How to Die Cut Butterfly Shapes:
Apply fusible web product to the wrong side of the fabric, following manufacturer’s instructions, before cutting for fusible appliqué. Place fabric on die right sides together to cut pairs.
- Upper Wing: Cut and fuse 4 5/8" x 4" rectangles. Layer on selected blade and cut. Cut 10 upper wings across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 70 upper wings.
- Lower Wing: Cut and fuse 4 3/8" x 3 7/8" rectangles. Layer on selected blade and cut. Cut 10 lower wings across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 80 lower wings.
- Body: Place scraps on blade and cut.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Butterfly Die:
- Edyta Sitar is known for her amazing quilts – and now you can appliqué her signature shape with the GO! Butterfly die.
- No template required. The GO! Butterfly die includes applique shapes that are typically difficult to cut by hand.
- The GO! Butterfly die works great with pre-fused, pre-cut 10" squares fanfolded or cut in half to cut an entire butterfly in one pass thru the cutter (fusible counts as one half layer of fabric).
- Create garden scenes by coordinating butterfly with other GO! flower and leaf shapes.
- Cut butterfly shapes out of a variety of fabrics: cotton, batiks, wool, felt, flannel, fleece, Cuddle® fabrics and more!
- Experiment with decorative stitches and threads to finish your butterfly.
- A great way to use up scraps.
- 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.