Here’s a die that’s sure to earn an A+ in your eyes! With specialized dog ears and screen-printed letters, you’ll be completing this classic, pieced block before recess!
AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 24 in. 2 Pack (25.4 cm x 61 cm) Item 55205
How to Die Cut 2-Color Schoolhouse Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Tip: The die is specially designed to cut one complete 2-color 9" block in one pass through the cutter.
Fabric Color 1:
- Cut one 16 5/8" x 3 1/8" rectangle. Place right side up over shapes D/F/H/B to cut.
- Cut two 9 1/8" x 3" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes A/C/C to cut.
- Cut two 3 1/2" x 3" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes C/C to cut.
- Note: There will be an extra shape C.
Fabric Color 2:
- Cut one 11 1/8" x 3" rectangle. Place right side up over shapes J/E/G/ER to cut.
- Cut two 11" x 3" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes A/C/C/I to cut.
- Note: There will be an extra shape C
Why Quilters Love the GO! Schoolhouse Pieced Die:
- Schoolhouse Pieced is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one 2-color, 9" block in one pass through the cutter.
- No templates! No special rulers! Schoolhouse Pieced includes 12 shapes that are time-consuming to cut by hand.
- Schoolhouse Pieced features specialized dog-ears and ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Schoolhouse Pieced includes screen-printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
- Free pattern downloads and step-by-step block assembly instructions are available to get you started.
- Fat Quarter-friendly
- Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt® software, you can use it to create your own Schoolhouse Pieced designs from their block library and cut your fabric.
- 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
- 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.