How to Die Cut 2-Color Chimney Sweep Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Trip: This die is specially designed to cut one 2-color, 10” block in one pass through the cutter.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut one 6 3/8” x 2 3/4” rectangle and place over shape A. Cut two 2 3/4” x 2 3/4” squares and place over shape C. Cut six 3 1/8” x 3 1/8” squares and place over shape D. Cut four 2 3/4” x 1 7/8” rectangles and place over shape E.
- Fabric Color 2: Cut two 6 3/8” x 2 3/4” rectangles and place over shape A. Cut six 4 1/2” x 2 3/4” rectangles and place over shape B. Cut two 2 3/4” x 2 3/4” squares and place over shape C.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Chimney Sweep Die.
- Chimney Sweep is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one 2-color, 10” block in one pass through the cutter.
- No templates! No special rulers! Chimney Sweep includes 5 basic shapes that can be time-consuming to cut by hand. Perfect for beginners ready for their next challenge.
- Chimney Sweep features specialized dog-ears and includes 1/4” seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
- Chimney Sweep includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
- Packaging includes step-by-step sewing instructions to make constructing the block easy. Plus, a free pattern to get you started.
- 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.
- 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.