Fussy Cutters Unite!

I have been so in awe of how The Fussy Cutters Club has been embraced by people in the past week. When I had the idea I thought I would be the only one who got it but it turns out I’m not alone!

The Facebook Group: The Fussy Cutters Club has nearly a membership of 100 people already and new people keep on joining. (You can join by clicking this link.)

My hope is that the The Facebook Group: The Fussy Cutters Club will be a place where people can come together to share their work, ask questions, encourage and inspire each other and have a laugh.

This week we’re going on a road trip and it only just dawned on me that I could use the 7 hours (each way) that we have in the car to work on my hexagons. Doh! So I’ve been spending time this week cutting and preparing hexagons for stitching. (Which I had planned on sharing with you all here today but in true gnome style I left everything to the last minute and I don’t have any images – dang it!)

I’m a glue baster, but I saw Sarah Fielke post on Instagram a way of basting hexagons with thread where you don’t puncture the paper. I’m seriously thinking about giving this a go as I’ve ripped a few papers when removing them lately and that’s a little annoying.

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For those of you that have no yet had a go at using English Paper Piecing as a patchwork technique and are looking for a great way to learn I wanted to share with you the link that got me started. It’s from Katy Jones (of I’m a Ginger Monkey) and it’s for the Hexy MF Quilt-a-Long that happened. You can find all the posts here: click. If you scroll through the posts you can see a couple of methods for basting and then how you join them together, etc.

You don’t have to make the quilt for the tutorials to be useful, it’s the same principals regardless of what you’re making.

So, that’s what I’m working on and where you can find a place to start on your English Paper Piecing journey.  Now time for the bit I love; sew and tell.

Are you a member of The Fussy Cutters Club?

Membership is easy – just make and link (either as a work in progress or completed project) something you’ve done using fussy cutting.

Here are the linky rules:

1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features the use of fussy cutting.

2. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog.

3. If you are linking to an Instagram photo, please hashtag #thefussycuttersclub and mention me, @gnomeangel. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon in the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL would be

4. Comment on at least a few of the other members of The Fussy Cutters Club links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!

And remember, you can participate only on Instagram if you prefer. You don’t necessarily need to link up here. Just hashtag #thefussycuttersclub —and then check the hashtag to see what everybody else is working on!

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1 Comment

  1. randi August 27, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I am hoping I can become a member of your group. I have made 2 grandmother flower garden quilts by paper piecing and another a long time ago by machine. I am working on Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses now.