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Thread: Accuquilt or Studio?

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    Which do you prefer and why? Also... are they worth the investment???

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    Do a search here to read up on all the threads about it. Accuquilt makes the Studio. I think you mean Go vs. Studio. And there are a lot of threads to read up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Do a search here to read up on all the threads about it. Accuquilt makes the Studio. I think you mean Go vs. Studio. And there are a lot of threads to read up on.
    Thanks Candace!

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    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.

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    There's no way I'd use it enough to justify the cost of the Studio, plus I wouldn't have the space to keep it. I have the Go and I haven't even used it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi423
    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.
    Actually, there's not much waste if you mark the die blades and position your fabric accordingly. One of my strip cutters, for example, will cut 5 strips at a time width-of-fabric, and my waste will be only two 1/4-wide strips. This is at least as good as what I can do by hand. Many of the video demonstrations use excess fabric so they don't have to take the time to position the fabric on the die blades; they just want to show how it works.

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    I bought a Go! because I do not have the dedicated space for a Studio, plus I don't cut enough quilts to justify the monetary investment. I like my Go! because I can fold it up very quickly and store it in a corner of my closet. The dies also don't take up a lot of storage space, although they do need to be stored upright.

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    I have the Studio, and a large number of dies, and I think it's worth its weight in gold! The accuracy in my piecing now is just wonderful all on its own, but the time savings and ease of use... that's priceless. I would give up one of my TOL Berninas (which I adore) before I would give up my Studio.

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    From what I have read, the Studio is more for cutting kits or larger amounts of strips etc? The GO is more a personal usage. I just got my newest die in the mail last night - tumbling block. Now I want to pull my moda marbles out and play.

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    I chose the Studio for several reasons. A lot of my blogging friends mentioned that the GO was hard to crank with multiple layers of fabric in it, the Studio is effortless. Having never tried the GO, I can't compare them.

    The Studio is heavier duty, and since both products are EXPENSIVE... I wanted to go the route that would hopefully last forever.

    And last, there are many, many dies for the Studio, and they will custom cut anything you want.

    Anyway, those were my reasons for choosing the Studio. I also create and sell custom quilts, so my use is more than personal.

    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    From what I have read, the Studio is more for cutting kits or larger amounts of strips etc? The GO is more a personal usage. I just got my newest die in the mail last night - tumbling block. Now I want to pull my moda marbles out and play.

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    I have the Go, and I LOVE it, but if money were no object, I would have bought the other one. ONLY because there are ALOT more dies forit. WAY more than for the GO.

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    I have found 4 or more layers on the GO is harder to crank the turn handle. So I am limiting my layers to 3.

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    I only use 3 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtinkle
    I chose the Studio for several reasons. A lot of my blogging friends mentioned that the GO was hard to crank with multiple layers of fabric in it, the Studio is effortless. Having never tried the GO, I can't compare them.

    The Studio is heavier duty, and since both products are EXPENSIVE... I wanted to go the route that would hopefully last forever.

    And last, there are many, many dies for the Studio, and they will custom cut anything you want.

    Anyway, those were my reasons for choosing the Studio. I also create and sell custom quilts, so my use is more than personal.

    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    From what I have read, the Studio is more for cutting kits or larger amounts of strips etc? The GO is more a personal usage. I just got my newest die in the mail last night - tumbling block. Now I want to pull my moda marbles out and play.

    I have decided to limit the amount of layers to 3 when I cut - easier to turn the crank with arthritis. Rough cut the fabric then position over the die, very little fabric waste.

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    After playing and learning with the GO, I am enjoying it. Many lessons learned on cutting trying different things with what I call junk fabric, or fabric that I use to lead in on my sewing machine as it has to warm up before moving - needle. Silly machine. But it is heavy duty.

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    The lady in our LQS has a studio and she only charges 5.00 a half hour to cut fabric.She can cut alot of fabric in a half hour.SOOOO I think that is the cheapest way for me to go.Also I buy the pre- cut fabric like Jelly rolls etc.I can not cut straight to save my life and I bought the visigrip!Beats me why I can't cut straight? Of course I am a newbie!

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    I have the Go! my hubby bought it for me for my birthday.. I LOVE it.. I love the accuracy.. I agree with not enough dies but I love them an use them all.. I have all the dies but the strips and a few of the new ones that just came out.. But with the holidays around the corner Im sure by the first of next year Ill have those too!!!

    I use for personal, I don't sell my quilts, I make to donate & give away, so I don't need the Quantity that the Studio provides.. I can cut up to 5 fabrics at a time with mine..

    Love it.... Love it....Love it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi423
    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.
    I have maybe 1/2" waste all total from a whole die cut. I waste much more by having a bad cut with the rotary cutter. I sew my scraps together and cut shapes from those but I've notices I'm not getting many usable scraps using the Go. I cut six layers with the Go. I crank it! I bought it to use not to baby.

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    Thank you so much for your replies. I think I will request the Studio for Christmas. I knew I could find a wealth of knowledge here. DH will have a cow over the price!

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    Studio weighs approx 35 pounds, the GO weighs 15

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    Major sale...o go studio...; ( wish I would have bought one. I go the GO love it but the largest square is 6 1/2 the Studio is on sale for 476.00 on their website.

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    Oh, wish I had the money, would LOVE a studio!

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    Very, very little waste...you may ave watch a video that does not use it correctly.
    Quote Originally Posted by mimi423
    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.

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    There are tons of videos on Youtube; perhaps they could help you decide.

    The Studio, I believe, is significantly larger and is not as easy to store as the Go. They also have the "Baby" coming out soon - I think the price for that is going to be $139.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi423
    I look at these systems and I only see all the waste that is created when you use them virses cutting by hand. Just my 2 cents though.
    There's probably a little more waste than when cutting with a rotary cutter (provided you cut accurately, which is a lot of the reason for getting these machines). BUT that is the cost of convenience sometimes. You gain something, you lose something.

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