Friday, April 23, 2010


What do you think?
Does anyone have the Accuquilt Go Machine?
I am thinking of getting one and was questioning a few things. I called the company and of course, silly me, they raved about the machine. but I would love to hear what you think.

Does it waste fabric?

I feel my fabric might look like swiss cheese!!

Do the squares stretch and then are not the same size?

Would it just be easier to cut the squares?
I feel that when I cut squares if the ruler is not set exactly on the same mark the same way they are off a smidge. And as we know a smidge can add up to another and another until you are way off!

So I am thinking this may solve my problem, but I just cannot decide!!!



  1. Oooh- I just bought one bc has it on sale right now. It should be here soon. I'm going to use mine to clean up my massive scrap bin- so the waste is probably not as obvious.

  2. whaaaaaaaa I wanted to win that one on I have A notion giveaway..........

    good luck with your decision.

  3. Looks like a fun gadget Jane, but awfully expensive! And the extra dies are very pricey too! If you get one, I'd love to hear what you think of it!


  4. One of the gals demo-ed it at our guild meeting yesterday. It seemed to do the job wonderfully but I noticed that it did seem to waste quite a bit of fabric. If you were to cut and sell charm packs or bundles of say 2 1/2" squares (just as an example), I would say that it would be a great investment for you. The shapes she was demo-ing cut beautifully and there was absolutely no stretching at all of the fabric.

  5. I don't have one but I will soon!! I WON one! I am so excited!

  6. I have had mine for a while (since December) and have used it a lot. I love the machine, but have only used it on scraps. I am happy to say that as a result, my scrap bin is down to a shoe box. The die that came with the original set (square) was off a bit (1/8"). I was not too happy about that considering that that can make a difference when you sew them together. I called the company and they seemed surprised to hear of it. So I decided to buy a 6 1/2" square die and that too was off a bit. The circle die and the triangle die I purchased were just fine. I was a bit fustrated at first, but now I am using it to make 1/2 square triangles. I am hoping that if I use it a bit, that maybe it will correct itself, but who knows?

  7. I have one. I've used it a few times. Yes, there's a bit more waste than usual, but it helps me keep my squares straight. I'm not really adept with my ruler and cutters. too much coffee? LOL

    It's not the end all to end all, but a good tool to use when you need to do something in a hurry.

    I just made a tablecloth with a bunch of end cuts. Made my own charm pack from 19 different fabrics. I just have four dies -- circles, 6.5"sq, 5"sq, and the one that came with the cutter.

    Hope this helps.

  8. Hi Jane,
    I have been looking at them as well. It seems no one could really answer my questions about them like I was truly wondering. I kept going back to the site (accuquilt) and searching and stumbled across the utube videos that actually show how it's used and the machine using it....finally! You need to check the videos out and see for yourself how it works. I keep looking at my mountain of scraps, refusing to throw them out, and am almost at the point where I am going to buy one. I also have a ton of wool scraps for penny rugs and wooly appliques...oops, I have nearly talked myself into buying the machine! Besides, I like the idea of cutting my own pre-cuts because I am not crazy about the pinked edges on the commercial ones. Yeah, I probably will buy one because I am tired of the scant differences in cutting--> sewing. Kind of drives me insane to stretch the fabrics to "fit" when I am sewing because they are off a smidge! I wish you luck and let us know what you do, Elaine

  9. I saw one of these in a shop once and the owner said there is some waste but it sounds like a great idea for the scrap bin that Jen mentioned going through.

  10. So glad you brought this up Jane..
    I was thinking of getting one, so will be intersting to see what the girls say /think...
    I'll check it out at our next quilt show in May..
    Julia ♥

  11. The concept is there, however, after viewing a demo I determined it is a great marketing tool to sell more dies and additions. Kinda like my Bernina, everything I want costs a lot to add. There would definitely be a waste of really good money for me. I decided to stick with my rulers and rotary cutter as each pattern is always a different size piece.

  12. in one of my quilt shops you can pay to use their studio cutter. regarding the waste you just learn how to prep your fabric cutting and folding so there is minimal waste. haven't used the go cutter. but check for a store that might have demo days.

  13. they do cut very precise. so if you're used to cutting a thread or two bigger. like me. you will have to adjust to a more accurate 1/4 in. seam.

  14. Jane - how many times do I have to tell you - I WILL CUT YOUR FABRIC for you - BUT you will have to wait until I get back to StC! I'm WAY cheaper than that machine! AND we can gab, gab, gab!!!

  15. What will they think of next?

  16. Those darn smidges!!

    Can't wait to read the feedback on this question!

  17. I have it on my wish list. I was thinking it would be great for scraps too. What I really would like it for is the shapes die cuts. I think they would be great for applique.


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