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Thread: How many Accu go cutter dies needed

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    For birthday hubby is buying one for me! Hooray! How many extra dies do I need? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi4419
    For birthday hubby is buying one for me! Hooray! How many extra dies do I need? Thank you!
    Wouldn't that depend on how many different shapes/sizes you want to cut?

    I would suspect the numbers are unlimited!

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    Yes! I'm so excited I didn't think!

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    Maybe extra mats? and then pick up the dies as needed/wanted? :D:D:D

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    He could splurge and get the deluxe starter kit at only $3K it has all 54 dies. http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/sta...arter-set.html

    Ok, now that we've had a little bit fun of fantasizing about geting the entire set. Practically, think about what patterns you do now, which pieces are you cutting the most and get those. I think at least a 2.5" strip to make your own jelly rolls. It comes with a starter die that has 3 shapes.

    Do you like applique? or piecing? That will help you decide what dies you can use.

    The big drunkards path die is wonderful, there is a notch to help you piece the sections easily. The small one I find not as great.

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    He would faint! Wow! Guess I'll just start with the ones they send with the kit! I have lots to learn! Thank you for the information!

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    I love my Go and have had it since Christmas. My fav is the 21/2 strip and 4" triangles and 5 " sqs but I bought some in the beginning I don't use as much. I would buy as you go and have planned what you ate going to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    He could splurge and get the deluxe starter kit at only $3K it has all 54 dies. http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/sta...arter-set.html

    Ok, now that we've had a little bit fun of fantasizing about geting the entire set. Practically, think about what patterns you do now, which pieces are you cutting the most and get those. I think at least a 2.5" strip to make your own jelly rolls. It comes with a starter die that has 3 shapes.

    Do you like applique? or piecing? That will help you decide what dies you can use.

    The big drunkards path die is wonderful, there is a notch to help you piece the sections easily. The small one I find not as great.
    You mentioned not liking the small Drunkards Path, would you mind telling me why, I have been considering getting it, but not if there's a problem with it.. Thanks

    Jean

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    I have the large 7 inch drunkard path to use with the curvemaster foot, that was my 2nd die I purchased. The first was the Rose of Sharon, have not used either yet. My 3rd and last was the 2.5 strip, I have used that one. On my wish list is the 5 inch square and 3.5 x 6.5.

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    I just ordered the 7inch drunkard's path. Cn't wait to get it

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    You definitely want extra mats. I use the strip cutters a lot. Look at the Accuquilt site to get an idea of what is available.

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    LOL...you will want them all once you get it...and remember you can always design custom dies! Have fun, you'll LOVE it! (I have the Studio)

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    I love mine.. I have all geometrical dies, including tumbler and the hexagon, the 8in rag, 2 strip dies, stars, baby, duck/bear, circle applique, ton of extra mats, but my favorite is the 2inch square die.. Great for using up scraps.. .

    and I think i have a flower one too..

    My next ones will be blazing star and maybe wedding ring..

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    When I get one, my first purchase is the 2 1/2 inch strip. Jelly rolls and bindings!!

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    I really like the tumbler die. My avatar quilt is made using the die.

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    My advice from experience. Don't go overboard in buying dies when you get your machine. Think of those you will use now. I bought too many initially and have not even unwrapped them. I use the 2.5" strip regularily. Get a rain check for a certain number or amount that you can get as you need them or intend to use in the very near future. Also don't get those that you can more easily cut with the rotary cutter. I have debated getting the 3.5" for borders but then it would not be worth it to just cut for two or three crib quilts. Unless you make a lot of quilts using 3.5" squares. Cuttng the strips would be faster then recut with rotary cutter or you can turn the strip and cut the square.

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    Thank you to everyone for the great advice!

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    One question. Is it a good idea to cut denim with cutter or is the material too thick? Thank you!

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    Once you get your machine sign up for accuquilts newsletter. They have what's called a daily deal where you can get dies at a reduced cost.I got really lucky and got the entire baby line that had three different dies for only29.99. Huge reduction.Good luck and have fun. Oh and if you have friends with go cutters you can always borrow. I have 2 friends that have them and we all swap dies instead of buying new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi4419
    For birthday hubby is buying one for me! Hooray! How many extra dies do I need? Thank you!
    Just went to their website - looks like they're having an end of summer sale. Here's the link:

    http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/sal...FY8R2god30grzQ

    Have fun.

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    I love my GO. They say you can make any 12" pieced block if you have the dies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi4419
    One question. Is it a good idea to cut denim with cutter or is the material too thick? Thank you!
    No Denim is not too thick, but you probably don't want to cut more than 2 layers at a time.

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    I only have the 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2" strip, but use them alot....seems there isn't a pattern around that doesn't use one of those sizes. I'm thinkng on getting the 3 1/2" next. Have fun with it - really love mine :)

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    how do you design custom dies

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpiefeather
    LOL...you will want them all once you get it...and remember you can always design custom dies! Have fun, you'll LOVE it! (I have the Studio)

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    I just purchased the Accugo cutter and plan to expand on dies when they are on sale. Yes, I do enjoy my cutter but dies are expensive.

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