Ever wondered how some quilters get those amazing points on really odd shapes? Fun designs with lots of colors going in every direction…
Well, they most likely paper pieced them. There are two types of paper piecing. English Paper Piecing…that’s when we wrap fabric around a cute little cardboard shape…and then HAND stitch it to another cute little fabric covered cardboard shape.
What I am referring to here is called Foundation Paper Piecing.
It is considered “foundation” because the fabrics are actually sewn together using a line on a piece of paper that becomes “attached” as a “foundation” to the quilt block. Sewing on the line and building out from there allows for the fun shapes and odd points.
Learn this liberating form of quilting using the new Free Sparrows Quilt Pattern from Jittery Wings. The downloadable pattern is available for free here.
In 2019, Jittery Wings is offering a Pouch of the Month Club – Paper Piecing Style. Each month you will receive a new whimsical paper pieced pattern block that can be turned into a pouch. To learn more click here.