Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NEW! Fussy Cutting Templates

Heartspun Quilts Fussy Cutting Template Set 
While I was working on The Circa 1880 Nine Patch quilt, I cut lots and lots of fussy cut motifs for the blocks.  I love the surprises fussy cutting gives, especially in such a scrappy quilt!
This is what I was using to fussy cut my motifs.  Yeah....it works, but not well.  I didn't always get the motifs centered correctly because the ruler lines make it difficult to see.   Over and over again, I wished I had a clear template showing an unobstructed view of the fabric I wanted to cut.  
As they say.....necessity is the mother of invention!  

I designed what I think are the perfect fussy cut templates!  Each template will cut two sizes of motifs.  In the sample above, the full template size cuts a 3 1/2 inch finished square.  The inset square cuts a 1 3/4 inch finished square.  I deliberately made the inset lines very faint so as not to obscure the view of the larger motif.  I love it!!
For the larger motif, using the full template, center the design and cut the fabric on all four sides of the template (white arrows.)
For the smaller size, center the design in the inset square (white arrows.)  Make the first two cuts on the right and top of the template. 
Turn the fabric around and align the cut edge with the dashed seam allowance lines on the inset square (red arrows.)  Finish cutting the square (white arrows.) 
Voila!



 I created six different templates that cut twelve different size fussy cut motifs:

1 inch and 1/2 inch squares
2 inch and 3/4 inch squares
3 inch and 1 1/2 inch squares
3 1/2 inch and 1 3/4 inch squares
4 inch and 2 1/4 inch squares
5 inch and 2 1/2 inch squares

Instructions, with color photos, is included in the set.

To celebrate the debut of my new Fussy Cut Template set, I'm giving away a set to one lucky winner!

Leave a comment on my blog by midnight, Friday, December 7th and I'll randomly choose a winner.  Please include your email so I can notify you.  

To be fair to everyone, do not email your comment.  Only blog comments are eligible. 

If you can't wait....or need a Christmas gift for yourself (your hubby will appreciate the hint!) or a special quilting friend, the Fussy Cut Templates are in stock and ready to ship today!!


I hope you're enjoying the holiday season so far.  Our home decorating is nearly complete.  I started to do some shopping but stopped because we've been busy preparing to ship Mrs. Miller's Apprentice patterns to quilt shops as the BOM begins in January.  

I still can't believe it's DECEMBER!!!   Stay cozy under a quilt...or two....or three!










82 comments:

  1. Oh Pam - This looks like a terrific idea! I signed up to make the Circa 1880 Nine Patch and this would be a wonderful addition to the process! What fun to be able to share fussy cut images with others making the quilt, incorporating a bit of ourselves in each of these quilts. Because I also make quilts for charitable groups aimed to benefit children, these templates would be such a nice aid in cutting images for I Spy quilts. Lots of possibilities and a whole lot less masking tape! I'd very much like to be entered into your drawing for the templates. Thank you for a really great idea and I hope you have a lovely holiday season!

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  2. It would be great to get these. I love your fabric.rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  3. What a great idea!! I've been going to get a set of some sizes cut at a glass cutting shop, but this is way better! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  4. These are brilliant. Great idea

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  5. It is fun to fussy cut from special fabrics and the templates will be a great way to do it. You are so clever!

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  6. What a clever idea--I love fussy cutting! I can't believe it's December already either, and I have done nothing to prepare for the holidays. I may be in denial---lol!

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  7. I love fussy cuts. I have some completely clear squares but that means they disappear easily and I have to measure them to make sure I have the right size. Yours look much more useful.

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  8. Wow! These templates sure would make life easier!
    Thanks for a chance!
    rchihuahua2@sbcglobal.net


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  9. I’ve never done much fussy cutting but would love to include little images here and there. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  10. Looks like fun now! cakilliany at hotmail.com

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  11. Great idea Pam!!!
    Starrypines@msn.com

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  12. Finally! Love to fussy-cut! Can't wait to use these. Brilliant!! jgoppert@bnin.net

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  13. these tools would make fussy cuts so much better. kweather78@aol.com

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  14. What a wonderful idea for mini making! crazy.boutquilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I think you have designed a winner! Thanks for the opportunity to win set.

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  16. Those rulers look fabulous. frog2quilt@gmail.com

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  17. These look wonderful? Dare I wait to be a winner or just order now? Decisions,decisions ...lol

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  18. Congratulations Pam. These rules are such a good idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Can't wait to try as I do a lot of fussy cutting. Great ideas. Sgolden103@gmail.com

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  20. Great idea! I would love to own a set. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  21. Oh, these templates wI'll make fussy cutting so much easier. Fussy cutting just makes such a difference in a quilt! Thanks for creating them. Angeliasue

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  22. Your templates look like they would really help with fussy cutting things. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Great templates- I do a lot of fussy cutting and they would certainly make things a lot easier and faster- can't wait to try them! thanks and hope you have a great holiday; also looking forward to the circa 1880 nine patch quilt next year!!!

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  24. These templates look awesome. Much easier to do the task! Thank you for doing these and a chance to win a set as well.
    Mary

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  25. cmullinsva@gmail.comDecember 4, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    What a wonderful idea you had. Great templates! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set. :)

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  26. These look like the answer to many prayers for quilters, thanks for the give away. Marcy P. peteexca@aol.com

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  27. This is the best notion I have seen in a long while. I’m sure every quilter will want them. Thank you for all you do. Quilter_mar@msn.com

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  28. Sure would like to try these templates in fussy cutting. Thanks for the chance to win a set. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  29. LOVE the rulers! I'm getting ready to make a square in a square quilt and they would be prefect!

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  30. Well designed,Pam! Would love to have a set.

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  31. Oh, what a boon these would be to anyone who loves fussy-cuts. I do, I do!! :)
    Brilliant!

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  32. These are great! Would love to win!

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  33. What a wonderful new notion! I thought I had all the rulers I would ever need...but I don't have these (yet!) Will be great for fussy cutting, and for I Spy quilts. Thanks for designing these, and for the chance to win a set! kimquilts4@gmail.com

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  34. These rulers look so handy. I certainly could have used them many times over! Thank you for your beautiful fabric, patterns and creativity.

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  38. They look like they would make fussy cutting a dream!

    Mandy Adams

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  39. Brilliant ~ I'd like to give these rulers a try.

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  40. Pam ~ Thank you!! You have done it again!! You have made this quilting girls life so much easier!!
    I love these templates. They are going to help me make those cute little Circa blocks even cuter by fussy cutting my center block. What a great Christmas gift these would make. Girls, make sure you tell your Mr. Santa that this is what you want from Santa.

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  41. Great idea. I usually stay away from fussy cutting because I wasn't that good at it. Winning these rulers would surely make the process fun and accurate.
    Thanks Pam
    Dolores in Michigan

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  42. Fabulous creation! I've tried several make-shift templates with the help of my engineer husband. A Cathedral Window comes to mind back in 1980 or so. I used Christmas cross stitch motifs for centers and green calico. Wow! These would have made the process so-o-o much easier. (Only made enough for a pillow center.) I know I will be adding these to my supplies. Much success with them.

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  43. This looks wonderful! Love that you provide so many sizes without all the extra distracting lines!!

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  44. This is a great idea. There have been many times I wanted to fussy cut something and I agree with you it is very hard on a ruler with lines !

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  45. What a wonderful idea. I agree fussy cuts are hard to do with most templates. These would be great. Now I have to save my pennies.

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  46. What a great idea to make fussy cutting much easier! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

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  47. Looks like a great idea, Pam. And hopefully I have my technical issue figured out and this comment will post. Thanks for this chance!

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  48. I can't wait to do the Circa 1880s quilt! I'd love a set of these rulers! Oh what creativity would abound!

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  49. I love the surprise of fussy cut units! These templates would make it so much easier. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

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  50. I love that you fussy cut fabrics for patchwork. I have a scrap quilt made by my Great-grandmother and love looking at all the different fabrics she used.

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  51. Wonderful idea. Perfect for those who fussy cut.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charlotte at kurtschindler111@gmail.com

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  52. I would love these. I do alot of fussy cutting
    pattyepoo@gmail.com

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  53. Oh, I love this set of rulers!
    jmafowler@live.com

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  54. These will be very useful for fussy cutting, especially small pieces. How wonderful to have them available in different sizes.

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  55. i love the fussy cut templates! i have used a heavy plastic cut the size of my piece to use for fussy cutting. i'd love to win a set of real templates!

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  56. I can't tell you how many times in the past 20 yrs. I have needed these fussy cut templates! I love to center a special motif or saying on some of my quilt blocks. Happy Holidays and thanks so much for the very special drawing!!!

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  57. Oh it would be so great having this set of templates. Have a special Christmas this year! sewpatsy1@comcast.net

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  58. What a great idea. I always enojy your work.

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  59. Thanks for coming up with great ideas. I would love a set of those and to get a free set would be WONDERFUL!

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  60. What a GREAT idea! Those templates are going to be SO useful!
    gunterheather at yahoo dot com

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  61. Congratulations on your quilt and templates, job well done!

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  62. Congratulations.Great idea and sure will make fussy more easy.Well done!

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  63. Great idea! I don't usually fussy cut very often, but if I had these I would! I'm starting the Circa 1880 Nine Patch at my local quilt shop.

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  64. What an exciting innovation! Love this idea, and hope it sells well. I would be so HAPPY to receive this prize! Quilts!! Love it!

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  65. What a great idea! These take all the guess work out of fussy cutting.

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  66. Wendy in NH
    Your templates will come in handy & save on cutting mistakes. Nice of you to play Santa with a giveaway!
    (Wcoffin7@aol.com)

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  67. What a great idea. I would love to have a new template!
    Kathy.depauw@gmail.com

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  68. What a brilliant idea!
    randyiris@gmail.com

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  69. These templates are an awesome thing! I have never had much success with fussy cutting, but these would definitely improve the odds of perfect cuts. Thanks!

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  70. What a Great Idea!!!! No more markers on the ruler or tape!! ordering today....jmh

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  72. Pam! These are so cool! I keep telling myself I need to incorporate more fussy cuts in my blocks. They make the blocks so much more interesting. I am so excited for the club to begin in January and can't wait to see what surprises you have planned for us. The club fabrics are going to be so fun to receive in the mail. Have a great day!

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  73. Thank you! I've been waiting for something like this! Now I can start my black and white quilt with pops of color and fussy cut patterns! Soooo excited!

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  74. Pam, that is the best idea! I would use them a lot too. Thank you for offering a set.

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  75. Such a good idea to have clear templates. Would love to use them.

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  76. What a wonderful idea! I always fussy cut a bit off. These will solve my lopsidedness.

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  77. This is such a great idea - they would make fussy cutting so much easier!

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  78. I am so excited to start Circa1880 in January and this ruler set would be perfect. Of course they would be super handy to have for all my other fussy cutting. Thanks for your creations and your generosity.

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  80. What a fabulous invention. I wish I had had it years ago. I can already it is a "must have" for future projects.

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