Fancy Cut Blocks
Fancy cut blocks are quilt blocks made from
fabric using a specific part of the fabric.
You may have a piece of fabric with
pictures of trains, trucks and cars. You may want to make a block with
only the trains. To fancy cut the fabric, you cut out only the part of the
fabric with the pictures of the trains.
In the above picture, you may want to cut
out the boots or the hats on the fabric.
Fabrics that have been fancy cut look like
Swiss Cheese. It uses up more fabric, but the design is what is important.
Quilters who make art quilts almost always
use selected parts of their fabric to make their quilts.
You can buy plastic templates that help you
to mark and cut your piece of fabric, or you can eyeball it and do it with
scissors or your rotary tools.
Fancy cutting fabric adds more creativity
and individuality to a quilt.
Below are some ideas for blocks fancy
cutting your fabric.