It's hip to be square. These geometric beauties are the basic building blocks of quilting. The GO! Square cleanly and quickly cuts nine 2 1/2" squares that finish to 2" squares. This die is used in conjunction with additional AccuQuilt GO! block dies that work together to create typical 6", 8" and 12" finished patchwork quilt blocks such as the Spinner and Jewel Box blocks.
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 2 1/2 Squares:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.Â
- Cut 8" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 8" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 45 squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 180 squares.
Why Quilters Love the GO! 2 1/2" Square Die:Â
- Quilters love precut 2 1/2" squares (aka Mini Charm Packs) because there are thousands of Mini Charm Pack patterns available to choose from.Â
- No more purchasing expensive Mini Charm Packs! The GO! Square-2 1/2" die is the perfect size to cut your own Mini Charm Packs with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.Â
- GO! Square-2 1/2" includes nine squares on the die which means you can cut (54) 2 1/2" squares in one pass!Â
- GO! Square-2 1/2" includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Quilt tops come together quickly and easily making GO! Square-2 1/2" a great beginner piecing shape and for making simple square quilts for gifts or charity.Â
- Cut squares 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