GO! Chinese Lanterns - 8" Finished Die (#55599)

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Description

This festive block may have looked too complicated to touch in the past, but the GO! Chinese Lanterns-8" Finished Die illuminates the path to making this block more easily than you can imagine, leading the way to a party in a quilt! 

AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 24 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 61 cm) Item 55206

How to Die Cut 4-Color Chinese Lanterns Block:

For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Tip: The die is specially designed to cut two complete 4-color 8" finished blocks in one pass through the cutter.

  • Fabric Color 1: Cut four 5 3/8" Place right side up over shapes A to cut 8 shapes.
  • Fabric Colors 2 & 3: Cut two 5 3/8" x 5 1/2" rectangles of each color. Place (orange) right side up over shapes B to cut 4 shapes. Place (yellow) wrong side up over shapes B to cut 4
  • Fabric Color 3 & 4: Cut two 5 1/8" x 3 1/2" rectangles of each color. Place (yellow) right side up over shapes C to cut 4 shapes. Place (light yellow) wrong side up over shapes C to cut 4 shapes.

Why Quilters Love the GO! Chinese Lanterns Die:

  • Chinese Lanterns is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut two 4-color, 8" finished blocks in one pass through the cutter.
  • No templates! No special rulers! Chinese Lanterns includes 6 shapes that can be difficult and time-consuming to cut by
  • Chinese Lanterns features specialized dog-ears and ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
  • Chinese Lanterns includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
  • Free pattern downloads and step-by-step block assembly instructions are available to get you started.
  • Fat Quarter-friendly
  • Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt® software, you can use it to create your own Chinese Lanterns designs from their block library and cut your fabric.

AccuQuilt Benefits: 

  • Cut so much more fabric in less time. 
  • 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. 
  • Safe to use -- No blades come anywhere near your fingers

Die Tips: 

  • With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors. 
  • Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle.  Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board. 
  • Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch. 
  • It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct. 

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