Cut Size: 5 1/2"W x 5 1/2"H (14.0 cm x 14.0 cm)
Finished Size: 5"W x 5"H (12.7 cm x 12.7 cm)
AQ Cutting Mat Required: 55203
How to Die Cut 5½" Squares:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- Cut 6" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 6" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 6 squares across the width of the fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric-cuts 36 squares.
Why Quilters Love the GO! 5½" Square Die:
- Quilters love 5½" squares because there are so many 5" and 10" block patterns available to choose from.
- The GO! Square-5½" die is the perfect size to cut your own squares with your favorite fabrics or out of fabric pieces from your stash.
- GO! Square-5½" includes ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Quilt tops come together quickly and easily making GO! Square-5½" a great beginner piecing shape and for making simple square quilts for charity.
- Use GO! Square-5½" to cut applique background squares that are all the same size!
- GO! Square-5½" is a great choice if you want to show off some of your favorite large print or focal fabrics.
- 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.
- 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.