In this post, I’m sharing an unboxing video and my first impression thoughts about the Accuquilt Go! system.

Just a disclaimer, this is not a sponsored post, I bought the system myself.

accuquilt unboxing

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What is an Accuquilt?

It is a die-cutting system for fabric. It’s perfect for quilters who often have to cut many pieces. 

It can cut up to 6 layers, without sticking the fabrics to the mat or having fabric to be stabilized prior to cutting. 

Basically, just stack your fabrics, roll it through the system and you’ll get the fabric cut into the shape of the die you use. 

Why I bought the Accuquilt?

I was introduced to this system at Quilt Market back in 2012 in Australia and I have always wanted one since then. It is on the pricey side and the thought of having to buy dies for different shapes is off-putting for me at that time.

Back then there were not many reviews yet of the system. And I didn’t have much experience yet quilting too.

As the years progressed, I kept reading all the raving reviews about the system.  I have also started to spend on various templates, so the thought of having to buy dies for new shapes isn’t as bad to me anymore. 

I even joined in the Facebook group and seeing what quilters are making with Accuquilt has been inspiring.

So, I was ready to jump in. And I’m glad I did. So far, it is holding its raving reviews in check. I’ll update from time to time. 

Accuquilt Ready Set Go Bundle

I bought the Ready Set Go Bundle and it was on sale and I got over $100 off, which was a great deal. This bundle comes with a set of Die bundle, the Go! cube 8″ block. 

The Go! cube also comes with a storage system and I must say it is super sleek and cute.

Go cube 8"

There are plenty of other sets to choose from and you can choose one that suits your budget and needs. You can also wait for a sale as that is the best time to snag one as I did. Check out this page for any sales they’re currently having.

Where to buy Accuquilt?

Cut Time, Quilt More 

Accuquilt unboxing video


I’ll be sharing more videos about the Accuquilt,

Future post:

  • Timing the time taken for cutting pieces using rulers and templates and compare that process using the Accuquilt. 
  • Comparison of the Accuquilt and the Cricut Maker
  • New Quilts with Accuquilt! Super excited..

Half Square and Quarter Square

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If you have the Accuquilt, drop me a comment on your thoughts and any tips! 

I would very much appreciate any tips…..

Till next time, Happy Quilting. 


  1. Karen McClung Reply

    I bought my first Accuquilt Go in 2012 and upgraded to the Go Big Cutter in 2019. I Love, Love Love the cutters! I think the accuracy in cutting is the main reason I bought the cutter. Over the years I have bought many dies and use my cutter all the time. I make quilts and the strip dies are a must for straight borders and cutting binding. You will love it once you get use to it. I also bought a Go baby cutter for my granddaughters & they love it! Hope you enjoy and have lots of fun with cutting & sewing your blocks together!

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your experience.. I am so glad to hear another great review. I think this is going to be one of my best investment aside from my sewing machine of course.. it is smooth and makes perfect cut every time!

  2. I had the Go Baby and updated to the Go Big electric and use it extensively!! Die collection is starting to grow way too big. My favorite dies are the strip dies and I use them the most. I also use the 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch and 5 inch squares to cut up scraps to use in small blocks or English paper piecing. When I think about a die to buy- I first think of how hard it is to cut that shape by hand and whether the die makes life easier! So all the circle dies are a must buy if you do any appliqué or yo-yo quilts. I love hexagons-so use those dies a lot (mostly English paper piecing). I have actually worn out and replaced 3 dies–2.5 inch strip die, 3.5 inch square, and the small tumbler die. I was surprised at how quickly I could do a tumbler quilt and how I could plow through those small scraps making tumblers and have fun with different colors and patterns. I found that those tumbler quilts make quick gifts or donation quilts and used up lots of scraps. Since I do not have a computerized embroidery machine, I don’t like too many of the applique shapes as I find it tedious to appliqué any thing too fanpcy by hand or machine. I go with basics which are easy–hearts, circles, simple outlines. I just bought the English Paper Piecing set and will soon test it out. I am hoping I save money on not having to buy pre-cut paper. I enjoy your posts—and your baby is beautiful!

  3. I forgot to leave you a tip! For each die, do a cut using card stock. On that cut, write die number and size of shape. If irregular shape, measure each edge and write the size of each edge on the cut paper. Now-depending on your preference- glue or tape to a contrasting piece of card stock. Add any other notes to page-where you plan to store it-whether it is in a set or on a die with other shapes. Either punch holes in large card stock or put in a transparent sleeve and store in a notebook. I usually do several cuts and will store in subcategories such as triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, etc. That way when I am looking for something like- a 1.5 inch right triangle-I can look and see which die has that shape without looking at every die. It is useful to have the sizes–especially with some of the appliqué dies as you plan your quilt. Plus looking through your book with the die shapes will let you dream about future quilts!

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      Yeay! The strip dies are big. I am yet to try them. I love cutting scraps into strips.. I do agree with you about picking dies to buy. Hard to cut pieces like the wedding ring or curves makes it worth so much to buy the dies. I am thinking of making another wedding ring quilt but the though of cutting the pieces is holding me back. My next die would be the DWR die..

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      Thanks, that is such a good tip!! I am sure to be doing that as I build up the die stash..

  4. Hi Amira!
    (Do you have many nicknames in your country?) I wanted to share with you a video that was a huge help to me in acquiring my dies and understanding them!
    The Accuquilt account on YouTube has a lot of great videos. This one is not BRAND new, but very insightful! 🙂

    Also have the Go Cutter and a GoMe for times that I take my cutting to Thursday Quilt Day for our group!
    Have Fun with this <3

  5. I bought this same system about 2 years ago. Mine didn’t come with that lovely book or the combo of a storage box and dies. I did get some basic dies and I’ve bought quite a few since, but only when they’re having a good sale.
    Pros are: it’s MUCH faster than cutting by hand, it’s also more accurate. As you say, it easy to use, turning the handle doesn’t take much effort and like others, I especially like the strip cutter, particularly for making bindings, or a bargello quilt. It’s also great for using up scraps as long as you can be sure they’re on the grainline before cutting.
    Cons: It’s HEAVY and I have to keep it near on an easy to access shelf because I’m older now and the weight is a bit much to handle. It also takes up a lot of room so I need to plan carefully what I’m going to cut and have all my fabrics ready because I don’t want to be hauling it out more than once.
    I DO like it very much and I’m not sorry I bought it but don’t use it quite as much as I thought I would. I haven’t made any quilts for a while now. That’s partly because I’ve been working on a lot of household sewing lately: roman shades, slipcovers, decor pillows and a bunch of mending that I need to catch up on. I’ve also begun collecting and fixing up vintage sewing machines so I can use them. It’s very rewarding and I’m really enjoying it. And because of the Covid virus, my church quilting group has not been able to meet for over a year. The good news is that those of us in the group are now getting our vaccinations so we’ll be able to begin meeting again this Spring – yay!! Praise God!
    I love your video and your blog, you are a darling!

    • littlemushroomcap@gmail.com Reply

      Oh Suzanne, I do agree with you, it is heavy! And I am sure glad it can be fold up as it does take a lot of space..
      you surely is busy with all that sewing, and I am so happy too to hear that you can start meeting up in the guild again. Quilting is always more fun with friends!

  6. Hi Amira, I don’t have the Accuquilt, but do have a Sizzix Bigshot and an electric die cutter (I think it is a Crafters Companion?), both of which take quilt dies. I originally got the Sizzix for card making, then realised they did quilt dies for fabric. Unfortunately they don’t seem to make the dies any more, but the Accuquilt ones fit, and I have quite a collection of dies already! I recently got the electric die cutter (second hand) as in recent years I have had joint issues in my hands, so find it easier (if not a bit slower) to use the electric cutter. I love the precision you get with these cutters, especially for tricky shapes like hexagons; I can be sure every piece of fabric is the perfect size. Does make piecing so much easier! Hope you enjoy playing with yours!!!

  7. I bought the Go! Big a few years ago and had to have it delivered to my daughter in England as it wasn’t available on mainland Europe. My son, grandson and I collected it in the car back in those heady days when it was possible to travel from Germany to another country…

    Over the past 10 years I have sewn almost 5,000 heart pillows for breast cancer patients, so you can just imagine what awkward shapes I have in my fabric stashes. But I have made lots of little hearts using the dies and sewn them together as tiny pillows to give away at various events. I’ve found that for something like that, you fortunately do not have to be particular about the straight-grain of the fabric. I’ve also used hearts and stars for applique. I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to make inroads into my stash by cutting HSTs. Again I’m ignoring the straight-grain, so wish me luck with my plan to (eventually) make a rainbow quilt to be raffled in aid of even more heart pillows (and more awkward scraps!)
    Of course, my biggest problem is that all the dies are in inches and half the projects I would like to do are in centimetres! I suppose the finished object will just be a different size. I’m planning to use my flying geese die for the first time on a baby quilt. It certainly is a great time-saver, but those HSTs are taking their time – 2 colours down and 5 to go.
    My biggest problem at the start was not leaving enough room behind the machine for the die to come through – wall, what wall?- duh!
    Have fun, Amira! I’m looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

  8. Diana Roye Reply

    Be sure to download the app that allows you to scan each die, so you have a handy list of the dies you own, so you don’t buy duplicates.

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