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Laurie Stone
April 5th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Hi quilters

I saw this thing in person. I am glad I saw it before I ordered one online. Amazon.com has them almost $100 less.
Anyway, my friend and quilt shop owner said if you are going to purchase one get the STUDIO version......its most expensive though, but comes with a LIFETIME warranty, where the GO and Baby Go only have 1 year.

She is selling hers in her shop for %25 off to get rid of them. I love the fact that for $50 a year you can join to use their studio cutter when you want for as long as you want. YOu just have to make reservations.
Its an hour drive for me so when I go I take a lot of fabric with me. I can cut 10 yards of fabric in 30 minutes with the Studio Cutter. LOVE it. But I want one in my house!!!

The Go! is not what it looks like in the demo clips. I am so glad I didnt get it. I dont understand why people are loving it so much. Please tell me if I am wrong. Because I really thought I wanted it!!!

I think will wait til I can afford the Studio Accuquilt Cutter and the sit-down HandiQuilter because I have progressive degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia....and Im just 41....and was a Nurse for YEARS. Life is funny. Have no idea what the Lord has planned for me but I hope its to still be able to sew for a LONG TIME!

Whats your take on this product??? If you have the GO! Please tell me if it is worth the money!

suzieq57
April 5th, 2011, 09:50 AM
I am very lucky to live close to the Handi quilter dealer and can play on the machine when ever I want. They have a sit and go one set up. At our lqs we can rent time on the machine if we can't afford one or don't have the room for one. I also want the accuquilt machine. I think the studio is the best one to get because my interest is cutting strips and then you can use the same dye to cut squares. I know I would use an alphabet but the other dyes would be just as I do the quilt like the apple core or hexigon dyes. Yes I would love a Handi-quilter (my best friend is getting ready to set hers up) but I don't have the room right now.

Laurie Stone
April 5th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I want the sit down version...added to wish list :-)

suzieq57
April 5th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Our local dealer is bringing them to our big spring quilting show here in Canada called Creative Festival. It is held in Toronto. The sit down version looks easy to use but do you still have to pin. I like the rollers of the other models so I don't have to pin. It hurts my hands to pin.

dpaulson512
April 5th, 2011, 10:29 AM
I'm a newbie to quilting, but I did buy the AccuQuilt Go a couple of months ago and it is truly a LIFESAVER for me. I have issues cutting with a rotary blade, and my cuts are never accurate, but with the AccuQuilt Go they are...I LOVE it :)

Dawn

LynneLeavell
April 5th, 2011, 12:28 PM
My husband bought me an Accuquilt Go for Christmas and I two love it. I also have issues cutting with a rotary cutter. I think my strips and squares are accurate until I go to put the quilt together and then I realize they are not. The Accuquilt Go has a been a life saver for me. It has cut my cutting time for a King size quilt way down.

Lynne Leavell

Laurie Stone
June 23rd, 2011, 10:29 AM
THE Accucutter STUDIO version has a lifetime warranty. the GO only one year.

Katherine Vickery Ringo
June 23rd, 2011, 12:22 PM
I love my Go! The dies you purchase for any model are only covered under a limited warranty for one year and those are the things that get the MOST wear and tear. I don't see the appeal of spending an extra $350 unless you plan on using the fabric cutter in a commercial capacity cutting LOTS and LOTS of fabric.

My scrap bins have gotten a big boost with lots of shapes already cut out ready for me to use. I love sitting in front of my TV rolling fabric through while I watch a movie. The Go! was a great purchase in my opinion.

beadywoman
May 7th, 2012, 09:15 PM
My husband got me a GO for Christmas and I LOVE it! I just have to be careful about fabric movement when rolling through. Perhaps if I starch the material first. It sure does trim time off cutting out!

buckeyequilter
May 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
I got the AccuQuilt Go for my birthday and I love it. I use the 5" square and 2 1/2" strip cutter more than the others but my cuts are more accurate than they are with a ruler. I also like the fact that it folds up and can be moved out of the way.

If anyone is considering purchasing one, here's a comparison chart:
http://www.accuquilt.com/fabric-cutter-comparison

Genny
May 7th, 2012, 09:51 PM
I have the acuquilt go and absolutely LOVE it! I cut all my quilt binding and my charm packs with it. It is absolutely worth buying and I wouldn't be without it.

I also love the fact that the go folds up to store. The studio does not fold up and needs a lot of space to use which I don't have. As far as the warranty, there's really nothing to wear out or break on the machine.

lilmouse
May 8th, 2012, 12:07 AM
I have the go......love it and have since I first purchased it...use it for all my 2 1/2 strips and blocks...was able to cut 320 2 1/2 squares in about half an hour!

Dakota Girl
May 9th, 2012, 08:35 AM
I have been thinking about getting the GO because I really have trouble with always cutting strips accurate. My eyes are not the best and I still get "off" at times when I use the Shape Cutter. I was looking at the Go because it would be easy to store. Think I will ask for one for my birthday.

Divine Daisy
May 9th, 2012, 03:18 PM
I have a go baby......adore the little lovely

EeyoresGal
May 11th, 2012, 06:15 AM
So I have to think that at some point those templates get dull. How long do they last? And can they be sharpened? I have a big shot that Mom and I use for scrapbooking, and those get dull after some time as well.

ellietow
May 11th, 2012, 01:22 PM
I just saw on Amazon where the Accuquilt Go is $183.01 with free shipping! It says it comes with a "value die" and a mat. What else do people buy to "get started" with the Accuquilt Go - what are "must have" dies?

Pattycake
June 23rd, 2012, 09:11 PM
I was in Joann's today and the Accuquilter GO was $199.99 and the dies were 25%off. I bought one and the 5 1/2" square and 2 1/2" strip dies. I just finished cutting 48 5 1/2" squares for the top of a baby quilt in 5 minutes, and this was the first time I had ever seen one except on "the Quilt Show". I'm impressed with it so far. I'd buy the Studio, but my sewing room has too many "toys" in it already, and space is getting limited. As I start quilting again almost daily as I do in the winter, I'll figure out which dies I would use the most before buying some that I might never use. I'd like to hear which dies those who have an Accuquilter use most.

Genny
June 23rd, 2012, 09:58 PM
I was in Joann's today and the Accuquilter GO was $199.99 and the dies were 25%off. I bought one and the 5 1/2" square and 2 1/2" strip dies. I just finished cutting 48 5 1/2" squares for the top of a baby quilt in 5 minutes, and this was the first time I had ever seen one except on "the Quilt Show". I'm impressed with it so far. I'd buy the Studio, but my sewing room has too many "toys" in it already, and space is getting limited. As I start quilting again almost daily as I do in the winter, I'll figure out which dies I would use the most before buying some that I might never use. I'd like to hear which dies those who have an Accuquilter use most.

The 2 1/2 inch strip die and the 5 1/2 in square die is the ones I use the most but I also like rag quilts so I also use the large square rag die. I purchased the tumbler die about a month ago and plan to use it next week when I have some extra time.

sewbizzy
June 23rd, 2012, 10:14 PM
:icon_wave:Wow, I love all the input about the Accuquilt Go...I also am thinking about getting one...thank you ladies!

madampolo
June 24th, 2012, 08:25 AM
For extremely accurate strip and square cutting, you only need a June Tailor die cut Pro Shape ruler. For absolutely perfect half and quarter square triangles, you only need the June Tailor Half/Quarter Square die cut ruler. Where the AccuQuilt Go or Studio comes in handy is for other shapes, like the drunkard's path, wedding ring, tumbler, apple core, etc. If I had an Accuquilt cutting system, I would likely buy the Go, and the dies I would buy would be for those unusual shapes.

Momofmonsters5
June 25th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Space and portability are the top concerns for most people. Plus the Go is light and easy to move and store when not in use. I have seen the studio and it's heavy and huge. I currently am in charge of the Go for our quilt guild. The mats are the first thing I would buy in bulk when you find them on sale. The dies we have noticed that a good rule of thumb is 4 layers of fabric only. I love that for applique you can cut the shape and under wonder at the same time. When i have to give it back after my term of 1st vice I will buy one of my own! I'm sold on it, plus it gets cheaper every year!!! I'm also planning on getting the sit down. I have space issues because we move so often and we never know what size house were getting (military fam) so as soon as I finish my degree it is my graduation present!! That's my input I think it's wonderful if you can fit the studio in your home!!

Pinkgirlygeek8705
June 25th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Im on the fence about it.. I got it 2 years ago for Christmas but It really hurts my arm to turn it at times. and sometimes i feel like I'm wasting A LOT of fabric!

AlohaSandy
July 30th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Where do you get these die's and rulers
For extremely accurate strip and square cutting, you only need a June Tailor die cut Pro Shape ruler. For absolutely perfect half and quarter square triangles, you only need the June Tailor Half/Quarter Square die cut ruler. Where the AccuQuilt Go or Studio comes in handy is for other shapes, like the drunkard's path, wedding ring, tumbler, apple core, etc. If I had an Accuquilt cutting system, I would likely buy the Go, and the dies I would buy would be for those unusual shapes.

Laurie Stone
August 3rd, 2012, 12:32 AM
The go wastes fabric and u really have to mash down on it when cranking handle or it will,slip. I had to return several dies not cutting clean. It's not great. I don't like the waste