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Step-by-Step Photo Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing

Cristina De Miranda

Step-by-Step Photo Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing

The Drop Pillow pattern is primarily foundation paper pieced, and in Ships & Violins fashion, I've incorporated various opportunities to use the offcuts from one completed template in a subsequent template, in an effort to reduce dust-collecting piles of scraps.  I've photographed instructions on paper piecing Template H, assembling Block E and some other miscellaneous notes to guide you through the template assembly. You've got this! Assembling Template H Step1 : We will be sewing along the line CA1 and DA2. Place a CA fabric piece* right side down under section CA1 as shown below. Nestle the template into the corner of your...

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The Drop Quilt Colourways

Cristina De Miranda

The Drop Quilt Colourways

Colourway by @bestjlb. Colourway by @nicolehopedesign.

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Setting Up Your Workspace for Foundation Paper Piecing

Cristina De Miranda foundation paper pieceing tips and tricks

Setting Up Your Workspace for Foundation Paper Piecing

When working on a FPP pattern it's worth organizing a workspace that allows you to flow freely between sewing, trimming and pressing. Here are some key points to consider when setting up your own space.

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Free The Drop Pillow Pattern with Newsletter Subscription

Cristina De Miranda

Free The Drop Pillow Pattern with Newsletter Subscription

Did you hear the news?! I'm offering a free pillow cover pattern when you subscribe to the Ships & Violins newsletter. It's a small project to fill a couple of afternoons, and a perfect precursor to my latest pattern The Drop quilt. Things you can expect in your newsletter: you'll be the first to know about upcoming Quilt Alongs and workshops, you'll also have access to a variety of perks and discounts! Click here to subscribe and join the Ships & Violins community!

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Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Now Available on PreQuilt

Cristina De Miranda

Butterfly Waltz Quilt Pattern Now Available on PreQuilt

I recently joined the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild, and if you’ve been following @canadianmqc on Instagram you may have seen the takeover by one of our members, Laura Henneberry of PreQuilt.com. PreQuilt offers a variety of features to help quilters design their own patterns, or colour a purchasable pattern from their stellar library.I’m thrilled to announce that my Butterfly Waltz quilt will be added to the roster! The design focuses on a simple foundation paper pieced template circling its way through columnar skies. The modern strip of colour adds interest to a simple background, while the templates rotate in a seemingly unplanned order....

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