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GO! Blazing Star-12" Finished by Eleanor Burns


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Just like Eleanor Burns inspired quilters to make a quilt in a day, this Blazing Star die finished by the famous quilting author will get your creative juices flowing and let you craft radiant star quilts in a snap. Friends and family will ooh and ahh over this stunning fabric art and no one has to know you had a little help cutting it.

GO! Blazing Star Wall Hanging

Compatible with these fabric cutters:

*Must use with GO! Die Adapter

GO! Blazing Star (6" Finished) by Eleanor Burns (55051)

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Use GO! dies with your GO! and GO! Baby Fabric Cutters to cut precise, accurate shapes in just seconds.

Features and Benefits:

  • Cut so much more in less time—Cut up to 6 layers of 100% cotton fabric at once
  • Easiest to use—Simply place die on cutter, then fabric and cutting mat on top
  • Get accurate cuts every time—No slipping rulers or mistakes
  • Create quilts you never thought you would—AccuQuilt makes cutting curvy classic quilt patterns a snap
  • 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
  • No more math—Geometric shapes are designed with an accurate 1/4" seam allowance in the design
  • Quilt more, clip less—No more clipping all those dog-eared corners
  • Quick and easy applique—Apply fusible web to fabric prior to cutting

Storage: Organize GO! dies with AccuQuilt GO! Die Storage Rack (55115).

Care & Maintenance: 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.

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 matches 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.

Warranty: AccuQuilt GO! dies are guaranteed for one year.

Details and Dimensions
Designer Eleanor Burns
Compatible Fabric Cutter GO! Fabric Cutter, GO Big Electric Fabric Cutter, Studio Fabric Cutter, Studio 2 Fabric Cutter
Cutting Mat/Plastic Required GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 10 in. (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) Item 55111
Cut Size Cuts Two each:
  • A shape 6 3/4"W x 2 9/16"H (17 cm x 7 cm)
  • B shape 6 5/16"W x 2 11/16"H (16 cm x 7 cm )
  • C shape 6 15/16"W x 2 5/8"H (18 cm x 7 cm)
Finished Size 12" block
Die Board Size 10 in. x 10 in. (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)
Item 55051
Weight in lbs. 1.56
Brand AccuQuilt
Warranty Limited One Year

In stock items will ship within 2 business days if ordered before 12:00 p.m. CST Mon-Fri. Most in-stock items will arrive at your U.S. address 3-8 business days (Ground Shipping) after your order is shipped.

Please note that deadlines for certain items, including Deluxe Cutting Cabinets (SKU 50903), are different than those of general merchandise as those items cannot be expedited. To make sure your gift selection can arrive on time, always check the Shipping tab located at the bottom of the specific product page.

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  • Jean M · 10/4/2016

    Poor Cutting Directions

    This die makes a beautiful star BUT the cutting directions included with the die are poor at best!. The instructions need to be rewritten to clearly stated in how fabric for each section of the star A, B, and C should be placed on the die because it DOES vary by piece! And, the video fails to indicate this detail -- the A section is cut differently then B and C! The sewing instructions are also not clearly written. I'm a seasoned quilter so was able to figure out, aside from the instructions, on how to piece this block. Please fix and communicate to those who have purchased this die -- we shouldn't have to buy Eleanor's booklet to get correct cutting and sewing instructions. Also, the video with Eleanor is great for those that haven't purchased the die, but if you are in the process of cutting out fabric for a quilt, you don't want to spend 20 minutes watching her video, which also doesn't clearly indicate how the fabric for each section of the block needs to be placed on the die.

  • Froggie · 9/28/2016

    Complicated made easy!

    I have always loved the Blazing Star block but was afraid it was just too compicated - not so with this fantastic die!!!! Com[plicated has been made easy and I so look forward to the wonderful blocks soon to be made!

  • Lori · 8/27/2016

    Blazing star die

    Love this block. It's a difficult block made easy with the accuquilt die. My girlfriend had the die and once I used it, I knew I had to have it for myself.

  • Winnie · 8/26/2016

    Finally a wonderful star cutter

    I love the ability to accurately cut out this star pattern. So much better than my manually cutting these!

  • Faith · 8/15/2016

    Blazing star die plus Eleanor's video makes it easy

    This is a block that I never would have attempted on my own. However, I am seeing success right away. Great directions and video from Eleanor Burns makes this block even easier. I am in the middle of a red, white and blue Quilt of Valor and planning the next one.

  • William · 8/7/2016

    So Very Accurate Cut Pieces

    I loved the way this cut my pieces so very accurate every time

  • Peggy · 8/7/2016

    I Love these cutters

    Every sewer should have a Go machine, it makes it so easy to create quilts and appliques.

  • Janis · 8/6/2016


    This blazing star is perfect in that it always comes out perfect. I no longer have to rip out or make an extra block because of cutting problems. Hurrah!

  • Mary · 7/29/2016

    Great cutter but Complicated to assemble.

    Cuts great except one tiny place on one section where blades were pieced together. Have to manually snip this. Die information states this flaw can be present. Not a big problem. Each color needs to be cut separately and very little room between blades. So two passes of die. Have to press fabric to get perfect cuts each time. I read ratings before cutting and labeled the sections on the die with a permanent marker that doesn't smear. Then labeled material as I cut it. Overall great die.

  • Sue · 7/27/2016

    Excellent die and beautiful pattern.

    I could not wait to get it and start. As long as you follow the cutting instructions exactly you should have no trouble