It's difficult to cut perfectly wavy lines when using a rotary cutter or scissors, but they look so cute on a baby quilt! Rick Rack strips add a fun, funky or romantic flowing feel to your quilt projects.Â The GO! Rick Rack die blades are 23" long and cut through multiple fabric layers of to create one wide and one narrow rick rack shape. Finally, you've caught your perfect wave!
AQ Cutting Mat Required:Â GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 24 in. 2 Pack (15.2 cm x 61 cm) Item 255138
How to Die Cut Rick Rack Shapes:
Apply fusible web product to the wrong side of the fabric, following manufacturerâ€™s instructions, before cutting for fusible appliquÃ©.Â
- Wide Rick Rack:Â To cut 4 layers of fabric (with fusible web backing), cut 10" across the width of the fabric. This will create 2 mirror image wide Rick Rack strips. Or cut 5" strips and layer for Rick Rack all in the same orientation.Â
Fold 10" length of fabric in halfâ€”folded with selvages matchingâ€”for a 5" x 20" rectangle with 4 layers of fabric. Position the rectangle of fabric on die blades, placing fold at the end of the blades and cut. One yard cuts 7 wide Rick Rack strips.
- Narrow Rick Rack:Â To cut 4 layers of fabric (with fusible web backing), cut 6" across theÂ width of the fabric. This will create 2 mirror image narrow Rick Rack strips. Or cut 3" strips and layer for Rick Rack all in the same orientation.Â
Fold 6" length of fabric in halfâ€”folded with selvages matchingâ€”for a 3" x 20" rectangle with 4 layers of fabric. Position the rectangle of fabric on die blades, placing fold at the end of the blades and cut. One yard cuts 12 narrow Rick Rack strips.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Rick Rack Die:
- Rick Rack 4" wide and 2" narrow strips can be cut to desired length using the lengthwise grain of fabric and placing folds at the ends of the die blades. Slightly overlap ends of strips and applique raw edge to join.Â
- No template required. The GO! Rick Rack die includes two applique border shapes that are typically difficult to cut by hand.Â
- Apply fusible web to the wrong side of fabrics before cutting for appliquÃ© borders that are ready to fuse and appliquÃ©. Cut four pre-fused applique shapes in one pass thru the cutter (fusible counts as one half layer of fabric).Â
- Easily cut Rick Rack strips for borders, appliquÃ© panels, horizontal strip quilts, bar quilts and more.Â
- Cut Rick Rack shapes out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, CuddleÂ® fabrics and more!Â
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- 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