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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  • July 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I had a terrible dream last night. I dreamt that I had eaten a twelve pound marshmallow. When I awoke this morning, my pillow was gone.

  • July 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    A little boy of four years old said that he had a joke. OK we said tell us the joke. OK hear goes he said Why can you not take a test in the zoo? Because of the “chee-tas”.

  • July 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I just visited my niece and nephew, and my niece shared this story with me: Her brother had a ‘terrible abrasion’ and she was trying to help him feel better by taking his mind off his troubles. She was a little put out when he didn’t think her joke was funny: “What do you put on a pig’s cuts and scrapes?” “Oinkment!” I guess her delivery (and indignation over its lukewarm reception) is what cracked me up.

  • July 23, 2012 at 5:27 am

    A cop was chasing a speeding car, finally the car pulled over. “I won’t give you a ticket if you can give me an excuse that I haven’t heard before.” “Well, officer, my wife ran off with a police man last year and I was afraid you were bringing her back!” No ticket was issued.

  • July 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I love animal photos and saw one on pintreast of a cat on a fence leaning over with her head on a pony’s head with an awesome expression of love. Made me smile for the whole day!

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Always remember you are unique. Just like everyone else!

  • July 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Oh it looks very interesting what you can do with those rulers. I would like one very much – and it should be a birthdaypresent for me. I am born on 22 of july.

  • July 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I have two for you. One from each of my nephews. (1)When is a car not a car? When it turns into a garage. (2) Two hats are hanging on a hat rack, what did one hat say to the other hat……..you go on ahead. Have a great day! Christina

  • July 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Here’s a kid friendly joke:

    Did you hear of the cat that swallowed a ball of yarn? She had mittens!

    Fussy cut rulers…fabulous idea! Thanks!

  • July 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Last night I’d had enough of the heat and humidity and not sleeping. So I dragged the mattress off our spare bed down to the basement family room. Ahhhh, cool peaceful quiet. Then scratch scratch scratch. There were two bats trapped in the fireplace insert trying to get out through the glass door. Mattress went right back up the stairs.
    Thanks for a chance to win these fun rulers.

  • July 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Yesterday my husband and I were laughing hysterically that we recently moved up to the Pacific NW (our dream) but that we are now moving and house poor. lol. It might not be funny to anyone but us, but we thought it funny that we live in the most beautiful place in the nation but only have two plates and two forks to use. We will be having friends come to stay this weekend and will have to eat in shifts! ;)

  • July 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I accompanied my hubby to his doctor’s appointment this morning. The doc was sniffling quite a bit and apologized, saying that he’d slept with the windows open last night & was suffering from his allergies. Soon thereafter he sneezed, and I said, “God bless you”. My hubby then said, “God bless you, dear”. I giggled because his doc is a man….and the doc laughed, then said to my hubby….”thank you, sweetheart”. Yes, my hubby IS a sweetheart! Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

  • July 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I couldn’t wake up because I was dreaming that I was sleeping with a cat on my neck. thank you for this chance

  • July 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    My sons’ favorite joke: “What’s a pirate’s favorite restaurant?” Answer: “Arrrrrrrrby’s”. Thanks for chance to win!

  • July 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    The only joke I know is a groaner.

    What is the Mosquito’s favorite sport?

    Skin Diving!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  • July 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    My 11 year-old grandson was baptised in the river a couple of weeks ago. He was so sure of his decision and proud he made it on his own. He got so tired of his much younger friend “Colton” asking him how they “did it” and having explained it “at least a gazillion times Grandma” he finally told Colton “they have to drown me first and then I’m baptized!” Colton did not have any further questions.

  • July 24, 2012 at 12:10 am

    When I was in the military there was this old guy I worked with. Whenever he would sneeze I would say”Give me another one” and he would sneeze again. Sometimes this would happen 10 times in a row. Well then one day while I was messing with him and he kept sneezing, after about the 15th time something flew past my head. At first I thought he threw something at me to make me be quiet, but when I looked to see what it was I almost peed my pants I started laughing so hard. He sneezed his dentures right out of his mouth and they went flying at least 50 feet before hitting the ground and slid another 50 feet. He had just gotten them the day before. When he went and picked them up, they were cracked in half. He said Wow, I had a Fifteen hundred dollar sneeze, and started laughing as much as we all were. After 25 years of me being gone, he found me on Facebook and told me, he still tells everyone about the Fifteen hundred dollar sneeze and laughs just as hard about it every time.

  • July 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Not a joke, but we got a good laugh.

    Last night my hubs and I were discussing were we might like to settle down (he’s almost out of the Army!!). I was trying to remember the name of a town that we always drove through on our way to see each other, because we lived 4 hours away from each other in high school. Well, I couldn’t think of the name so I just said “the gas station.” Sad part was, he knew exactly the town I was talking about. HAHA

  • July 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I would like to ask for a ticket to the theater.
    – Yes, they want one for Romeo and Juliet?
    – No thanks, just one for myself.

  • July 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I work with Bev from Crafty Bev and am ineligible for this giveaway, but wanted to throw in my funny story. (Bev has heard this several times as I’ve retold often.)

    My grandson was 5 at the time, and he and his family were visiting from Winter Haven (FL). We took everyone out to our favorite Mexican restaurant, and right away he started chowing down on the tortilla chips. He started coughing and my son-in-law, patted him on the back and asked, “You okay there, buddy? Something go down the wrong pipe?” “Yeah,” my grandson rasped, “My throat has 132 pipes but only one is Mexican.”

  • July 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    i go shopping with grand kids and they said they need to get me a cow bell cause i get lost i told them i am never lost i always know where i am at

  • July 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hi there,

    I just named my Ipod Titanic because it is beginning to sync.

    I am not very good at jokes-sorry.

  • July 25, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    My husband calls his GPS Lauralie. He says it is from the Mother daughter show that used to be on. I think it is because she “lies” sometimes on how to get places.

  • July 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    My sis-in-law was keeping her 4 yr. old grandson and he wanted to watch a video. She had to change the the tv to video. She could not find her glasses and asked her grandson if she had the tv on video, he said “how should I know mawmaw I can’t read”!

  • July 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    knock knock
    who’s there?
    Necklace who?
    Neck less people don’t get sore throats!!

  • July 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    This is more of a sweet story than a joke, but I wanted to share it. My sweet mama, who is 86 and suffering from Alztheimers, loves to go to the flea market. She says the best part is when she gets home and gets to open the packages, because, since she can’t remember what she bought, it’s like Christmas when she opens them! I still smile when I think of it!

  • July 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    thanks for the offer…

    something funny…???

    someone on facdbook just posted a sign that said…
    No matter how big or tough you may be
    when a two year old hands you a play cell phone
    you answer it…

    that made me chuckle…

  • July 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I care for my 2 1/2 granddaughter, we were in a store today shopping. Went past the clothes and she said “clothes!” and I said yes, went to the fabric and she said “quilts!” I was thrilled!

  • July 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I’m not good at jokes. But thanks for the chance to win.. The only funny I know is my 2 1/2 yr old grandson does his office work on his toy computer sitting in the laundry basket. That is where he eats snacks too. Easy clean up..lol

  • July 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I don’t really know many jokes, but my 2 year old granddaughters are visiting and I told them that their Pappa would be happy to see his girls when he came home and the youngest said “good” girls! Thanks for the chance to win such a neat tool. I have the smaller one and would love to win the larger one.

  • July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Why are good horse fabric patterns hard to find?…..The material seems to BOLT!

  • July 26, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Okay, I used to work in a sub shop. It was the type of shop where we called out the orders by what you ordered instead of names. On a very busy day a guy walked in and ordered a steak and cheese sub with toppings. When his sub was done I hollered out cheese steak and listed the toppings. I ended calling it out 3 times each time staring at the guy. He finally looked at me and said ” I didn’t order a cheese steak, I ordered a steak and cheese” and stormed out the door. The entire restaurant broke out into laughter.

  • July 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

    do you know why canibals don’t eat clowns? ………They taste funny!

  • July 26, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. I don’t know how funny anybody else will think this is, but here goes. One of my friends in high school was dyslexic. Another friend of mine asked him one day if his dyslexia affected his speech. Without missing a beat he shook his head and replied, “On.” True story, by the way.

  • July 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

    My 6 year old grand-daughter told her mama she had the best grandma. My daughter ask why was that, she said well, we were going to the movies and I said grandma i want some candy, then she said grandma said ok she took me to the store and bought candy before the movies. lol

  • July 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    DH and I were sitting on the patio recently, enjoying the nice weather and watching this young squirrel jumping from branch to branch. He was a little awkward and having some near misses. When he tried to jump to the next tree, he did miss and spashed down in the kiddie pool. It was pretty funny to see him just about walk on water to get out of there! I think it was a softer landing than the ground.

  • July 27, 2012 at 2:02 am

    What a great idea for a ruler! Ok here are two.
    Knock, Knock
    Who’s there?
    Abbott who?
    Abbout time you answered the door.

    Knock, Knock
    Who’s there?
    Cash who?
    No thank you but I’ll have some peanuts.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  • July 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    my kids’ favorite joke is this one:
    “why was the dog sweating?”
    because he was a hot dog!

  • July 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Everytime I turn my back while sewing my little shih tzu will steal the fabric out of my wired drawers. I run after her to get it and you would think the fabric was her security . I put it back and next thing she is running. Guess what. Another bunch of fabric. She loves the quilting fabric

  • July 29, 2012 at 5:11 am

    a joke my son told me:

    Three friends, Past, Present and Future, walk into a bar. It was tense.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I am a cruel grandma, we had Jayce over for a sleepover last weekend and it was hot. We let him play in a bucket of water and showed him how to fill the bucket with the hose with a nozzle on the end. He is 20 months old and couldn’t quite squeeze the handle. We encouraged him to try again and he turned it around to look at it and squirted himself in the face, we roared with laughter at the look on his little face. Oh where is that darn camera when you need it.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’m addicted to gadgets and I REALLY want this one…..Thanks! Sorry…it’s not funny. But I do have FUN when I’m in my studio.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce! :)

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    My pregnant daughter had her laptop on her stomach and her baby
    decided that she was tired of it. She gave her mom and whopping kick and knocked the laptop off her lap. My daughter got the hint and rubbed her belly so the baby could get some attention. Already wanting attention and not even born yet. Her husband got the biggest laugh watching that happen. He didn’t know if his future daughter was going to be a karate kid or a football star.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Question: What is another name for a cat who swallows a duck?
    Answer: Duck filled fatty puss.

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I’m driving a big lime green RAM pickup truck………..To see some dumb faces of some men, passing me, is priceless *smile*

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I never saw a purple cow
    I never hope to see one,
    but I can tell you anyhow,
    I’d rather see than be one

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Would love to try this fussy cut ruler for sure! with my two grandsons, always cutting out characters …

    my 1 year old grandson got a magnetic toy, and if he puts in half a cow, and half a sheep, it makes up a story about a cowsheep critter…

  • July 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    These rulers look fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your give-a-way.

    My stepson was getting married and we had to go to Detroit Lakes, MN. My 2 1/2 year old grandson was going to come to the wedding with his aunt, her significant other and my son. My hubby and I went up early to help. I was talking to him on the phone the night before they were coming up, he said he was “going on vacation” and I agreed and said I would see him tomorrow. He replies “No gramma I am going on Cation, not to gramma’s”. Needless to say when he saw us the next day he had decided his “cation” hadn’t started yet since he was with grandma, pappa, aunts and uncles!

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