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Thread: Go Cutter

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    Junior Member psthreads's Avatar
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    Go Cutter

    Do you have a go cutter? Is it handy and do you like it?

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    I love my go.. Ive collected my dies over the last 5 years for holidays and birthdays and for just because days.

    My Go died so hubby got me a new one after five years of wonderful service.. I have the Alto2 but I use my GO 95% more than the Alto..

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    Yes and also the Studio. I prefer the Studio, more sturdy and also has alot of dies and now you can also use the Go dies with it. I love these machines. As far as buying DIES for the GO I have found 99% of them on eBay and I buy in bulk or did when I needed them and always got it at 40-50% or less retail. I remember one time bidding on a bundle that had the GO and 14 dies which I got for less than the price of the GO machine when it is all sale. Since I already had a GO I gave that one to a friend with 3-4 dies and kept the other dies I needed and sold the doubles I might have had for what I paid for it.

    I also buy all my mats from eBay seller fabrichut67 when they have BIN/Best Offer. I make them an offer on mats and bundles dies and sometimes individuals and only once did they not accept the offer so I passed on it. When I buy the mats I buy at least ten of the size I need at my offer and they have never refused those.
    clsurz

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    The Go Baby is on sale at various online sites for $89 from time to time. I have the Go and the Go Baby and would buy them again. The Go dies are all for quilting, the Studio has many dies for quilts and craft projects. It is my favorite quilting tool. Dies aren't expensive if you sign up for sale alerts from the vendors and shops that sell them. Many quilt blogs lists the sales as they are found. Most of the dies I have I bought at 40% - 60% off. You have to put in a little research to find the sales, they aren't going to jump in your lap. I cut out five complete DWR qeeen size quilts yesterday at my sewing group using my Go. Expensive? Never crossed my mine after finishing cutting those. My sew buddies each bought their own die cutting mat, I don't share my die cutting mats. They are great sewing buddies, they each gave me two yards of fabric for use of the Go to cut their DWR.
    Got fabric?

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    I have a Studio and wouldn't trade it for anything. I buy the dies as money allows. Right now I am working on a Take Five quilt using the die to cut it. All pieces come out perfect. So if the quilt doesn't align just right I can't blame it on the cutting!!

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    I have both the go cutter and the stuido and I love them.

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    I am really happy with mine. Makes triangle sewing really easy.
    Long arm quilting in Carmel, Indiana http://quiltcycle.blogspot.com/

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    i have the go and am realy happy with it although i wish i had the room and $$ for the studio its alot better for cutting large amounts off fabric.

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    Love mine. Best investment for me, because I,m not exactly the world,s greatest cutter.
    This way, I know they are corrrect.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I have the Go - tried it a couple of times, put it away. i went to a quilt show in NJ this past week and attended a demonstration of the Go. I am going to get brave and try it again. Lately I like sampler quilts, and more intricate designs - my goals for the Accuquilt go is to cut squares and strips from all my scraps. A goal for next winter.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    love mine would not trade for world. getting studio next

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    I love my GO. Bought it at a yard sale, bought dies from a fellow member of the QB who lives near me and from other places online (on sale). I am sure I will use it much more in the future because I have been extraordinarily slow on my first two quilts. I have used it quite a lot on block swaps here on the board.

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    I have the Studio and the Go cutter. I would buy the Go if you don't cut a huge amount of pieces, I use the Studio to cut kits for my shop. I wouldn't recommend the Go Baby as not all dies that fit the Go can be used on the Go Baby. I think you would be happy with the Go and the cost of the Go dies are much less than the Studio dies. The Studio cutter and dies are more for commercial or heavier useage.
    OzarksGma
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    I have a GO and I do use it and like it, esp. when I have to cut applique-type shapes or lots of one shape.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE my GO. I bought basic dies, (tumbler, strips and squares) I am not an appliquer but i would not be without my GO!!!
    Some people visit paradise, I live there.

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    Just getting started with my Go and I know already it will be a great tool.. Love the same size pieces..I was not the best cutter no matter how hard I tried.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    I have the Go and just love it. Sure makes things easy. I especially like the strip cutting dies.
    Laura

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