You can now make this classic block without all the hassle of foundation piecing and still have picture-perfect points using the GO! Palm-8” Finished Die. This die’s a part of the Die to Try™ program and is only around for one month or while supplies last, so grab one today!
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 3-Color Palm 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 3-color 8" finished blocks in one pass through the cutter. In two passes through the cutter, you can create one 16" finished 3-color GO! Palm block.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut two 12 1/4" x 10" rectangles. Fanfold fabric and place over shapes A, C, E, and G to cut four of each mirrored shapes.
- Fabric Colors 2: Cut two 10 1/2" x 4 5⁄8 " rectangle. Place right side up over shapes B, D, and F to cut two of each shape.
- Fabric Color 3: Cut two 10 1/2" x 4 5⁄8" rectangle. Place right side down over shapes B, D, and F to cut two of each shape.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Palm Die:
- Palm is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut two 3-color, 8" finished blocks in one pass through the cutter. In two passes through the cutter, you can create one 16" finished 3-color GO! Palm block.
- No templates! No foundation paper piecing required! Palm includes 7 shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- Palm features specialized dog-ears and ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Palm 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 Palm 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.