I recently purchased an Accuquilt Go. I am using the die that came with the Go to cut squares and HSTs.
For those of you who have an Accuquilt, here are my questions:
1. It seems quite hard to turn the handle--and I am only cutting through 4 layers of regular cotton quilting fabric. Is this normal?
2. The cutting mat seems like it really gets hammered. How often do you have to replace your mats?
3. I'm having trouble getting out the little pieces of fabric that get caught in the corner of the HST foam die. I'm using the little tool that came with the Go to kind of dig it out. How concerned should I be about not getting out all the little bits of fabric?
4. I have an old Olfa cutting mat that I don't use any more (I have a newer one that I use). Eventually, when my Go mat wears out, can I cut up the old Olfa mat as a replacement?
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
I know that there is an Accuquilt usersgroup, and I plan to join that soon to get some tips.