Wednesday, 10 July 2013

WIP Wednesday: Fussy cutting and a tip

I'm busy with fussy cutting for the centre of granny square blocks at the moment and I've made a little "tool" to help with finding the bits of fabric I want to fussy cut.  Here are some of my fussy cuts:


Some of the fat quarters I bought recently had some square-ish bits of cardboard in them, I cut out a 2 1/2 inch square in the middle of it which then frames the fabric so you can see what the cut piece would look like.  I also find this useful to place on a piece of fabric to focus on the colours without being distracted by the whole piece of fabric.  Here's the "tool":


This black cats and bulldogs may not make it into the final quilt (too black) but it was fun making it.

Happy crafting!

PS - there's still time to enter my fabric giveaway!

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10 comments:

  1. What a clever tip! Thanks for that :)

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  2. Good idea! Definitely makes it easier to see what you're after for fussy cutting!

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  3. Your fussy cuts are lovely! Great tip too.

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  4. That's so helpful! Those granny squares are going to be so cute with all the fussy cut bits!

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  5. Great tip! I love the cats and dogs block..cute!

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  6. I love to fussy cut!! Your cat and dog patchwork is so cute!!

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  7. What a great tip (and so easy!) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great idea! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  9. Awesome tip! I love that bulldog fabric... what a cute block!

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  10. Cool tool, and cheap too! Love it.

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