A fuss-free approach to fussy-cutting quilt blocks (video)

Have you ever come across a fabric print that is SO darn cute that you want to frame a particular part of the print in a portion of a quilt block? That’s called fussy cutting—but that doesn’t mean you have to fuss and fight to make it happen.

Sewing Cottage Pillow
Fussy-cut motifs: we spot a sewing room (or two) in this patchwork abode!

Super Cute Paper Piecing author Charise Randell has perfected her fussy-cut formula so it’s a breeze to feature any motif you like in any paper-pieced project you like. No fuss required! Let Charise show you how it’s done:


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Charise includes lots of fun projects to practice your fussy cutting in Super Cute Paper Piecing:

Colored-Pencil Pouch
Colored-Pencil Pouch

Summer Fruit Coasters
Summer Fruit Coasters

Clothesline Mini Quilt
Clothesline Mini Quilt

Super Cute Paper PiecingNever paper pieced before? The photographs in Super Cute Paper Piecing walk you through the technique, so you’ll be paper piecing like a pro in no time. Don’t fear the paper-piecing path—Charise has got you covered from first to last stitch. You can stitch motifs into projects from the book or sew these happy little blocks into any project you can dream up!

How do you fussy-cut motifs: Just like Charise, with a window template, or something else? Share your approach in the comments!


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