Thursday, June 28, 2012

English Paper Piecing 4 - Fussy-cutting: on point and square

How you fussy-cut your fabrics will have a dramatic effect on the look of your paper piecing. Using stripes and geometric prints on the outer edge of diamond shapes will act as a frame around fussy-cut motifs for the centre and surrounding 8 hexagons as shown in the sketch above. Consider whether you need to fussy-cut with the featured motif "square" or "on point" to achieve the desired effect. This example is taken from the quilt: "Josephine Baker meets Carmen Miranda"
These hexagons above are all cut "square"

These hexagons above are cut with the motif or stripe "on point"


  1. Thanks for this tip. I am fascinated with the idea of fussy cutting the hexagons and this really gave me a better understanding!

  2. Hello Heather... I think my pictures are a little fuzzy - so I'll try to do better close-ups at the weekend.Regards B

  3. Very useful indeed; thanks.


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