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In my last post, I asked for opinions about Accuquilt, and appreciated all your input.  I went ahead and bought the Accuquilt Go! on eBay.  (You can really save money on eBay, if you don't mind waiting a few days for the delivery.)  Anyway, I'm thrilled with my new toy.

 

I cut 2-1/2 quilts in 3 hours with my new Accuquilt.  The first quilt I cut was from a Walmart fabric bundle -- I didn't want to ruin more expensive fabric learning how to use the machine.  The fabric itself was a bit of a problem, since it tended to leave a lot of threads stuck in the die blades.  But the next two quilts I cut were from higher quality fabric, which resulted in very smooth and accurate cuts.  And talk about fast!  I cut a hexagon/equilateral triangle quilt with almost 500 pieces in just over an hour with complete accuracy.  I would never have attempted a hexagon quilt before.  There was less fabric waste than I expected, and what waste there was, was an excellent tradeoff for the accuracy and speed.

 

I also cut 2 1/2" binding strips for three quilts in about half an hour, including ironing & folding the fabric.  The actual cuts probably took 5 minutes total.  Wonder tool!  Dies are spendy, but will pay off ultimately.

 

I just reread this -- no, I'm NOT a sales rep for Accuquilt.  ;-)

 

Lindsey

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Comment by AidaCJ/NH on September 21, 2011 at 7:20am

Glad you are satisfied with it. I know some folks who bought it to ease the use of their arthritic hands.

 

Comment by Linda Hughes on September 20, 2011 at 6:27pm
LOL - maybe you SHOULD be an Accuquilt rep.  There's no better salesperson than a satisfied customer.
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 20, 2011 at 2:43pm
It feels good when a tool lives up to or exceeds our expectations.  I'm glad it is working out so well.  Have fun with it!

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