Have you ever fussy cut your fabrics? I do from time to time but I wanted to make sure everyone understands what this term actually means.
You see, fussy cutting by definition is to target and cut a specific motif that’s printed on fabric, rather than randomly cutting yardage.
There are some tricks to the fussy cut. Let me break them down for you.
Paper Window Template- these are easy to create and can save you much heartache when cutting expensive fabric.
To create a paper template, simply determine the size of your cut out, add seam allowance and cut window. To make things easy, I have created a template for a 6″ quilt block.
- Simply print and cut out template. Don’t forget the inside window.
- Position template over fabric design and carefully cut out with a rotary cutter.
Clear Ruler- this tool is your friend! By positioning the ruler over your fabric design you can center your design and clearly mark the cut area.
Free Hand Cutting- sometimes, free hand cutting is the way to go to create your fussy cut. My suggestion is to remember your seam allowance when cutting.
Update: New Template with 3 quilt blocks.
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