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Old 10-01-2018, 05:46 AM
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I have the Go manual and Go big. I use both. The mats are consumable so you will use a lot of those but mine have lasted through many cuts. I've only had to replace one die, the 8" rag die, because I wore it out making hundreds of rag squares for a guild community project. I went through several mat then too. For regular use I haven't had to replace any of the dies. DH replaced the bearings in my Go crank and it's about 12 years old. I bought one of the first ones available. You'll find pros and cons with any fabric die cut machine. Just pick one and not fret about what you should have bought. That will take the fun out of what you do have.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by PamelaOry View Post
good to know! I was checking out their starter sets and they are pricey.

i was wondering how user friendly they would be for doing boom blocks. Do they have dies for making lots of traditional blocks or are their designs mostly originals?
Check here for patterns. Lots of options.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:51 AM
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"I would get the electric Accuquilt Go! Check YouTube for various demos."

I have to agree with Prism99. I have the electric Accuquilt and love it.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:32 AM
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The Go! cutter has been a blessing to use since I now have shoulder issues. The strip dies are great for cutting strips and then submitting them into squares, triangles, etc. I started out with the manual cutter when it first came out.

Recently I found another great use. I was working on a star block with four pieced squares and five whole squares. Well, each pieced square had two seams where the first seam had to be trimmed first before doing the second seam. I used the 6.5 strip die to trim away the first seam and again for the second seam. Then, because the block was 5.5 inches UF, I used the 5.5 strip to square off the blocks. Lot of time was saved, and there was less pain for my shoulders, yay.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:34 AM
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Pam, I have the Go that is manual but for you I would suggest the electric one.

Sewbizgirl made a good point though. They are so expensive! Those dies are really pricey.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:38 AM
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Nancy from On Point quilting -- U-tube demonstrates the Gemini cutting machine good for fabric and a battery operated one is due out first of October. To see I searched On Point - Gemini cutting machine.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:25 PM
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Glad you posted Austinite, I just purchased the big shot plus yesterday. I got a great deal and no shipping fee.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:34 PM
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I just purchased the Go Baby from Amazon. It is $70 & free shipping. My reason for getting this is that I'm not sure how much I would use it. I like the idea of the electric machines but didn't want to spend that much & then not use it. I can always upgrade.
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