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8 Tips for Assembling Foundation Paper Pieced Patterns with Success

Cristina De Miranda

8 Tips for Assembling Foundation Paper Pieced Patterns with Success

You’ve spent the last several weeks sewing your foundation paper piecing templates (let’s think of them as crafting your pattern’s puzzles pieces) and now you’re excited, albeit slightly nervous, to finally sew your oddly-shaped puzzles pieces together. To your relief you won’t have to spend any time figuring out HOW things fit together, because you’ve got an assembly map guiding you through each step. But before you begin on your well-earned home-stretch, consider the 8 tips I've listed below to assist you in sewing an accurate and neat finish.

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Make the Most of Your Fabric Scraps when Foundation Paper Piecing

Cristina De Miranda foundation paper pieceing tips and tricks tutorial

Make the Most of Your Fabric Scraps when Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation paper piecing is an important skill to know if you love accuracy in your quilting or love to craft designs beyond the traditional quilt block with precision. But unlike some other quilting techniques, it can produce a significant pile of oddly-shaped offcuts - some too big, some too small, and some just right. This tutorial will not only show you how to decide whether a scrap will be sufficient to complete a section of your FPP pattern piece, but also how to make the best selection.  Pattern pieces featured in this tutorial are from Nesting Phoenix, the 5th star pattern...

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How to Foundation Paper Piece without Cutting Instructions: An Illustrated Tutorial

Cristina De Miranda

How to Foundation Paper Piece without Cutting Instructions: An Illustrated Tutorial

In this tutorial we will learn how to foundation paper piece using template R from Nesting Phoenix, the 5th star pattern in the Constellations Series and the mystery pattern for this year's Ships & Violins Mystery Quilt. Below you will find a step-by-step guide with tips and tricks for beginners and seasoned sewers alike. Let's get started. The colours below represent the right and wrong sides of the fabric throughout this tutorial and any future ones for the Nesting Phoenix. The duller colours on the bottom row are the wrong side of the fabric. The completed template R will look like...

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Curated Quilts Mini Challenge Submission: A Quilt Study titled Wicker and Glass I

Cristina De Miranda

Curated Quilts Mini Challenge Submission: A Quilt Study titled Wicker and Glass I

This was my @curatedquilts mini challenge entry, Wicker & Glass I.I've been wanting to experiment with this concept for some time, and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.The challenge's theme of "utility" was a tricky one, but I think the literal wicker and glass fit the bill. A utility piece must serve a purpose, that is, be useful. This project is a literal representation of the wicker technique that we see used in a variety of ways.In this case the mini quilt zooms in on the narrowing neck of a wicker basket, with a bottle green demijohn peeking through the uneven weave....

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New Modern Quilt Pattern by Ships & Violins: Fountain View

Cristina De Miranda

New Modern Quilt Pattern by Ships & Violins: Fountain View

Introducing my next quilt pattern, Fountain View! This design is the first in my Modern Medallion Series. The throw quilt measures 64'' x 70'', and uses curved piecing (25%) and fusible or needle-turn appliqué (75%). The pattern is now available in a PDF version and paper version. My next version will feature a beautiful selection of Oakshott fabrics! Follow me @shipsandviolins to see it come together one stitch at a time.  Wondering why I named it Fountain View? Let me explain... We can all recall a moment where we stepped up to the edge of a fountain with a coin...

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