There are two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo, so it is perfect for a design like Le Grand Désert in Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein.
Willyne fussy cut ALL of the stars and ALL of the plates.
TRADITIONAL FUSSY CUTTING WITH INKLINGO
For the small 6-pointed stars, I printed both window templates and shapes without seam allowances with Inklingo.
Freezer paper has MANY advantages over using acrylic templates for fussy cutting.
INKLINGO NO WASTE FUSSY CUTTING
There are twelve blades in each plate. With Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting, I would need to print 12 identical sheets of fabric to get sets of 12 identical blades.
However, I do not have enough fabric to print 12 identical sheets of this fabric, so I fussy cut 6 of the blades and printed the other 6 blades with from a complementary fabric, and . . .
. . . I like the effect!
6 blades fussy cut, 6 blades not fussy cut.
(I’m considering replacing the circle with a darker fabric. The background fabric is used for the circles in the original Le Grand Désert, but I think it looks like a hole with these contrasting fabrics.)
Each star is a little work of art.
There are three layouts for Le Grand Désert blades, so you have a choice of straight grain and can use the fabric very efficiently. A choice of layouts makes it easy to use up scraps too.
All of the layouts are suitable for rotary cutting OR cutting with scissors.
This video gives a brief intro to printing on fabric with Inklingo but if you have questions, there is support too. Main Beginner’s Page
More about Le Grand Désert:
- Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab on the website)
- Millefiori Quilts 3 book, in stock
I intended to post this yesterday, so I have extended the low introductory sale price until tonight at midnight.
When you buy Le Grand Désert, I also add the Inklingo Dresden Plate Design Book (PDF to download, 72 pages, $20 value).
We are all such fans of fussy cutting, thanks to Lucy Boston. Thank you for visiting. More soon!
Linda & Monkey