Fussy Cut is the term for cutting out fabric to highlight a motif. It’s a hugely popular technique in sewing and quilting. Lucky for us, it’s the theme for the third issue of Fat Quarterly eZine out this month. Every issue is better than the last. No joke. The topics are interesting and its full of projects you’ll want to make. Visually it’s lovely plus it’s easy to navigate. Here are some issue highlights.

Interviews Meet the owners of Spoonflower Kim & Stephen Fraser. Read this and you’ll see how lucky we are to have it. Then have a chat with Bari J and Camille Roskelley.

Best of Britain Meet two talented British fabric designers –  They are Lucie Summers of Summersville and Sarah Jane Waterhouse of Plain Jane Textiles Etsy and Plain Jane Textiles Folksy.

Designer Challenge This month’s contributor’s created fussy cut blocks. You get to see them and the maker’s comments. Then, they challenge us to share our fussy cut quilt blocks with the blogging community with a link to Flickr Fat Quarterly.

Learn Topics include color theory where you will see a color wheel and common color combinations from fabric. Learn the basics of fussy cutting and more. Fabric design with Heather Ross.

Projects List Includes fussy cut inspired quilts, play mats, bags and more.

Ed. note: The Fat Quarterly team requested a review and provided a copy of this issue of Fat Quarterly. They did not in any way tell me what to say. Since I didn’t have to buy my copy this quarter I’m going to host a giveaway. Stay tuned for details.

By Scarlett Burroughs




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