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I would love to know what is your favorite fabric cutting machine? Pros and cons? I m thinking of asking for one for Christmas.
 
Posts: 494 | Registered: Jun 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am interested in this also. I was just reading in a magazine about the AccuQuilt GO! Baby. I just want it for cutting up my piles of scraps into usuable sizes.


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Posts: 1764 | Location: In the northwoods of Minnesota | Registered: Aug 28, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Lqs recommended not to get the Go Baby. Wasn't sure she just wanted to sell the bigger model (translated more expensive) instead of the less expensive model. Might be worth the extra **$ if it is to be used a lot.

Will be interested to see what all is posted.

Thanks for asking this.


Strings

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Posts: 6320 | Registered: Sep 20, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I recently bought the Brother Scan N Cut - love it! I still have so much to learn but couldn't be happier. I love that no cartridges are needed and I can download designs, quotes, shapes onto a memory stick.

I got mine at Sew Unique in Springfield, Illinois


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Posts: 488 | Location: Houston, TX | Registered: Jan 03, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have the Silhouette Cameo, but have not used it yet.....NO TIME, unless I get off this computer. LOL

No dies, you can scann things then cut them out. You must use your computer and or printer to do this. If you google this you will find lots of info. Even comparisions.


If life hands you scraps make quilts
 
Posts: 3060 | Location: Southern BC, Canada | Registered: Sep 30, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Our library has the Accuquilt Studio model and I used it for applique cuts. Loved it but hated lugging my fabric there. So I bought the Accuquilt Go fabric cutter about $300.( I noticed a recent cut in price since the scan and cut came out. I have used it a few time and I like to cut circles and hexagons. The problems with it is the dies are expensive most are over $40. and with out the dies the machine is useless. The real reason I bought it was to cut accurate squares and it came with the GO! Value Die which includes the 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 square and I bought the 6 1/2 in. square another $30. The problem the last two quilts I made I needed 4 3/4 squares. The Hexagon is the same size as my E paper pieces so If I use the paper pieces I still have to go with the old way of cutting the fabric a quarter inch larger by hand. I do want the 2 1/2 stripper but at this point I am just going to the library and using their dies. If I had to do it over again I would go with the scan and cut. SmileWhen Hubby buys a new expensive toy. I might just feel justified in having one. Big Grin


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Posts: 3164 | Location: TX | Registered: Mar 09, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the info. Any more thoughts or comments are more than welcome. I think for my purposes and pocket book the Brother scan n go may be the right fit. I am going to look up info on the silhouette as well.
 
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Thanks for the info. Any more thoughts or comments are more than welcome. I think for my purposes and pocket book the Brother scan n cut may be the right fit. I am going to look up info on the silhouette as well.
 
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I have the large brothers scan and cut. I love it, can cut any shape and size with no dies and don't need a computer or printer for it. Well worth the money.


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Posts: 3572 | Location: Des Moines, Wa. USA | Registered: Jan 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a question to those of you who have the brother scan and cut. Can you cut strips or like 4inch squares with it, or is it just shapes?
 
Posts: 5533 | Location: SW Ohio | Registered: Sep 29, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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sprmom, We can cut strips from 1 inch to 12 inch wide can't go any wider. and from 1 inch to 24 inches in length. any squares that will fit on the 12 by 12 inch mat or the 12 by 24 inch mat. I cut out the chickens with it. no dies were used.


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Posts: 3572 | Location: Des Moines, Wa. USA | Registered: Jan 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Handie Ann:
I have the large brothers scan and cut. I love it, can cut any shape and size with no dies and don't need a computer or printer for it. Well worth the money.



Thank you. I am leaning toward the Brother.
 
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sprmom, We can cut strips from 1 inch to 12 inch wide can't go any wider. and from 1 inch to 24 inches in length. any squares that will fit on the 12 by 12 inch mat or the 12 by 24 inch mat. I cut out the chickens with it. no dies were used.

I love your chickens!! Very cute!
 
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