Tuesday, October 22, 2013

One Way to Paper Piece

Here is quick little tutorial on paper piecing to go along with the Happy Fall Ya’ll wall hanging.

I like to shorten my stitch length slightly. It makes removing the paper easier in the end.

You will be following the numbers in order as printed on the paper pattern.

Place your first fabric behind the paper with the wrong side of the fabric touching the paper.

Place the second fabric under the stack with pretty sides of the fabrics touching just like you would if you were sewing a normal seam. Make sure there is at least a 1/4 inch of fabric hanging over the seam you are going to sew.

Sew along the seam line on the paper.

Fold the paper back along the seam line and trim the under fabric to a 1/4 inch.

Press the fabrics without steam. This step is very important so don’t skip it.

Continue to add fabrics following the above steps until the block is finished. Then trim the block along the outside lines. This will leave you with a 1/4 inch seam allowance for piecing.

Front of the finished block.

That’s all there is to it.


beaquilter said...

do you have the add a 1/4" ruler? it has a lip to match up at the paper edge, I do love FPP.

Lynne said...

Seems straight forward enough -- foundation/paper piecing are on our class list for 2014.