One of the coolest things you can do when making a quilt is cut pieces with a specific focus motif right in the center. This is called fussy cutting. When you fussy cut, it can be a guessing game when it comes to centering the motif. I created some simple viewfinders that coordinate with my Hexagon Template Sheets.
Download the Fussy Cutter’s Viewfinders HERE and follow the simple steps below!
Hexagon viewfinders DO include 1/4″ seam allowances, while the two square sizes DO NOT.
- Cut out each rectangle. (You could probably guess that one!)
- Cut out the center of each viewfinder shape.
Start view finding! Use a pencil or chalk to trace the hexagon or square and cut it out! (I don’t recommend using water or air soluble markers, but that’s a story for a different time).
You can see that the 2″ hexagon template fits inside the 2″ viewfinder with a cozy 1/4″ seam allowance.
Very short tutorial today! I’m excited to start cutting hexagons but don’t know when I’ll have a chance. Here are a few fussy cut hexagons I’ve made before:
In other news, I have been very busy teaching my daughter how to dye yarn and embroider! We will do a daily lesson and either learn a new skill or reinforce an old one. Today we simply reviewed backstitching with a tiny heart. What skills are you teaching your youngsters?