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    Accuquilt go or Baby Accuquilt

    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.
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    I have both the go cutter and the studio cutter I love them!!!!

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    I have the Go Baby and love it. I wish the LQS would rent out the dies for a couple dollars so you would not have to buy some I know I will only use once. I have a few freinds the have the reg. Go, so we all keep track of what each of us have and do some borrowing.

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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.
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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.
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    I won a Go Baby cutter and had to pay for the dies. I think the cost of the dies is way overpriced. Unless you are wanting hundreds of a design from the same die, it is a waste of fabric and money. Mine is sitting in the closet now and not likely to be used again.

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    I have the Go and my guild has several Go Baby and one of the Studio. The Go Baby is limited in the dies that will go run through it. The Go has all the quilt dies I could ever use. I really enjoy the Go, it makes cutting the fabric a fast easy job. My guild cranks out quilt kits using the Studio for members to take home to make donation quilts. I personally don't think the Go or Baby dies are a big expense. I ordered a dozen of each mat I use the most when I found a sale so I haven't bought any in the last two years. I have very little fabric waste, not big enough to save but for stuffing. Accuquilt gives away a Go or Go Baby once a week on their Facebook page.

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    It like any gadget one buys has a specific purpose....I have a go and many dies. It depends of the project I am working on if I will use it/dies or ruler/rotary cutter. If it's a lot of one cut then I wll, if just afew then no. But, I must say if I want to make my own "kit" then it certainly saves lots of time. I don't mind buying it, but you do have to shop around for the best prices!

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    I couldn't make quilts without my GO due to health problems. It's the greatest thing since sliced bread to me.
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    I bought one for my mom and she likes it, her Senior group gets quite a bit of use from it. However for the type of quilting you are doing (Art and strip) I am wondering if a June Taylor Strip Cutter wouldn't be a better deal for you. I have the one that cuts in 1/2" increments (didn't like the one that cuts in 1/4" or 1/8") and also the one to cut 2-1/2" strips (much pricier). I think that Joanns has both or at least the first one and you could get it on sale or with a half off coupon.

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    I love my GO and have used it quite a lot. I have purchased dies from individuals and from places besides the Accuquilt site. There are sales on dies quite often. I search the web if I want a specific die and do my best to get it at the best price. As far as purchasing the BABY or the GO, I would get the GO if possible. Amazing as it seems, I got my GO at a garage sale for $80. It was practically brand new, maybe only used once.

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    If you do lots of strip quilts I would reccommend the Go rather than the Baby.

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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 have the Accuquilt Go. For strips, I actually prefer using the June Taylor cutting mat. The Go is really nice for triangles -- cuts them with perfect accuracy and nips off the ears, which makes them really easy to match up for sewing. It is also very good for odd shapes such as the tumbler. If you like raw edge fusible applique, then the dies for that could be quite useful.

    I do not think the Baby is as worthwhile getting as the Go -- as it limits the dies that you can use in the machine. If I had both the money and the dedicated space for it, I would love to have a Studio just because you can cut out so many pieces at one go with it.

    Think carefully about the type of quilting you want to do. That will help you decide.

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    I have to go baby and I love it. It is limited in the dies you can use. I bought the go baby because that is what I could afford at the time.
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    I'd definitely buy the go over the baby if you think you would do a lot of strip cutting. You can use the strip dies to cut squares too. You could also look into the Sizzix line which is usually more affordable and can be used with accuquilt go dies or Sizzix. I have the Sizzix Westminster and can use it with go dies and most studio dies.
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    I bought a Go lately. I make a lot of strip quilts and it is great. I bought the Go because it had optional starter kits that saved a lot on buying individual dies. I leaned hard towards a Studio but there were a limited number of dies. I am in Australia and I don't think it is all that common for quilters here to buy an Accuquilt cutter because of the price.

    I type all day long in my job and I could see the day coming when my elbows gave out from using my hands/arms all day long and then again at night for cutting. I wish I had bought it a couple of years ago when I was 1st considering it.

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    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.

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    I love my Go! Yes the dies can be expensive but I watch amazon for sales as well as Ebay. Love the Rag Die

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    I have the Go Baby but do not use it often.

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    I have the GO! and love it. It makes piecing fast and accurate.
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    I really like my go. I especially like it for strips. I have a few other dies but have not tried them yet. It seems I keep using patterns that begin with the strips! My husband bought it for me as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. Our LQS was not going to sell them any more so 50% off. Both of us were happy!

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    I have the Go!!! Love it love it!! I love the accuracy of the cuts!

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    I also have the AccuQuiltGo and I watch for deals on the dies....Amazon, specials at quilt showes, etc. I would take mine anytime over the Baby Go. I use mine a lot and I bought it when it first came out. Love it!!!

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    I have a Go and a Go Baby. I can get them for 50% of retail if anyone is interested. Same with dies.

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    I have the Studio and LOVE it! Have several dies and usually only purchase when on sale... Bought the EBosser for granddaughter for Christmas gift....she loves it....
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    joann's don't let you use the coupons for the dies for the accuquilt systems . It states it on the coupons if you read them in the small writing

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