|Front & Back of Heart Mug Rug, Doodle Time Designs|
Fussy-Cutting Bronco's Motifs
Tape fabric to window so you are looking at the WRONG side of fabric & motifs are backlit. Hold Heart Foundation Unit up to fabric to locate where selected motif will fit nicely. In this case, the horse motif will replace Fabric Piece #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5.
Template Method: Make a copy of Heart Foundation Unit onto FREEZER PAPER to make Templates to cut fabric pieces. For Horse Motif Template, cut Freezer Paper along outermost Sewing Lines of Pieces #1 - #5 (highlighted above with a black marker). Using a dry iron, press Template to WRONG side of fabric, centering Horse Motif as desired & cut out fabric piece - allowing 1/4" minimum all around. Save Freezer Paper Templates & use to cut a variety of motifs of different shapes & sizes for different Mug Mats. Always allow at least 1/4" all around - this will become your seam allowance as you paper-piece.
Now, paper-piece as usual using Horse Motif to replace Fabric Pieces #1 - #5. Below I've added Fabric Piece #6 & #7. I think the text below the Horse's Nose will be distracting ...
So, I folded the fabric back to see where I needed to sew to cut out the unwanted text. My new Sewing Line is in red below. Feel free to adjust Sewing Lines as needed to custom fit your motif - just remember, straight lines ONLY!
That's about it! Continue adding fabric pieces - you might even be able to work in another motif, but I cut it short for this one because the SUPERBOWL is starting - gotta go!
Love them Bronco's! faith.