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GO! Flowering Snowball-12" Finished

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AccuQuilt Block on Board (BOB) Fabric Cutting Dies

The GO! Flowering Snowball makes a 12" finished block that is ready to showcase all your favorite fabrics. The lines between the blocks are blurred by the dynamic pattern that is actually easy to piece! Play with the Flowering Snowball with other dies in the 12" GO! Mix and Match Sets for even more fun.

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Compatible with these fabric cutters:

*Must use with GO! Die Adapter

GO! Flowering Snowball-12" Finished fabric cutting die (55252)
Overview

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 AccuQuilt
Compatible Fabric Cutter GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S),, Studio 2 Fabric Cutter (50450), Studio Fabric Cutter (50800)
Cutting Mat/Plastic Required GO! Cutting Mat, 10 in. x 24 in. (25.4 cm x 61 cm) Item 55113
Cut Size Two 4 1/2"W x 5 7/8"H (11.4 cm x 15 cm) convex shapes, Two 4 1/2"W x 6 1/2"H (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm) concave shapes, One 1 3/8"W x 1 3/8"H (3.5 cm x 3.5 cm) square
Finished Size 12" Finished Block (30.5 cm). Creates 12" finished blocks. Includes seam allowance and notches for easy piecing.
Die Board Size 10 in. x 24 in. (25.4 cm x 61 cm)
Item 55252
Weight in lbs. 1.1
Brand AccuQuilt
Warranty Limited One Year
Shipping

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  • Deb · 5/11/2016

    Love This

    I always been afraid of putting curves together. But with this die, it so easy, I love putting curves together. Now can make my granddaughter a quilt like this.

  • Barbara · 3/11/2016

    Love it!

    I never would have attempted a quilt with curves before; trying to cut the pieces by hand would stretch and distort the pieces, say nothing of matching the curves in necessary places. The notches are so wonderful for this. Pinning is necessary and actually a time-saver with this quilt. I tried not pinning, and I found that the adjusting, holding and sewing took much longer than pre-pinning. I do the pinning the night before I plan to sew. I bring the pieces and pins out to where I watch tv and that works beautifully. The next day, I'm ready to sew all the pieces in a chain. Ironing is remarkably easy. I was expecting gathers and bumps, or the need for clipping. Nope! I would highly recommend something like Press Perfect to help from distorting the shape, being you are dealing with biases. This quilt goes together remarkably quickly; each block is large and only consists of nine pieces! Very rewarding and well worth the investment.

  • Barbara · 2/20/2016

    So incredibly easy even though it looks complicated!

    I can actually see me using all of the fabric that I've purchased over a lifetime now that I have the Go! I love this die; I, too, would never have even considered a quilt that required a template to cut, let alone one with curves. This die is perfect. I love the large size because it takes no time to make a quilt's worth of blocks.
    I did have to rip out one piece of the side panel because I wasn't paying attention and just thought I had to match up the notches. I sewed one in upside down. It went together so perfectly that I didn't realize it until I went to join both side panels to the center pieced part. That was easy enough to redo. I flipped the upside -down piece and went on my merry way.
    I've found that it does actually speed things up to pin, too. I start at the notch, put one at the very top and bottom, and then one between each of those. The whole block consists of only nine pieces, and only the side panels need pinning, so you could really knock out a quilt top in a day.
    I'm so impressed with myself. I've already completed one quilt top using the starter die set and pattern that came with it. (That one was much more complicated and had hundreds of little triangles.) I have some 'school houses' ready to go and now this! I had recently bought more fabric at a sale...like enough to make twenty quilts, and I've already used two of the fabrics purchased.
    Rarely, in the past, was I able to make fast enough progress before I lost my enthusiasm for the fabric I purchased. I have fabric stored under the bed in plastic bins, along with a linen closet, two chests and a bureau full. Maybe I'll be able to create some room...then again, I'll need a place to store all of the quilts I'll be churning out...at least until Christmas!

  • Barb · 2/10/2016

    This will make a stunning quilt

    This die, with imagination, will produce very unusual quilts. It will also be a quick quilt. Great product.

  • Susan · 1/14/2016

    Love the final look of this die!

    Looks great with two main fabrics put together or with a variety of fabrics for a scrappier look. Big size works great to put bigger quilts together fast.

  • Anna · 1/1/2016

    Love this die.

    This die makes sewing curves as easy as buttering hot toast.

  • pauline · 12/18/2015

    Men's Shirts

    I used this die to cut up my husbands old shirts. I could not have done such a good job without the die. I would not have even attempted this pattern without the Flowering Snowball. I had a previous experience with the double wedding ring die. That quilt won 1st place in a Florida quilt show.

  • Janice · 5/7/2015

    Amazing Die

    Cures are no longer a problem ...to cut or to sew. Wow, this is great!
    A good addition to my collection of dies. Thank you for such innovation!

  • Colleen · 3/16/2015

    Love this die

    Flowering snowball is one of my favorite quilt blocks. This die makes the cutting accurate and the piecing simple

  • Kristine · 2/4/2015

    Awesome BOB

    I have always been intimidated by curves and having to cut anything with a curve. I was so pleasantly surprised with the ease in which the block is cut and how fast and accurate it sews together. Yeah, I am now a curve cutter and block contrutor with this awesome BOB. You will not regret purchasing it as soon as you can and looking like the expert you are!