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Studio Bread & Butter Starter Set

Item 59503

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Quick Overview

The Bread & Butter Starter Set is the best thing since sliced bread. You're going to love how quickly, easily and perfectly the AccuQuilt Studio Fabric Cutter makes each cut of fabric. Whether you're working with batiks, wool or even leather, this cutter turns the most time consuming task of quilting into the fastest.

Designed to hold up to commercial or high-volume home use, the Bread & Butter Starter Set is a comprehensive collection that has it all. It comes with the precise AccuQuilt Studio Fabric Cutter, 10 popular studio dies, coordinating cutting plastics and a die tray sized to fit.


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Item 59503
Cutter Included Studio Fabric Cutter
Number of Dies Included 10
Also Included 3 Cutting Plastic Sheets (1 Giant, 2 Super Giant), Studio Die Tray, Studio Super Giant Die Tray, Die Pick and 2 Hex Wrenches
Weight in lbs. 131.8
Portable No
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Brand AccuQuilt

Starter Set Includes:

  • Studio Fabric Cutter
  • Batting Squares-6 1/2" (A) (50070)
  • Squares-3 1/2" (B) (50206)
  • Half Square-6 1/2" Triangle (C) (50033)
  • Triangle-4 7/8" (D) (50034)
  • Half Square-3" Finished (E) (50163)
  • Square-4 3/4" (F) (50035)
  • Parallelogram-3 11/16" x 4 15/16" (G) (50036)
  • Rectangle-6 1/2" x 3 1/2" (H) (50037)
  • Squares-5" #3 (50046)
  • Super Giant Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (50612)
  • Super Giant Die Tray (406120)
  • Studio Die Tray (406900)
  • Giant Cutting Plastic (60005)
  • Super Giant Cutting Plastic (2) (60008)
  • Die Pick
  • 3/32" hex wrench
  • 5/32" hex wrench
  • User's Manual [click to download]
  • Instruction Label

Cutter Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 24 3/4"W x 30 1/4"L x 8 3/4"H (63 cm x 77 cm x 22 cm)
  • Machine weight: 34 lbs (15.4 kg)
  • Boxed weight: 52 lbs (23.6 kg)
  • Some assembly required
  • Accomodates AccuQuilt giant and super giant dies

Features and Benefits:

  • Up to 90% faster than rotary cutters or scissors
  • Set includes all multiples of 12" Qult Block Set (A-H)
  • The steel roller never needs replacing and withstands years of die cutting use
  • Dies cut into reuseable sheets of cutting plastic that provide hundreds of uses
  • Hand-operated fabric die cutter uses steel-rule dies to quickly and accurately cut shapes for quilting and fabric crafts
  • Hundreds of shapes to choose from: classic designs, circles, hexagons, flowers, strips, rag quilt shapes, quilt block sets and many more
  • Cut all types of fabrics: cotton, batiks, flannel, fleece, wool, denim and even leather
  • Dies never need sharpening
  • NOTE: No lubrication is necessary; all bearings are sealed.
  • All 12" finished block dies include seam allowance

Lay die flat inside tray with FOAM
SIDE UP. Place fabric on top of
die. If desired, fan fold fabric to
cut multiple layers. Check
orientation of fabric for cutting
non-symmetrical shapes. Place
cutting plastic on top of fabric.

Push die, tray and plastic until
they contact roller. Turn handle
in the direction you want die to
go. If needed, continue pushing
until roller grabs die. Roll die
and tray through cutter.

Remove cutting plastic and
fabric. Occasionally, threads
may need to be snipped
where cutting blades meet
on the die.
Repeat process
from opposite direction.

Storage: Store Studio dies in AccuQuilt die storage cases or storage racks.

Die Tips:

  • With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.
  • Use cutting plastic that matches size of each die.
  • For best results, cut with die blades running under roller at an angle. Do not cut with blades parallel to roller.
  • Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle. Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.
  • Some dies feature specially designed corners to aid in alignment and pre-cutting.
  • For fast applique, apply fusible web to fabrics, then cut shapes with dies.
  • Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.
  • It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.

Care & Maintenance: Cutter For best results, always keep your Studio cutter clean and lint free. To clean the cutter inside and out, use a soft dry cloth. Avoid abrasives, solvents and spray cleaners. If necessary, wipe with a damp cloth, then polish with a dry cloth. Use canned air to clear lint from roller area. The steel roller never needs replacing and withstands years of die cutting use. Please note: Some assembly is required when first setting up your Studio Fabric Cutter.

Care & Maintenance: Dies Use adhesive roller to clean lint and thread from dies. After each use, with the die pick provided with the cutter, remove any threads imbedded between blades and foam. It's normal for threads to get caught where blades meet in a die. Remove with tweezers or die pick. Die blades never need to be sharpened.

Warranty: AccuQuilt Studio Fabric Cutters have a three year guarantee. If you experience any defects in material or workmanship, simply notify AccuQuilt and we will repair or replace the cutter at no charge. All cutter die trays and cutting plastic are consumable parts and are not covered by the warranty. Replace trays annually depending on use. All Studio dies are guaranteed for one year.


Customer Reviews

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Studio Cutter Review by Melanie
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I just received my studio bread and butter cutter set. I love it, however, I would like to point out that the edges are very sharp. I sliced my thumb open putting it together. My husband, who was assisting me, almost cut his hand as well. I would suggest rounding off the edges when manufacturing. Wish I had waited too as it is now much cheaper. I received it on Monday night of this week and it is now 1300+ instead of 1500+.

(Posted on 4/10/14)

Great cuts make GREAT quilts! Review by Linda
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This is all I need to get started!! Quick, easy and no stress or strain! Cutting is the most time consuming job. This is wonderful!

(Posted on 2/5/14)

For the Cutting Challenged! Review by Cheri
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This set is a life saver for helping me get my quilt cut out and ready to sew.

(Posted on 12/2/13)

Bought it as a gift for my sister Review by Albert
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I decided to order this after doing a lot of research as a surprise for my sister. I can say one thing for sure is that she loves it and in fact she can't stop to take a break and she made a quality piece for me as her first project and it is absolutely stunning

(Posted on 8/19/13)

Super easy Review by Lea
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I have always been hesitant with the rotary cutter... ruler slipping, the rotary blade not cutting all the way through the layers of fabric, or cutting deep into the self-healing mat that didn't seem so self-healing. So when I first saw the Accuquilt cutting system at Paducah, I was very impressed. Like some, I viewed the website for quite a while before taking the plunge. I'm so glad I did and I shouldn't have waited. I just finished my first quilt top and it only took 20 minutes to cut out 144 blocks, not to mention the ease of putting it together. I LOVE this cutting system!! It is simply AMAZING!!

(Posted on 6/11/13)

Wish I had not waited so long to buy this! Review by Debra
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I'm very pleased with the Bread and Butter set. It contains a useful assortment of dies that can be combined to create a multitude of quilt blocks plus the strip dies. The multiple die packs are a time saver, too. Originally, I purchased this to cut my own stash into usable shapes to speed up the quilt design process then I decided to use it to cut out quilt kits for our guild donation quilts. I had four kits cut in a fraction of the time I previous cut kits with a rotary cutter. It took longer for me to select the fabrics than to cut the kits.

(Posted on 4/22/13)

Favorite new toy Review by Kathryn
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My husband bought this for me for Christmas. It REALLY speeds things up. I make Quilts of Valor and have finished three in the last month since I received this.

(Posted on 2/4/13)

This is such an awesome set! Review by Lisa
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I started out with this set and it has been wonderful. The pieces all fit together quite nicely and you can layout your project in several different ways...just awesome...excellent one to start with so you have several options to choose from for many projects...love the strip cutter

(Posted on 11/1/12)

Excited to move into a cutting system Review by Shelia
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I've been quilting for 20 years and can't believe it took me this long to move into a cutting system. Love the accuracy this system provides. My 75 year old mother can cut accurate pieces even with her arthritis.

(Posted on 10/11/12)

This is the way to Start! Review by Katrina
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I originally started with the Go! as I didn't think that I would enjoy die-cutting as much as I do. When the adapters came out for the Studio I knew that I wouldn't be wasting any dies so I got the Bread and Butter set. This is the way to start! I love the multiples of the shapes. It makes cutting even faster than before - so fast and accurate and easy. The Studio cuts like a hot knife through butter - I would recommend this cutter and set to anyone that has a dedicated quilting space - it is the best.

(Posted on 8/30/12)

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