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Thread: Accuquilt Go quilts

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    I finally got it. I would love for you to share the projects you have made using the Go.

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    How are you doing on yours? I just got one for my birthday about a month ago. Still learning. Frustrated learning that although I always buy 100% cotton, some fray so badly with the Accuquilt Go. Someone blogged that it works better ironing fabric with sizing first. Trying that tonight. Let me hear how yours are going!

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!! I have some of the appliques and squares. Love the GO!

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    Do you have any problem with clean cuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda from South Texas
    Do you have any problem with clean cuts?
    I've only tried the 2.5 square. I used 4 layers. I had to cut each time one little thread that didn't cut all the way thru. How many layers are you using?

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    Try using a sheet of paper over the top of the fabric once in a while. For some reason it helps. Mine dont fray badly, once in a while I need to snip a thread though.

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    I plan on getting the Go with the next 50% off coupon from Joann's (if the Go is applicable). For those of you that are so lucky to already have one is there a lot of wasted fabric after the cut-outs? I worry about the excess cost of lost material...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclitz
    I plan on getting the Go with the next 50% off coupon from Joann's (if the Go is applicable). For those of you that are so lucky to already have one is there a lot of wasted fabric after the cut-outs? I worry about the excess cost of lost material...?
    On all the coupons I've seen for Joann's it says coupons are not good on with Accuquilt. I was disappointed. You can't even use the online coupons for it. :thumbdown:

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    There's a store on amazon that usually has the Go for the cheapest price I've seen. I think it's...fabric hut maybe? I bought dies from them-they have good service.

    As for a quilt. I'm working on my first one with the Go. It's a snowball/9 patch with 6" squares. I used the 2.5" strip die and the 6.5" square die.

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    Spray some static guard on the cutting mat. It stops the static cling. Also it's helpful, instead of taking the mat off the top after the cut, turn the die upside down then remove the fabric. There are lots of great tips and hints on Youtube for the Go.

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    Keep the tips coming please.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Spray some static guard on the cutting mat. It stops the static cling. Also it's helpful, instead of taking the mat off the top after the cut, turn the die upside down then remove the fabric. There are lots of great tips and hints on Youtube for the Go.

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    Forgot to ask on previous post. How do you store the dies? The web site says not to stack them on top of another die. Do they need to hang or just in a holder like shown on the site?

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    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH, static guard! Thanks, I do sometimes have static.......great tip!
    No, I dont get lots of waste, I cut the fabric a bit bigger than the shape I am using.

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    Maybe I missed this but how many can you stack and cut?

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    I usually do 2 or 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I usually do 2 or 3.
    I thought you could do more. Ok. I will do less. I tried 4 and it seemed to do ok, except i had to cut one thread.

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    I usually cut 4 to 8 layers, depending on the fabric. Denim is hard to cut with more than one layer with the rag quilt die. I do have threads to snip when I remove the square. But, there are many cuts (blades) on that die. I clean out the die every few cuts. I love my Accuquilt Go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabeth
    I usually cut 4 to 8 layers, depending on the fabric. Denim is hard to cut with more than one layer with the rag quilt die. I do have threads to snip when I remove the square. But, there are many cuts (blades) on that die. I clean out the die every few cuts. I love my Accuquilt Go.
    I will try more layers. thanks.
    I still want to see what you have made with the pieces cut with the Go. :)

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    I was storing the dies in a art bin the stands up but now I use a metal file rack holder that you can get at an office store like staples. Works great and looks like the ones that they sell on the accuquilt store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I was storing the dies in a art bin the stands up but now I use a metal file rack holder that you can get at an office store like staples. Works great and looks like the ones that they sell on the accuquilt store. I use the Art bins to hold my studio dies. They are thicker than the Go dies an d just a bit to small to use the wire rack holder.
    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    Forgot to ask on previous post. How do you store the dies? The web site says not to stack them on top of another die. Do they need to hang or just in a holder like shown on the site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I was storing the Go dies in a art bin the stands up but now I use a metal file rack holder that you can get at an office store like staples. Works great and looks like the ones that they sell on the accuquilt store. I use the Art bins to hold my studio dies. They are thicker than the Go dies an d just a bit to small to use the wire rack holder.
    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    Forgot to ask on previous post. How do you store the dies? The web site says not to stack them on top of another die. Do they need to hang or just in a holder like shown on the site?

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    I have made a Tennessee waltz and I am working on apple core and a doulbe wedding ring. I never would have attempted these without the go cutter. Have fun!!!

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    About clean cuts. Pay attention where the hole in the mat is. The cutter skips there.

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    Tennessee waltz is really neat looking. You must be good with curves. I tried the apple core. Too hard for me.

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    Tennessee waltz only has straight lines. The curves are an optical illusion. I can't do curves with the machine either, but they are not difficult by hand.

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