Ideal for quilt blocks, sewing projects and all kinds of fabric crafts.
Isn’t that central flower motif pretty? We love how it floats perfectly within its 6″ frame. Learn how to use an Omnigrid® fussy cut template to center design elements precisely within a square. Use the template to frame up design motifs and create multiples that look similar or to make one-off projects that feature an area of fabric that you want to highlight.
What are fussy cut templates?
Omnigrid fussy cut templates come in a set of 2. They are for fussy cutting squares from 2” to 8.5”. Holes for marking squares are drilled every ½” for a full range of sizes.
Take a look at those markings.
There is a ¼” seam allowance etched between each inch and ½ inch measurement. The handy markings identify which areas of the fabric will be showcased within the frame and which will be included within the seam allowance.
The center of the template squares is marked with a frosted crosshatch. Use the crosshatch to center the template over your desired motif and make sure that it is perfectly placed within the frame size of your choice.
Ready to see how they’re used?
Place the template on your fabric and position the template as desired. Slide the template around with your fingers until the element is placed exactly where you want it within the frame size of your choice. (The “frame” size is equal to the finished square of fabric that you will trim up. Our finished fabric square is 6″ so we centered that floral motif precisely within the 6″ frame of the template.)
Mark all 4 corners of the desired finished square size through the holes in the template. Notice that the floral motif bleeds a bit outside of the 6″ square – that is intentional.
Connect the dots.
Use an Omnigrid ruler to connect your corner marks and create a square.
Check it out.
We centered this lovely floral element just perfectly within a 6″ square.
Perfect for quilt blocks.
The fussy cut templates are a great tool to have in your quilting arsenal. You’ll use them again and again to position elements from your fabric within a frame.
Here’s another example.
We used a fussy cut template and followed the same steps as above to make a set of beanbags: frame central motif, mark the corners, connect the dots and trim it up.
The Clemson paw motif is front and center – just where we wanted it to be. (Go, Tigers!)
These collegiate bean bags are ready for tailgate gaming. So you see, regardless of the design of your fabric, if there’s a motif you want to feature in a sewing or quilting project, the fussy cut templates can help you emphasize it.