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Date: 11/26/12 9:53 AM

Well i got a cyber-monday deal from Hancock's for this for $219. Is that a good price? I have completed several projects in the last few months that might've been much easier..trying to cut hexagons is not fun and i think the drunkard's path could be useful as well as rose-of-sharon bc it offers other elements i would use. BUT i checked amazon and the cost of those dies! I assume you wait for great sales or coupons to buy those. I kind of need to decide today if i'm to get that price. I know there's lots online about these but would you think that's a good price and do i go-fer-it?
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Date: 11/26/12 10:38 AM

I'm pretty sure I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics a little over a year ago for 199$. I think they put them on sale a few times a year for that price.

As for the dies, I've seen a few at JoAnn's on clearance for much less than Amazon, but other times they have nothing on sale so that doesn't seem consistent. JoAnn's usually won't let you use coupons on Accuquilt products. It's in the fine print, but if you can catch one of the really good sales, it's a good time to stock up on the cutting mats as well as the dies.

I've gotten most of my dies either through Amazon or at a LQS that agreed to come close to the Amazon price (enough that saving on S&H made it worth the ability to purchase instantly).

If I wanted one right now, I would pay 219$ for it for sure!

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Date: 11/26/12 10:57 AM

Thanks for the info! I was able to find it online at amazon for much less than the $219 making it an even better deal so now i don't need to decide by the end of the day! Reviews are 80% positive with some negatives sprinkled in about some of the dies not being accurate which is sort of a big deal and the cost of the dies is a universal complaint--also some fabric waste. but like most things i guess you just look for sales when they happen and weigh the pros and cons.
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Date: 11/26/12 9:22 PM

You can get one at Quilting-Warehouse for $183.00!

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Date: 11/26/12 9:31 PM

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You can get one at Quilting-Warehouse for $183.00!

Wow, their prices on some of the dies are really good too. What a great reason to stock up!
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Date: 11/26/12 9:49 PM

I got mine from Quilting Warehouse too. I bought so many dies, and I honestly forgot where I got most of them from, but they were on sale. I picked up another and a mat yesterday for 30% off at Joann's.

I complained recently that mine wasn't cutting accurately on my 5 inch square, but it was my fault. I had forgotten that you should cut going with the lengthwise grain. This is a bit weird to me, but my cuts were much better. I still have a problem with the tumbler not cutting all the way through, but I think that is because the top and bottom of that die are not on an angle, which makes the cutting go easier. I can live with that. It still makes cutting tumblers easier.

I think it's a back saver and a time saver. I don't worry about wasting a little bit of fabric.

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Date: 11/26/12 10:12 PM

Southern Stitch, angle your die as it heads in towards the roller so that the blade edge is not parallel to the rollers, then it should be much easier to use!
Some dies have the angled blades imbedded into them but others do not.
I'm guessing you know the trick of outlining the blade with a sharpie marker so you can tell on the older one colour foam dies before they became two toned, where the cutting edge is.
It helps with orientating the die well for cutting.
Aren't they great inventions though? I love my Go especially for dealing with scraps.

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Date: 11/26/12 11:50 PM

Yes, they are great! I know I can cut pretty well on my own now that I've gotten more practice, but even with a proper cutting table my back hurts from still having to lean over to ensure my ruler is lining up. Since you generally still have some manual cutting to do even with the Go, it totally saves my back, and I'm much less tired after a marathon day of cutting!

I'm trying to at least get the 12 mix and match dies, and I think I only need two or three more. I don't own nor am I interested in any of the appliqué shapes right now. There are so many patterns I want to try where I only use the Go for the cutting. With the die I bought this weekend, many more patterns are options now.

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