Saturday, 22 June 2013

simple paper peicing tutorial

This post explains how to paper piece using the paper piecing method where you don't have to rip paper latter.

The main difference in this method as opposed to the traditional method is. That with this methodyou sew beside the fold in the paper, instead of on the line on the paper.

first you cut out your foundation and crease the paper on the sewing lines.

apply fabric safe glue to the back of the #1 spot

fold foundation line line between spot #1 and #2 attach onto the back (wrong side of fabric) of one of your precut pieces making sure there is 1/4" seam allowance along folded edge of paper.

line up next piece of fabric with glued piece making sure they are right sides together

sew along fold in paper
it will look like this

open and press

continue on in the same way with the whole foundation. if you are piecing a very large or complicated foundation you may have to use glue in a few more places or you can use flat pins if you like that better.

trim along foundation. most foundations will have a 1/4" seam allowance already marked on them, but if they don't be sure to leave a seam allowance

this is what it will look like when you are done.
I hope to post a curved piecing tutorial in the next few weeks this tutorial is based on a new pattern I am working on. It will be a lap size quilt.

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