This classic BOB die allows you to create an entire block with just one die. The GO! Big Snail's Trail-12" Finished die will ensure accurate results every time you make this impressive and versatile design.
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Big Cutting Mat, 14 in. x 16 in. 2 Pack (35.6 cm x 40.6 cm) Item 255146
How to Die Cut Snailâ€™s Trail Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
TIP:Â The die is designed to cut three complete 2-color 12" blocks in one pass through the cutter. To create 2-color Snailâ€™s Trail Blocks: Cut three layers of one fabric color and three layers of a contrasting fabric color at a time.
BONUS TIP:Â You also can cut two complete 4-color 12" blocks in one pass through the cutter. To create 4-color Snailâ€™s Trail Blocks: Cut four layers of different fabric colors at a time.
- Cut 13 1/2" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 11 1/4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. For a 2-color design, three cuts across the width of fabric yields enough pieces for a half block design; and one yard of 40" wide fabric in each color will yield six blocks
Why Quilters Love the GO! Big Snailâ€™s Trail Die:
- Snailâ€™s Trail is a Block on BoardÂ® (BOBÂ®) die which means itâ€™s specially designed to cut three complete 2-color 12" blocks in one pass through the cutter.Â
- Use all of the shapes together or separately for a wide range of projects.Â
- Snailâ€™s Trail features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Snailâ€™s Trail includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.Â
- A great way to use up scraps.Â
- Free pattern downloads and step-by-step block assembly instructions are available to get you started.Â
- Fat Quarter-friendly.
- Cut so much more fabric in less time.Â
- Get accurate cuts every time -- No slipping rulers or mistakes
- Easiest to use -- Simply place die on cutter, then fabric and cutting mat on top
- Save fabric with Two Tone Foam -- Get more out of your fabric by placing it only over the shape you want to cut.Â
- Safe to use -- No blades come anywhere near your fingers
- With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.Â
- Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle.Â Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.Â
- Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.Â
- It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.Â