If you just had a quick way to turn your fabric stash into charm squares, whipping up patchwork quilts for charity would be so much easier. The GO! Square-5 1/2" (5" Finished) die is here to help. Use it to whittle down your fabric stash by creating your own colorful charm packs. The die is compatible with AccuQuilt Fabric Cutters, including the GO!, GO! Big and Studio if you use its adapter. You'll get sharply cut corners and straight lines every time. Your GO! cutter slices neatly through multiple layers of fabric at once and is 90% faster than using a rotary cutter. Bust your fabric stash in a flash! The die is available separately and is also part of the GO! Qube Mix & Match 10" Block.
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 5 1/2" Squares:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- Cut a 6" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 6" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 6 squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 36 squares.
Why Quilters Love the GO! 5 1/2" Square Die:
- The GO! Square-5 1/2" die is the perfect size to cut your own squares with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.
- GO! Square-5 1/2" includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Cut squares out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, CuddleÂ® fabrics and more!
- A great way to use up scraps.
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- 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