On August 18 I posted briefly that my Accuquilt Go cutter had arrived. Katherine commented that she would like to see a review. This is nothing if not a Full Service Blog, so here we go! (Thanks to Katherine for posting, too!)
I purchased mine with the hope that it would improve both cutting accuracy and efficiency. I believe it has delivered on both counts. And it's fun!
If you're thinking of purchasing one, do your homework first in terms of price. I'm all in favor of patronizing my local craft and fabric shops, but the Accuquilt ended up being substantially cheaper as an Internet purchase. I bought mine on Ebay (new, in the box, with warranty) as a "buy it now" item. No sales tax and shipping was free.
The "value" die comes with it, but I bought some other ones as well:
It was a similar procedure for these square coasters, using the 4 1/2" square:
So here's a very brief description/tutorial on how it works:
Any downside? Just one small one. After cutting out the tumbler block quilt, I had alot of scraps that look like this:
There's a huge amount of info about this. The Accuquilt website is helpful (www.Accuquilt.com) and there are also videos on YouTube.