How to Die Cut 2-Color Bear’s Paw Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. For 2-color block, cut 4 layers of 1 fabric color, then cut 4 layers of a contrasting color.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut one 10 3/4" x width of fabric (WOF) strips. Fanfold four layers into 5" widths. Sub cut four A shapes and 16 B shapes. Cut one 3" x 3" square. Sub cut into one C shape.
- Fabric Color 2: Cut one 15 1/4" x width of fabric (WOF) strips. Fanfold four layers into 3 1/4" widths. Sub cut 16 B shapes, four C shapes and four D shapes.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Bear’s Paw Die:
- Bear’s Paw is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one complete 2-color, 14" block in two passes through the cutter.
- Bear’s Paw includes seven basic shapes that are perfect for beginner quilters to practice piecing half square triangles accurately cut with AccuQuilt.
- Bear’s Paw features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Bear’s Paw 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.
- Layer Cake and Fat Quarter-friendly.
- 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.