How to Die Cut Flowering Snowball Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
TIP: For each Flowering Snowball quilt block, you will need four convex pieces, four concave pieces and one small square.
- Concave Piece Shape A: Cut a 13 3/4" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 7" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 10, A shapes across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 20, A shapes.
- Convex Piece Shape B: Cut a 6 1/2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut eight B shapes across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 40, B shapes.
- Square Shape C: Cut a 2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 1 7/8" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 21, C shapes across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 378, C shapes.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Flowering Snowball Die:
- Flowering Snowball is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut two complete 3-color 12" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
- No measuring! No templates! Flowering Snowball includes three unique shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- No need to be afraid of curves! Flowering Snowball features specialized dog-ears and matching notches on curved seams for easy alignment and piecing.
- Flowering Snowball includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
- Packaging includes step-by-step sewing instructions to make constructing the block easy. Plus, a free pattern to get you started.
- 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.