Parallelograms are a basic building block in quilting. A simple shape that adds a great twist to quilt designs. The GO! Parallelogram-2 15/16" x 3 7/8" die is typically used with GO! Half Square Triangle-2 1/4" Finished Square (55147, 55777).
The GO! Parallelogram-2 15/16" x 3 7/8"Â die is the perfect size to cut your own parallelograms with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 12 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 30.4 cm) Item 255112
How to Die Cut 2 15/16" x 3 7/8" Parallelograms:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.Â
- Cut a 10 1/2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 2 5/8" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 30 parallelograms across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 90 parallelograms.Â
Why Quilters Love the GO! Parallelogram- 2 15/16" x 3 7/8" Sides Die:Â
Tip:Â Two GO! Half Square Triangle-2 1/4" Finished Squares (55147, 55777) sewn on the long sides of the GO! Parallelogram-2 15/16" x 3 7/8" shape form a 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" finished rectangle.
- GO! Parallelogram-2 15/16" x 3 7/8" 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