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Thread: Quilt cut using AccuQuiltGo

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    Here are pictures of the quilt I helped my quilt buddy cut out on the accuquilt go she got for Christmas. We cut, iron, pieced and layed out 120 blocks this weekend in about probably 8 hours of total work time. It works so good, did not have to square up the blocks at all. I am thinking I need to get one.

    What is your opinion of the one with the red trim on the side--we are thinking about using that around the blocks 1 1/2 inch wide.
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    Looks great. For me, it's not worth the expense at this time.

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    Hmmm. This review would make me think twice. http://timberhillthreads.blogspot.co...uquilt_08.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Here are pictures of the quilt I helped my quilt buddy cut out on the accuquilt go she got for Christmas. We cut, iron, pieced and layed out 120 blocks this weekend in about probably 8 hours of total work time. It works so good, did not have to square up the blocks at all. I am thinking I need to get one.

    What is your opinion of the one with the red trim on the side--we are thinking about using that around the blocks 1 1/2 inch wide.
    I love the colors in this quilt. Personally I think something softer, other than the red, would look better. But that is just my thought. :-D

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    I agree, the red doesn't seem to go with the blocks IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Hmmm. This review would make me think twice. http://timberhillthreads.blogspot.co...uquilt_08.html
    Thanks for the link. Very helpful information. I will pass it along to my friend as well. We were using the 5 1/2 hst which worked very well. She does not have the 5 1/2 square tho.

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    It looks beautiful. Those accuquilts are wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Here are pictures of the quilt I helped my quilt buddy cut out on the accuquilt go she got for Christmas. We cut, iron, pieced and layed out 120 blocks this weekend in about probably 8 hours of total work time. It works so good, did not have to square up the blocks at all. I am thinking I need to get one.

    What is your opinion of the one with the red trim on the side--we are thinking about using that around the blocks 1 1/2 inch wide.
    I love the colors in this quilt. Personally I think something softer, other than the red, would look better. But that is just my thought. :-D
    I agree, something softer would be better. :)

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    Wow, awesome quilt, I love it! I was chatting with you in the chatroom so I had to go see your photo.

    Karen

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    Lovely quilt... I would put a blue border... definitely not red !!!

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    Thanks for all the great feedback, believe it or not this is what the ladies at out lqs suggested. I was not real crazy about it myself, we are gonna have to take a road trip next week I guess to see what we can find that will work better.

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    I think the red is too stark. It needs a softer red IMHO.

    As for the AccuCut, I prefer to strip piece or use a grid pattern for HSTs. Squaring blocks is not a problem for me.

    But if this works for you - that's great. I think it's important to get one's money worth out of an expensive tool. Can you work with your friend, and maybe you could buy some of the dies for the use of the cutter? It seems awfully expensive for just one person.

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    I think the whole concept is fantastic. But, they would have to be accurate to be worth the expense, as well as used often. I think as a Quilt Store owner it would be a great tool to make and sell charm packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think the whole concept is fantastic. But, they would have to be accurate to be worth the expense, as well as used often. I think as a Quilt Store owner it would be a great tool to make and sell charm packs.
    there is a commercial version that our lqs does use. It is over 500 and the dies are more expensive than for the go but there is a larger variety.

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    awesome quilt, thanks for posting the photo so we can all enjoy

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    Maybe a softer red, keeping with the other softer colors...
    That is going to be a beautiful quilt :D:D:D

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    I have been sort of looking at them, but wondered if I would use it enough to get my moneys worth out of it. What do you all think?

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    I love that quilt and I also have the GO cutter. I love it! I cut so much out on it. I hate cutting and this seems to help me. There are ways that you can get wonky cuts so you have to watch out for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Hmmm. This review would make me think twice. http://timberhillthreads.blogspot.co...uquilt_08.html
    I'm glad you posted this link. It's helpful to get the opinion of someone who's used it before investing that kind of money. I wasn't in the market for one, but would definitely prefer to spend the extra few hundred on fabric or other supplies.

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    Oh my, how pretty

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    Yes, something softer in keeping with the 30's fabric

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Pretty quilt! I also think the red is a bit tooo strong for the quilt.

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    I worked on the cutter for a day at the LQS helping cut 2 1/2" strips and I thought there was alot of waste...I would have to do alot of strip quilts to justify the cost, not worth it

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    Beautiful quilt!!

    OK, I have the AccuCut Go! and I just love mine. I have the 2 1/2" strip cutter which is a great time saver as well as way more accurate than anything I could cut -- especially if I needed enough strips for a king size quilt. I haven't found any inaccuracies in their dies yet but I have found inadequacies in the form of the user. It makes a great deal of difference how you lay your fabric on the dies as to the outcome. :D

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