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Thread: If you were going to buy

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    an Accuquilt would it be the studio or go? anyone own one what do you think are they worth the money? I have RA & my hands hurt so bad was wondering if one of them would be worth investing in....Thank you, Michele

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    I just got the "Go" last week.... I have tried it out and think I am going to like it. The Studio is quite abit more money if I am not mistaken so to justify that, I think you would have to be a "full time" quilter! You can get a lot of different dies for the Go as well - I think it has enough for me! One thing that I have found - it works better to cut several - maybe 4 - layers of fabric at one time vs just one. I think there may be a little more waste too so when I purchase fabric, I am going to buy a little extra. I did sew up 9 blocks last week and it sure beats cutting all those little pieces by hand - I had them cut in no time!

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    I have the Go, I really like it. I dont know anything about the Studio though!

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    I have the "Go". Chatfield is correct in that the "Studio" model is quite a bit more expensive. It also takes up a lot more space in the sewing room.

    If money and space hadn't been issues, I would have liked to have bought the "Studio", because there were a lot more die options for that model at the time. However, Accuquilt is bringing out more and more die for the "Go", which I think it is probably more than adequate for most home quilters.

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    The studio is for mass cuttings up to 10 layers. It's what most quilt shops have. It takes up a lot of room and can't be moved easily. The dies cost more then the Go dies. It's a heavy duty machine that will last a lifetime. The Go is what I bought. I store it under the table when I'm not using it, it looks like a portable typewriter case when closed up. I cut four layers at a time and I'm very happy with the Go. There are Go dies available in most quilt shops but you have to buy the studio dies from a catalog and they are never on sale much.

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    The dies are extremely expensive too. Some of the designs are amazingly beautiful, but I don't think I would use them more than once or twice, so I think is wasted money. I cut the old fashion way.

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    I thought long and hard before I bought the Go system. It is still a lot of money invested but I think it will be worth it. I just got mine 2 weeks ago and it is great. Check out the pricing options, many places have sets on sale for much less cost. I bought online from Nancy's Notions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    The dies are extremely expensive too. Some of the designs are amazingly beautiful, but I don't think I would use them more than once or twice, so I think is wasted money. I cut the old fashion way.

    I remember when the rotary cutter was the new tool. So many quilters booed it as expensive and the blades had to be replaced and they were too expensive. And you had to buy the expensive ruler to use with it. Time marches on. ;)

    I don't think the dies are expensive for the value I get from them.

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    I have the Go and like it, but I don't cut squares, triangles or strips with it. It seems to waste too much fabric on those, but I really like it for circles and other "odd" shapes. I have arthritis in hands and shoulders and find it hard to cut more than 4 layers.

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    I seldom have more then 1/4" waste around the die of fabric on any die. I use the Go for complete accuracy more then being fast, so I don't mind cutting the fabric to fit the die.

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