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Thread: fabric cutting machines

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    fabric cutting machines

    Do any of you have the fabric cutting machines out there" and if so " do you feel they are worth the investment? I have been looking at some of them and really like the idea of using one for applique peices but at the same time the prices of the dies seem crazzy to me. any opinions?
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    crazy prices
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    I have the Go and I would give up my rotary cutter before giving up the Go. I use it to cut all my quilt blocks. Considering many of my dies are about 7 years old and still cut like new, they are worth what I paid for them.
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    I have the go and the studio cutters, love them!!!

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    I refuse to pay such exorbitant prices hahahahahh....I will just continue to use my rotary cutter until those price come down.

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    I paid about $375 for my Go and full price for the first dies. I don't regret buying it at all. I think the prices are very reasonable now, even the Studio model has a low price. But I do think my Go, one of the first ones made, is heavier then the ones made now and I think the handle is much sturdier. I can tell a difference when using one of the newer ones. I know the first dies are better then the dies I buy now. Low price isn't always better.
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    I've been reading reviews, viewing videos, and discussing the Accuquilt GO pros and cons for the last few days. Guess DH got tired of my indecision about whether to get one or not. He just informed me that he went ahead and ordered one today and it's coming Monday.

    I guess he'll do anything to shut me up ;-)
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    They aren't cheap. but they do cut nice and accurate, and if you have the room and money to invest in it. I want the sizzix big shot pro because you can use the accuquilt dies, but it is a large machine that needs a dedicated space which I don't have yet. I have the smaller big shot and it is nice but limiting
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    It's a NO GO for me. Too expensive especially when you figure in each die you might want.

    I prefer my Alto's QuiltCut2. Yes, it only does straight or angled cuts, but it is affordable, easily stored, and isn't hard to work. Watch the video and the learning curve is quite short.
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    For me, the cost of the fabric cutting machines and the dies just too expensive for me. I was watching a demo of one of the Accuquilt machines. They were showing how to cut for a log cabin. I watched as the lady took two rulers to cut the fabric just to put it into the machine to cut it. I thought how much faster my June Tailor Shape Cut could cut those strips for the log cabin. Also, they have squares dies, triangle dies,etc. But when I make HST I use the Wonder Ruler to make quick triangles. And I usually make strip sets to make my quilts. Just my opinion. Many people love their Accuquilts, it's just not for me.

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