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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Accuquilt STUDIO Cutter - opinions? Anyone have one? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 6/30/11 3:28 PM

Does anyone have an Acculquilt Studio cutter? Not the GO but the bigger model? It seems like that would be a better overall buy because you can cut with the huge dies and do more strips, etc. I am not the best at cutting accurately...even after 15 years of quilting I am still finding bends in my strips (no idea why!!)... so I thought this would be worth it. I don't mind spending the extra but was wondering if anyone has compared the two before?

Also, it looks like the dies have to be purchased from accuquilt directly, so that I would want to just buy during sales. I have a LOT of hobbies (knitting, quilting, card making, etc) so I am trying to determine if it's worth it...

I appreciate anyone's thoughts! Thanks!!

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Date: 6/30/11 4:04 PM

I have a Go and not a Studio so I am no help there.

I can tell you, though, that if you have bends in your rotary cut strips it's because you're not lining up the ruler perpendicular to the fold.

And although I don't have the strip cutters for my Go from looking at the video I'm pretty sure that if you don't line up the folds with the die then you would have bends in those strips, too

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Date: 6/30/11 6:54 PM

To be honest, I believe the Accuquilt go and the accuquilt studio cutters are the same thing with exception of a larger surface and is more powerful and obviously price. I know for a fact Eleanor Burns has a accuquilt studio (based on what I saw on Youtube).
It's gonna be fun shopping for it but I'm still deciding if it's worth it. With that money I could purchase a larger cutting mat and those really good quiltinaday rulers which I didn't get at the Craft and quilt fair here in Sydney. (But I did get the mini geese ruler set, scallop ruler and the 6x12 inch ruler. ) pretty happy with myself

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Date: 6/30/11 6:55 PM

Quote: TessKwiltz
I have a Go and not a Studio so I am no help there.



I can tell you, though, that if you have bends in your rotary cut strips it's because you're not lining up the ruler perpendicular to the fold.



And although I don't have the strip cutters for my Go from looking at the video I'm pretty sure that if you don't line up the folds with the die then you would have bends in those strips, too

Thanks for that feedback...good to know!
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Date: 6/30/11 6:57 PM

Quote: sew cool sew creative
To be honest, I believe the Accuquilt go and the accuquilt studio cutters are the same thing with exception of a larger surface and is more powerful and obviously price. I know for a fact Eleanor Burns has a accuquilt studio (based on what I saw on Youtube).

It's gonna be fun shopping for it but I'm still deciding if it's worth it. With that money I could purchase a larger cutting mat and those really good quiltinaday rulers which I didn't get at the Craft and quilt fair here in Sydney. (But I did get the mini geese ruler set, scallop ruler and the 6x12 inch ruler. ) pretty happy with myself

I'm in the same boat...is it worth it? I don't want buyers remorse and not use it. I thought it was the same but the size was bigger... still thinking... thanks for the input!!
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Date: 6/30/11 9:14 PM

You can cut up to 10 layers with the Studio but with the Go only up to 6. There are more dies with the Studio than the Go but they are introducing more all the time.
There is a big difference in cost here in Australia between the Go and The Studio, and the Studio cannot be folded up for compact storage unlike the Go. It also weighs more so you have to decide with those factors and your space availalbe, can you devote permanent space to the Studio as you won't be taking it here and there to cut with as you can the Go.

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Date: 6/30/11 9:46 PM

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the Studio cannot be folded up for compact storage unlike the Go.

Now I understand why they are called Accugo and accu studio
I initially thought they were the same thing and can be taken anywhere as I thought they both can fold up and be stored.
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Date: 7/1/11 11:46 AM

I have the Studio and have no regrets. I knew I wouldn't be taking it anywhere so it has a permanent spot in my workroom. I purchased it for the bigger dies. I use the strip cutters for many things, including bindings. It is more expensive, but it depends on how you are going to use it. For me, it was a long-term investment. I watch the sales and purchase off a wish list or buy a die as needed. It works beautifully and is one purchase I would do again. I can't say that about everything I have bought.

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Date: 7/1/11 4:47 PM

Looks like a good sale this weekend ($200 off the cutter and 25% off dies if you buy 4 or more!) so I'm going to get it for my b-day this month I think. I am going to start with strips and squares and just two shape designs to start with that I would use most often. Really, I want this because it does seem quicker and I'm not the most accurate cutter for skinny strips... I can't see myself buying a lot of the shape dies because I don't do a lot of the same types of quilts but the strips are always good basics for most quilts.. I appreciate everyone's input.

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Date: 1/30/12 6:48 PM

Follow up question to Studio users since I bought a studio but I see they have a GO die adapter now! Would those with a Studio recommend buying GO dies if there is a Studio die of the same cut available? I was thinking I'd buy Studio dies that are for the squares, strips, geometric shapes I'd use a lot. But for dies like the dog die that I wouldn't use a lot, would it be better to buy the GO version or do you think the studio die is always better if available???

Appreciate the continued input!

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