'm with you-for a few applique shapes it would be okay but totally impractical for a bunch of shapes like your example. The fabrique is even less appealing to me because it only cuts up to 4" shapes. Shame that they limit it to their own stabilizer-that would get expensive.

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    I recently bought a Go and I really like it so far. I'm not great with the computer, so anything that would have me connect, download, resize, etc, is not for me. There is a learning curve with the Go, reorienting to the lengthwise grain of the fabric, but that is more familiar to me than the "buttons" on the computer! Lol!

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