Get ready to see this classic block in a whole new way! This Block on Board (BOB) die not only takes the work out of cutting, but specialized notches make it possible for even a beginning quilter to sew curves with ease. Get creative and try pairing it with other blocks and dies, including the GO! Setting Triangles-9" Finished, to create a fresh look!
AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 24 in. 2 Pack (25.4 cm x 61 cm) Item 55205
How to Die Cut 4-Color Grandmother’s Fan Blocks:
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 three complete 4-color 9" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut three 10" squares. Place right side up over shapes A and C to cut.
- Fabric Color 2: Cut two 7 5/8" x 7 1/2" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes B to cut.
- Fabric Color 3: Cut two 7 5/8" x 7 1/2" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes B to cut.
- Fabric Color 4: Cut two 7 5/8" x 7 1/2" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes B to cut.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Grandmother’s Fan Die:
- Grandmother’s Fan is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut three 4-color, 9" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
- No templates! No special rulers! Grandmother’s Fan includes 5 shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- Grandmother’s Fan features specialized dog-ears, ¼" seam allowances and notches for easy alignment and piecing.
- Grandmother’s Fan 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 Grandmother’s Fan designs from their block library and cut your fabric.
- 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.