How to Die Cut Apple Core Shapes:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- To Fanfold Fabric: Cut 7 1/2" strips across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 6" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut six apple cores across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 24 apple cores.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Apple Core Die:
- The perfect solution to curved piecing! The traditional apple core quilt shape is an old-fashioned favorite featuring large 6 1/4" finished shapes that sew together quickly.
- No templates! The GO! Apple Core die includes a unique shape that can be a challenge to cut by hand.
- No need to be afraid of curves! Apple Core features matching notches on curved seams for easy pinning and piecing.
- It’s easy to change the size of an apple core quilt by adding more apple core shapes to the length or width. Just add binding to create a beautiful scalloped border.
- Cut apple core shapes out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, Cuddle® fabrics and more!
- A great way to use up scraps.
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- Layer Cake-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.