Whether modern or traditional, rectangles are the building blocks of quilts. The GO! Rectangle-2" x 3 1/2" die makes the hard part easy by cutting perfect rectangles with crisp corners and precise edges, even through several fabric layers. You simply need a 6" x 6" mat, your AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and fabric. Combine this rectangle with existing AccuQuilt GO! block dies to make a variety of 6", 8", and 12" block designs.
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 6 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) Item 55139
How to Die Cut 2" x 3 1/2" Rectangles:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.Â
- Cut a 4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 4 1/2" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 16 rectangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 144 rectangles.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Rectangle-2" x 3 1/2" Die:Â
Tip:Â Two 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles sewn together form a 3" finished square
- Rectangles are a basic building block in quilting. A simple shape that is a favorite with all quilting skill levels because theyâ€™re easy to arrange and sew. The number of ways you can use them is endless and they are included in thousands of quilting patterns.Â
- The GO! Rectangle-2" x 3 1/2" die is the perfect size to cut your own rectangles with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.Â
- GO! Rectangle-2" x 3 1/2" includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Cut rectangles 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
- Charm Pack-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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