Well, I'm about ready to make the plunge and buy myself a fabric cutter. I'm so tired of rotary cutters and mats and rulers. It seems to take forever for me to get set up to do any cutting so I'd love something simple and easy.
I'd love your advice on these machines. I've been eyeing them for a while, but have been turned off by the price and the fact that everything seems to be sold separately.
Joann's has a great price on this "Starter Set," it's $349.99 for everything which is a deal when you look at how much the pieces cost individually. However, $350, (+tax), is no bargain, and I wonder if I need all of those dies.
The Standard "GO" cutter includes dies that I would use, and it's $299 most of the time at Joann's. It's tempting to spend $50 more and get more, but then what good is it if I don't use it? But then, if I did get it I suspect I'd find a way to use those dies I didn't think I wanted.....hmmm.....
Westminster Fabrics has joined with Sissix to produce a less expensive cutter. At about $80 it looks like it could do the job, but then it also looks kind of cheap. The dies aren't much cheaper either, at about $22 each, (and those were sales prices).
I'm tempted to pre-order the new Baby GO which is coming out in mid November. It's only $139, and is a great size, (probably big enough for my purposes), but it doesn't come with any dies so that could get pricey at about $30 each. I'm assuming it comes with the cutting mat, but I'm not sure as it doesn't really say on the website.
So, what do you guys think? If you have one of these cutters I'd love to get your feedback. I'm leaning towards the "Starter Set" deal, but price could be a deal breaker on that because I will have to order it online and I suspect the shipping will add up.
Let me know your thoughts, I'd love some advice!