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AccuQuilt GO! Snail's Trail-8" Finished Die

   
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UPC:699195551963
Manufacturer #:55196

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This die is a smaller version of our classic GO! Big Snail’s Trail die that works with a GO! cutter, so now even more AccuQuilt users can create the beloved traditional block. This BOB (Block On Board) die is a perfect use for layer cake squares, and you can cut three complete 2-color blocks in just one pass through your cutter!

Compatible With These Fabric Cutters:  Go!, and Go! Big

Die Specifications:

  • Weight in lbs.: 0.88
  • Cut Size: Squares (A): 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", Quarter Square Triangles (B): 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", Half Square Triangles (C): 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", Quarter Square Triangles (D): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", Half Square Triangles (E): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Finished Size: 8" Finished Block (20.3 cm)
  • Die Board Size: 10 in. x 10 in. (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)

AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 10 in. 2 Pack (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) Item 255111

How to Die Cut Snail’s Trail Quilt Blocks:

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 three complete 2-color, 8" block in one pass through the cutter.

  • Fabric Color 1: Cut three 9 7/8" x 8 1/2" rectangles or 10" precut squares. Place right side up overall shapes on board to cut.
  • Fabric Color 2: Cut three 9 7/8" x 8 1/2" rectangles or 10" precut squares. Place right side up overall shapes on board to cut.
  • Tip: You also can cut two complete 4-color, 8" blocks in one pass through the cutter. To create 4-color Snail’s Trail Blocks: cut four layers of different fabric colors at a time.

Why Quilters Love The GO! Big Snail’s Trail Die:

  • Snail’s Trail is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut three complete 2-color 8" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
  • No templates! No special rulers! Snail’s Trail includes 5 basic shapes that can be time-consuming to cut by hand.
  • Snail’s Trail features specialized dog-ears and includes ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
  • Snail’s Trail includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
  • Download step-by-step sewing instructions to make constructing the block easy at accuquilt.com. Plus, a free pattern to get you started.
  • Layer Cake-friendly
  • Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt software, you can use it to create your own Snail’s Trail designs from their block library and cut your fabric.

Storage: Organize GO! dies with AccuQuilt GO! Die Storage.

Die Tips:

  • With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.
  • Use cutting mats that match the size of each die.
  • For best results, cut with die blades running under roller at an angle. Do not cut with blades parallel to roller.
  • Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle. Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.
  • Some dies feature specially designed corners to aid in alignment and pre-cutting.
  • For fast applique, apply fusible web to fabrics, then cut shapes with dies.
  • 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.
Die and Fabric Cutter Compatibility Chart 
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Use adhesive roller to clean lint and thread from dies. After each use, with the die pick provided with the cutter, remove any threads imbedded between blades and foam. It's normal for threads to get caught where blades meet in a die. Remove with tweezers or die pick. Die blades never need to be sharpened.



 

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