Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – #49 – Tips for Foundation Piecing

Welcome to this month’s edition of Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd where we share our favorite quilting or sewing tips and tutes! Y

Last Month’s Link Ups

Here are January’s links:

  • Donna Lee shared her fabric storage on mini bolts.
  • Andree shared her tips on making a window

Tips for Foundation Piecing

I was on a zoom party with a few friends and we were doing foundation paper piecing without sewing through the paper. Here are a few hints if you are interested.

There are two videos I recommend. This first video shows you how to do it using freezer paper. You never have to rip it out! The freezer paper also acts as a stabilizer. The second video I recommend helps you understand how to assure that your pieces fit – a persistent problem.

Here are a few other things I recommend – good tools. Use a good freezer paper for your printer. Many local quilt stores will have it, but I do sometimes buy it online*. The freezer paper can also be used to cut out your pieces. I would print an extra copy and cut on the lines – then press to fabric and cut 1/2″ around. I also leave a little extra around the pattern I will sew with – again another 1/4″ to the trim line so you again make sure your pieces are big enough.

I also use the Add A Quarter* ruler. It is easy and it makes the process go faster.

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3 Comments

  1. February 22, 2024 / 3:44 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Thanks for the tips about foundation paper piecing. I am not a fan of the process but I am a big fan of the results. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. quiltinglearningcombo
    February 22, 2024 / 10:14 PM

    Hi Kathleen, thanks for recommending those two videos. I’ve been wanting to try that technique for a while. When I finally get to it, I’ll come back and watch those videos. I have a wonderful book quilt that is a UFO that I will get to sometime this year. Thanks for the party!

  3. February 23, 2024 / 8:26 AM

    I’ve just saved your post to my Paper Piecing folder – thank you!

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