How to Die Cut 2-Color Crossed Canoes Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
TIP: To create a 2-color Crossed Canoes Block: Cut two layers of one fabric color and two layers of contrasting fabric color at a time.
- Cut 6 1/4" x width of fabric (WOF) strips. Fanfold into 6 1/4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. For a 2-color design, six cuts across the width of fabric yield enough pieces for six complete blocks. One yard of 40" wide fabric in each color will yield 30 blocks.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Crossed Canoes Die:
- Crossed Canoes is a Block on Board (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one complete 2-color, 9" block in one pass through the cutter.
- No paper piecing, or tracing and scissor-cutting templates required! Crossed Canoes includes four unique shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- Crossed Canoes features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Crossed Canoes 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.
- Layer Cake and Fat Quarter-friendly.
- 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.