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    Junior Member Nettie's Avatar
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    Has anyone seen one of the sizzix big shot pro mahicne? Apparently it is similar to accuquilt GO machine?
    Would anyone recommend either or none?

    Nettie

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    I have the Cuttlebug, which is like the Sizzix.

    I like the Cuttlebug better, because you can use any dies with it, from any manufacturer.

    They are pretty cheap, too. You can get one at Joanns for about $40. BUT, the size is only 4 inches wide by usually 6 inches. I never use it for quilting, because I have a Cricut.

    They do have a Sizzix "Big Shot" that does bigger cuts. I'm not sure how big.

    How much is the Accucut GO? These would be an option if its really expensive.

    I would get a Cricut, though, before either of them. The Cricut cuts everything. Fabric, paper, stencil plastic, vinyl,etc. And you have the option with it to use a computer program to completely customize your cuts or not use a computer and use their cartridges.
    The sizes can go up to 2 feet! And you can do them bigger with creativity! LOL!

    You can get a Cricut Create right now at Walmart for around $100. Buy it and the software (around $60) and you are set to custom make any cut you can imagine!

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    The cricut cuts Fabric???? Do you know if it will cut things like 2 1/2 inch strips?

    If so I will defintely have to go check it out. I though it just did paper for photo stuff.

    Nettie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettie
    The cricut cuts Fabric???? Do you know if it will cut things like 2 1/2 inch strips?

    If so I will defintely have to go check it out. I though it just did paper for photo stuff.

    Nettie
    It will cut ANY size, ANY shape.

    There is a drawback to it cutting fabric, though. You are supposed to use something like "Heat N Bond" to make it cut it. I have seen people do it without it, though, but I've never tried it. I may try it later.

    Its best for appliques, though. I was thinking of maybe doing a custom cut applique business with it. ANY image that you can get on a computer screen , can be cut with it. I mean ANY image.

    It also cuts sticky back vinyl, like you see on cars and on car windows? I also do "wall words" with it.

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    If you're looking for accuracy in cutting fabric, this would NOT be the way to go. And I for sure wouldn't want strips or blocks cut with fusible on them. Though if you are just looking to do applique type blocks, it would work.

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    Junior Member Nettie's Avatar
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    Thanks Girls,

    I don't think I want heat and bond on my quilts unless I am appliquing. I will keep looking.

    Nettie

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    I have the Accuquilt - pricey - but worth every penny. My cutting time is nothing (I actually look forward to this part now) and I get to create a whole lot sooner than before. Check around your LQS to see if they rent the GO out. I know one of ours does here.

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    Have U considered bonding freezer paper to the fabric? It would give the fab stability, then U can remove the freezer paper. I do this when I print labels on my printer.

    Hope this will work.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have two different size Sizzix machines that I use for scrapbooking...I have never tried fabric, but I'm thinking that it probably would not work.

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    Hi All,

    Sizzix have joined with Westminster Fibres to create fabric cutting dies and they have made a machine (Big Shot Pro)that is just slightly larger than the Accuquilt. I looked into this machine before I purchased the Accuquilt and decided on the Accuquilt because .....

    1) I already have a Sizzix big shot and a Cricut Expressions machine.

    2. The Accuquilt folds up and the Sizzix doesn's and would take up rather a lot of room.

    Hope this helps you make a decision.

    Hugs

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