Cutting skinny then wide, curved sided pieces of the Winding Ways pattern is a trick. This GO! precision cutting die makes taking the winding way a breeze. It features matching notches on curved seams for easy pinning and quick sewing. Creates an 8" finished square.
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 Winding Ways Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Cover the six shapes on the die with two layers of one fabric color and two layers of a contrasting fabric color to cut two, 2-color blocks in one pass thru the cutter.
- Shape A:Â Cut a 5" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 5" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 8 Shape Aâ€™s across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 56 Shape Aâ€™s.Â
- Shape B:Â Cut a 4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 10 Shape Bâ€™s across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 90 Shape Bâ€™s.Â
- Shape C:Â Cut a 3 1/4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 5" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 8 Shape Câ€™s across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 88 Shape Câ€™s.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Winding Ways Die:
- Winding Ways is a Block on BoardÂ® (BOBÂ®) die means itâ€™s specially designed to cut two complete 2-color, 8" blocks in one pass through the cutter.Â
- No measuring! No templates! Winding Ways includes three unique shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.Â
- A traditional quilt block, Winding Ways also creates unique contemporary designs â€“ sew blocks together to make graphic circles appear across the quilt.Â
- No need to be afraid of curves! Winding Ways features specialized dog-ears and matching notches on curved seams for easy alignment and piecing.Â
- Winding Ways includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.Â
- Free pattern downloads and step-by-step block assembly instructions are 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