I have had several of my friends ask how I paper piece, and how I do it so fast. I am not sure that I do it any faster than the next person but I do make patterns so this may be to my advantage. I wanted to help those who are new to paper piecing and those who want to learn new tricks or maybe just a refresher on how to paper piece.
I created a few videos to show you how I foundation paper piece.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 1 This is the video of how I piece the fabric on to the paper.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 2 Time-lapse of the rest of the pieces.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 3 Time-lapse of the rest of the pieces.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 4 Time-lapse of the rest of the pieces.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 5 This is the time-lapse video of me trimming the edges of each section with my ruler at 1/4.
I line up the solid thick line with my ruler at 1/4 inch, I then trim the extra fabric and paper. If you have an old blade on your rotary cuter, now would be the time to put a new one on. Do this all the way around on each piece. This way you know each piece now has a perfect 1/4 inch and when you sew and line everything up it will be perfect.
Foundation Paper Piecing Part 6 This is the final stage of piecing each section together.
Make sure to follow the patterns order of piecing, as this will help you sew the pattern together in the correct order. In the video I am working with my own pattern and simply know the order of how it should go.
Please leave a comment with any question you may have.
You can also check my Craftsy and Etsy pages for easy patterns, more intermediate and also many advanced patterns. I do have free patterns but those can only be found on craftsy.