Just like learning your ABCs in school, squares are one of the fundamental building blocks of quilting. This die cuts a perfect 8 1/2" square every time, even through multiple fabric layers, and finishes to a 8" square. Great for background squares and appliquÃ©Â 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 8 1/2" Squares:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- Cut 9" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut four squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 16 squares.
Why Quilters Love the GO! 8 1/2" Square Die:Â
- Quilters love 8 1/2" squares because there are thousands of 8" block patterns available to choose from.Â
- The GO! Square-8 1/2" die is the perfect size to cut your own squares with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.Â
- GO! Square-8 1/2" includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Quilt tops come together quickly and easily making GO! Square-8 1/2" a great beginner piecing shape and for making simple square quilts for charity.Â
- Use GO! Square-8 1/2" to cut applique background squares that are all the same size!Â
- GO! Square-8 1/2" is a great choice if you want to show off some of your favorite large print or focal fabrics.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