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    Accuquilt Go Baby Help

    I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on using this machine. I got a great deal on it yesterday at my guild meeting. But it didn't come with the cutting mat or any dies. The problem I have is the instructions that came with it seem very vague on how to use it. I went to accuquilt.com to see if I could get any answers but I didn't find much help. I also have a question about the cutting mats. I think I saw where you can use a 5x5 mat but I think I also saw that a 6x12 can be used. Can anyone that has one give me a answer? I want to be sure I buy the correct mat. Thanks for your help.
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    You buy the mat size based on what size die you use. Some are square, some are rectangle. If you have the larger die then buy the larger mat because it will cover the smaller dies too. The mat is consumable so you will be buying mats as they wear out. I buy mats when I find a sale. I always have a stash of new mats ready to use.
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    Thanks for the info. I'll definitely be looking for sales. The dies are too expensive to pay full price.
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    Maggie Lou, I don't know if you use Facebook, but there are a few sites on there for us Accuquilt folks. Great place for not only buying used dies (use some caution, make sure to ask how often it's been used so you know the blades are still sharp)....but the best part is being able to ask questions from folks with similar machines.

    Just a thought

    Oh, as to your question, OnebyOne is right. Although I have used bigger mats for small dies in a pinch (i.e. when I'm too lazy to get my butt off my chair to get the correct mat) LOL

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks, redstilettos. I didn't think about FB. I'll check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on using this machine. The problem I have is the instructions that came with it seem very vague on how to use it. I went to accuquilt.com to see if I could get any answers but I didn't find much help.
    Google and YouTube are your friends.

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    The dies seem expensive, but once you own one you wonder how you lived with out it......Have fun!

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    Friday and today, near the Thumb of MI, I was surprised to find the mats on sale at JAF for HALF off. Did not check prices on any of the dies as they had nothing I was interested in, applique shapes. Do not know if the sale will run much longer but I got some spares.
    Got two of the 6x6", 2 in a pack for [email protected] and also two of the single 5x10 for [email protected] Will be using the 6x6" for my new 4.5" tumbler dies when it gets here. Have a lot of charity quilts to create from scraps.

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    Sign up on Accuquilt.com - they have sales, they have free shipping sometimes and dies you won't find in any store. Also, they don't charge sales tax so I am ahead there too. Accuquilt has a contract with the companies that sell their dies they will only put the on sale when Accuquilt puts them on sale. (Not all shops put them on sale though I found out.) When I was visiting in AZ we wanted to buy a die that was on sale on the website but the store had it marked at full price - so I mentioned I would just order it from Accuquilt and they said it was their policy to match the website but don't put up signs to let anyone know. So my friend now checks the website before shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
    Friday and today, near the Thumb of MI, I was surprised to find the mats on sale at JAF for HALF off. Did not check prices on any of the dies as they had nothing I was interested in, applique shapes. Do not know if the sale will run much longer but I got some spares.
    Got two of the 6x6", 2 in a pack for [email protected] and also two of the single 5x10 for [email protected] Will be using the 6x6" for my new 4.5" tumbler dies when it gets here. Have a lot of charity quilts to create from scraps.
    What is JAF...want to ck them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955 View Post
    What is JAF...want to ck them out?
    JAF = Joanne Fabrics

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    Thanks, Peckish. This was exactly what I was looking for. Now to get the mat and one or two dies. I'm excited to get started and play with my new toy.
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    This link will list all the dies you can use with your Go Baby:
    https://www.accuquilt.com/go-cutter-..._cutter_ms=365.

    Here is a link to the user manual for your die cutter:
    https://www.accuquilt.com/media/user...00UG-ebook.pdf

    Finally, this link goes to their resource site:
    https://www.accuquilt.com/blog/resources/

    Enjoy your new creative tool.

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    Thanks for the links. The user manual shows more than the one I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on using this machine. I got a great deal on it yesterday at my guild meeting. But it didn't come with the cutting mat or any dies. The problem I have is the instructions that came with it seem very vague on how to use it. I went to accuquilt.com to see if I could get any answers but I didn't find much help. I also have a question about the cutting mats. I think I saw where you can use a 5x5 mat but I think I also saw that a 6x12 can be used. Can anyone that has one give me a answer? I want to be sure I buy the correct mat. Thanks for your help.
    The last dies that I purchased a few months ago came from Eleanor Burns' web site. Shipping was free for Accuquilt products!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisgray View Post
    The last dies that I purchased a few months ago came from Eleanor Burns' web site. Shipping was free for Accuquilt products!
    I wish I had seen your response before I ordered a couple of mats and a die from Accuquilt. I would have saved the shipping costs. Next time I'll check her site first before ordering. Thanks for the info.
    Margaret

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    I buy from Amazon Prime from Accuquilt. Always free shipping and returns are super easy if the die is messed up. Don't need authorization to return either, print return label and send back free. Your cc is credited as soon as the label is scanned at your local drop off or Post Office. Prime is a good value for the price. I use cc points at Amazon and always have enough to pay for a new die when I want it. I use the points for my quilting buys. LOL
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    You can also buy dies, etc. on Amazon or ebay. Just a suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
    Friday and today, near the Thumb of MI, I was surprised to find the mats on sale at JAF for HALF off. Did not check prices on any of the dies as they had nothing I was interested in, applique shapes. Do not know if the sale will run much longer but I got some spares.
    Got two of the 6x6", 2 in a pack for [email protected] and also two of the single 5x10 for [email protected] Will be using the 6x6" for my new 4.5" tumbler dies when it gets here. Have a lot of charity quilts to create from scraps.
    The sign at my Joann fabrics says the AccuQuilt sale will be running through November 10th. Very unusual for the sale to last that long-they've been on sale for awhile now. They are rarely on sale at JAF. The only problem is, due to theft, the actual dies are kept elsewhere, and you need to choose from poorly photocopied pictures of the dies.
    Last edited by Nesie; 09-14-2018 at 10:04 AM.

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    The reason JAF is saleing them is they are clearing out their stock as they will no longer be carrying them. Accuquilt has decided to only sell through approved independent retailers (ie. quilt shops) and on the Accuquilt website. No one else will be allowed to carry their products. They are also clearing out all GO Baby and carriers as I believe they will not be making them in the future and will concentrate on the Studio, Go Cutter and Go Big machines. Anything JAF has will be sale priced and cleared and once it is gone it is gone, they will not be able to order in the future.
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    I haven't seen any dies at the JAF near me in a couple of years. I checked the website but they didn't show them.
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    Local JAF has a dies left and they are kept hidden behind the register. You have to ask for them. Silly, but that's how JAF is here.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
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