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    I am brand new to quilting, but I am loving it. I am considering buying the Accuquilt Go fabric cutting Machine, but would like some input from you all.

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    I have the accuquilt go and I love it, especially for cutting my 2 1/2 strips. If you do a search here, you will find a lot of the members who also have one.
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    go to the search engine ( at the top of the page) and you will find many many posts about this

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    I bought one and wanted to love it but I didn't...I felt that I would have to buy the mats often because it cuts so deep. Also the dies are rather pricey...just my opinion.

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    I bought one about three years ago at full retail cost because I was tired of my hands, neck and back hurting after cutting fabric. I really enjoy it and use it for most all my quilt cuts. The mats last a long time, for me anyway. I am still using the same mats that came with my Go. I always move, angle, or scooch it a smidge to not cut in the same place. I buy the dies when I find a good sale. I'm excited when there are new dies to choose from. It's not for everyone but I'm sure glad it's for me.

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    if you are new, wait a while...first off, the accuquilt go is not the only system out there...so make sure you go to a show or two and test ALL the machines, compare costs, versatility, etc.
    Second, being new to quilting, your tastes will change...what you enjoy doing today might not be what you enjoy next year...and a cutting system with dies is a HUGE investment and they are not easy to resell!

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    I was hesitant. My Mama bought it for me because she thought it would help me for health reasons. I started to play with it here and there. Now, I am thankful for it. I love it and have less pain in my neck and shoulders.

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    I love it for cutting accurate strips. There is alot of waste in many of the dies. Depends on what you like to do.
    If you are going to do alot of log cabins or quilt that take strips, baby quilts or applique I would think it would be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    I love it for cutting accurate strips. There is alot of waste in many of the dies. Depends on what you like to do.
    If you are going to do alot of log cabins or quilt that take strips, baby quilts or applique I would think it would be worth it.
    if you are only going to cut strips, then check into the Alto cutter...much better deal really.

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    I agree, I have the alto quiltcut and it's wonderful

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    Thanks for the input.

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    I guess, from what I am reading, that you don't have to have the expensive dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda
    I am brand new to quilting, but I am loving it. I am considering buying the Accuquilt Go fabric cutting Machine, but would like some input from you all.
    I just recently purchased one last month with a package deal. I think that is the way to go, if you can. I love mine, although I haven't used it too much except for cutting strips and 2" squares.
    Go to the Accuquilt Go! website and watch the videos. Or YouTube and type in Accuquilt Go and there is alot of them.

    Joann Fabric has them on sale this week for $199. Memorymiser.com has 30% off on their Accuquilt Go and dies. Don't know how long her sale will last, maybe just this week. I have never seen any dies at 30% off before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda
    I guess, from what I am reading, that you don't have to have the expensive dies.
    if all you are doing is cutting strips and squares, then NO there is no need to buy a die cutter!

    If you have a physical issue with cutting fabric, then NO the die cutter will not really help. You still need to precut your fabric to fit into the machines.

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    All I know is that I just pieced a log cabin. 80% of the strips were cut with the Go and I hand cut the rest. I would consider myself a confident beginner to an intermediate level quilter. The Go! pieces were dead on. The ones I cut had some variances.

    The Alto may be more economical to cut strips but you do have the versatiity with the Go to do more if you wish.

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    I don't understand the big waste of fabric thing. I seldom have more then 1/4" waste around each die. I only cover the die blades not the die. I can cut 6, 5, 4 inch squares from a piece of fabric on the Go and then use those cuts to have no waste at all cutting shapes from the other dies. No waste at all in less time then to line up the fabric on a mat with a ruler.

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    I love, love the die cutter...I cut squares and strips in seconds...totally recommend! I also have the Studio...and I really love it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    I love it for cutting accurate strips. There is alot of waste in many of the dies. Depends on what you like to do.
    If you are going to do alot of log cabins or quilt that take strips, baby quilts or applique I would think it would be worth it.
    if you are only going to cut strips, then check into the Alto cutter...much better deal really.
    Not if you have shoulder problems, carpal tunnel or arthritis, because you'll still be using a rotary cutter. The Go is great for cutting strips! And for HSTs - what a dream to cut them out with the fabrics facing each other RST, pick them up and sew them. No need to trim them! No dog ears! I cut out an entire lap quilt of squares and HSTs in 30 minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazda
    I guess, from what I am reading, that you don't have to have the expensive dies.
    if all you are doing is cutting strips and squares, then NO there is no need to buy a die cutter!

    If you have a physical issue with cutting fabric, then NO the die cutter will not really help. You still need to precut your fabric to fit into the machines.
    I have shoulder, back and wrist problems, and that's why I love the Go cutter. I do VERY LITTLE PRECUTTING. I may have to cut 1 strip of each fabric for the Go, but that's ALL. Much easier than cutting out all the pieces. Sometimes I don't even have to pre-cut. It all depends on the piece of fabric. With FQs, I usually don't have to do any pre-cutting.

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    I have the accu quilt go and love it. What a time saver. Love being able to cut a block and it is ready to sew. Can't wait to see what new dies will be coming out. I have 8.

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    I am afraid to count how many I have...Many still unopened which is perfect...since it modivates me to try different quilts and dies.
    Quote Originally Posted by threads57
    I have the accu quilt go and love it. What a time saver. Love being able to cut a block and it is ready to sew. Can't wait to see what new dies will be coming out. I have 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    if you are only going to cut strips, then check into the Alto cutter...much better deal really.

    I have the Alto Quick Quilt II. I have to fuss with the Alto to get accurate cuts just as I would using any ruler and mat. The Alto is more expensive then some of the die cut machines.

    My Go is 3 years old, works great, and I don't pamper it at all. I cut paper and lightweight card stock with the dies too. My DGD has cut anything that will cut on it. :lol:

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    Here is a picture of cutting the fabric strips for my binding on the Studio. 5 stips cut all at once...and very, very little waste. the second one show how long they are. They can be even longer depending on how many yards of fabric you put on. and ye they are straight. I just did not lay them on the floor vry straight. Well off to do my binding.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I am afraid to count how many I have...Many still unopened which is perfect...since it modivates me to try different quilts and dies.
    Quote Originally Posted by threads57
    I have the accu quilt go and love it. What a time saver. Love being able to cut a block and it is ready to sew. Can't wait to see what new dies will be coming out. I have 8.
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