GO! Half Square Triangle - 1" Finished Square Die (#55765)

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This is a GO! Qube Replacement Die for the GO! Qube 8" Companion Set-Corners. Replacement dies for GO! Qubes are packaged in shrink wrap and are intended to replace the original die in the GO! Qube box set.

Half square triangles (HST) are one of the basic building blocks of quilting. The GO! Half Square Triangle-1" Finished Square die is a perfect example. To get a 1" finished square, sew two of these half square triangles together. For a 1" x 2" finished flying geese unit, sew two 1" finished half square triangles onto either side of a GO! Quarter Square Triangle 2" Finished Square. There are thousands of quilting patterns that include the HST. To ensure the lines are perfectly cut, use your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter. It allows you to cut precisely even through multiple fabric layers. This Half Square Triangle die is part of the GO! Qube 8" Companion Set-Corners which includes a variety of other dies, a cutting mat for your GO! Fabric Cutter, instructional videos and free patterns.

AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) Item 55139

How to Die Cut Half Square Triangles-1" Finished Square :

For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.

  • Cut a 2 1/4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 40 triangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 640 triangles.

Why Quilters Love the GO! Half Square Triangle-1" Finished Square:

  • The GO! Half Square Triangle-1" Finished Square die is the perfect size to cut your own half square triangles with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.
  • GO! Half Square Triangle-1" Finished Square includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
  • Cut half square trianlges out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, Cuddle® fabrics and more!
  • A great way to use up scraps.
  • Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
  • Charm Pack-friendly

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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