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Thread: Accucut or die cutting

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    Hi - My first time here. I'm thinking about getting a die cutting machine to cut my quilt pieces. The only one I have seen for fabric is the Accucut at Accucutquilt.com

    Has anyone used this? Are there other brands out there? I'd love some opinions. Thanks.

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    Welcome to the board! You might trying calling your LQS (local quilt shop), mine will offer diecutting any shape and size you need, if your local quilt shop does offer that service, ask what machine they use, and that will give you potientally another brand to look into. :D Because anything used regularly at a quilt shop would have to be good, or it would be gone.

    And calling them on the phone means no running around. :D Hopefully someone else around here can tell you more.

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    Good suggestion. I'll give that a try.

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    I dont know much about these I do have a Quiltcut2 order to cut lots of fabric
    Dawn

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    Thanks, I'll check that out on the internet.

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    I looked into an Accucut, but ended up going with a QuiltCut2. I plan on doing mostly strips, squares, and triangles so the QuiltCut2 was more suited to what I plan to do (as well as a whole lot less expensive!) One of the shops I frequent has an Accucut, so If I even need shapes I can use theirs for a very minimal fee.

    I've had the QuiltCut2 for a couple of months now, and I just love it - I've found it well worth the price I paid for it.

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    Well I am glad you love it Roben, I can;t wait for mine to come its a B day present for Sept so I should have it before that I hope I am in Canada so harder to get it
    Dawn

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    Where can I find the QuiltCut2, when I tried to do a search on it, I just came up with the QuiltCut. It also said to check out Joann.com, but it didn't show anything.

    Thanks,
    Barb

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    A friend of mine has the QuiltCut and she absolutely loves it!

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    Here you are, Barb:

    http://www.sewezquilting.com/main/altosproducts.htm

    I got mine at the sewing expo when they were here, but the web site has a store locater or they can get you in touch with a distributor.

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    Saw it demonstrated at the Houston show. I liked it but the blades were expensive. I am not sure i would use that often for what the price of it is???

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    you are talking about the machine with the different blades??

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    Yes. I started thinking I would like it for home use then read the previous posts. None of the fabric shops have one so now I am thinking about it for a cottage industry. Lots of quilters in my area.

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    Forgot to say I was talking about the Accucut. :)

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    I don't know anything about die cutters, but Welcome to the board from Washington

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    Welcome, sorry, I don't know anything aobut the die cutting.

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    I just love my Quilt Cut II I got my at a quilt show and came home and recut all my scraps. Perfect for what I do. I have had it almost a year.


    Nanci

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    I have the first Altos Quilt Cut.
    I bought it several years ago now.
    I love it...
    Great system, easy to use and makes getting accurate cuts of squares, triangles and such a breeze.
    K

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    I know they have some sort of cutting thing at our LQS, but have never looked into it. They cut stuff for you if you want. Welcome to the board from Washington.

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