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AccuQuilt Snail Trail 8 inch finished

   
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AQ Cutting Mat Required: 255111 

How to Die Cut Snail’s Trail Quilt Blocks:

For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller. Tip: The die is specially designed to cut three complete 2-color, 8" block in one pass through the cutter.

  • Fabric Color 1: Cut three 9 7/8" x 8 1/2" rectangles or 10" precut squares. Place right side up over all shapes on board to cut.
  • Fabric Color 2: Cut three 9 7/8" x 8 1/2" rectangles or 10" precut squares. Place right side up over all shapes on board to cut.
  • Tip: You also can cut two complete 4-color, 8" blocks in one pass through the cutter. To create 4-color Snail’s Trail Blocks: cut four layers of different fabric colors at a time.

Why Quilters Love The GO! Big Snail’s Trail Die:

  • Snail’s Trail is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut three complete 2-color 8" blocks in one pass through the cutter.
  • No templates! No special rulers! Snail’s Trail includes 5 basic shapes that can be time-consuming to cut by hand.
  • Snail’s Trail features specialized dog-ears and includes ¼" seam allowances for easy alignment and piecing.
  • Snail’s Trail includes screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
  • Download step-by-step sewing instructions to make constructing the block easy at accuquilt.com. Plus, a free pattern to get you started.
  • Layer Cake-friendly
  • Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt software, you can use it to create your own Snail’s Trail designs from their block library and cut your fabric.

AccuQuilt Benefits: 

  • 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

Die Tips: 

  • 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.