Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are having a great weekend. Later this morning, I’m meeting up with friends for Brunch at a local restaurant, and Milo is coming too. The owner keeps inviting Milo to come in, so we’ll see how this goes. He’ll be getting a bath before we go. I’m curious, is it common for dogs to be allowed into restaurants where you live?

I have a new-to-me tool to share with you today. It’s called the FussyCut 3in1 Tool by Crafty Bev. I have two tools to give-away and a special purchase link for you to save!


It’s primary use is for fussy cutting fabric precisely. It is L-shaped and has grooves in the L that the rotary cutter goes in to complete the cut. Here are a few photos that I took while fussy cutting a butterfly:




While called the 3in1 tool, it actually has six uses:

  • Corner Cutter lets you take your cut out of the middle
  • Center-Finding Ruler
  • Seam Allowance Guide
  • 1/8″ Bonus Grid
  • Bonus Mini-Metric Ruler
  • Bonus Y Seam Guide

The FussyCut 3in1 ruler comes in two sizes: the original size and the Big Sister.


You can read more about the various features here and watch the great video here.

Free Tutorial

If you’ve always wanted to make a memory quilt, but didn’t know where to start, I highly recommend Vicki Welsh’s Keepsakes Quilt tutorial. It’s a free downloadable PDF file filled with useful information to get you started and on your way. Here’s one of the quilts that Vicki made (photo used with permission):


Special Offer

Crafty Bev is making a special offer to Quilting Gallery readers. Get a FussyCut 3in1 Tool, regularly $12.95, for $10, a Big Sister, regularly $18.95 for $15, and both, regularly $30.90, for $24. Plus, you’ll receive a free Inches & Bits, a brand new, very handy measuring gauge. This special offer is available to Quilting Gallery readers only through this special link: http://www.craftybev.com/fc31QG.html.

To get started using your new ruler, Crafty Bev has a free pattern, Attic Antics, available on her site that makes use of the main features of our FussyCut 3in1 and Big Sister tools.


Step by step, you’ll learn to frame and cut perfectly centered images, make Y-seams and mitered borders like a pro, and do gorgeous bindings so easy and slick you’ll wonder how you ever had a problem with them!


I have two of the FussyCut 3in1 Tools to give away, one in each size to two of my lucky readers. Don’t worry, if you’ve purchased the ruler using the special link above, and you win the give-away, you’ll receive a refund.

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below telling me something funny. It can be a joke, or a funny short story. Please keep it family-friendly for all. Winners will be randomly selected July 30th. One comment per person.

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172 thoughts on “Fussy Cut Ruler Give-Away

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hmmmm….something funny yet family friendly…

    When I was younger, I thought it was absolutely hilarious to walk up to someone and say, “Excuse me, do you have bills to pay?” They would look at me funny and say “yes”, to which I would respond, “Well, you’d better give it back, ’cause his head is cold!!!” Read it out loud – it helps! LOL

    Have a great day!

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    What a fantastice idea. Love it. Thank you for the chance to win this ruler.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I would love to win the fussy cutters.

    My 11 month old grandson yesterday was fast crawling down the long hall way and yelling GO GO GO. I think is is from his daddy singing to him Go speed racer go.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Useful tip: When I first started sewing & crafting, my grandmother gave me the best tip ever. “You can’t see a fly on a galloping horse”. So when my stitch or lines aren’t ‘perfect’ or if I make a tiny mistake, I remind myself of this quote. Hope it’s helpful to you too :)

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    My husband and I decided to fly first class when we went to my mom’s 80th birthday party. With the dinner they served on the plane was a chocolate candy on the tray. Well, my chocolate disappeared. So I just thought it was on the tray when the flight attendant took it away. After about 3 hours we arrived at our destination. Stood up to prepare to exit the plane and noticed something in my seat. It was the chocolate! I had been sitting on it the whole time. Of course it was squished and melted and yep….all over the back of my pants. I left the airport pulling my shirt down as far as it would go, hoping no one would see the huge brown spot! I was mortified! My husband couldn’t stop laughing. I must admit, it was pretty funny!

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I have my own “batty” story to share. Many summers ago, when it was a LOT cooler than it’s been this month and our kids were a LOT younger, my husband & I had left the window open in our bedroom, so we could enjoy the cool night breezes while we slept. I was awoken during the night by a small noise, and (assuming one of the kids had come into our room) nudged my spouse awake. When we turned on the bedside lamp, we were VERY startled to see a bat flying around in our room! My spouse bravely grabbed a spare blanket, dived on the bat, and quickly tossed the blanket-wrapped bat out the window. Fortunately for the bat, the blanket evidently slipped off in mid-trajectory, because we found the empty blanket on the front lawn the next morning. We made VERY sure to keep the screen on the bedroom window closed & in good repair after that!

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    My wife and I took out life insurance policies on each other– so now it’s just a waiting game.

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    You quilters will love this…I was telling my hubby last night that he was so lucky that I started quilting in the late 1980s because the fabric was so inexpensive and that I had bought all the fabric I would need for my stash then….We all know how that goes….roflol…But, he bought it and went away thinking how lucky he was….What am I going to do with my order that will be here tomowwow…lol

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    A square!!! Being wanting one die ever
    The metal or wood Carpenters square
    Does not play well with rotary cuter’s
    Congrats, hope u sell out .

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Barbara’s post reminds me of what my husband said to me after I had finished a quilt. “You probably have $25 in that thing” My reply yes and maybe a little bit more!!

  • July 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I have just rediscovered quilting and I would love to win the ruler:)

  • July 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I use to hang finished quilt tops all around my studio, kept me inspired, right! Hubby comes in one day, says, you need to finish some of these & sell them! Me thinks, oh no, sell my babies! Later, it comes to mind the saying, out of site, out of mind! So.. now most of them are tucked away someplace safe, & no more such comments from hubby, when he wanders through my studio, lol.. And we’re both happy!

    I would love to win this ruler, looks like a good addition to my growing collection, thanks for doing this!

  • July 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I am a Texan

    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion, that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

    Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, in California an archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, headlines in the LA Times newspaper read: ‘California archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers.’

    One week later, a Texas newspaper, reported the following: After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Bastrop, Bubba Mitchell, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Texas had already gone wireless.

  • July 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    What did the fish say when it ran in to a wall?


  • July 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    My husband and thought this was funny. My little girl just started crying. When we went to figure out what was wrong, we realized she wasn’t paying attention when eating and bit her own thumb. Not hilarious, but apparently she’s not very awake.

  • July 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    To entertain our grandson, my husband came up with this….hubbie took our 16 month old grandson on his Gold Wing. He sat him on it with the motor running. From watching Grandpa he knew how to turn the key and how to rev the bike. (He has also gone on “rides” with Grandpa around the block.) He loved it!!
    About a week later, the tiller was left in the flower garden and our Grandson tried to “rev” the handle and climb on the tiller!
    And I won’t tell you that our Grandson is only 19 months old and Grandpa has taught him how to drive the lawnmower (He can operate it lawnmower himself, now.)!! Yes, this is a very true story!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win a Fussy Cut Ruler!!

  • July 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    You can tell a quilter by the “threads” she wears!

  • July 30, 2012 at 3:24 am

    What a beautifull and handy tool to win. But…I realize, no story, no prize: I am born as a left-handed girl. In earlier days in school it was not allowed to write with your left hand, so I had to learn writing, drawing, knitting and crochet with my right hand. It was not so succesfull. When I had to crochet I was holding the hook in my right fist and could crochet very well and nice. When the teacher looked to me, I tried to do it like she wants. The product is still in a box in my cupboard. Some rules very nice, some very stiff.
    Nowadays I like to knit, crochet etc. well. But…in my own way.

    Hugs, Ann

  • July 30, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I have 3 redheads and one brown haired child. People were constantly asking us where the children got their red hair since I am a brunette and their dad was a dirty blonde. So we got tired and starting making a joke that they got their red hair from the mail man. Until coming out of church one day, the preacher asked us “where did they get their red hair?” My oldest who was about 5 yrs old peeped up automatically, before we even had time to speak, and proudly proclaimed “the mailman!” And as my face started turning red and trying to think of something appropriate to say to our preacher. He then proudly announced, “My other brother isn’t a red head because mommy got tired of the mailman and decided to adopt him!” But then I guess the mailman moved with us because our baby brother is a red head too!”

  • July 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Just arrived home from my 1st quilting bus tour to a quilt show and many, many quilt shops for 4 days. It was an awesome trip and we raised $2000. for our quilting charity. We decided on the trip we would do it again next year and perhaps we would make a quilting calendar with all of us posing with quilts in the nude. (well looking like it at least). Imagine 36, 60year old plus women posing nude.

  • July 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    When my son was a toddler he was very messy so we called him “piggy”. We went to a small farm animal zoo and when he saw the pigs he yelled “hi Danny”

  • August 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    When I was a little kid in school, my last name started with an “R” and I was almost always seated in the last seat in the second last row in class. I thought to myself at that time that when I got married, I would marry someone who had a last name that was earlier in the alphabet. Well, imagine how happy I was when I finally (at age 50, my first and only marriage) married a man whose last name started with “B”! It never really occured to me when I was that little kid, that if/when I got married, I’d no longer be in elementary school! “Guess that some of us are late achievers!

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