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Thread: Who has an accu go cutter???

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    I think someone said that Joann's has them on sale this week

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    Me! I bought it the first week it was available to buy. I was looking into getting the big Studio cutter like the quilt shop has and found out the Go was being made. Much cheaper and easier to store then the Studio. I have most all the dies except the rag quilt, I've use it and it's a hassle. All the other are great. For all gift giving days I ask for new dies. That's how I have most of them. I use the basic die shapes the most and the strip cutter. I really like the Tumbler die. Accucut gives a Go away every Friday on their Facebook page and has lots of info there. Now they have a die coversion chart, to covert most any quilt pattern to fit the dies. I think die cut machines will be just as normal in the next few years as the rotary cutter is now.

    I have about 1/4" to 1/2" waste. I don't understand how anyone can have more waste. If you cover the whole die then you will have lots of waste. They do that in demos to save time and I think that gives the wrong impression. It's not going to please everyone but I'm glad it pleases me. :D No more aches from rotary cutting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Now they have a die coversion chart, to covert most any quilt pattern to fit the dies.
    Sweet! This could be very handy info! Is the conversion chart on their website?

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    Where do you get the conversion chart?

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    You can download the conversion chart in PDF format from this page:
    http://www.accuquilt.com/cuttingtips.asp

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    Hi, re the waste I figured it out a half inch waste on a 2 inch square is 25%, so depending on how many squares are the die at one time it could add up to be quite a bit, and yes I realize that some of the dies abut, but even if you just calculate only 2 edges it would be at least 10 to12% and if you left more than 1/4 inch on each of 2 edges the number went up. Like I said, I was just glad that I had extra fabric. Had 1 fabric that stretched like crazy with the die (triangular)and had to abandon it altogether. Maybe I just had a bad first experience, but its gone now. OH well. :?

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    I went there, but it said search showed nothing about a die coversion chart.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    You can download the conversion chart in PDF format from this page:
    http://www.accuquilt.com/cuttingtips.asp

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    Look under free stuff, left side of site about 1/2 way down the page click on charts

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    Got it....thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by LUANNH
    Look under free stuff, left side of site about 1/2 way down the page click on charts

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    I was planning on getting one for my birthday and i am just curious who has one and how much you use it etc. Any pro's - Cons etc.

    TIA
    Hi, I got one of these for Christmas, cut out 1 quilt and SOLD it on ebay. why? By the time I pre cut the strips, and folded them and then cut them I could have done it the old way, Also it wastes fabric so you have to calculate the waste factor in, I was fortunate to have purchased extra fabric. Yes it does cut accurately, and is great for their cut outs, I also had to look at how many dies and pads I had to purchase to make things, and decided it was too pricey long run so I bought an Alto cutter instead, no fabric waste and faster! :-)
    What is an Alto cutter? :)

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