Tag: Paper Piecing

Nancy’s Quilting Classroom: Paper Piecing

Have you ever wondered about the difference between English Paper Piecing and Paper Foundation Piecing? Although both techniques involve paper, and result in accurate piecing, the methods couldn’t be more different. English Paper Piecing is a hand sewing technique. Paper templates are cut from cardstock in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as hexagons, diamonds,…

Tip Tuesday: 7 Paper Piecing Tips

Whether you’re making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt or you’re making a New York Beauty quilt, you’re going to be using paper piecing techniques. Paper piecing quilts is a difficult technique to pick up initially and certainly can be time-consuming. This week, we have a few helpful tips for making paper piecing an enjoyable pastime. Tip #1:…

National Craft Month Dedication – Margo

“This was my first paper-pieced project. Once I got 10 blocks done, I was exhausted already, but it wasn’t necessarily the technique of building this block. The blocks and remaining pieces were put away in a box to be hauled around from one place to the next. It took 12 years before it saw the day of…

The Paper-Pieced Home Blog Hop – Review

Work your way into the paper-piecing whimsy of a totally handmade home in the most enjoyable way possible. I’m talking about The Paper-Pieced Home by Penny Lyman. This book is written from one sewist to another. It’s easy to read, which means it’ll make learning or perfecting your paper-piecing skills enjoyable and unforgettable. In her…

You Can Piece Curves!

Is there a quilt pattern you’d love to make, but you shy away because it involves curved piecing?  Take heart, curves are not scary at all when you know how!   In this Craft Daily class, Jodie Davis teaches you two ways to sew perfect curves; one the traditional pieced route and the other paper piecing.…

Sew Easy English Paper Piecing Quilting Video

English Paper Piecing Quilting Video

English paper piecing is a great way to keep the integrity of your shapes while sewing or to put together smaller quilt units like hexagons on the go.  By using cardstock, temporary glue, and the stab stitch method, you can take the pieces on the go with you to work on whenever you have a…

Sew Easy Paper Foundation Piecing Quilting Video

Paper Foundation Piecing Quilting Video

Foundation paper piecing is a great skill to use when piecing small, fine, or detailed quilt blocks. For some quilters, paper piecing becomes a favorite technique that they seek quilting patterns for. This video is a great introduction to the skill in case you think it might appeal to you or come across a quilt…

Color surprises!

I’ve finally decided what I’m doing for my Crayon challenge and to my surprise, my color choices are quite a bit different than what I started with! I’ve arranged and rearranged blocks and pieces of blocks, auditioning colors and arrangement. I’ve even worked in the colors orange and pink, which I  didn’t even consider when…