Catching up on a little sleep never looked – or felt – so good! The die makes this project so quick! You’ll be sleeping before you know it and find yourself dreaming up new project ideas!
Recommended applique space for Eye Mask is 2" high or smaller.
Compatible applique dies:
- GO! Classic 2" Alphabet (55559)
- GO! Star-2", 3", 4" (small star only, 55028)
- GO! Heart-2", 3",4" (small heart only, 55029)
- GO! Funky Flowers (small flower only, 55042)
- GO! Queen of Hearts (Heart #4 only, 55325)
- GO! Crazy Petals (55326)
- GO! Daisy (smaller daisy only, 55327)
- GO! Flower Bunch (smallest flower only, 55332)
- GO! Summer Medley (sandal only, 55496)
AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 12 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 30.4 cm) Item 55204
How to Die Cut Eye Mask Shapes:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- To make one eye/sleep mask: Lay one 9½" x 5" piece of lining fabric right side up on the table in front of you. Lay one 9½" x 5" piece of outer fabric on top of lining fabric, right sides together. Top with one 9½" x 5" piece of fusible fleece or batting. Place all three layers together on the GO! Eye Mask die, cover with a mat, and cut.
- Cut a piece of ¼" elastic to fit your head without stretching. Being careful not to twist the elastic, lay it on top of the right side of the lining piece, pinning the raw edge of the elastic to the raw edge of the lining, as shown.
- Keeping the cut pieces in the same order (lining fabric right side up, then outer fabric right side down, topped by batting), pin pieces together. While pinning, be careful to keep the loose part of the elastic inside, so only the two raw edges get stitched into the mask. Stitch a ¼" seam allowance around the mask, leaving a 2" opening for turning the mask inside out. Backstitch when starting and stopping.
- Clip curves, turn mask right side out. Batting should remain inside. Press all around the edges. Whipstitch opening closed and topstitch as desired.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Eye Mask Dies:
- If you need personalized gifts, GO! Eye Masks can be cut in minutes and sewn quickly and easily!
- GO! Eye Mask is a DIY (“do-it-yourself”) Project die. These are popular shapes of projects that you make for yourself, to give as gifts, or to sell.
- No templates are required! The GO! Eye Mask die includes one shape that is difficult to cut by hand.
- Make it personal! The area on the eye/sleep mask is designed to work with applique shapes that are 2" high or smaller. Find a complete list of compatible AccuQuilt applique shapes at accuquilt.com.
- Cut eye masks out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, silk, Minky, flannel, felt, flannel, fleece, Cuddle® fabrics, and more!
- Tip: If you plan to warm your eye mask in the microwave, be sure to use only 100% cotton fabrics and thread in all layers.
- A great way to use up scraps.
- Includes free pattern downloads to get you started at accuquilt.com/55612.
- Fat Quarter-friendly
- Compatible applique dies: GO! Classic 2" Alphabet (55559), GO! Star-2", 3", 4" (small star only, 55028), GO! Heart-2", 3",4" (small heart only, 55029), GO! Funky Flowers (small flower only, 55042), GO! Queen of Hearts (Heart #4 only, 55325), GO! Crazy Petals (55326), GO! Daisy (smaller daisy only, 55327), GO! Flower Bunch (smallest flower only, 55332), GO! Summer Medley (sandal only, 55496).
- 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
- 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.