Fussy Cutting Made Easy

Tuesday Tidbits quilting video blog archives

    This week, going to do a little math (gasp!) and do some successful fussy cutting. It really isn’t hard and we’re going to use Pam Buda’s gorgeous Folk Art Stars fabric to cut up. Fussy cutting the star fabric and adding it to an Ohio Star block is just genius, in our book. It adds so much to the quilt with very little extra work. If you aren’t familiar with these Folk Art Star fabrics, we’ll also show you some other projects that use them and are really quick piecing projects.

      QUILTING BLOG CONTENTS [click to view]

      [0: 12 minutes] We’re talking about Fussy Cutting today – we can help so it’s not that hard!
      [0:32 minutes] We’re sharing the details about a quilt we created, “Folk Art Stars” with Pam Buda’s Folk Art Stars fabric using fussy cutting
      [0:47 minutes] Fussy cut stars – appliqued vs printed [primitive stars]
      [1:18 minutes] Directions of the stars – all pointed in one direction
      [1:32 minutes] Center your star in the middle of the Ohio Star Block
      [1:42 minutes] Sharing pointers and tips on how to center your stars
      [1:52 minutes] Creating a 3-inch finish
      [2:04 minutes] First, make sure your stars are pointing up [from your perspective]
      [2:10 minutes] When fussy cutting, measure the dimensions of the item you are cutting
      [2:22 minutes] We’re doing the math!
      [2:34 minutes] How to determine the width of the border you need all the way around the star
      [2:48 minutes] Marking your fabric – using masking tape, tape off your ruler to help guide you.
      [3:32 minutes] Cutting the fabric
      [4:18: minutes] Another way to measure using the center of the item you are cutting
      [4:45 minutes] Cutting tips when cutting out fabric
      [5:06 minutes] Other blocks you can use this technique with: the four patch, the snowball block, etc.
      [5:50 minute] Valentine’s Day idea using the Fussy cut technique [+ Spring and Easter!]
      [6:28 minutes] Reviewing Table Toppers using Pam’s [we have these kits available for sale on our website]
      [6:45 minutes] Using as a table cloth and seasonal ideas
      [7:20 minutes] Easy to create table topper kits using a few flying geese units and borders!
      [7:39 minutes] Fabric details – stitching the lines to highlight the stars even more. Very easy to create!
      [8:20 minutes] Today’s new store addition is now available – the “Folk Art Stars” quilt kit
      [8:26 minutes] Explaining the border lengths and binding – creates a good sized twin size quilt or couch throw


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