Quilting is a detail oriented and time consuming hobby that many people enjoy. One way many crafters reduce the time it takes to cut out a quilt is by using one of AccuQuilt’s high quality fabric cutters. AccuQuilt supplies all the necessary tools and state-of-the-art equipment for quilters to upgrade their equipment as their budget allows or as their skills improve.
AccuQuilt is an American company that supplies quality fabric cutting machines and tools to the quilting industry. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, they offer online support and easy-to-use tutorials to their client base. They have proven themselves a trusted and reliable supplier in the industry.
Sometimes it’s hard to find a good company that makes quality products. Especially with Amazon having all sorts of knockoff low quality items. However, some companies like AccuQuilt specialize in tools for specific industries and supply what they promise.
Who Is AccuQuilt?
AccuQuilt provides all the necessary quilting tools, accessories, tips, and tutorials for the home hobbyist to design and create beautiful quilts. AccuQuilt offers resources to their quilting community through their online portal, including video tutorials, reference guides, and access to their GO! Getter program.
They supply a line of fabric cutters, dies, patterns, and accessories designed to make quilting an easier and more enjoyable experience for any quilter.
Because of the AccuQuilt range of fabric cutters, many people with physical disabilities and ailments can enjoy quilting as the hard work of cutting is taken out of the quilting process and replaced by easy to use, hard-working, reliable fabric cutting machines.
Many quilters wonder if the price of an AccuQuilt cutter is worth it. I have an entire article dedicated to answering this question, Is AccuQuilt Worth It? 10 Quilters Weigh In.
The History Of AccuQuilt
The AccuQuilt story begins in 1990 with Steve. Steve was in the kitchen watching his wife cut out cookies with a rolling pin. At the time, he was an engineer working on inventing a new machine that would cut shapes out of paper.
He decided to emulate the rolling pin rolling mechanism in his invention and created a rolling machine that cuts through paper. AccuCut was born, which specifically catered to the paper crafting industry. While experimenting further in this particular niche, he discovered that the cutting machine could cut through fabric and paper.
As a result of this discovery, AccuQuilt was started in 2008. Since then, the fabric cutting machines have gone through many changes and improved designs in an effort to provide a service to the quilting community. The community listed the features they wanted and needed in a fabric cutting machine, and AccuQuilt provided a machine to meet all their needs.
The AccuQuilt range of fabric cutting systems not only delivers accurate fabric quilting shapes all the time, but they allow the quilters to enjoy their craft by saving them time by cutting out the shapes they need to create their quilt.
Where Is AccuQuilt Located?
The AccuQuilt head office is located in Omaha, Nebraska, in the USA. The building features state-of-the-art open-concept offices with a quilt gallery that is open to the public daily. The gallery sports quilting exhibits, which are changed regularly.
The building itself is quite unique and easily recognizable as it has a 17 x 17-feet (5.18 x 5.18 meter) quilt block hanging on the outside of the building, which is replaced each year after the annual Barn Quilt Block Contest.
The AccuQuilt Dream Studio situated in the building boasts a fully equipped sewing studio containing GO! Cutting systems, sewing machines, and a HandiQuilter Long Arm Machine. All the staff working at AccuQuilt are quilters and are passionate and very knowledgeable about their craft.
Clients are encouraged to visit the building and take in a studio tour – very handy if you are researching what to buy next!
What Does AccuQuilt Supply?
AccuQuilt offers a range of products under the GO! or Studio brand names. They offer cutting machines, dies, and cutting mats. They also offer accessories, patterns, and embroidery designs to use with the machines they offer.
Accuquilt Machines in the GO! Range.
The GO! range of fabric cutting machines are designed for everyday quilters. These state-of-the-art cutting machines by AccuQuilt are fast and accurate, and effortless to use. You can cut up to 6 layers of fabric at a time. There are three sizes of machines available.
- GO! Me. The perfect entry-level fabric cutting machine for beginner quilters and kids. Learn more in my review of the AccuQuilt GO! ME.
- GO! The perfect cutting machine for everyday quilters and hobbyists. Get all the details in complete guide of the AccuQuilt GO!
- GO! Big Electric. A machine for everyone to use. Especially useful to people living with arthritis.
One of the best ways to buy your machine is in a Starter Set. Starter sets come complete with all the tools and accessories that you need to get started. Some starter packs are for beginners, while others are aimed at the more advanced quilter with some quilting experience.
Accuquilt Machines In The Studio Range
The Studio line of cutters is directed towards professional quilters and quilt shops. The Studio 2 fabric cutter is the current machine available for sale from AccuQuilt. The only difference between the Studio 2 and the original Studio is the ability for the sides to fold up. A conversion kit can be purchased for the Studio to allow the folding sides.
It is designed to cut up to 10 layers of fabric quickly. The Studio 2 fabric cutter can be sold either together with a starter kit or separately on its own. Learn more in my detailed review of the AccuQuilt Studio 2 cutter.
The Studio fabric cutters are compatible with over 400 Studio dies, and over 200 GO! dies (an adapter is required).
AccuQuilt dies allow for perfect cuts every time. This system does away with the tedious measuring and cutting by hand, which crafters have come to expect from quilting projects.
AccuQuilt offers custom dies for both the GO! and Studio range of fabric cutters. Custom Shape Pros is the only AccuQuilt approved supplier for creating custom fabric cutting dies. They can create a unique die according to your design or, they can resize your current AccuQuilt die (some exclusions apply).
AccuQuilt currently offers a comprehensive selection of over 400 dies, which should provide what you need if you are interested in a ready-made off-the-shelf option. Find out what some of the most popular dies are and what they cost in my article, The Cost of Common AccuQuilt Dies.
AccuQuilt stocks a comprehensive range of accessories to help you get the most out of your cutting system. AccuQuilt has everything you need to create quality products without the hassle, from storage kits to spare parts, cutting tools, cutting mats, and adhesives. You can enjoy your craft without worrying about the tools!
Where are AccuQuilt Products made?
As with most products, it’s nice to know where they are made and if the company is supporting local manufacturing or not. While AccuQuilt is an American company unfortunately not all their products are made in the USA.
All AccuQuilt GO! lines of machines and dies are made overseas in China.
The AccuQuilt Studio 2 machine and Studio dies are made in the USA.
Custom-made dies are also made in the USA in Lincoln, Nebraska.
AccuQuilt offers a wide range of quality products for the quilting community at competitive prices. AccuQuilt frequently has sales on their machines and dies and is also coming out with new die designs all the time.
What differentiates AccuQuilt from other suppliers is its customer service, friendly staff, and backup support. According to the many quilters, their products do deliver what they are supposed to, faster and more accurately cut quilts.