GO! Alabama Beauty-10" Finished Die (55597)
55597Regular price $129.99
You don’t have to be from the south to appreciate this lovely, classic block! Sewing this block is a snap with specialized dog-eared corners and built-in notches to help line up your pieces, ensuring your projects will all bloom beautifully. This die is only around for October or while supplies last, so pick one up today!
Compatible With These Fabric Cutters:
GO! Baby - GO! Me - GO! - GO! Big Electric
AQ Cutting Mat Required: 55206
How to Die Cut 3-Color Alabama Beauty Block:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Tip: The die is specially designed to cut one complete 3-color 10" block in one pass through the cutter.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut four 8 1/8" x 4" rectangles. Place right side up over shape A to cut.
- Fabric Color 2: Cut four 6" x 2 1/2" rectangles. Place right side up over shape B to cut.
- Fabric Color 3: Cut two 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" rectangles. Fanfold rectangles, then place over shapes C to get mirror shapes when cutting.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Alabama Beauty Die:
- Alabama Beauty is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one 3-color, 10" block in one pass through the cutter.
- No templates! No special rulers! Alabama Beauty includes 4 shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- Alabama Beauty features specialized dog-ears, ¼" seam allowances, and notches on curves for easy alignment and piecing.
- Alabama Beauty 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.
- Fat Quarter-friendly
- Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt® software, you can use it to create your own Alabama Beauty designs from their block library and cut your fabric.
- 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.