Parallelograms are a basic building block in quilting. A simple shape that adds a great twist to quilt designs. The GO! Parallelogram-2 1/4" x 2 13/16" die is typically used with GO! Half Square Triangle-1 1/2" Finished Square (55319, 55775).
The GO! Parallelogram-2 1/4" x 2 13/16" die is the perfect size to cut your own parallelograms with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.Â
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 5 in. x 10 in. 2 Pack (12.7 cm x 25.4 cm) Item 255110
How to Die Cut 2 1/4" x 2 13/16" Parallelograms:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.Â
- Cut a 9 1/2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 3 5/8" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 44 parallelograms across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 132 parallelograms.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Parallelogram- 2 1/4" x 2 13/16" Sides Die:
Tip:Â Two GO! Half Square Triangle-1 1/2" Finished Squares (55319, 55775) sewn on the long sides of the GO! Parallelogram-2 1/4" x 2 13/16" shape form a 1 1/2" x 3" finished rectangle.
- GO! Parallelogram-2 1/4" x 2 13/16" includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Cut parallelograms out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, CuddleÂ® fabrics and more!Â
- A great way to use up scraps.Â
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.Â
- Layer Cake and Fat Quarter-friendly.
- Cut so much more fabric in less time.Â
- 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.Â
- 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.Â
- Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle.Â Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.Â
- Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.Â
- It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.Â
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