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Thread: I bought a accuquilt cotter yesterday..already returned it.

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    Super Member Crqltr's Avatar
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    I was so disappointed in it. It would not cut all the way thru the layers. I tried two, four and six layers and it was the same. When I tried to take the blocks off the pulled strings and made run lines. Also had rough edges, not clean like with rotary blade. I took some of the blocks with me, she looked at them and returned my money. No hassle about trying a new one.

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    Good to know what to watch out for. Thanks

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    I gave mine away!

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    I have one and don't have any of these problems. It is a bad die you got. Have you tried another die?. I did have a bad 5" squares die that gave me the same problems but not the others. I have had my go for few months now and i love it, but i admit you have to get used to it at first and now i am and actually depend on it a lot of times.

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    Mom and I traded, the go lives at her house and the serger now lives at mine!

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    Gee, that's too bad. I have one, and I really love mine. I use it to make perfect border cuts. I agree with the lady who said you have a bad die. Too bad you already returned it.

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    I love mine...I don't think I would still be quilting without it....make quilting so much easier.

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    sigh and I have been looking for one, at a good price, hoping to find a used one...

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    I bought mine from the yahoo group "sewitsforsale." It was very lightly used before I purchased it.

    For triangles, applique, or odd shapes, you can't beat it. I cut a tumbler quilt in no time at all (the smaller tumbler die); no dogears and every cut was perfect. Same thing with triangles - no marking, aiming, etc.

    Now the June Taylor Shape Cut - that doesn't do a thing for me. How lucky are we that there are so many different options!

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    Oh my, I have one and love it.

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    I haven't had one bit of trouble with my Go. Did you ask to try a new die at the store to see if that was the problem? Or it could have been the fabric. I have had some loose weave thin fabrics get distorted and then I knew the fabric wasn't good enough to put in a quilt.

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    Just wondering....did you use the plastic that you place on the fabric? I have tons and tons of dies love them all. I only put a couple of layers on since it is easier to crack though...I love, love it...

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    Me too...haven't used it much but when I do love it...Have to find time to start cutting the tumblers...When I had no electric for a wk (last wk) I sat and cut 5 inch and 2 1;2 inch sqs and made piles from my scraps...

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    I love mine- No problems here.. I have most if not all the dies.. I know the NEW dies need a breaking in period, but after a few run thru's mine cuts great.. Sorry you had such an issue, to bad..

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    I love mine!!! I have a 5 inch square die that cuts 6 at a time. I made my own charm packs from my stash. Money saver....time saver...and gives me something to do when the power goes out. ; )
    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr
    I was so disappointed in it. It would not cut all the way thru the layers. I tried two, four and six layers and it was the same. When I tried to take the blocks off the pulled strings and made run lines. Also had rough edges, not clean like with rotary blade. I took some of the blocks with me, she looked at them and returned my money. No hassle about trying a new one.
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    i have one and love it, yes i did have that problem with one of the dies and i called accuquilt company and they replaced the die , have not had a problem with the new die

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    You cannot beat the customer service with Accuquilt! I've had to have a couple of dies replaced because they weren't cutting correctly or were bent. They sent me replacements and I didnt even have to send the other one back. I definately think you got a bad die. Wish you wouldn't have given up on it so quickly. . ..

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