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    Hi all,
    I have been cutting a lot of 2 1/2 inch strips lately, and am noticing even on the best brands of fabrics, some of them will not line up, and I am getting that wavy v, or if it is a fabric with a noticeable repeat pattern, it is off, and I don't like the way that looks...also very irritating to waste so much fabric trying to get it all cut straight...not to mention time consuming and hard on the upper back and shoulders.
    So, I have been wondering about the fabric cutters for a while, and here may be the perfect "need" (mmhhmm..need, right...lol) to get one...I am wanting input about the different cutters, please...I really don't know that I will use it enough to justify getting the Accuquilt, as the dies are fairly pricey...but the Simplicity only cuts strips, and I have seen some wonderful reviews and some terrible ones! I know that is true of everything, but there is always great "across the board" feed back here..with honest opinions.
    Thanks so much!
    Kif

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    I have the June Taylor shape cutter for cutting strips. I rarely have a "V" and it is alot cheaper than the cutters.

    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutplusvideo.htm

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    I just purchased the Altos Quilt Cut 2, but I haven't had a chance to try it out, yet. It's not cheap. But there are no additional dies to purchase. Based on the included CD videos and the printed manual, it'll cut just about any geometric shape. The cutter also holds one end of the ruler making it easier to hold the ruler steady. Holding the ruler steady is one of the more difficult parts for me in getting straight and accurate cuts.

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    I have the altos also, I can cut multiple layers and I do not get the v. The clamp holds it down tight so you do not get the wave thing.

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    If all you are cutting is strips then the June Taylor Shape Cut would be the best option. Buy the big one so you won't wish you had later.

    I have the Go, the Alto 2, and the June Taylor shape cuts. I use them all.

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    Thanks to all of you!! I knew I would get good advice.. going to price the Alto now...I have the JT shape cut, but it is the 12"x12"...and, as stated, it is too small...it works great for small things, tho...I don't think I even knew about the bigger one when I bought the one I have.
    Regards,
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    I have the Accuquilt Studio which I have named "Romeo" because I love it sooooooo much.

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    The Simplicity Rotary Cutter is NOT worth the money! I had one, used it once or twice and then it sat on a shelf for over 2 years.

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    I use the shape cutter that is 12 x 12. I fold the fabric in half (carefully) so I can cut full WOF strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waladopa
    I have the Accuquilt Studio which I have named "Romeo" because I love it sooooooo much.
    I should mention that Accuquilt has 2 items on sale each day. If you watch those daily deals and their other sales, you can get it cheaper. I got the Accuquilt studio Bread & butter starter kit for $1200, saving myself $400 off the regular price. And now I don't order new dies unless they are on sale.

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    I have the Accuquilt Go and it makes absolutely perfect strips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeslave
    I have the Accuquilt Go and it makes absolutely perfect strips!
    Thanks! And thanks to all of ya'll...I have pretty much already decided the Simplicity is not for me..if I am going to spend that money, I'll put some more with it and do the Go or Go Baby...I have tried carefully folding my fabric and using the JT ruler, it sometimes works ok, sometimes not...aahh...decisions decisions...
    Thanks again,
    Kif

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I have the June Taylor shape cutter for cutting strips. I rarely have a "V" and it is alot cheaper than the cutters.

    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutplusvideo.htm
    ditto!!!love mine
    dar :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeslave
    I have the Accuquilt Go and it makes absolutely perfect strips!
    one of the best !!!!
    Love it.

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    If you watch Amazon, you can get the BABY! for under $80.

    I bought the 2 1/2 strip cutter and am happy with that. Much less than the rest.

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    I think you need the GO
    for the 2 1/2" strip cutter.

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    The 2 1/2 inch strip cutter is available for both

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    The 2 1/2 inch strip cutter is available for both
    did not know...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I have the June Taylor shape cutter for cutting strips. I rarely have a "V" and it is alot cheaper than the cutters.

    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutplusvideo.htm
    ditto!!

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    I want the Vagabond. It uses a lot of the dies the Go uses. Instead of turning a crank you push a button. That will work better due to a bad shoulder.
    Maybe Santa will bring my Vagabond home.

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    If you are getting a backache from cutting, perhaps your cutting surface height is too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGinMcKinney
    I want the Vagabond. It uses a lot of the dies the Go uses. Instead of turning a crank you push a button. That will work better due to a bad shoulder.
    Maybe Santa will bring my Vagabond home.
    Will the Vagabond use the Go dies? How wide a die will it use?

    I bought the Hot Shot (that was electric) but couldn't figure out how to layer the dies, but I loved the electric part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    I have the June Taylor shape cutter for cutting strips. I rarely have a "V" and it is alot cheaper than the cutters.

    http://www.junetailor.com/shapecutplusvideo.htm
    I purchased the ShapeCut Pro using a 50% coupon from JoAnns. Has totally eliminated the dreaded "V" as it is wide enough to cut on the single fold. Has cutting slots every 2 1/2". It has saved me time and fabric when cutting strips.

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    I have the Baby GO and I have the 2 1/2" strip die :thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I think you need the GO
    for the 2 1/2" strip cutter.

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    and with my Accuquilt studio, I have the 2 1/2" strip also, and never a problem.

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