GO! Rag Square - 8 1/2" Die (#55013)

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Everyone loves the soft, homey look of a rag quilt, but hand-cutting the fringe can be a pain (literally). The smart GO! Rag Square die pre-cuts the 3/4" long fringe edges with perfect 1/4" wide fringes. Simply sew the fringed rag squares together with a 1" seam allowance and you're done! Beautiful rag quilt gifts in no time!

AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 10 in. 2 Pack (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) Item 255111

How to Die Cut 8 1/2" Rag Squares:

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

Note: Rag Quilt dies must be cleaned periodically to remove fabric threads. Use the GO! Die Pick (55105) to clean trapped fabric.

Tip: It’s a good idea to keep an extra cutting mat on hand for Rag Quilt dies. 

  • Advised to start with 1 layer of fabric for rag dies.  
  • 40" wide fabric: Cut 9" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 4 rag squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 16 rag squares. 
  • 60" wide fabric: Cut 9" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 6 rag squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 60" wide fabric cuts 24 rag squares. 

Why Quilters Love the GO! 8 1/2" Rag Square Die: 

  • Quilters love rag quilts because they are easy to make and perfect for snuggling! The GO! Rag Square-8 1/2" die makes it even easier by saving hours of tedious hand cutting. 
  • The GO! Rag Square-8 1/2" die features specialized dog-ears and a 1" seam allowance with 3/4" fringe cut to a consistent 1/4" width for easy alignment and piecing. 
  • Rag quilt tops come together quickly making GO! Rag Square-8 1/2" a great beginner piecing shape. 
  • Rag quilts make great gifts for new babies, graduations, the holidays and more. You can change the number and size of the 8 1/2" rag squares in the quilt to make it larger or smaller. 
  • Use GO! Square-6 1/2" (55000) to cut batting squares to make rag quilts even warmer. 
  • Rag quilts are typically laundered to fully “bloom” the fringe. 
  • Cut rag squares out of a variety of fabrics: flannels, homespun fabric, fleece, cotton, Cuddle® fabrics and more! • GO! Rag Square-8 1/2" is designed to work with appliqué shapes that are 5 1/2" or smaller. 
  • Free pattern downloads available to get you started. 
  • Fat Quarter-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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