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Thread: Just bought an acuquilt go... yikes!!!

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    Super Member judy_68's Avatar
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    Just bought an acuquilt go... yikes!!!

    I just spent $200 on an acuquilt go cutter. I soooo hope I don't regret it. My husband talked me into buying it. I work 50+ hours a week so hopefully this will allow me to make more quilts.

    Does anybody know if they make a die 1-1/2" squares or do you use the strips then cut them????
    Any hints on using it would be great.
    Thank you,
    Judy

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    I also bought one this past weekend. I really want to use the strip dies. I have not taken mine out of the box yet.

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    That's on my Christmas/Birthday list. I can't wait for the 21st and/or 25th. The first new die I get will be the 2 1/2" strip cutter!
    Betsy in MA

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    I love mine! I use my 2 1/2" strip cutter a-lot. I also used the tumbler block die for my tumbler block terry cloth quilt back. (Don't use terry cloth!) I plan on using the applique dies I have as soon as I get past the projects I have going. (9 or more WIPs going now)
    Bev
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    They do make a 1.5" die for the Studio. I'm not sure which machine you have, you can always use the live chat feature and ask an employee on their website.

    http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-squa...1-2-large.html

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    Congrats! You will have lots of fun.

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    The 1 1/2" strip cutter for the GO is on sale today!
    http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/sal...ter-1-1-2.html
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    Lucky you. Enjoy your new toy. I so want one and I'm hoping Santa will get the hint. LOL
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I've had mine since January; I use it a lot and I love it! I think you will, too!

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    I just got the baby go, I want to use it for the applique shapes. I hope I'm not going to regret not getting the go-cutter.

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    Enjoy it! I love to take my DH shopping with me. He'll always spend more than I will. Bless his sweet heart!
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    I have the go cutter I love it.

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    You'll love the way the pieces come out--all straight and ready to fit nicely to the next piece. It takes a little practice to learn how to cut and not waste material. But, you'll get the hang of it!

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    Watch the video's on youtube ( Ebony Love and Accuquilter.) They are very helpful!
    SueDor

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    I think you got a great value! I paid over $1000 for my Go and all the dies when it first was available to buy about 4 years ago. I don't regret it one bit. I saved that much in not having fabric waste. I sewed my scraps together and re cut using different shape dies. I have all the dies except a few baby shape applique ones.
    Got fabric?

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    You will love the Go. I just purchased the studio. I don't have many dies yet but what I have I love. If others have studios--what dies did you purchase first?

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    I have the accuquilt cutter and usse it lots and lots! Go on ebay and you can often get what you need new or gently used! Joanns never lets you use your coupons on those! Your hubby is sooo smart, you really will save fabric
    Pat
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    I have the sizzix and bought a ton of dies both sizzix and go dies for it....I'm most excited about the puppy die, Dresden, hex and the strips!!!!!

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    Have lots of fun with it! I have the Go! Baby and it really does a nice job in cutting accurately; also makes sewing easier and more accurate. There are lots of groups and blogs related to the Accuquilt with great tips and patterns.
    In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends. ~Author Unknown

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    How can we find the accuquilt groups?

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    Congrats on your go cutter...I would love to have one!
    Lynn

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    just remember that the handle will be hard at first. it will "break in" and get easier, so don't get aggravated

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    Yep, I bought one this weekend too. Can't believe I broke down and did it ! Still in box waiting for me to finish the Christmas stockings I'm working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltpd View Post
    Yep, I bought one this weekend too. Can't believe I broke down and did it ! Still in box waiting for me to finish the Christmas stockings I'm working on.
    You will really enjoy it! Just remember about the handle being stiff at first but it will loosen up as you use it.

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    Have fun with your new toy!

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