Cut It Up with Pam – Which are the most essential fabric cutting dies to own?


Welcome to AccuQuilt’s new fabric cutting expert program called ‘Cut It Up with Pam’! Host and AccuQuilt fabric cutting expert, Pam Heller, answers the questions every quilter wants to know about fabric die cutting.

This week join Pam as she discusses which die is the most essential to include in your die library after you purchase the 2 1/2″ Strip Cutter die (55017 or 55014).

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Comments (11)

  • Vicky Feliciano said on September 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    What are the essential blocks for the 12″ die cube set and the companion sets?

  • Nancy Lawton said on September 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Why would you choose the 8″ over the 6″ cube?

  • Kathleen Manoff said on September 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Very helpful, thank you.

  • Hillechien Gretebeck said on October 21, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Hallo Pam
    Thank You for having me in your fun class You are a great teacher sure hope to see your tutorial
    Again you ere great in Melbourne Fl Huggs from Hilly

  • Ramona Payne said on December 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I’m wanting to know what the difference between the angled and straight 2 inch strip cutters? And how you use the two different types and which one will be more beneficial to have. I’m new at quilting but I have had my go cutter sense they were introduced but have not used it . Thank you for your assistance

  • Donna Linddquist said on December 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    When I have a large amout of fabric and want to cut strips, what is the best method to get the fabric into the cutting area without too much waste?

  • Colleen Henrichs said on December 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I know I need to line up the fabric so that the fabric is going thru on the lengthwise grain but since the cubes are square which is the correct side to go into the cutter or does it matter.

  • Maria Ziccarelli said on January 2, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for your information.. I would also like to know what size each of the dies in the cube is. If this is noted somewhere else that I have not found, please excuse me. I am debating on a cube but I think I need more information. For example Pam says in the 8 inch cube, there is a large block and small block. What are the dementions?

  • Maria Ziccarelli said on January 2, 2018 at 9:49 am

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  • Maria Ziccarelli said on January 3, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Small and large. What size is that in inches?

  • Mary Fagan-Nesmith said on January 8, 2018 at 7:51 am

    I got a GO Big from my hubby for Christmas and only have the flying geese die that came with it. I got on the web site and was surprised at the number of dies to choose from. I called and asked which to buy first between the 12 8 and 6 inch cubes. I was told it was a hard question for her to answer and was really a personnel choice. I ordered the 8 inch since it was in the middle and made a little since to me as a starting point. I am now waiting for a catalog the nice lady I spoke to is sending. Looking forward to getting both.

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