Die Cutters Part 2

I shared a bit yesterday about my Accuquilt studio die cutter.

Today I’m going to discuss a big about the differences between the GO! Cutters and my studio cutter. All are made and sold by Accuquilt . Let’s start with the dies.

You can see here that the studio dies are thicker. This is why you can cut ten layers with the studio and only 6 with the GO! dies. See the gray foam on the GO! die? It’s thinner and the blades are shorter. They also have a plastic base. None of these are bad things, just differences.

I do have a few GO! dies. I can use them with my studio cutter using an adapter shown below.

You cannot use studio dies in a GO! cutter.

The GO! dies tend to be less expensive, but there are often great sales on studio dies. There is a bit more variety available in the GO! Dies. There are three types of GO! Cutters. This is the smallest, called the GO! Me.

It comes with a 3″ finished size HST die and a 3″ finished size square die. You can do a lot with these two dies and your scraps. You can buy more dies, but they must be 6″ wide or less to fit. It’s great for taking along to sewing days and retreats. The size makes it too limiting for me, unless I picked this up as a second cutter.

Next up is the regular GO! Cutter.

It works exactly like my cutter (see yesterday’s post) and the GO! Me. Place the die on the bed, fabric on top, and a mat on top of that, and crank it through. It comes with three dies and a cutting mat. The dies are a 2″ finished HST, 2″ finished square, and a 4″ finished square. You can use GO! dies up to ten inches wide with this system.

Next up, is the GO! Big. This one is different in that it is an electric cutter rather than manual as shown above. There is no cranking involved at all.

This will accommodate any size GO! Die. They come as large as 14″ wide. It comes with 3″ finished HST, 6″ finished QST, 6″ finished square, 3″ finished square dies.

I hope this is helpful information. I am an affiliate for Accuquilt which means that if you purchase something from them after clicking through one of my links, I make a small commission which helps to support the costs of this blog. Rest assured, I will only represent a company whose products I use and love myself.

Look for part 3 in this series coming soon. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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2 Responses to Die Cutters Part 2

  1. Sherrill says:

    Love your blog..do I use a regular 1/4” stitch or scant 1/4” with accuquilt

  2. Darlynn Venne says:

    Good recap Katy. If your any of your followers are serious quilters, I would encourage them to purchase an Accuquilt cutter. They are an amazing time saver and provide amazing accuracy.

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