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    Rag Quilt cutter

    Well, I just placed an order for my Accu-quilt cutter and the 8.5" rag square die.

    I need to quit reading here.
    Counting Threads costs me money.
    Hancock's of Paducah costs me money.
    Oh, and that one Jinny Bauer )??) quilt book cost me money.
    And now Accu-quilt!

    Any chance Tula Pink's newest book will be free?

    I would ask all of you to keep your good news to yourself. But I'm too nosy!
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    It is so hard not to buy all the new stuff. I like to put stuff on my amazon wish list. If I want it a month from now, then I may get it. That really cuts down on the impulse buys. Oh.... And I just bought the accuquilt. Totally worth the money and not an impulse purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    It is so hard not to buy all the new stuff. I like to put stuff on my amazon wish list. If I want it a month from now, then I may get it. That really cuts down on the impulse buys. Oh.... And I just bought the accuquilt. Totally worth the money and not an impulse purchase!
    I did put this on my Amazon wish list-------two days ago! I gave in already!
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    My motto is life is too short not to enjoy it. Have fun!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    My motto is life is too short not to enjoy it. Have fun!!!
    That's true, but I'm going to have to enjoy it $250 worth! lol
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    I love love love my Go! It's as important to me as my sewing machine and cost hundreds less! The mats are cheaper then buying a spool of thread. I can use my Go without electricity and handstitch the blocks if it came to that. I use the tumbler, rag square, circle and hexagon dies the most. The hex die is great for cutting paper hexes for English paper piecing. The circle for yo yos. I keep a list of the regular cost of the dies and when I find a sale I can tell if it's a great sale or just a little sale. I have almost all the dies for the Go. I seldom have to cut fabric for a quilt pattern.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I love love love my Go! It's as important to me as my sewing machine and cost hundreds less! The mats are cheaper then buying a spool of thread. I can use my Go without electricity and handstitch the blocks if it came to that. I use the tumbler, rag square, circle and hexagon dies the most. The hex die is great for cutting paper hexes for English paper piecing. The circle for yo yos. I keep a list of the regular cost of the dies and when I find a sale I can tell if it's a great sale or just a little sale. I have almost all the dies for the Go. I seldom have to cut fabric for a quilt pattern.

    I just didn't see a need before. But trying to hand "nip" seams for rag quilts is about to drive me nuts.

    I do fairly simple quilts. A nice big square block to cut uniform pieces for then uniform HST might be my next purchase.

    Thanks for the encouragement. And I'm sure "Accuquilt" appreciates your post, too.
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    Sorry, I'm confused. Does this cut the "fringe" part of a rag quilt? I sure hurt my hand while fringing the only rag quilt I've done. That was about 3 months ago and my hand is just starting to feel better, so probably won't do another one.

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    I love making rag quilts but can't invest in the die cut or GO for a very long time. I could buy a lottery ticket and win and then I could get it. LOL
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    You will love it! such a time saver.

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    I bought the Accuquilt Go several years ago and have used it twice. I have a bunch of dies to go with it that I just"had" to have. Could kick myself for spending all that money. When I first bought it, between that and extra dies it was over $800. With the dies I bought afterwards, I probably have well over $1200 invested, and it just sits there and collects dust. Live and learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    Sorry, I'm confused. Does this cut the "fringe" part of a rag quilt? I sure hurt my hand while fringing the only rag quilt I've done. That was about 3 months ago and my hand is just starting to feel better, so probably won't do another one.

    Yes, it cuts the fringe. It's the only way I'll do a rag quilt. There is also a 5 inch square, which is the one I have used.

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    I have the 8.5 inch die, love it. My guild had some cut a couple years ago we made quilts for veterans. My son loved it so I bought the rag die when I got my Accuquilt last year. Worked on it this past weekend while on Quilting Retreat, could have finished it but I do more talking in groups than sewing. I have 5 rows sewn 2 more to go. I cut a total of 126 rag sqaures with fringe in a fews hours. I used the 6.5 inch square die to cut the batting.
    Last edited by Ann63; 02-18-2013 at 05:54 PM.

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    I just got mine a few weeks ago when Joann's had for $199. Had a couple gift cards and also got strip dies (2.5 " and 1.5") while 25% off. I really like mine.
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    Suern3 I don't have the rag die or I would offer to cut squares for you. I won't be without a die cutter ever again. I'm with BellaBoo - I'll sew by hand before I cut by hand. I do still cut some strips by hand but as I get strip dies I expect that to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    Sorry, I'm confused. Does this cut the "fringe" part of a rag quilt? I sure hurt my hand while fringing the only rag quilt I've done. That was about 3 months ago and my hand is just starting to feel better, so probably won't do another one.

    Sure does. I'm getting the 8.5" one. I just finished up my 4th tonight. My hands hurt----------and I broke a Fiskars scissors handle while cutting tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp View Post
    I love making rag quilts but can't invest in the die cut or GO for a very long time. I could buy a lottery ticket and win and then I could get it. LOL
    Do you live any where close to SW Indiana??????????? I could be talked into helping you!
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    I love the 2 and a half inch strip die, no more crooked binding strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic View Post
    I love the 2 and a half inch strip die, no more crooked binding strips.
    Depending on the fabric, I tear a lot of strips, like binding. Some fabrics don't tear well, but I generally don't have a problem with crooked binding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    Suern3 I don't have the rag die or I would offer to cut squares for you. I won't be without a die cutter ever again. I'm with BellaBoo - I'll sew by hand before I cut by hand. I do still cut some strips by hand but as I get strip dies I expect that to end.
    Hey, thanks for the response. I'm trying not to think about the die cutter! Sounds too good.

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    I bought the rag cutter snipers. Much cheaper and easier on the hand. How do you keep the fringe out of the way of the sewing machine?

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    i love the rag dies!!! I also went to goodwill today and found 2 brand new never opened accuquilt dies a 2 inch strip die for 3.50 and a star die for 4.00 Yahoo!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    Hey, thanks for the response. I'm trying not to think about the die cutter! Sounds too good.

    I'm weak willed. I gave in and bought one-------------you can too! tee hee
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