Free Fussy Cutting Templates

Fussy cutting is simply being picky about which part of your patterned fabric you cut out! Use this method to select fun smaller shapes in your fabric, then piece them together to create kaleidoscopic effects. Download our free fussy cutting templates to give it a go....

Free Fussy Cutting Templates

Way way back in issue 38 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine we featured a Fantastic Fussy Cutting project booklet by Alex Luenz. We packed it with Alex’s clear instructions for eye-catching fussy cutting projects, along with her fussy cutting guide, to get you whipping up beautiful EPP projects in no time!

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Fussy cutting for beginners

Get started fussy cutting with our essential guide free tutorial to show you how it works!

Fussy cutting for beginners

At the time we featured a set of fussy cutting templates to make English Paper Piecing patterns, using the inside of the shape, but if you fancy a shortcut, you can achieve the same effects by downloading our free fussy cutting templates for english paper piecing below to get sewing faster.

Free Fussy Cutting Templates (PDF)

Simply download them, print, cut and go! You can use fussy cutting to make all sorts of playful effects on your patchwork. We’re especially fond of cat patterns (see below) but this works with almost any patterned fabric you have in your stash.

We can’t wait to see your finished projects, so be sure to share them with us – tag us @lovequiltingmag and use #lovequiltingmag when you post!

Fussy Cutting Quilt Pattern
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Kiss and Cross Quilt Pattern by Alex Luenz, from issue 38 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.