Make Quilts Special with Creative Use of Fabric

Add Complexity to Your Quilts with Strategic Cutting!

Many quilters think of fussy cutting as a way of featuring a particular motif within a patch of fabric. Chances are you’ve seen and enjoyed beautiful quilts made with fussy cut patches.





However, fussy cutting can be so much more. In the following video Laura Roberts outlines many creative ways to cut patches for striking special effects.

One great idea is to work with striped fabrics to create special blocks, bindings and more. Another interesting effect is to create a complex looking quilt without all the piecing by taking advantage of border stripe fabrics.

She’s also shows you how to make complex stars, hexies and more with fussy cutting.  It’s a great way to make the most of beautiful fabrics you may not normally choose for a quilt.

Laura sprinkles a lot of helpful tips along the way to make cutting go quicker and more smoothly. For instance, lay your ruler on top of your template for the cleanest cuts. And, be sure to wash starch out of fabric before you store it so it doesn’t attract bugs.

Whether you think you’re interested in fussy cutting or not, this video is sure to get you thinking about fabric in a whole new way. Chances are you’ll come away with some creative ideas for your next quilt.

 


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