Fussy Cutting Tools

Another great thing about fussy cutting is that you don't need any special tools to get started!

The tools I use most often are probably the same tools you already have in your sewing space.

Quilting Ruler
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Use washi tape to mark your quilting rulers to the size you need. Just don't forget that you need to account for the seam allowance when cutting!
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There are also a great variety of special made rulers to help you fussy cut the perfect pieces.
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Or you can make your own template out of cardboard!

You don't need any special tools to master fussy cutting, but there are some useful tools that can make it easier and more fun.

Special Fussy Cut Rulers
Non-Slip Ruler Dots
Acrylic Templates for English Paper Piecing
Rotating Rotary Mat
Template Plastic
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Special fussy cut rulers are great for taking the guesswork out of cutting by clearly showing seam allowance and where the exact center is.
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A rotating cutting mat and non-slip ruler dots will help you keep your fabric in place and make it easier to make your cuts without having to angle your wrists awkwardly.
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English paper piecing patterns often have acrylic templates you can purchase for making your cuts. These are great, durable templates that you can use over and over and won't loose their accuracy.
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In lieu of using acrylic templates, you can use template plastic to make your own templates in any shape! This is much less expensive than buying acrylic templates but will be less accurate and may bend and fold over time.
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Fussy cutting is a fun way to play with your stash and add extra cuteness and character to your projects. Check out my other posts for more tips on fussy cutting HERE :)

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