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    New and a question

    Good morning all from Arkansas. Getting back into quilting, more so after I have back surgery in August. Hope all are doing well this morning and have lots of quilting to do. Question, SIL and I are "trying" to do the Women of Courage quilt. Having some problems cutting small pieces. Looked at the Alto's Quiltcut 2 at a show in Hot Springs, AR and passed it up. Now wondering if that is really what we need. Would love everyone's thoughts on this. Plus, I have found several Quiltcut original on Craigs list and Amazon. Can't really figure out the difference, does anyone know. The original ranges from 100.00 to 150.00 and the new one is 229.00. All of this is without shipping of course. Need all the help I can get, please. Ginger

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    Welcome from Michigan! Sorry, can't help with your question.

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    Welcome from Spring, TX. Don't know anything about those cutters. Have fun and good luck.

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    Welcome from Mid-Missouri. Don't know about the cutter, sorry.
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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. Maybe someone will know something.

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    welcome from se TX
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    Welcome to the board from Corpus Christi, Tx. I can't help much with the cutters but as with any other purchase consider if the ones on Craigslist and Amazon are missing something or in good working condition and still under warranty and for how long. So with those considerations and concerns, if you're planning on using it often, I would go with new and under warranty versus, original/used and not under warranty. I would also be checking LQS to see if they have any.

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    I agree with this and was told that the ones from the company do have a warranty. They are also supposed to be very good to work with. what is the LQS?

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    LQS is 'local quilt shop'. I don't believe most carry the Alto's quilt cut. Friend of mine has it and loves it. If I wasn't so cheap, I'd have one myself. They really are very nice. Don't know that you really need to worry about a warranty. About the only thing that I think would ever go bad on them is the mat, which I don't believe they warrant anyhow - but they are replaceable. I would not hesitate to buy used as long as the seller assured me there were no broken parts, etc. and the price was right.

    Good luck and welcome from NJ.

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    Welcome from S CA. Sorry I do not know anything about that cutter.

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    Welcome from Louisiana.....let us know what cutter you decide to get.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I don't have an experience with the Quiltcut. That quilt certainly has enough little pieces that a cutting machine would do faster. I would weigh the cost of the machine against how many quilts I planned to do with tiny pieces.

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    Hello Ginger, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here! I hope someone is able to answer your question.
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    Welcome. I don't know the difference between the two for sure, but I think the original quilt cut did not have the speed gague like the quilt cut 2 does. Instead of DVD's, the older version of the 2 and the original came with VHS instructions.

    I remember it took up a good bit of room -- they both take the 18x24(or 26??) cutting mat and work best if you have room to keep them out all the time. My friend bought one and Craig's listed it because it ate too much space. It is a great way to cut accurate pieces, though.
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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Hello Ginger, welcome from Nevada!!!
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    Hi from Ohio! Do a search up in the above serach box for Alto's quiltcut. You may read something that may help you.
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    Welcome from Adrian, MI

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    Hello and welcome from Australia. Sorry I can't help you with your query.

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    Welcome from OHIO! I have the original Alto's Quiltcut and I love it. It's really great for cutting strips. I don't know what changes have been made in the newer version, but I love mine. I've had it for about ten years.
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California! don't know about the cutters, I just use my little ole rotary cutter and a Shape Cut Ruler.


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