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    acuquilt

    Do you have an accuquilt? Like it? Pro and cons please.
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    There have been numerous threads on this subject. Just put Acuquilt in the "search" box at the top of the page and you will find many reviews. I don't have one so I can't help you.

    Here's one with 90 replies

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    My mother just bought one...it just came in the mail. I talked with her and she was having fun using it..LOL I think for scraps it is good. I can't wait to take my scrap fabric down and cut them into squares.

    She purchased it to cut into long strips.

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    I have a Go! With about 18 dies. I only use the hexagon die for my GFG on a regular basis. I have dabled with the other dies, but most of the time I prefer to rotary cut. However, to me it was worth every penny, even if I never use any die but my hex. I am on my second GFG and would have never made it thru cutting out the first one without my Go!

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    AccuQuiltGo is one of my better purchases...no regrets at all. It is easier on my hands to cut strips, squares, etc. more quickly and with accuracy. It is also great for cutting up the scraps in cutting scraps up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjhydeaway View Post
    Do you have an accuquilt? Like it? Pro and cons please.
    I'm basically lazy, so the accuquilt suits me fine. I'm not rolling in dough, so I don't have but two dies so far.
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    I hesitated to buy one for a while. I discovered them on sale at JoAnn's and still walked away. When I returned to the car, my DH, who had been patiently waiting, asked why I didn't buy it. He marched in the store with me and bought it and the 2 1/2" strip die. It came with a starter set of dies. I have only purchased a few more dies and wish I had More! If I only used the strip die and some of the squares, it would still be worth it. I just cut most of my scraps in strips and various size squares and sorted in zip bags.

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    I keep thinking about getting one, but still haven't been able to convince myself that I need it.

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    It is a great tool for some things. I have one and plenty of dies, have had it for a few years now. It really depends on your quilting how useful of a tool it will be. Do you do a lot of strip quilts, definitely get one. Is it hard for you to cut with cutter or scissors--get one. Basically if cutting is some how difficult, painful, inaccurate, or just plain a pain if you can afford one get one. They can be a great addition to your quilting. I only get mine out about once or twice a month now but I do I make it earn its space in the room :-) 150 charm squares in just under an hour always makes me happy. Also, if you have embroidery machine there is software can be purchased from Accuquilt to go with applique dies. I will be using mine to cut Sun Bonnet Sue/Sam's out of my kids baby clothes and appliquing them on squares with embroidery machine and none of that could be done by me without the Accuquilt. Good Luck with your decision.

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    Thanks everyone. I have a friend who is moving from Indy to Delaware and is selling a bunch of her sewing machines, supplies and fabric. The AccuQuilt is one of the things I thought I might be interested in.
    Carolynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjhydeaway View Post
    Do you have an accuquilt? Like it? Pro and cons please.
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    When I first saw it, I decided it was too expensive getting the dies I wanted. However, just one cutting session with ruler, cutting board, and rotary where my back went out was enough to change my mind. I love it. It's much easier to use and less strain on my back.
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    My situation was pretty much the same. I was ambivalent so DH made the decision. No regrets here either. I love it for the HST alone because of the accuracy and no dog ears to trim.
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    I'm the type that doesn't debate with myself over if I should by something just for me. I learned a long time ago I miss out if I do. I bought the Go it when it first came available at full price. I wanted it to be amazing and it is. I have most all the dies. I buy all the try me dies, they sell out fast and not made anymore for most of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I'm the type that doesn't debate with myself over if I should by something just for me. I learned a long time ago I miss out if I do. I bought the Go it when it first came available at full price. I wanted it to be amazing and it is. I have most all the dies. I buy all the try me dies, they sell out fast and not made anymore for most of them.

    What are try me dies and where do you get them? BTW, my DIL made the decision for me and bought the GO. I love it.

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    I have the Accuquilt Go and seldom use it, the blades in the dies bend out of shape very quickly. The company does not stand behine their product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Normabeth View Post
    I have the Accuquilt Go and seldom use it, the blades in the dies bend out of shape very quickly. The company does not stand behine their product.

    Most of my dies are about 6 years old and used all the time. I've never had one bend of of shape. My guild has several Gos and the dies are used many times by different people. One die was dropped die side down and stepped on by very heavy person. It didn't cut after that. We were just glad the die blade side was down! No bending has happened with regular use though. I returned two I didn't think worked good enough after using it and didn't have a problem through Accuquilt. If bought through other sources then it may be a problem returning a used die.


    What are try me dies and where do you get them

    The try me dies are on the accuquilt web site.
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    I have an accuquilt and find it a good way to make bindings and any other kind of cuts I have templates for. However, when I bought it I thought I'd be using it all the time but have found I don't use it that much at all. The templates are very expensive to purchase and unless you are a quilter who appliques a lot or does really fancy things I wouldn't recommend it. My purchase was kind of a waste of money for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by cjhydeaway View Post
    Do you have an accuquilt? Like it? Pro and cons please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumtree View Post
    It is a great tool for some things. I have one and plenty of dies, have had it for a few years now. It really depends on your quilting how useful of a tool it will be. Do you do a lot of strip quilts, definitely get one. Is it hard for you to cut with cutter or scissors--get one. Basically if cutting is some how difficult, painful, inaccurate, or just plain a pain if you can afford one get one. They can be a great addition to your quilting. I only get mine out about once or twice a month now but I do I make it earn its space in the room :-) 150 charm squares in just under an hour always makes me happy. Also, if you have embroidery machine there is software can be purchased from Accuquilt to go with applique dies. I will be using mine to cut Sun Bonnet Sue/Sam's out of my kids baby clothes and appliquing them on squares with embroidery machine and none of that could be done by me without the Accuquilt. Good Luck with your decision.

    Happy quilting
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    re: the embroidery part - I totally missed that! Now I am going to beeline back to their site cause I have several I have been appliqué ing manually and am not that good at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjhydeaway View Post
    Thanks everyone. I have a friend who is moving from Indy to Delaware and is selling a bunch of her sewing machines, supplies and fabric. The AccuQuilt is one of the things I thought I might be interested in.
    Please tell her that Delaware is civilized and we have LQS and everything LOL
    ​Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjhydeaway View Post
    Thanks everyone. I have a friend who is moving from Indy to Delaware and is selling a bunch of her sewing machines, supplies and fabric. The AccuQuilt is one of the things I thought I might be interested in.
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    I can't believe machine embroiderers don't know about Sarah Vedeler's Go Bedazzled!

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    I've been away from this forum for awhile and since I have been debating purchasing an Accuquilt Go! I came here for reviews...I read some the other day and then at 2 quilt shops this past week, I got to see one in action. I fell in love and ordered it from Allbrands. They have the best price anywhere and it should be here Thursday, I can't wait!!!

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    Many times when people recommend an accuquilt or other cutter they talk about the speed and ease of cutting. Me? I just think it's FUN!! Great grownup toy!

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    I have had mine for several years and love it...I only put in three layers on my go...never any issues. I would not out on 6 layers to had to put though...I perfer just 3 layers. I make quilts that I would never have made without it. Worth every penny to me...
    Quote Originally Posted by Normabeth View Post
    I have the Accuquilt Go and seldom use it, the blades in the dies bend out of shape very quickly. The company does not stand behine their product.

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