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    My guild has the Studio, members can use it with the dies available or buy their own. Members have to furnish their own mats. I have the Go and Go Baby and use them both. If the quilt pattern I want to make has different size pieces I use EQ7 and redraft the pieces to fit the die. I have all the dies except a few applique ones. I cut freezer paper or vellem with some of the dies to make templates for string piecing on the templates then sewing the pieces together. Makes the applique fantastic and uses up the smallest scraps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granchris View Post
    I love my Accuquilt Go. If you don't use yours try it again, if it still doesn't fit your needs, sell it. People like me would love to buy your dies. That's the only expensive part. They don't wear out, but the mats do eventually. There is a little waste however the cuts are always perfect.
    What she said!

    I suggest getting the GO! if you can afford it.
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    I got a Go Baby for Christmas, I really didn't think I would like it. I used it for the first time last Monday ...I do believe I am really going to like it.
    If I was making strip quilts, I do believe I would buy the accuguilt cutter. My friend has one and loves it.

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    I have a GO and love it. I agree that the dies are quite expensive, but they have saved me so much time it has all been worth it. I would recommend it if you do a lot of quilting as it saves time on preparing the shapes so you can have the fun of piecing and quilting.
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    I have a Studio and a Go Baby. I had a Go and sold it to trade up to the Studio. I am also considering selling my Go Baby since I haven't used it either.

    I bought the cutter to be able to make the more difficult shapes like tumblers (on my to-do list) and have bought a strip cutter as well. Also, want to buy Ebony Love's custom strip die, but have to save for it.

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    To be totally honest, i find myself using my rulers instead of using the Go,
    which is in a certain place in my sewing room. I too have purchased "too"
    many dies and use them little. (had to have). I,m not saying I regret the
    purchase. I do use the 2 1/2 one often but I look at the others I have
    purchased and now wonder, "WHY". Sometimes they will sell for a good price
    on the "Sew it's for Sale" group on Yahoo. You can pick up good buys on the
    dies and the GO. If I would going to purchase one I would definately "Go
    with the Go", not the Baby Go.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillieJean View Post
    I would buy the accuguilt cutter. My friend has one and loves it.

    Do you mean the Alto Quilt Cut? I bought one of those before the Go became available. I use it to cut wide strips. It's on a table of it's own so always available for me to use. I keep the Go ready to use on a separate table. I found having space to do each task of quilting makes it much easier for me to do more. DH didn't want to move before retiring so I took over two bedrooms and had a big entry put in the shared wall. A walk in closet in each room! Couldn't take the wall down so when we sell we can close the entry way and make it two bedrooms again. If we don't sell I have plenty of room.
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    A similar question was posted on the accuquilt yahoo group recently, and this was my response:

    Just my opinion...I'm on a limited budget and was saving for a Go! I saw a Go! Baby set on ebay this summer which I could not pass up. It included the Baby, 2.5" strip cutter for the Baby, Value die (which I swapped for a different die), the 6x24" cutting mat plus a 5x10 mat for $125 and free shipping! It works fine and was a great buy for me. However, if you can spend a bit more I would get the Go. It's bigger, heavier, and you have the option to use more (larger) dies. I bought mine for cutting small scraps and it's fine for that but I see other larger dies that look like fun.

    ​Good luck with whatever you decide...These cutters are FUN!
    Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspharm View Post
    ...I bought the cutter to be able to make the more difficult shapes like tumblers (on my to-do list) and have bought a strip cutter as well. Also, want to buy Ebony Love's custom strip die, but have to save for it.
    I agree - I would love a studio, too, and would love to get Ebony's custom die. Do you know the cost of her die? I've admired it, but never contacted Accuquilt for the price.
    Laura

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    I think Ebony Love's die is a fat quarter strip die.
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    I read a post on here just a few days ago about how someone had a Sissix and it could cut other companies dies. To me that would be a better buy. I have not used mine very often so I must have bought the wrong dies!
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    I just got the Go this week and love it so far. I've cut out 2 baby quilts. It came with one die, which has 2 squares and a set of HSTs on it. I bought another one for charm squares, as I use loads of those in my charity quilts. I think it's just wonderful. Good even quilt pieces and super fast cutting.

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    My kids got me the Go for Christmas and my DH knowing this ahead of time bought me a couple cutting boards and die he knew I would like including the 2 1/2" strip die which is wonderful for cutting strips as it is so quick and accurate.
    I look for the die on sale and don't regretting at all that I had mentioned to my DH I would like one,LOL
    I have appliqued shapes on towels and baby bibs so far and everyone enjoys receiving them.

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    I have had my Go for about 4 or 5 months and have really had fun with it. I've spent time going thru my scraps and tamming them. The strips and shapes are perfectly cut. It's quick. Or I should say it's faster cutting than just using the rotary. I use it often and am happy with my purchase of it. As others have stated, if you shop around you can get some good prices, both for your go and the dies. If you decide to purchase it, then you'll have to decide to use it. If it just sits in a closet and not used it's not worth the cost. Only you can decide what you will do. Good luck on your decision. I have been very happy with mine.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    I love my Go! especially for cutting strips and the rag quilt die.
    TwandasMom

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy View Post
    Has anyone purchased one of these and how do you like it. I do lots of strip quilting and art quilts. What would you recommend? Is the money well spent? I see the dies are quite pricey. Thanks for any input.
    I dont have one but wich I could aford one, been trying to find some one that would swap my porselin dolls for a accuquilt Go and some dies. have blessed day sarah

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    I have a Go Baby and use it with my fourth graders who are learning how to quilt. It saves lots of time and really money, as there is productive cutting and we can move forward quickly on making quilts without the stress of lots of boo-boos. It is fun, too!
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    I am really liking the Ribbon Cut Die and the Rose of Sharon die. I tend to have a favorite die every few months. I have the large 9" hex die. It's perfect for big bold hex blocks.
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    Get the Accuquilt Go, it takes all of the Baby go dies and all of the regular go dies and alot of the studio dies. One of the newer dies cuts 3 different sized strips at the same time.. That is my next purchase.
    Lack of planning on your part does NOT nessessitate an emergency on my part.
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    are the dyes interchangeable in the Go and the Baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmlbrant View Post
    are the dyes interchangeable in the Go and the Baby?
    The Baby takes only some of the Go! dyes. Here is a link that shows which dies work in both and which are only for the Go:
    http://www.accuquilt.com/media/refch...hart-QQJ47.pdf

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    I just got a GO for Christmas and it has saved me a ton of time! I think it really depends on the types of quilts you are doing- I do alot of photo quilts so the die for a 6 in block was a lifesaver. Same with the DWR die- especially since it seems like the key to that one is cutting pieces all the same size EXACTLY. For me, it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin-nannie View Post
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    I bought the Accuquilt Go several years ago and have used it twice. I have a bunch of dies to go with it that I just"had" to have. Could kick myself for spending all that money. When I first bought it, between that and extra dies it was over $800. With the dies I bought afterwards, I probably have well over $1200 invested, and it just sits there and collects dust. Live and learn.

    Copied my comments from another post from about a week ago.
    If you don't want it you should offer it for sale....bet you would get some interested inquiries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmlbrant View Post
    are the dyes interchangeable in the Go and the Baby?
    The Baby GO takes the narrow dies.
    Laura

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    I would be interested in some information on both the Go and Go Baby. Thanks for your post!

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