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Thread: Go Cube?

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    Go Cube?

    Hi friends,
    I'm rather new at the Accuquilt Go and was wondering if I should get a cube and what size? I really don't know much about them. Can you make a lot of different blocks? That's my impression.
    I have some basic dies: triangles, squares, strips, Hunter's Star, Drunkard's Path, etc

    Thanks for any info.

    Susie

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    lyric girl- I have the Go, not the Studio. Would that work?

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    Yes! Lots of blocks with a variety of patterns too!

    Here is some info for you. It takes some searching on the site but I found it. Look at the guides and you can see the different patterns available with each size.

    https://www.accuquilt.com/patterns/b...s.html?cat=878

    I started with individual dies that make up the 12 inch blocks. Then added the companion ones (again individually). I recently purchased the empty storage cubes. They are sorted by category (cube, applique, etc). I still need to create master labels for each box.

    Hope that helps!

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    The Qubes can be used in the GO cutter. Depending on which size qube you select, you may need the GO big. The Accuquilt page for that size qube will tell you machine compatibility.
    https://www.accuquilt.com/go-cutter-...hoCn0sQAvD_BwE
    If you go to one of the pages for a Qube, they list all the dies included in the set, mostly squares and triangles. If you already have some squares and triangles, you might be farther ahead by purchasing the rest of the dies individually. The qubes are nice as they have gathered the dies that work together, however, because they all fit in that cute box, many of the dies only cut one of the shape. Often (but not always) the stand alone die for that shape will cut multiples. You would have to add up the prices of the individual dies to see if there's a price break for purchasing the set. You can also purchase the book with the block patterns.
    https://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Day-Mat...+in+a+day+qube

    As far as the size, that is an individual choice. Do you like big blocks for a quick quilt, or smaller blocks?
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    Not sure.
    I find their site very hard to navigate. Sometimes a blank page comes up.
    I have the Go Big.
    Not sure I want to get them after all. I have many basic dies.

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    Rhonda K- thank you! It does help.

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    I have the Go Big and I buy my dies as I need them. There are so many that I doubt I would use in a Cube. But if you want variety that's probably the way to go. I look at the price and gulp.
    So much fabric, so little time.

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    I had most of the die shapes before the cubes came out. If I didn't I would have bought the cube sets. Smaller and easier to store.
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    You can use any of the GO dies in the Studio cutter with the appropriate adapter, also. I also had a lot of the dies before the cubes came out, but I still own several of the cubes to add to them.
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    Pretty avatar lyric girl!

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    when picking the side you also may want to think of how complex the blocks are that you make--when I was thinking about doing Bonnie Hunters' last yr mystery quilt, I figured out that many of the cuts for the 12" block needed to come from a 6 or 8" Qube as she uses blocks that have 20+ pieces in them.
    the Qubes came out about a year after I got my Go, so investing in a Qube made lots of sense.

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    I buy my dies individually, when they are on sale or when i need them, from amazon where shipping is free (prime). Over time, I have most combinations of blocks and sashings. I use my go for some cutting of every quilt. You wont be sorry no matter which way you decide.

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    I also had many dies and had all of them already to make the 12" cube set so I just bought the 12" companion set. I then bought the 9" cube and companion. That one has the 5" die in it. I figured that I would then have a lot of shapes that would match Charm packs or could make my own. As for the other dies that Accuquilt makes, I like all the strip ones. I have both the Go Big and the Go baby. I like the baby for taking to sew days or retreats and all the cube except the 12" set work with the Baby. They are really a good bargain. If your not sure what to make Eleanor Burns has two Accuquilt books out that help you understand the Cube's and makes lots of wonderful blocks, some easy some not so..All depending on your skill level.

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    I have the 9" cube and companion set. I had less dies than what that size offered. I have a lot of dies in the sizes of the other cubes.
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    How do you find them on sale? Does Acculquilt put them on sale during the year or do you find them at stores on sale?

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    I have a Go cutter, but don't use it much at all. I really prefer cutting blocks and their pieces by hand. Think of all the fabric you can buy for what those dies cost!
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