|Heartspun Quilts Fussy Cutting Template Set|
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.)
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!