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Changing the Way Quilters Cut

 

Changing the Way Quilters Cut!

Changing the Way Quilters Cut!®

If you’re like most people, life seems busier than ever. Women, in particular, have less time due to career and family obligations. Because we’re so busy, we often look for short-cuts in quilting. This allows us to continue with our art form while still being realistic about time constraints. The question we ask ourselves is, where can we save time?

For the most part, quilters look to save time in the fabric cutting process.

Rotary cutting Isn't Always Accurate

Rotary fabric cutting isn’t always accurate, you must make sure that the ruler doesn’t slip as you’re cutting.

Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the particular challenges with fabric cutting:

  • Although it’s the most common way to cut, rotary cutting isn’t always accurate, you must make sure that the ruler doesn’t slip as you’re cutting.
  • Rotary cutters are portable, but the cutting mats are awkward to carry around.
  • The cutting motion can cause debilitating injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff injuries.
  • Rotary cutting requires significant effort, as quilters have to stand up and press down hard on the cutter to cut the fabric.
  • Repetitive motion injuries that occur from use of rotary cutters also can increase the risk of arthritis.*
  • In addition, quilters with eye problems can find it difficult to read the tiny print on the rulers.
  • Rotary cutting can be unsafe – it’s easy to cut your finger instead of the fabric.
Rotary Cutting can Cause Injuries

To sum up, while rotary cutters can trim down large pieces of fabric, they:

  • Aren’t accurate for cutting quilt pieces.
  • Are time-intensive, taking a day or more to cut fabric.
  • Aren’t as portable as they seem.
  • Can cause or aggravate injuries.
  • Can be extremely dangerous.

So if rotary cutters aren’t ideal for most of your cutting, what are some specific ways quilters can cut fabric more effectively?

Let’s take a look at some options…

  • You can buy kits with pre-cut fabric, however, you’re letting someone else have the fun of designing the quilt.
  • Fabric strip cutters cut strips but don’t cut shapes for the main body of most quilts.
  • Scrapbooking machines that offer shapes for cutting paper but are not designed to cut fabric.
AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is Easy to Use

Because quilters do not need to expend a lot of effort while cutting, AccuQuilt GO! is easier to use.

Instead of risking your health, sacrificing accuracy and foregoing creativity, look to AccuQuilt for a new way to cut fabric:

  • The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter enables quilters to cut more accurately while finishing their cutting in 10% of the time of traditional cutting methods like rotary or scissors.
  • Because quilters do not need to expend a lot of effort while cutting, AccuQuilt GO! is easier to use.
  • Because there are no blades that come near quilters’ fingers, GO! is safer for quilters.
  • AccuQuilt GO! allows you to cut up to six layers of fabric at once with no measuring or math.
  • GO! reduces repetitive stress injuries because quilters spend a fraction of the time on cutting, and they do not have to press as hard to cut.
  • Because it’s so easy to cut with GO!, many who had stopped quilting because of physical issues or age are now able to resume the art form they love.
GO! fabric cutting system is perfect for cutting fabric remnants

The GO! cutting system is perfect for cutting fabric remnants and scraps, and great for using fabric stash!

Plus AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutting dies are designed with quilters in mind!

  • Dies include seam allowances and dog-eared corners for easier piecing.
  • Geometric shapes coordinate together to make patchwork blocks.
  • The GO! fabric cutting system is perfect for cutting fabric remnants and scraps, and great for using fabric stash!
  • GO! strip dies easily cut perfect strips for binding, sashing, borders, jelly rolls string piecing and more, and are 23" long and open at both ends to quickly cut folded fabric right off the bolt—up to 6 layers of cotton fabric at a time!
  • For fast appliqué, you can apply fusible web to fabrics, then cut shapes with dies.
  • Rag quilts are quick and easy with dies that eliminate cutting the fringe by hand.

The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is…

Highly accurate, the easiest to use and greatly improves safety. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? You’ve going to wonder how you ever cut fabric without it. Get ready to revolutionize your quilting experience!

*Source: Arthritis Fact Sheet, http://www.hgen.pitt.edu/counseling/public_health/arthritis.pdf, National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy. Atlanta, GA. Arthritis Foundation, 1999., http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/conditions/arthritis/docs/arthritis_fact.pdf

See What Our
Customers are Saying

My least favorite part of quilting is cutting multiple pieces of the same size. With this cutter, I can get everything cut quickly and get on to piecing!

— Jenn N.

My GO! fabric cutter is the best quilting notion I have ever bought. My 7-year-old granddaughter quilts and safely uses my fabric cutter as easy as I do. GO! has made my quilting so much better looking and a million times more fun.

— Nancy M.

It's so easy to take my GO! fabric cutter, dies and mats with me when I go visit friends and family. Everyone is so impressed at how easily I can cut my fabrics and get my projects going. I absolutely love my GO!

— Linda B.

I got my GO! Baby fabric cutter today! Love it! I have been cutting pieces to make the basket quilt and it is so easy, fast and safe. I'm sure I would have sliced my finger by now with the rotary cutter!

— Carol B.