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Old 04-28-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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There have been a few discussions on here in the past few weeks about the accuquilt and the big shot. Here is what I found about the issue:

The Sizzix dies look like small GO dies with a black plastic base instead of green. They have blades inside of foam. When the rollar blades push the fabric into the die the fabric cuts. Even though they look the same size you cannot cut Sizzix dies in the GO, the Sizzix dies are too thick. And even though the Sizzix is 6 inches across you cannot cut GO dies in the Sizzix – they’re a bit too wide.

This info came from Quilted Arts Studio blog.

You can use the standard Sizzix dies to cut fabric if you want.

However, you may also be interested in this news:

I recently attended CHA (Crafts and Hobby Association) Show. I am so excited about a product I saw there. Recently Sizzix has come out with a 12″ cutter called the Big Shot Pro. The Big Shot Pro works with a tray system to hold the dies like the Accuquilt Studio. I had wondered if it would take the GO dies and had taken one with me for a test run. Not only does it take the GO dies, except for the long strip cutters, they told me it will also take the Accuquilt Studio dies, again, except for the long strip cutters because the tray is not long enough. The exciting news is that Sizzix will be producing the machine as a fabric cutter and will be coming out with quilting dies. The quilting machine will have a larger tray to hold the longer dies and will work with all the Accuquilt GO and Studio dies. They are coming out with dies for it and also …..drumroll….. they are coming out with quilting dies that will work with the regular Sizzix! Yes, the little, well under $100, cutter! They’ll have basic shape applique dies as well as a long die of triangles and a long strip die. You will need to buy long cutting plates to work with the dies. The cutter and dies should be out at spring market although I’m hoping I can get a hold of some to have at HMQS and MQS.

So, if you have the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, some of the dies will work in that. And be watching for the Accuquilt ones for the regular Big Shot!
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Thanks for the information.
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Thanks, great info.
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Dang. Leave it to sizzix to have two systems that are completely NOT interchangeable.
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It looks like the Big Shot Pro will do absolutely everything in the Sizzix/Ellison lineup.
http://www.sizzix.com/category/Big+Shot+Pro+Machine

But it will also do all the GO dies and the Accuquilt dies, except for the ones that are too long to fit in the tray (the long strip cutters).

In addition, it appears that Sizzix will be marketing the Pro for quilters with a larger tray to handle even the longer GO and Accuquilt dies, along with new quilting dies made by Sizzix.

And to top it off, they will be making smaller quilting dies for the Big Shot (regular).

WOW!
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I bought one of the accuquilt dies and sawed off one edge. I needed it for a school project for my sewing students- the multi circles. It works great but it is the smallest die.
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COOOOL. I love my Big Shot and am hoping for an apple core die that will work in it. I can't justify spending $349 on another die cut machine!!
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Shereel - how hard was it to saw off part of the die? what did you use to cut it? I have my eye on one but don't want to get in over my head lol
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