There’s even free downloadable embroidery for the center circle!
Use the FREE GO! Courtyard-10" Finished Embroidery Designs download available to finish your project. Each shape includes motif, blanket and satin stitches.
Block Assembly Instructions
Cut Size: Cut size dimensions not included due to non-standard shapes
Finished Size: 10" Finished Block (25.4 cm)
Die Board Size: 6 in. x 24 in. (15.2 cm x 61 cm)
AQ Cutting Mat Required: GO! Cutting Mat, 6 in. x 24 in. (15.2 cm x 61 cm)
How to Die Cut 6-Color Courtyard Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- Fabric Color 1: Cut one 3" square. Place right side up over shape A to cut.
- Fabric Color 2: Cut two 5" x 7-5/8" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes B and C to cut.
- Fabric Color 3: Cut two 5" x 7-5/8" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes B and C to cut.
- Fabric Color 4: Cut four 5-3/8" x 3" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes D1 and D2 to cut.
- Fabric Color 5: Cut four 8" x 3" rectangles. Place right side up over shapes E1, E2, ER1 and ER2 to cut.
- Fabric Color 6: Cut four 6" squares. Place right side up over shape F to cut
Why Quilters Love the GO! Courtyard Die:
- Courtyard is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to cut one complete 6-color, 10" block in one pass through the cutter.
- No templates! No special rulers! Courtyard includes 10 shapes that are difficult to cut by hand.
- Courtyard features specialized dog-ears, ¼" seam allowances and notches for easy alignment and piecing.
- Courtyard 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.
- Fat Quarter-friendly
- Do you EQ? If you have Electric Quilt® software, you can use it to create your own Courtyard designs from their block library and cut your fabric.
- 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.