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Thread: AccuQuilt GO just arrived!

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    I am beside myself with joy--I ordered an Accuquilt Go system with 8 dies (plus the one with 3 different die cuts that come with the cutter) on e-bay and it arrived today!!! It is all SSSOOOO nice- I only tried some 4 1/2" squares since I was making a charity quilt but will be using it a lot once I finish this quilt. Due to a back injury I can't stand for long periods of time to cut out a quilt so decided to give this a try. I think it is going to be fabulous. I have an old bedside table that is very sturdy and adjustable so will use that when I cut and I can watch TV when I am cutting. My birthday was the 9th so this is the gift I gave myself. One is always assured of getting what one wants when one buys for themself! HA! Sue

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    Lucky you...I have been toying with the idea of one of those, but no decision yet. Happy Belated Birthday...Enjoy your new toy...

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    Congratulations! and Happy Birthday!

    Where in Kansas?

    I have two kids there, used to live there and loved it.

    One kid in Topeka, one in Ft. Scott.

    Happy cutting!
    MJ

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    I can't wait to see the quilts you make with this :D:D:D

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    Lucky you...I looked at those myself..just haven't taken the plunge yet!!

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    I have one and I love it!!!

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    I'll be joining in your excitement soon-I just ordered one. Now to start saving for dies! I only got the set that comes with one die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewinSue
    My birthday was the 9th so this is the gift I gave myself. One is always assured of getting what one wants when one buys for themself! HA! Sue
    Congrats on your new present!

    I buy myself presents too! Works every time!

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    Congrats!!!!!!!

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    I love mine. I find myself using it more & more.

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    Keep us posted on how you like this 'gadget.' It's a lot of money to spend on something just so-so, IMO.

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    Happy belated birthday to you!!! I just love to buy myself gifts!!! Keep us posted with pics on your quilts while using your new "toy"!!!

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    We live in a housing area about 6 miles east of Manhattan in the country. Actually our mailing address is St. George but since we lived in Manhattan 29 years before our move to the country we still say we are from Manhattan, Kansas. GO KSU!! Sue

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    Congratulations, I just got mine 3 weeks ago and love it. I made a 'tumbler' quilt for my first try and it cut perfectly!! I think this is going to be a good purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisainmo
    Lucky you...I looked at those myself..just haven't taken the plunge yet!!
    I say go ahead and dive in. I love mine!

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    Congrats! Its really nice having something like this! It's great popping out a hundred triangles(or hexs, or squares, etc) in no time at all!

    I have the Cricut Expression, and I love it! I can cut any shape that I can see on my computer screen.

    I also have the Sizzix, which is manual, while the Cricut is not. I don't use it near as much, though.

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    What is the fabric waste on it? I heard it's not really fabric efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    What is the fabric waste on it? I heard it's not really fabric efficient.
    You can position your fabric to cut down on the waste. I have found that it doesn't waste that much fabric. I always save what I have left over because you never know when you will need a small piece of fabric. I would not let that hold me back in purchasing this great product.

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    Please show us what you make with it. And good idea! Buy myself a birthday present if I want to get anything I really want.

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    Congratulations! You can find the dies on sale from 30% to 50% off. I post in Resources when I find a sale. Be sure and go to the accucutquilters site at yahoo groups. Lots and lots of tricks and tips there. Be sure and mark you dies that save a lot of time. Check out Youtube for GO videos.

    I think the first demos gave everyone the impression there is a lot of fabric waste because the fabric covered the whole die plate for easy and fast demoing.

    I save all my scraps and sew them together and cut shapes from them. Be sure and read the how to on the Go website. There are some dies that have to have the fabric on the straight of grain, most I just cut any way the fabric will fit.

    I buy myself presents all the time and don't think anything about it. I have gifts under my tree to me from me every Christmas. :lol:

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    I'm so happy for you!!! Glad you bought a gift for yourself!!
    I love buying me something lol :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    There are some dies that have to have the fabric on the straight of grain, most I just cut any way the fabric will fit.
    I was under the impression that all but the strip dies have to be cut a certain way with the selvage parallel. Which dies don't have to be cut that way?

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    Congrats on your new toy. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    There are some dies that have to have the fabric on the straight of grain, most I just cut any way the fabric will fit.
    I was under the impression that all but the strip dies have to be cut a certain way with the selvage parallel. Which dies don't have to be cut that way?
    ? I cut the fabric anyway it will fit, especially scrap fabric. I layer it and cut. Some dies, the 6 1/2" square is one, needs to have the gain line right or it could cut a smidgen off. I can put 2 1/2" strips going across the strip cutter and get perfect 2 1/2" squares. Lot of second cuts you can get from most dies.

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    ok thanks. I can't remember if it was in the yahoo group or on a blog but someone said they cut a whole bunch of squares without worrying about the grain, apparently, and all of them were off. I think it was 4.5" squares. The idea is that the crosswise grain stretches more and the pressure of the rollers will cause it to stretch as it's cut or something...

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