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Date: 9/23/13 8:37 AM

Okay so I am coming into some money fairly soon and I wanna splurge on a good gadget. Well the Accuquilt Go! showed up on my radar. I plan to make tons of quilts and I know for a fact it takes me close to 20 minutes to get 1 square properly cut. Is the Accuquilt and die sets worth the money or should I look in to something else. I've talked about it with my husband and he says go for it. I want a quilters point of view? Is it a total waste of money or a useful tool? Also I'm not sure if it really matters but I take fairly good care of all of my sewing/quilting supplies. Thanks your you opinion.

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Date: 9/23/13 9:07 AM

You may want to check out the Brother Scan and Cut.

Here is one link.

I would like to see a live demo so I could ask questions.


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Date: 9/23/13 10:58 AM

I have a Go. I love it for shapes that are hard to rotary cut, like the applecore, but I don't use it for simple shapes.

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Date: 9/23/13 11:53 AM

Hi PattiAnn,

Wow! It will be interesting to see how well this new Brother product cuts on fabric. Thanks for the link. It says the Website goes live today---but, I don't see it there yet. I'll keep checking.
I bet this will be shown at the Houston Quilt Festival in late Oct./Nov.

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Date: 9/23/13 12:43 PM

I love my Go.Itcuts down on the time cutting. The dies are not cheap but they help me get my strips and blocks etc cut faster. I don't do a lot of appliqué but it is great for scrappy quilts. Deb

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Date: 9/23/13 5:04 PM

I love my go but if you are thinking about appliqué shapes and standard geometries I'd wait and see the brother it looks like a winner and maybe a lot more cost effective because although they are great the cost ads up

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Date: 9/23/13 5:11 PM

That looks amazing. I seem to do a lot of applique quilts (even though I tell myself I should learn other techniques) so that could come in very handy. I wonder what the cost is.

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Date: 9/23/13 5:24 PM

Quote: fluentfox
Okay so I am coming into some money fairly soon and I wanna splurge on a good gadget. Well the Accuquilt Go! showed up on my radar. I plan to make tons of quilts and I know for a fact it takes me close to 20 minutes to get 1 square properly cut. Is the Accuquilt and die sets worth the money or should I look in to something else. I've talked about it with my husband and he says go for it. I want a quilters point of view? Is it a total waste of money or a useful tool? Also I'm not sure if it really matters but I take fairly good care of all of my sewing/quilting supplies. Thanks your you opinion.

Do you want applique shapes? Even the less expensive Go Baby will do those - But for large quilt cuts 6" and strips, the Go or even the heavy duty Studio would be a great investment

Portland Maine, who makes a gazillion quilts has the Accuquilt Go and says he can now cut a whole quilt in 40 minutes!

hmm The page for the brother comes up, but with it being "combo" with a scanner I doubt that is going to come in cheaper than a Go?

Good luck and congrats

Debbie

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Date: 9/23/13 6:51 PM

Quote: HDWen
[quote] Okay so I am coming into some money fairly soon and I wanna splurge on a good gadget. Well the Accuquilt Go! showed up on my radar. I plan to make tons of quilts and I know for a fact it takes me close to 20 minutes to get 1 square properly cut. Is the Accuquilt and die sets worth the money or should I look in to something else. I've talked about it with my husband and he says go for it. I want a quilters point of view? Is it a total waste of money or a useful tool? Also I'm not sure if it really matters but I take fairly good care of all of my sewing/quilting supplies. Thanks your you opinion.

Do you want applique shapes? Even the less expensive Go Baby will do those - But for large quilt cuts 6" and strips, the Go or even the heavy duty Studio would be a great investment



Portland Maine, who makes a gazillion quilts has the Accuquilt Go and says he can now cut a whole quilt in 40 minutes!



hmm The page for the brother comes up, but with it being "combo" with a scanner I doubt that is going to come in cheaper than a Go?



Good luck and congrats



Debbie[/quote]
I want to try appliqué and they looked like that had nice shapes. I also found out that they can make custom ones which is good because I have a few ideas.

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Date: 9/23/13 7:20 PM

That Brother cutter looks so awesome!

I wonder how much it will be? Has anyone seen a price yet?

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