GO! Grandmother’s Fan - 9" Finished Die (#55537)

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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.

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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