How to Die Cut English Paper Piecing Shapes:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
Tip: Notecards and old business cards make excellent papers.
- Fabric Hexagons: Cut 5 1/4" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold strip covering the larger hexagon shapes on the die board. Cut 66 hexagons across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 396 hexagons.
- Hexagon Paper Pieces: Cut 72 hexagons out of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper or cardstock.
Why Quilters Love the GO! English Paper Piecing Die:
- English Paper Piecing, or EPP as the truly hexie-addicted hand-stitchers call it, is the perfect “purse project.” GO! English Paper Piecing dies are designed to cut both the fabric and the paper (or cardstock) for English Paper Piecing on one die board.
- No templates! No measuring! No need to purchase expensive paper templates! The GO! English Paper Piecing dies allow you to cut out as many or as few hexies and paper templates as needed for a project without having to use a rotary cutter or ruler.
- Imagine the time you will save cutting! This die cuts up to two layers of paper or cardstock on the smaller hexagons (12 in one pass through the cutter) and up to six layers of cotton fabric on the larger hexagons (36 in one pass through the cutter).
- GO! English Paper Piecing includes 1/4" seam allowances on the larger hexagons for cutting fabric.
- A great way to use up scraps.
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- Charm Pack-friendly.
Weight in lbs.: 0.75
Cut Size: Six 13/16" Sides (2 cm) hexagons to cut fabric and Six 1/2" Sides (1.3 cm) hexagons to cut paper
Finished Size: Six of each paper piecing hexagons: 1/2" Sides (1.3 cm)
Die Board Size: 5 in. x 10 in. (12.7 cm x 25.4 cm)