Pattern Spotlight: GO! Fish

Sep 4, 2014 1:05:57 PM / by spotlight

Looking for a fun piecing project? The GO! Fish Quilt creates this fun motif with just two pieced units. Download the pattern for free for a limited time!

GO! Fish Quilt Pattern

 

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Follow along below to see how quick and easy it is to cut and sew this quilt! Start by gathering the dies. You'll need the GO! Triangles in Square - 4" Finished Square, GO! Quarter Square Triangle - 4" Finished Square, and the GO! Half Square Triangle - 2" Finished Square. The 2" finished half square triangle is available both on the GO! Value die and the GO! Half Square Triangle - 2" Finished Square Multiples. We're using the GO! Value die below.

 

GO! Value Die

 

Cut a 3 3/4" strip to fan fold across the half square triangle units on the die board. Position your fabric on the die so that the selvedge edge of the fabric is in line with the label on the die and the cutter handle. This ensures that the lengthwise grain is traveling perpendicular to the roller.

 

GO! Value Die

 

Since the fabric is doubled, fan fold up to three times across the die to cut the maximum six layers of fabric.

 

GO! Value Die

 

Cover the die with the cutting mat and roll through the cutter.

 

GO! Value Die GO! Value Die

 

Slide the mat off the die to reveal perfect half square triangles! Notice the notched corners? These are so helpful because you don't have to trim dog ears after sewing.

 

GO! Value Die

 

Next, grab the GO! Quarter Square Triangle - 4" Finished Square die. Cut an 11" strip of fabric. Again, make sure the selvedge edge is lined up with the die label and the cutter handle. Fan fold the doubled fabric three times across the die to cut six layers of fabric.

 

GO! Quarter Square Triangle - 4" Finished Square

 

Place the mat over the die and roll through the cutter.

 

GO! Quarter Square Triangle - 4" Finished Square

 

Slide the mat off the die to find lots of quarter square triangles.

 

GO! Quarter Square Triangle - 4" Finished Square

 

Next, on to the GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square die. Cut a 3 1/2" strip from the same color fabric as the half square triangles. Also cut a 5" strip of fabric for the center triangle.

 

GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square

 

Line the selvedge edge of the fabric up with the die label and the cutter handle to ensure you are cutting on the lengthwise grain. Fan fold the doubled fabric up to three times to cut up to six layers of fabric.

 

GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square

 

Place the mat over the die and roll through the cutter.

 

GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square

 

Slide the mat off the die to find the piece needed to construct the triangle in square units.

 

GO! Triangle in Square - 4" Finished Square

 

Lay your cut pieces out to show the two units you'll be sewing - the flying geese and triangle in square.

 

GO! Fish

 

Sew the triangle in square unit by sewing one side to the center triangle. Press the seam.

 

GO! Fish

 

Sew the second side to the center triangle and press the seam.

 

GO! Fish

 

Sew one half square triangle to the quarter square triangle. Press the seam.

 

GO! Fish

 

Sew the second half square triangle to the quarter square triangle to finish the flying geese unit.

 

GO! Fish

 

The entire GO! Fish Quilt is made with these units! Download the pattern for free for a limited time to make your version today!

 

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Topics: GO! Project Tutorials, AccuQuilt, GO! Fabric Cutter, GO! Fish Quilt, flying geese, triangle in square

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