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Old 03-14-2020, 03:23 PM
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A pineapple block quilt is on my bucket list. Someone gave me the creative grids pineapple ruler, with which I made one test block. There is a lot of trimming involved and I have a painful shoulder. The studio die is half off right now and there would be no trimming to do. Am I being silly to even consider the die which is pricey even with half off. Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:44 PM
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I have used both, and I like the Die! If a tool makes your life easier, can eliminate pain, and help with a better finished product then IMHO it’s well worth the investment, even more so if it’s on sale.
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If you have the Studio cutter then buying the die wouldn't be silly, it's why you have the machine to use dies.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:41 PM
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There is also a die for the GO. I would use the die system for cutting all the pieces in this block.
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tallchick View Post
I have used both, and I like the Die! If a tool makes your life easier, can eliminate pain, and help with a better finished product then IMHO itís well worth the investment, even more so if itís on sale.
I so agree with tallchick!!!!!! Eliminate the pain. That's why I upgraded to the Go. Big a couple of years ago as I struggled turning the handle on the regular one.
Post pics when you get it done!
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:29 PM
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After my other post I looked At Accuquilt site it's selling for $79 and change.........At Amazon it's $81.99.

Where did you see it for 1/2 of the above mentioned price? If you can get one for $40, I would indeed buy it.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:50 AM
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The Accucut studio dies are usually 50% off many times a year. The Accuquilt Go dies are seldom on sale for half off.
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I paper pieced a pineapple quilt. Great accuracy, but you do have to remove all that paper backing.
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Old 03-15-2020, 12:38 PM
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If you use Stable Stuff for paper you don't have to remove it. I use it for all my paper piecing. It goes in the printer just like paper. I buy it by the 8 1/2 x 11 package.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:14 PM
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get the die! Their dies are so great for those blocks that are more complex due to small or bias cut pieces. I did 2 quilts last month using my LeMoyne Star die--can tell you now that there is no way I'd do it any other way.
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