Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)
video tutorial/mini-class

foundation paper piecing video tutorial / mini-class

Foundation paper piecing, called FPP for short, is an accurate and precise quilt piecing technique that enables quilters to piece complex designs easily. For this reason, many of the quilt patterns I design are constructed by foundation paper piecing. FPP does take a bit of patience and practice, but once you understand and remember the basics you’ll be making beautiful blocks in no time!

When foundation paper piecing, fabric is first sewn to a printed paper pattern. The lines on the paper are a guide for your sewing machine. Once all of the pieces are sewn, the paper is removed and you have a quilt block!

There are a number of ways to approach FPP. Over the years, I’ve developed a process that works really well for me and my students.

Check out my video tutorial/mini-class for foundation paper piecing tips and tricks:

Supplies I recommend:

basic copy/printer paper, 20#
(alternative to basic copy/printer paper): Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper
• water soluble glue sticks: Fons & Porter or Sewline
CM Designs Add-a-Quarter Ruler
Aurifil 50wt Cotton Thread
• sewing machine, I love my Janome 6700p
Oliso mini iron
Precision Quilting Tools wool pressing mat
Havel’s ultra pro seam ripper (you will inevitable use it and that’s okay)

quilt patterns: strip piecing, half square triangles, foundation paper piecing patterns by whole circle studio
Foundation Paper Piecing patterns
(all available in the Whole Circle Studio shop):
Sew Many Colors mini quilt (FREE!)
Andra Tutto Bene mini quilt (FREE!)
Around the World Block of the Month
6 Foot Ruler quilt
Best in Show quilt
Apple Turnover quilt
Typecast Fast quilt blocks
Citrus Slices quilt
Paws Up! quilt
Love at First Sight quilt
Patchwork Petals quilt
Sew Speedy mini quilt
Butterfly Bunch mini quilt
Ladybug Loop mini quilt
Dragonfly Dance mini quilt
Up and Away mini quilt
Shutter Snap quilt
Deco Daybreak quilt
Celebration Candles quilt block
Shoreline Sweets quilt blocks

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