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Thread: Aququilt dies & Big Shot or Big Kick

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    Aququilt dies & Big Shot or Big Kick

    I thought I saw some info on here on the Aququilt dies , using them in the Big Shot/Kick machines? I can't seem to find the thread about it, so if any of you know about using the "aququilt dies" with the Big Shot/kick which ones can you use?

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    I've wondered this, too. I have a lot of Sizzix dies and a Big Shot, but would like to try using some Accuquilt dies.

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    Well since I can't spell...and I can't find the edit button.. at least Jane knew what I was talking about... Thanks Jane.

    Any way I went on the Accuquilt site looking to see what size the dies are...the regular GO dies are too Big for the Big shot/Kick machine as the largest size die that will go in the machine is 6"....I did see that most of the Go Baby dies would work in the Big Shot/Kick machine as they are 6".

    So I guess what I am asking do the Accuquilt dies work the same way as the Sizzix BL dies do? Does anyone use the Accuquilt Go Baby dies in the Big Shot/Kick machine? I know that sizzix makes the quilting dies but they don't have the selection like the Azccuquilt does.

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    I think you can but you need an adapter because they are thinner, haven't tried it yet for me so I am interested in this as well since I have the big shot

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    If you join the group pinsandneedles1 on yahoo, there is a lot of discussion about using the different dies in different machines. and yes, the accuquilt dies can be used in the big shot and big shot pro--you just need to use a shim for them.
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    I use Go dies in a Sizzix Westminster big shot pro. I don't have to worry with the width but I can answer your question about a shim. Poster board. The cheap stuff from the dollar store that comes in a package of 10 sheets for 1.00. I usually use 2 sheets under the cutting tray. If the fabric is thinner I add a sheet. The board doesn't get cut, it is under the die/fabric sandwich. The Dollar General poster board is perfect because it isn't real thick.

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    I also have the Westminster big shot pro. I use go dies with postal service envelopes as shims...I'm also a member of the pins and needles group and I'm super happy with the purchases I've made through that group besides the help I've gotten with my questions. I got my westminster off of overstock at a great price, but I don't know much about the smaller sizzix models. I cut strips the other night and it was a huge time saver and so accurate.

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    Can you use Sizzix dies in a Go Baby?

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    More info on the die companies

    I own a Big Shot and I want to use some of the accuquilt dies. I do have a few and they work great in my machine. The trouble I have is that is difficult to get accurate width dimensions from the ads on the internet. Even at the accuquilt site it will say that a particular go baby die has to be used with the 6" cutting mat...and that isn't quite correct. The die can be a bit wider than 6"-it will work in the Go Baby but not in the Big Shot. Some of the accuquilt dies are 6 3/8" (that's per an e-mail I received from accuquilt)

    I went to one gal's blog and when it is close like that her husband will actually shave a bit off the sides of the die with his saw...I'm not paying that kind of money for an accuquilt die and taking a chance on ruining it (I did think about it)

    I have the 2 dies listed below-sorry for the caps, I just C&P'd from my inventory list

    ACCUQUILT GO CUTS 2-3.5 SQUARES
    ACCUQUILT GO CUTS 1 RECTANGLE 3.5" BY 6.5

    What would really be great is if anyone that has used an accuquilt die in their Big Shot machine could list it here-I'd appreciate it to the tips of my toes.

    Oh, and the accuquilt dies are a bit thinner. I have some old manila folders that I have precut to the width of the big shot (about 6 1/8" wide) and I keep adding one until the sandwich is "tight".

    While I was out searching for info I read on several blogs that Big Shot dies are too thick to fit thru the accuquilt machines. I wouldn't take that to the bank, but I kind of believe it.

    Sitting here trying to be patient until I can verify to myself that I just have to get a Big Shot Pro. But dang, I just got the dang Big Shot and that would be silly...anyhow, that's what I keep telling myself. Guess I'll keep dreaming about that 8" rag quilt square die with all the fringe already cut by the die...




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    I know this is old, but thought I would post here in case anyone pulls this thread up in a search like I did.

    I have the Sizzix Fabi which is essentially identical size wise to a Big Shot.

    I bought the GO! Fabric Cutting Dies by AccuQuilt: Hexagon 2-inch; 3-inch; 5-inch. (Cuts one each 2-inch; 3-inch; and 5-inch). It is too big to fit in my Fabi. The die is just 1/8-1/4" too big.

    A friend had her big accuquilt cutter at a retreat, and we cut 2 1/2" strips with it for jelly rolls. Wow! That machine will spoil you fast! But then I think of the fantastic deal I got on my Fabi at Tuesday Morning, and I'm all happy again

    Marcy

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    I use a Sizzix Big Shot Pro and use both Go, Studio and Sizzix dies. The only dies from Accuquilt that don't work are the ones that are too wide. I think over 12 in. You do need to buy a shim from Accuquilt to put in the Big shot Pro so you can run the Go dies. Also you need to strip the tray empty, put the shim in, the die, the fabric and then the cutting pad when using a Go die. Also you use less layers of fabric, about 4 or so. When using the Studio die you need to strip the tray, add the die and fabric and then the clear cutting mat on top. Use no more then 6 layers of fabric or so. when using the Sizzix die leave the white shim made for the Sizzix in the bottom of the tray, add the clear cutting pad, the sizzix die, fabric 4-6 layers and then another clear cutting pad.
    Anna Quilts

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