Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Never Used an Accuquilt? No Problem--Step By Step Instructions to Make Your Next Masterpiece.
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You might ask--what the heck is an Accuquilt?
The AccuQuilt is a fabric die cutting system designed to make quilting easier and more enjoyable by providing a safe and efficient way to cut perfect pieces, every time.
Accuquilt Cutters come in various sizes the GO FABRIC CUTTER is the smallest and it is the one I use. However, I am looking to purchase a bigger one so I can cut more pieces at one time. I am thinking this may be the time to buy the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Starter Set.
Next question--why would I want one of these when I can use my rotary cutter?
The Accuquilt has dies that cut precisely every time--therefore sewing and creating a quilt is so much easier and funner.
Accuquilt offers patterns to help you create appliques & unique quilt blocks like the circle die used in the picture.
I dont know about you but the last circle quilt I made is in my "I dont want to look at it bin" because I couldn't master cutting out the circles evenly. Everytime I go to that bin and see that quilt
I am so disappointed in it and how it turned out.
I want to buy the circle die cutter and try it again--maybe this winter. I am sure outcome will be much better and more importantly--I wont hate it :)
HOW TO USE THE ACCUQUILT
Like I said mine was one of the first ones launced a few years ago--Go Baby. You turn the handle while the device feeds the material through. The you place the fabric between the die and the designed plastic cutting mat and wind the handle. So easy to operate. You tube video walks you through the process.
Some hobbies are more expensive than others, and quilting definitely falls on the pricey end of the spectrum. After buying all the fabric and all the sewing equipment, is it really worth it to pay for a machine that will put you even deeper in the monetary hole?
Almost all quilters unanimously agree: an AccuQuilt is worth the price. An AccuQuilt can cost up to $600, but its ease of use and the amount of time it saves easily make it worth the price to many quilters. Most quilting shops even use AccuQuilts as their standard die-cutting machine.
AccuQuilts work wonders for those lucky enough to lay their hands on one. But what exactly about this machine makes people go crazy for it? Is it really good enough to buy it and use it in professional quilting shops as a standard? And are there other options for those who just don’t have the money to pay for AccuQuilt products? We’ll cover all of these questions below and share some advice from quilters who have used this product.
How to get started: MORE INFORMATION ON ACCUQUILT
Once you have your Accuquilt, dies, cutting mat--a few select dies and cutting mat to work with your Accuquilt comes with the purchase--all you need is an idea or pattern and material. I suggest working with scraps. I have bins of scraps for this purpose. I keep my Go Baby handy when I am sewing and run my scraps through the Go Baby and file them away. When I have enough scraps I will sew up a quilt. Here is a scrappy quilt using the tumbler templete that came with my Go Baby.
This is a flannel scrappy quilt--I am usually not a fan a scrappy because I like things to match and look organized--but this one was so fun, fast, & easy to make--I really like it plus it is cozy to wrap up in on those cold wintery days.
I quilted this piece with a stiple stitch--free motion on my Long Arm Quilter which is another blog coming in the future.
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