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    Accuquilt Go big

    I am thinking about asking Santa for this. Any opinions?

    Then, do I get one of the boxes of dies? If so which one? I tend to use a lot of 2.5 squares it seems. And, I would want one to cut long strips.

    Thanks
    Connie

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    I have looked at them, went to a seminar on how they are used. In the end, decided not to get it only because I didn't want to have to find space to store it.

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      I saw this demoed at LQS recently and It was very neat. She cut strips and squares and a Hunters Star with very little effort and I know that it saved a lot of time. The demonstrator said she had to give up quilting due to physical capabilities. With this product she could once again quilt and she was so happy. Hope that you get a chance to give it a try before you buy. Have fun.

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        I had put it on the xmas list but decided against it. Not because I wouldn't love it. I do.

        Our guild has an Accuquilt machine with just about every die you can imagine. We can use it for free on the monthly Sew Days or when there's retreats or classes. I couldn't justify the expense of some of the dies for a few uses. I think the strip cutters and triangle cutters would be very useful, especially as fingers get arthritic.

        We did get a Cricut Maker, which we will use for many other things besides fabric. Now to find its permanent storage area out of the way.

        Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

        Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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          am a sizzix bigz hand crank die cutter user, but have seen these, on telly when Pam first came over to tv demo. was tempted to upgrade. but Pam said only the Accuquilt dies should be used with the Accuquilt machines.

          the cube would be useful, the 8" has the 2.5 according to this link https://www.accuquilt.com/go-qube-mi...h-8-block.html

          strip die for electric go big
          https://www.accuquilt.com/go-cutter-...tter-dies.html

          I have my cutter branded, strip dies, half square dies, and square dies, rectangle die, and extra mats and use these all the time so would suggest these, If Accuquilt do them separately and you do not want to buy the Qube.

          I use a brush like this https://www.amazon.com/Wooster-Brush...9RF6PTQ065DXFG
          to brush off the die after each pass, this helps keeps the blades clear
          Last edited by 201 Treadler; November 26, 2018, 09:33 AM. Reason: strip die link not loading added another

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            just clicked on sale on the Accuquilt website, there is money off. with expiry dates for this
            hope this helps someone

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              The first die I got was the 2.5" long strips,make my own jelly rolls, really handy.

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                Here is a how to for the squares. There is also a die that cuts multiple 2.5 SQ for easy stash busting.

                https://www.accuquilt.com/blog/tutor...es-quick-tips/

                What size quilt blocks do you like to make? Start with that size and then add to them. I didn't start with the Qube but later bought the storage boxes to store them. Their sales rotate between products.

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                  You already pwn a rotary cutter and mat, so strips and squares can be done. I invested in my accuquilt for curves. Drunkards path, clam shell, rob peter to pay paul. Those blocks are no fun doing any other way. I think one of the cubes has rhe drunkards path. My mother purchased the 21/2 strip cutter which I thought was a waste. But I have made many jelly roll race quilts from my stash using that die.
                  Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                  https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                  https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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