I love paper-foundation piecing and I love teaching quilters how to paper piece. At the beginning of almost every paper piecing class, at least one student declares she “hates paper piecing.” Sound familiar? I can’t travel to every city, so instead I wrote Learn to Paper Piece, which is truly a “Visual Guide to Piecing with Precision.”
All of the step-by-step paper piecing instructions are accompanied by great photos showing lots of detail. That way you can see exactly what you need to do to be successful with paper piecing. I’ve also included lots of tips that will help alleviate any hesitation in trying this method.
You’ll also find five terrific projects that range from Beginner to Intermediate. The projects also range from requiring as few as four fabrics to being super scrappy. In “Synergy” I used a variety of purple and green batiks to create a design with visual impact.
For “Gaggling Geese,” I combined a variety of red prints with one white tone-on-tone print, and two polka dots to create a strikingly graphic design.
Or, for a different look, grab your scrap bag of 30s prints and make “Gaggling Geese” with a traditional feel.
To see more blocks and quilts from Learn To Paper Piece, and to read a few of my dos and don’ts for paper piecing, visit Martingale’s StitchThis! blog. And stay tuned for my first-ever quilt-along with Learn to Paper Piece as the guide! Pick up the book and a package of Papers for Foundation Piecing; then follow me on Facebook to join my #learntopaperpiecequiltalong beginning in June. I’ll be revealing the quilt-along design soon. (The quilt is under wraps for now, but here’s a sneak peek of the fabrics!)