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....
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!
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.
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!
Kiss and Cross Quilt Pattern by Alex Luenz, from issue 38 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.
Sarah is our resident tech-expert, as at home whipping up quilt samples as she is tackling complex quilt-math with the aid of her trusty calculator, so she’s an essential part of Love Patchwork & Quilting team! She’s got a fabric stash that any quilter would envy (and yes, it’s a stash – not a hoard!) and an almost indecent number of projects on the go at any one time. She’ll often bring finished projects into work and wow the team with her sewing skills. Sarah’s our in-house American, originally from Ohio, she loves a good cup of tea (spearmint’s her favourite) and comes from a long tradition of family quilters. Find her on Instagram @spindleandshears