So many of us want to get on with the sewing and quilting, so of course we want to have perfect cuts - quick and fast. I had the accuquilt fabric cutter and the handle jammed, my die was stuck with fabric and mat, I was only cutting 4 layers of fabric.
The store replaced the machine - they contacted accuquilt regarding my ruined die, mat and the wasted fabric, they wanted some compensation for me. Accuquilt refused to answer the store! So I lost out there. Instead of using the new Accuquilt I sold it. Bought the new Sizzix Big Shot pro Quiters fabric cutter, it is quite amazing, so much stronger and really sturdy, it cuts 10 layers of fabric like butter! I can use all my accuquilt dies, they need a shim to compensate for the smaller size of accuquilt. I love the big strip dies and the 2.5 square and 3.5 square, they cut 60 or more squares in one crank of the handle ---- you have that OMG! reaction.
so I am happy to use my accuquilt dies and all my accuquilt patterns, and I follow the accuquilt tips and videos.
I wanted to share as I know there are so many women out there who are thinking it is their fault the handle jams -- for using say 6 layers of fabric at a time - and it is really the manufacturers fault.
I imagine the problem with no stock of dies and machines in the last two months is all tied up with these problems they are having, they have crazy sales -- which is great to take advantage off, but makes me nervous as to why they are under cutting all the distributors. by the way this store have great information on all fabric cutters and they also have an awesome sale on them all right now. www.stitchintheditch.com