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    Senior Member mrsmail's Avatar
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    Accu Quilter

    I have been thinking about an Accu Quilter cutting system. Does anyone have advice or information on them as what to get and the best place to buy, or is there something else out there that would be better?
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    I've had my Accu Studio for 3 years and love it. I use it for every quilt I use. I don't even use all my dies I have bought...some are still in plastic. I find myself using the strip dies the most.

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    I have the "GO" and I love it, it is portable enough to carry around and is a breeze to use. I have a lot of dies (mostly unopened) but I get them on sale. I would go to the Accu Quilt website as they seem to be having specials all the time.

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    I received the Go! at Xmas and I have bought the strip dies and then I can cut quilt pieces from the strips.

    I bought from :

    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/...FUdn5Qod6GersQ

    and Nancy's Notions

    not affiliated to either just like their prices.

    Good Luck
    SueDor

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    I have a GO and I really like it. I have block and strip dies and seem to use them more and more. guaranteed that your strips and blocks will be accurate every single time. I got my at a reduced price at a quilt show and just wait for sells for the dies.

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    I have the studio cutter and lost of dies. I love it besides being so fast to cut fabic it is easier on my hands. I got my thou there web site many specials and sale on there.
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    I received the Go Baby for Christmas. It was on sale at Nancy's Notions ... or maybe Amazon? I've been making rail fence lap quilts and love the accuracy.

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    I have the go and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.. I have most if not all the dies ( No brainer, easy gifts from hubby for all the holidays)

    I love that its portable.. I can pull it out, grab some dies off the shelf and GO cutting. Then when Im done, fold it up and put away back on the bookcase.. I suggest you get back up cutting mats as they are, in my opinion, disposable.. I go thru a mat probably once a month or one every other month but I use my GO a lot... and personally $5-$10 for a mat is not unreasonable for me.. I can justify that $ as it saves me time and less fabric waste.. So buy them when you can find them on sale..

    If you buy one, careful the first few cuts on each of your dies. Break them in gently.. use less layers until they are broken in and they become easy to crank thru the machine as too many at once will damage your GO..

    My favorite dies are:
    Tumbler
    Brick
    Rags - all of them !
    2x2
    and ive got the 2.5x2.5 on backorder.. I cannot wait !!

    Ive got a few strips but I can rotary sut faster than I can prep the fabrics to go the GO.. its something I havent mastered yet... But other GO users swear by them..

    i suggest if you can demo it- you should..

    FYI- you going to need a silver sharpie if you buy the GO.. ...

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    I love mine, I use it all the time, I have talked my friends into them and they love it. I dont think you will be sorry you purchased one. Nancy Notions, and quilt warehouse have the best prices on dies.
    I purchased basic dies, I do not applique, so I just got the strips (LOVE LOVE LOVE em) the squares and the tumbler.
    good luck and happy quilting!!!!
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    Hello,
    I have an Accuquilt Baby go, and wish I could have purchased the studio...but finances, ya know???? I love mine, and dont use it as much as I used to, but it is perfect when teaching my elementary aged girls the basis, and they want to see strips and cute shapes, and besides, it is just plain fun to use!
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    I have the sizzix version, a little cheaper, more intricate dies, and I like it. Want the sizzix pro, saw it at the show but don't have the funds for it yet

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    I have had the Go for a year. Got it at JoAnns for $199 and free shipping. The 8" rag die is a must and I love all the strip dies.

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    I have an Accu Cutting System and I love it. Have used several of the dies. I don't like the Apple die, it too hard to sew and the pieces do not line up easily.
    Bmillet

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    I just bought one after Christmas, I've used it already. Bought is from their web site!

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    I have a studio quilter and love it! I made a quilt with a border of appliqued flowers. I used my circle die to cut different shapes and then "built" flowers from the shapes. I definitely recommend the cutting system....either one: Go! or Studio. Several friends have the Go and love it. I purchased the Studio just so I could have fleur de lis dies made.

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    do your homework on ALL of the cutters out there.
    with the Sizzix you get more options on dies to use!

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    Look for sales. I happened to get a new Go with one die and a cutting mat - may have been used once at most - at a yard sale for $75. I had really wanted one and was doing the happy dance all the way home. I have found dies on sale on different sites. I search for good prices. The Go really saves time and energy. I have used it for quite a few 6 1/2" square swaps here on the board. It's nice I don't have to worry about cutting accuracy. It is harder to use it to cut striped or plaid fabric and get it cut square. I have used a June Tailor Shape Cut for those.

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    My super-awesome daughters bought me the GO for my 40th bday And I absolutely LOVE it!!! The best price I've found is from www.quilting-warehouse.com for $199.99. I found it on their website last February and it's still that price.
    I already have several dies and love them all; so I can't say which one is my favorite. I can say the 2 1/2" strip die sure was nice yesterday when I needed to cut binding strips for a queen size quilt

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    I have had the GO! for a couple years! I have made the TUMBLER many,many times because it is so darn simple. The die cuts off all the corners so the pieces line up PERFECTLY! Easy to sew a top together in a day! I have also used the rag die, heart die, the many strip dies and a bunch of flowers and vines and leaves! I have the dog but haven't used it yet!
    At RTC just bought the alphabet, house, more flowers.

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    Whats the silver sharpie for?

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    I'd google them and check out the sales and also check on accuquilt's site. I love mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by waquilter View Post
    Whats the silver sharpie for?
    you outline your blades on your die so you have a more accurate visual of placement of your fabric.... I made a 1/4 all the way around each of my dies so I know the little piece of fabric i plan to use will fit.. I do not cover the entire die- just the my outlines..

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    i put measurements of the little scrap of fabric i can use for each die..
    Last edited by luvTooQuilt; 01-25-2012 at 06:44 AM.

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    Thank you especially the pictures. I get it now.

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