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Thread: Accuquilt - Worth It?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristi.G View Post
    No the Go is definitely not that high at amazon! I'll have to go look it up to know for certain what I paid last month for a Go package which included the cutter and several accessories, but I believe it was about $329' though an amazon third party seller.

    eta: I actually paid $372, so a little more than I rmembered, or the Mix n Match set. He actual seller was Fabric Hut, and I see the price is now up to $410.
    Kristi~ thanks for the info! I must not have looked in the right place I really do want this. I have Fibromyalgia and a Lupus like disease and I don't have the strength in my left hand to hold down a ruler...not to mention the pain. I will have to keep looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candela59 View Post
    Kristi~ thanks for the info! I must not have looked in the right place I really do want this. I have Fibromyalgia and a Lupus like disease and I don't have the strength in my left hand to hold down a ruler...not to mention the pain. I will have to keep looking!
    With your fibromylagia, you may want to play with this before you buy it . I have shoulder issues and sometimes have problems cranking the dies through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    With your fibromylagia, you may want to play with this before you buy it . I have shoulder issues and sometimes have problems cranking the dies through.
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    I have both the go and the studio and would not be able to cut without them. I especially like to take scraps and sew them all together and than take the dies and cut it up into all sorts of designs.
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    I borrowed a friends who had loads of dies. Unfortunately she did not have the die I wanted to try - the applecore. so bought this and it worked really well. Great to have - but not sure how much I would use it. Another friend has mentioned buying one together which wed night do

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    OK. I'm ready to buy. Would love the studio, but out of my price range right now. So ... is there anything else that is ESSENTIAL in terms of accessories? Is the 6x12 cutting mat sufficient or should I spring for the 10x10? Can I use the 6 1/2" square die with the 6x12 mat? What about a strip cutter?
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    If you want to know what size mat you need, go to the accuquilt site, locate your die and there's a bunch of info provided including which machines it works in and the size cutting mat you need.
    http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/die...are-6-1-2.html

    According to the site, you need a 10X10 mat to cut the 6.5" square die. Same with the strip cutters, find the one you want on the website and it will tell you what size mat.

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    If I remember correctly, you can't cut long strips with the Baby Go. I use my Go! for strips more than anything else and if you fold your material just so there is hardly any waste. Oh yes, buy extra mats cause they wear out fairly fast.
    TwandasMom

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    If you are the type that will use a dull rotary blade then don't get the Go. The mats have to be changed when they get 'dull'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    If you are the type that will use a dull rotary blade then don't get the Go. The mats have to be changed when they get 'dull'.
    Mats or the dies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Mats or the dies?
    Mats and they are not expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Mats or the dies?
    Hi Krystyna, I have been using my GO for over a month now for a row quilt I am making with several quilty friends...I have run my mat through at least 100 times on this project and it still works great! I read that to extend the mat life it is best to flip the mat over and from end to end between uses which is what I have been doing... mine seems to self heal. I picked up replacement mats on sale buy have not had to use them. On the mat size issue you inquired of...I would suggest picking up a 6 X 12 (which I use with the 6X12 and 5X10 dies), and a 10 X 10 if that is required for the 6" square. I absolutely love my Accuquilt GO and plan to use it for my April Doll Quilt!!!
    ~ Moedeenie

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    the mats are not expensive and they last longer if you move them just a smidge with every cut so the die blade won't be cutting in the same spot over and over. I've used my strip die for five years and it's still as sharp as it was new. I buy the mats when I find a sale. I keep a good supply of them on hand.
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    I love mine, got it on ebay new for $160 get the dies the same way! I use mine all the time, no more wrist pain when cutting strips
    Patski
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    Well, here's what I bought. The Go cutter, which comes with some stuff, although not much, the 10x10 mat, 6 1/2" triangle, 6 1/2" tumbler and the hexagon set. That ought to hold me for a while! I can't wait!!!
    Krystyna
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    Check out Ebony Love of LoveBugStudios on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/LoveBugS...?feature=watch
    She has some wondeful tutorials on how to mark your dies and cut your fabric to get the least amount of waste.

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    I really want to buy a used one. Anyone interested in selling theirs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I really want to buy a used one. Anyone interested in selling theirs?
    I'll let you know after my new one arrives! LOL! But somehow I think I'm going to love it and keep it.
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Well, here's what I bought. The Go cutter, which comes with some stuff, although not much, the 10x10 mat, 6 1/2" triangle, 6 1/2" tumbler and the hexagon set. That ought to hold me for a while! I can't wait!!!
    I want one!!!! Congrats! Please post and let us know how you like it. Where did you purchase yours and if I can super nosey how much did you spend? LOL!

    I'm thinking it is the way I'm going to have to go. My right arm is much better than the left. I know I could turn a handle with my right but I can't even get the toothpaste on my brush or button my coat anymore with the left.
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    Candela, I bought it through SewforLess for $199 and free shipping.
    Krystyna
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    That's a great price. Good job hunting for the bargain!

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    That seems to be the standard sale price at several sites. However SewforLess had some die sets on sale for $19.99 and that seemed pretty terrific.
    Krystyna
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    I love mine more each time I use it!

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    YAY!!!! It came!!! I am so excited.
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    YAY!!!! It came!!! I am so excited.
    Remember to let us know how you like it!!!
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