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The Fussy Cut Sampler by Nichole Ramirez

 

We will work our way through this book for our 2018/2019 Guild year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block of the Month

2018/2019

Fussy Cutting

This year we'll be working on our Fussy Cutting skills.  We'll learn how to fussy cut motifs of different shapes from different types of fabrics as well as learning how to incorporate fussy cutting into traditional quit blocks.  The blocks are from the book The Fussy Cut Sampler by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo.  Members can sign the book out of our library or you can purchase it to see many other fussy cutting options.


Fussy Cutting Basics


Patterns (click the month for the pattern)


September 

Melissa’s Tip: You don’t need to use a striped fabric – anything that points in a direction will do.


October

Melissa's Tip:  If you're trying to match the fabric direction when making "two at a time" HST's, you can fold a corner of the top fabric over to get a sneak peek.


November

Melissa's Tip:  I cut some of my rectangles off grain to get the motifs I wanted - just sew carefully!


January

Melissa's Tip: This is a great block to show off that large scale fabric.  I only used two fabrics in my block, but you can use however many you want.


February

Melissa's Tip: I had a lot of fun trying (sometimes successfully) to match my motif lines across the seams.  Cutting templates without seam allowances allows you to but them up to each other to try to get that match.


March

Melissa's Tip: Have fun finding motifs for the squares.  There's also some great opportunities in the diamonds for fussy cutting and fabric matching!