Friday, November 8, 2019

Creating Identical Fussy Cut Fusible Pieces

I'm working on a really charming Christmas project using fusible feather pieces, 

fussy cut fusible feathers

and because I'm making several blocks, I want the pieces to be identical across the blocks, especially that big plaid feather.

While arranging the feather on the plaid for the most attractive orientation before fusing it down, I devised a way to have all the other #3 pieces look the same. I just needed to make some aligning marks on the yet-to-be-fused pieces.

aligning marks on fusible backing to match an already fused piece

In the above picture, the first piece is fused down - there's just a little bit of the paper showing at the feather point. On top of that is another piece of fusible, with paper backing up and aligned with the fused pieced. Little tic marks near the T's correspond with the lines of the fabric. 

Now all I need to do is find where that pattern repeats in the fabric, line up the marks, and fuse.

aligning marked fusible with the fabric pattern repeat

I got lucky with this fabric that the pattern repeat was such that I don't have a big piece of swiss cheese leftover. Can't say that for the green with white snowflakes piece - the repeat was widely spaced. But it's the consistency I want for the pattern pieces, so I'm willing to put up with holes in a fat quarter!

Now that the tic marks on the pieces are aligned with the fabric and fused, all that's left is to cut them out, 

three identical fusible pieces

and finish my project, which is coming on Monday for the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' In the Sticks. Ultimately, I'll be gifting this project to a dear friend - hope she likes it!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Great way to do this...thanks for sharing it!

  2. thank you for this tip I would not have thought about fussy cutting the exact pattern this way

  3. What a great idea! Will have to file that in my brain

  4. I want one of these table runners. Thank you so much!


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