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Pros and Cons of the Accuquilt Fabric Cutter

the Accuquilt fabric cutter

Have considered purchasing an Accuquilt fabric cutter and some cutting dies? If you've read the reviews, you know that some people love them, while others consider them a waste of money. Here are my pros and cons of the Accuquilt fabric cutter.

Pros

It cuts perfect shapes every time.

You can attach the fusible before you cut the shapes, so securing them on your project is very fast.

The ease of using the cutter will stimulate you to do more projects.

It is fun choosing your dies and waiting to see what comes out next.

If you love to do handwork, you can spend hours doing the blanket stitch around the appliqués

The machine folds up for compact storage.

Cons

The Accuquilt Cutter is pricey.

The fabric cutting dies are also not cheap.

You have to buy an assortment of cutting boards that fit the different shapes of dies that pass through the cutter.

If you plan on washing your project, you still have to either hand sew or stitch the appliqué in place.

If you want the ease of attaching your fusible to your fabric before cutting it, you won't be able to window the fusible.

Hand quilting the project when you are done will be difficult if you have not windowed your interfacing.

In Conclusion

In my opinion, the biggest drawback to the Accuquilt is the price of the dies. However, if you are a creative shopper, you can probably find new or used dies at a reduced price either online or from another source.

If you are a quilting enthusiast, who loves every new ruler and gadget, you will probably find you enjoy this time saving tool and find it a welcome addition to your supplies.

 

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Lap 52-68 x 52-96

Twin  64-72 x 86-96

Full 70-88 x 88-100

Queen  88-99 x 94-108

King  94-108 x 94-108

 

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Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.

Crib

168

Twin

529

Double

624

Queen

728

 

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