How to Die Cut Value Die Shapes:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- 4 1/2" Square: Cut 5" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 5" widths. Cut eight squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 56 squares.
- 2 1/2" Square: Cut 3" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 3" widths. Cut 13 squares across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 156 squares.
- 2" Finished Half Square Triangles: Cut 4 1/4" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 3" widths. Cut 26 half square triangles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 208 half square triangles.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Value Die:
- Quilters love the GO! Value Die shapes because 4" and 2" finished squares and 2" finished half square triangles are included in thousands of 6", 8" and 12" block patterns.
- The 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" squares are the perfect size to cut your own squares with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.
- No templates! No measuring! The GO! Value Die cuts one 4 1/2" square, one 2 1/2" square and two 2" finished half square triangles. Combine squares and half square triangles for 4-patch and 9-patch blocks, stars, pinwheels, borders and more.
- GO! Value Die shapes include 1/4" seam allowances on all shapes and specialized dog-ears on the half square triangles for easy alignment and piecing.
- Quilt tops come together quickly and easily making the GO! Value Die a great beginner die for learning how to use the GO! fabric cutting system.
- Cut squares out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, Cuddle® fabrics and more!
- A great way to use up scraps.
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- Charm Square-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.