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Thread: Ok, going to buy one, but which one??

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    Hi again,
    Well, after research and talking with dh, have decided to go ahead and buy an Accuquilt...now trying to decide between the Go and the Go Baby. I know the baby will not do over 6"...that really is not a problem. I mainly want it for strips and squares up to 6"..I think they both say they can cut the same amount of layers of some fabrics at one time.. My main question is if the baby will hold up? Thanks for all your input..
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    I managed to break my Go! by putting too many layers at one time. They have offered to fix it for $50 plus shipping.

    If you think you will want to cut multiples go ahead and buy the Go! Wait another month and the price will drop for Christmas incentives. JoAnn had it last year for $199 Thanksgiving weekend.

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    I do not own either one - but I did see them both about a week ago - I was really surprised how small the Go Baby is - I think I would prefer the regular GO cutter - but that is my opinion...I am thinking about getting one also. Good luck.

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    I would not get the baby...I have the Go and Studio and love both. I do not put alot of layer in my go only a few at a time.

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    check out the sizzix bigshot and bigshot PRO as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    check out the sizzix bigshot and bigshot PRO as well!
    Hi, I saw a prior post where you mentioned them, but when I look at them I can't get a sense that they will do fabric, and will they do 2 1/2" strips? Several places have some people who say that it won't work with fabric, don't try it... and some who say it is good for fabric?? I also saw where one may need a shim, but that is not a problem for me...just want to make sure it will do the fabric shapes I need...Thanks for the suggestion, and any other info you may have or can steer me to would be much appreciated!

    Thanks to all of you for the info!
    Kif

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    Ok, I know for a fact the sizzix uses fabric with no problems. It is just a die cut machine, made just like the Accuquilt.

    The problem I had was that I could not get the right shim configuration.

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    I've been wondering about the Go cutter capabilities. Can it cut a patchwork shape? In other words, if I piece a block (out of crumbs, say) can I then use the go to cut a tumbler shape or some other shape? Or is it just for plain fabric?

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    DH couldn't figure out what to get me for my birthday so he snooped in my computer while I was at work and found all my bookmarks for Sizzix. He bought me the Westminster! I asked him how he decided which one to buy; he said he understood the purple one was for quilting and the blue one was for paper (They are both the same machine but use a different length tray) his logic works for me!

    I haven't played with it yet. I have a quilt project I detest that I have to finish first. I'm using the temptation of using the Westminster as motivation to get the quilt done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc
    I've been wondering about the Go cutter capabilities. Can it cut a patchwork shape? In other words, if I piece a block (out of crumbs, say) can I then use the go to cut a tumbler shape or some other shape? Or is it just for plain fabric?
    It should cut it with no problem. I don't believe I would cut more than 1 at a time as you'll be running into several layers of fabric with the seams if you cut more than one.

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    I have the Go cutter and love it. I know that you can use the Baby Go dies in the Go cutter but you can't use the Go cutter dies in the Baby Go. I don't know if this will help with your decision or not. Good luck in which ever you choose.patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    DH couldn't figure out what to get me for my birthday so he snooped in my computer while I was at work and found all my bookmarks for Sizzix. He bought me the Westminster! I asked him how he decided which one to buy; he said he understood the purple one was for quilting and the blue one was for paper (They are both the same machine but use a different length tray) his logic works for me!

    I haven't played with it yet. I have a quilt project I detest that I have to finish first. I'm using the temptation of using the Westminster as motivation to get the quilt done.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: Great idea!! You really must have willpower, too!! lol..I haven't seen the Westminster, will have to check it out. I am having a hard time deciding what to do...if the sizzix big shot will work, then it sounds like a bargain. I am wondering if it is only the big shot pro that will do fabrics correctly?. If that is the case, prices on it are the same or even more than the Accuquilt Go...it would be so easy if I had a dh who didn't just say, "get whichever one you think."... :wink: Hmm..that sounds great, eh?..blame dh...:roll:
    Thanks again all,
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    When you are shopping you want to make sure you are looking at the Sizzix Big Shot PRO or the Westminster. The regular Big Shot is not the same machine, it is considerably smaller. Jacquie could probably help with more info on the differences between the regular and the Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    When you are shopping you want to make sure you are looking at the Sizzix Big Shot PRO or the Westminster. The regular Big Shot is not the same machine, it is considerably smaller. Jacquie could probably help with more info on the differences between the regular and the Pro
    Thanks...we have pm'd back and forth, and she has given me some good info...but, it seems that the Sizzix big shot pro will be more than the Accuquilt Go...so, I really don't know what I am going to do now...maybe just go to bed, get up tomorrow, and use my June Tailor shape cut ruler and forget it all!! :shock: I really thought I knew what I wanted...and now I am just not sure...will definitely need to do more research! I thought, "Hey, I can spend 80 dollars on the Sizzix big shot, and buy some dies, and not be too much into it if I don't use it!.." But now I have met reality, and know the regular big shot won't do it...
    Thanks ya'll,
    Kif

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    check out the sizzix bigshot and bigshot PRO as well!
    Hi, I saw a prior post where you mentioned them, but when I look at them I can't get a sense that they will do fabric, and will they do 2 1/2" strips? Several places have some people who say that it won't work with fabric, don't try it... and some who say it is good for fabric?? I also saw where one may need a shim, but that is not a problem for me...just want to make sure it will do the fabric shapes I need...Thanks for the suggestion, and any other info you may have or can steer me to would be much appreciated!

    Thanks to all of you for the info!
    Kif
    Yes they have lots of quilting dies including strips, their strip dies are about 20 dollars cheaper too, and they do cut fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    check out the sizzix bigshot and bigshot PRO as well!
    Hi, I saw a prior post where you mentioned them, but when I look at them I can't get a sense that they will do fabric, and will they do 2 1/2" strips? Several places have some people who say that it won't work with fabric, don't try it... and some who say it is good for fabric?? I also saw where one may need a shim, but that is not a problem for me...just want to make sure it will do the fabric shapes I need...Thanks for the suggestion, and any other info you may have or can steer me to would be much appreciated!

    Thanks to all of you for the info!
    Kif
    Yes they have lots of quilting dies including strips, their strip dies are about 20 dollars cheaper too, and they do cut fabric.
    :thumbup: Thanks! And a big thank you to Jacquie for all the help and patience with me! Now I just have to find the best price on the big shot pro, and if I can get the 2 1/2 strip die from Sizzix, or do I get it from Accuquilt?...Thankfully caramel corn rice cakes and cola have been a great "2nd wind" snack for me... :)
    K

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    For the little diff in price...go for the GO...also ckk out Nancy Notions she has it with a bonus die set sometimes and the best price...I pd 249 for the Go with it's die package and a bonus 90.00 die set with it...included tumbler and a couple of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    When you are shopping you want to make sure you are looking at the Sizzix Big Shot PRO or the Westminster. The regular Big Shot is not the same machine, it is considerably smaller. Jacquie could probably help with more info on the differences between the regular and the Pro
    Thanks...we have pm'd back and forth, and she has given me some good info...but, it seems that the Sizzix big shot pro will be more than the Accuquilt Go...so, I really don't know what I am going to do now...maybe just go to bed, get up tomorrow, and use my June Tailor shape cut ruler and forget it all!! :shock: I really thought I knew what I wanted...and now I am just not sure...will definitely need to do more research! I thought, "Hey, I can spend 80 dollars on the Sizzix big shot, and buy some dies, and not be too much into it if I don't use it!.." But now I have met reality, and know the regular big shot won't do it...
    Thanks ya'll,
    Kif
    I've seen Youtube videos where the Pig Shot Pro Westminster cuts 10 layers at once - you won't be able to do that with a Go.

    There was one on ebay this morning at a very reduced price because the box had been opened. I would have jumped at the chance, but as usual, it was delivery only in the US.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sizzix-Westm...ht_3312wt_1138

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    When you are shopping you want to make sure you are looking at the Sizzix Big Shot PRO or the Westminster. The regular Big Shot is not the same machine, it is considerably smaller. Jacquie could probably help with more info on the differences between the regular and the Pro
    Thanks...we have pm'd back and forth, and she has given me some good info...but, it seems that the Sizzix big shot pro will be more than the Accuquilt Go...so, I really don't know what I am going to do now...maybe just go to bed, get up tomorrow, and use my June Tailor shape cut ruler and forget it all!! :shock: I really thought I knew what I wanted...and now I am just not sure...will definitely need to do more research! I thought, "Hey, I can spend 80 dollars on the Sizzix big shot, and buy some dies, and not be too much into it if I don't use it!.." But now I have met reality, and know the regular big shot won't do it...
    Thanks ya'll,
    Kif
    I've seen Youtube videos where the Pig Shot Pro Westminster cuts 10 layers at once - you won't be able to do that with a Go.

    There was one on ebay this morning at a very reduced price because the box had been opened. I would have jumped at the chance, but as usual, it was delivery only in the US.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sizzix-Westm...ht_3312wt_1138
    Thank you!! I will check it out...and, sorry about the delivery only in the US...I know that must be frustrating sometimes...I know I have seen some stuff in UK same way...sigh...
    Regards,
    Kif

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    I would go with the "Go" you can cut smaller on the "Go" but you can't cut larger on the "Baby Go".

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    go with the go its better than the go baby and you can cut alot more on it. you can run 10 layers though it at a time you have to put a bit more work into turning the handle but it goes realy fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindy-2
    go with the go its better than the go baby and you can cut alot more on it. you can run 10 layers though it at a time you have to put a bit more work into turning the handle but it goes realy fast.
    Hi,
    After going back and forth, finally deciding the Go would be the right fit for me, I just found out my dh and our son have ordered it with starter set for my early Christmas gift!! I can't wait to get it in..and thanks to all of you for your insight!!
    Kif

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    Good Husband and Son...and enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Good Husband and Son...and enjoy
    Thanks! :thumbup: :thumbup: Have to agree with you about my dh and ds...and I can't wait to get it in...

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