Sometimes it's those big rectangles that are hard to get perfect. When you want crisp corners and absolutely straight sides in a New York minute, use the GO! Rectangle-4 1/2" x 8 1/2" die to cut these large rectangles perfectly, every time and through several layers of fabric. You simply need a 10" x 10" mat, your AccuQuilt GO! or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter and that gorgeous fabric you've been eyeing.
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 10 in. 2 Pack (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) Item 255111
How to Die Cut 4 1/2" x 8 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 9" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 5" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut eight rectangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 32 rectangles.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Rectangle- 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" Die:
Tip:Â Two 4Â½" x 8Â½" rectangles sewn together form a 8" 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
- If you love the popular â€˜Take 5â€™ quilt patterns, itâ€™s easy to create those patterns the â€˜AccuQuilt Wayâ€™ by using GO! Rectangle-4 1/2" x 8 1/2" (55160), GO! Square-8 1/2" (55058) and GO! Square-4 1/2" (55060, 55018, 55776).Â
- The GO! Rectangle-4 1/2" x 8 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-4 1/2" x 8 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
- 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