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Paper Piecing Tutorial for Beginners


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Overcome your paper piecing fears ... Foundation piecing, commonly referred to as paper piecing, is a way to construct quilt blocks whereby the pattern is created by stitching the patches to the foundation in numerical order to create the design. The foundation material can be paper, muslin, lightweight broadcloth, etc. Included in this detailed photo tutorial, aimed at beginners to paper piecing, are six paper pieced blocks that finish at 6" square. Each block has been chosen as it provides a learning opportunity for a specific aspect of paper piecing. Once all six blocks are complete, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle any beginner/intermediate project. You can use the blocks to create a mini sampler quilt or table runner or whatever you like. Included in this Booklet: Introduction Recommended Tools Getting Started - Preparation is Key Basic Paper Piecing Technique Trimming and Removing the Paper Completing the Sample Blocks How to Measure Patches for Paper Piecing Cutting Mirrored Rectangle Patches Diagonally Additional Resources Cutting Charts for Sample Blocks Sample Block Templates BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic quilt making skills required. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Each block finishes at 6" square

Supplies Needed

  • I highly recommend the paper designed specifically for paper piecing (Carol Doak's or Martingale's).
  • You only need a small amount of fabric to complete the block templates. Four fat eighths, for variety, plus a fat quarter of background will be sufficient.
  • I also recommend an Add a Quarter Ruler

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Mishka's Playground
I'm Michele Foster a quilt designer, author, web developer, pet dog trainer and teacher from Ottawa, Canada. I am the founder of the Quilting Gallery ( web site which I started in December 2007 as a way to combine my passion for quilting and my work life as a freelance web developer. The site has now grown to be a world-wide community-driven site for quilters. Since 2012, I have been teaching quilt making online with detailed photo tutorials that are available as PDF files. With my Learn to Quilt Booklets, I have taught hundreds of quilters from around the world. I have also designed and published my own quilting patterns that are also available in PDF format for instant download. My quilting booklets, patterns and tutorials can be found at Mishka's Playground,