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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Best place to buy Accuquilt Studio and Go dies? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Best place to buy Accuquilt Studio and Go dies?
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Date: 1/22/12 5:36 PM

Wondering if anyone has an accuquilt studio or go cutter and where they have found the best prices? I usually buy them from the accuquilt site, but it's hard to wait on the sales!! Thanks!

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Date: 1/22/12 7:02 PM

Quilting-Warehouse has Accuquilt cutters and dies. This is the best price I have seen anywhere. I do not own a Accuquilt but if I were to get one, I would buy it here. I am a customer and have been for a couple of years. Their prices on notions and quilty stuff almost can't be beat.

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Date: 1/22/12 9:13 PM

I got mine from Nancy's Notions when she recently had a special, which included a couple of bonus dies, and being an ASG member, I got an additional 15% off. However, others ordered at the same time I did, and they are on backorder till March. I guess at that time, she had the best price.
That said, I second Quilters Warehouse.

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Date: 1/23/12 6:19 PM

Have you checked stitch in the ditch. Com
It is a canadian site, but ships from the US.
She is very knowlegeable and her prices are quite good.

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Date: 1/23/12 6:29 PM


The sewing group sewitsforsale has these listed for resell from time to time. Keep your eye out there for the dies too as they can get expensive.
Shoppersrule site also has these for sale from time to time. Not sure if I have that site spelled correctly..

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Date: 1/23/12 9:58 PM

Sewitsforsale has had a few of them lately. I guess folks who got them for Christmas and just don't see the point. I am LOVING mine!

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Date: 1/24/12 11:47 AM

What exactly does this device do anyway?

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Date: 1/24/12 12:07 PM

It accurately cuts shapes for quilt blocks so you don't have to rotary cut them. Saves time, and is safer than rotary cutting, and for some people with carpal tunnel, not alot of space, or no good cutting table, it's great.
You can put up to 6 or so layers of fabric on one die, and get 6 cuts at once. I've only done 4 cuts at a time, and had a hard time getting it through the machine. But, they say it loosens up with time.
It comes with one die which contains one 4.5 inch square, a 2.5 inch square (cuts 2), and a 2.5 inch half square triangle (cuts two). These can all be used together. For instance, using just that one die, you could sew together the 2.5 inch squares and then sew those to the 4.5 inch square, and same with the triangles. Many different blocks can be made with that one die.

Nancy threw in the 6.5 tumbler die and the 5 inch square die, and an extra mat. I then purchased the 4.5 inch die which cuts 4 of those at once, and the 4.5 inch half sq triangle die (cuts 2), and a 1.5 inch strip (cuts 5 strips at once) to use with my Bernina binder when it comes in.
There is also a Go Baby. It's smaller, and less expensive. Then there is the Studio which is larger, and only obtainable from Accuquilt itself. I think the Go is the most popular.

Go to Accuquilt.com, and investigate. There are also YouTube videos which demonstrate how it works.
I think it's just awesome, and will really increase the speed and accuracy of my quilting.

If you decide you only want to cut using the Accuquilt after you try it - make sure you get dies that are compatible with each other for piecing, or you'll still be doing some rotary cutting. Such as, if you buy the 3.5 x 6.5 inch die, then if you want some variety with what you can do with that die, you might also want the 6.5 inch triangle die or the 3.5 inch square or half square triangle. Otherwise, you will be cutting all the 3.5x6 inch rectangles with the Accuquilt, and still having to cut the shapes you want to attach to it by hand. That's not a bad thing, but I'm just saying - one die can lead to another!

But I think for us beginners, the die that comes with it is more than sufficient to start. Then you can find others on sale.
There is a yahoo group as well which is also helpful.

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Date: 1/24/12 12:54 PM

Do the dies come with any patterns (like recipes on a soup can, lol)? Are there books with patterns expressly for the AccuQuilt dies? The Rose of Sharon set looks tempting. How are the Universal Embroidery sets used (if you know)? Wasn't that interested until now. Sick of cutting and I suspect it's the biggest contributor to inaccurate piecing for me.

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Date: 1/24/12 12:56 PM

I think I understand. I am pretty sure this will be covered in my first or 2nd quilting class. It sounds like a good investment to me.

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Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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