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Thread: To Buy or Not to Buy an Accuquilt Go?

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    How about this for ambivelence! I bought one, due to complete fear of learning to cut quilting material. Once I learned to cut the material, it just collects dust. Although, I have the tumbler plate and want to make a tumbler quilt. I will probably use the accuquilt for that. If your buying it out of fear of learning to cut the material, forget it. You will find out that cutting is not so terrible. Also, it is very time consuming to cut the material on the accuquilt. I know this did not help, but like I said, ambivelence.

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    I have both the GO and the Altos2.. I love the both for different reasons.. I use my GO more than the Alto.

    I disagree with pmrosie, in my experience the Go makes cutting faster for me, and as for the prep time it not time consuming at all. grab a scrap, pile them on, roll thru the GO.. Voila ! .. I have tons of pre-cuts waiting to be made into quilts.....And when im ready i grab the cuts i want and sew sew sew I go..

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    I love the studio...i have both the Go and Studio. I love it for strips and all shapes except for the squares...if I had to do it over I would not buy any of the squares. I have tried everything...they do not cut evenly. For the smaller squares not a big deal but as they get larger you really notice. If you are not picky it will do but I like my seams to match. Also I would rather fussy cut my squares. Would I buy the Studio agian...YES!! The strips alone are totally worth it!

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    Oh....and I paid 129.99 for my GO..you can find sales...and my Go dies were all on sale on Amazon. Oh yeah...i also was in a sewing store and they decided not to sell them anymore so got a bunch of dies for 60 percent off...Yah...If I have two dies to choose from...I would buy the 6 1/2 tumber and the 2 1/2 inch strip...if I had a third pick...My small tumblers...then my circles after that more strip cutters...

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    well since I saw one in person just two weeks ago i have been going nuts too, and then Joanne's has one that with shipping cost me 207, which was still a lot cheaper than the local one, and then I found a site with really good discounts on the templates, I reposted my featherweight, sold it within hours, then got on line bought the Go and several of the templates, I can't wait to get it, just doing the research on line and seeing it at work at the shop, really convinced me it would be a great tool to have. I work, and need as many short cuts as I can find to help with my quilting. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    I want the studio with the starter set, list price is ~$1500. It was on sale last black friday so I'm hoping it will be at a good discount again this year. I'm using it as a reward for passing a certification exam for work. It's a pretty big deal and I have a hard time studying. So, I'm working on bribery on my self-if you study and pass this exam in Aug..you can buy this really cool toy as a reward. We'll see how well it works. You notice I'm here and not studying-so far it's not working.
    Are you signed up for emails from Accuquilt because there have been a few times where the studio has been on sale for about a 1/3rd of that price. Not sure if it had the starter pack but for that price you can buy the dies.
    Judy

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    Are you talking about a GO or an Acuquilt cutter?? 183.00 for the acuqilt cutter is good but I have one and have never figured out how to use it! If I had a shop and wanted to sell kits it would be great!
    You have to have a good space for it and all the die(s)! I never could figure out how to use it and justify all the scraps
    Still have mine and do hope when I retire I can figure out how to use it properly! 18 months!!!!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonitagaye View Post
    Are you talking about a GO or an Acuquilt cutter?? 183.00 for the acuqilt cutter is good but I have one and have never figured out how to use it! If I had a shop and wanted to sell kits it would be great!
    You have to have a good space for it and all the die(s)! I never could figure out how to use it and justify all the scraps
    Still have mine and do hope when I retire I can figure out how to use it properly! 18 months!!!!
    A GO is an Accuquilt cutter. Maybe your are thinking a Studio? I'm not sure what you can't figure out, but please ask questions because you will love it once you use it. 18 months is way to long to not use it. LOL We are here to help. The GO you really don't need much space and there is very little waste of scraps. Again ask any questions.

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    Check out JoAnn's add for week June 10-23. They have the AccuQuilt Go! machine for $199.00. I'm sooo tempted..

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    I have the Go and LOVE it.I have several of the geometric and and curved pieced dies. I have issues with my hands and can only use the rotary cutter so long. I love the accurracy and the cut off points. It makes piecing the blocks sew much easier. One of my favourite dies is Alex Andersons Baskets. I wish there was a larger size. My girlfriend and I both have one and frequently purchase different dies so that we can share unless it is one that we both will use alot, then we both buy it.

    It is worth the money and more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda Lee View Post
    I am driving myself nuts trying to decide what to do. I think I would like and would use an Accuquilt Go. I have read a lot of pros and cons. I would appreciate some comments on this undecided quest I am on. There is one on Amazon for $183.00. That is a price I could handle. What say ye, fellow cutters of quilt Mpieces?

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    I have found the best prices for dies for Go is sewforless. I love my Go. Good on back
    My words of wisdom start early and enjoy longer.

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    Check your local quilt shop!

    I bought my Go at Joann's when it was on sale at Christmas time. I have the 8 inch square die, the 8 inch rag square die, the six inch square die, the 2 inch strip cut die and the die set it came with. I love it! I've made rag quilts using the 8 inch rag square die and cut the batting with the six inch square die. Very nice not having to snip the blocks. I got the 2 inch strip cut die set at Joann's and it was marked down to $30. I use it to cut strips from all my scraps to make scrappy quilts and log cabin blocks. If you register your machine at Accuquilt you get emails with "daily deals" and I've purchased additional dies that are up to 75% off. I just finished a rag quilt for my daughter and just cut six inch blocks for a snowball quilt. It was well worth the money for me.

    Also check with your local quilt shop. My LQS has the studio and the dies and you can take your material there and use their dies to cut your fabric. They charge a very minimal fee (like $5 for an hour...you can cut up a lot of material in an hour!).

    Hugs!
    Debbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda Lee View Post
    My Accuquilt Go came today!!! It's like Christmas, hope I keep playing with it when the new wears off. So far, sew good!!
    You've had it for several weeks now. What do you think? Still having fun with it?

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    I have the accuquilt Go I got it when accuquilt was doing a sale with the tote & die set, I paid $330? I believe they messed up my order & sent wrong die but graciously let me keep it & sent out right one so I was a happy camper. I have about 4 dies now but they're amazing when u go to cut out a quilt & it's done in a matter of 30 min or less.
    ELIZAJANE

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    I have the Accuquilt Go! and I love it for the accurate strips, blocks, etc. But I absolutely ADORE it for the dies I just bought - Critters, Rose of Sharon and Round Flower. I've been working on the West of Baltimore applique quilt since 2007 and just got the point where I have to cut out baskets & flowers for four 27" square blocks and four 11" x 34" (i think) connecting strips. OMG! it involved more tracing & cutting out flowers than all the other 12 blocks, or so it seemed. Yesterday, I did some creative cutting (not same as pattern) and using my new dies I have all the flowers/leaves cut for 4 blocks. It's soooooo worth the price of the dies. I really wanted to complete this quilt before I die &/or go blind...... Now I can actually see the end of the quilt. That is right after I piece a quilt for a dear friend and a granddaughter for their wedding showers.
    TwandasMom

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    I think many get the Alto Quilt Cut confused with the Go Accuquilt, and the Accuquilt Studio and even the Shape Cut ruler.


    Alto: http://www.quiltcut.com/

    Go Accuquilt: http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/go-...c-cutters.html

    Studio Accuquilt: http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-shop...ic-cutter.html

    Shape Cut : http://store.junetailor.com/store/p-...pro-ruler.aspx
    Got fabric?

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