Design possibilities are bountiful with a simple diamond shape, but the added element of intentional fabric placement adds endless opportunities. Once you learn how to fussy cut EPP diamonds, you will see fabric in a whole new way. And your English Paper Piecing game will soar!
One option for fussy cutting is to isolate a printed motif. Then cut your diamond shape to place the image wherever you want to on your block. You can repeat motifs or make each one different. If you use a clear template for cutting, you can see exactly how your finished shape will look after sewing. Just place, cut and sew! Repeat.
For kaleidoscopic designs, fabric selection and precise template placement are key. There are some tricks I used on my EPP Moravian Star Ornament that will help with fussy cutting. You can locate and cut exactly the pieces you need to take an already-beautiful fabric and multiply its visual impact.
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Here is the step-by-step directions, with tips and tricks on how to fussy cut EPP diamonds.
Learn how to use fussy cut diamonds to make this Monrovian Star ornament. Looking for a beginner EPP project? Browse through all of our English Paper Piecing projects and inspiration on Create Whimsy.