***FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING TOP TIPS***
Thank you so much to everyone for the lovely comments about my @blossomheartquilts
Kokeshi Dolls block yesterday, it’s such a lovely pattern! 💕
I noticed that some of you haven’t done foundation piecing before and I thought it would be useful to share my top tips. I also have a full tutorial on the @polkadotchair
website, as well as a free FPP kite pattern, plus I designed a FPP heart that’s a free download on the @oakshottfabrics
website! (Swipe to see) ❤️ Anyway, here’s my tips for perfect piecing every time.
1️⃣ I like to colour in my paper pattern pieces the colours of the fabrics. This makes life much easier as it’s so easy to get confused as everything is in reverse and which bits are the design and which bits are negative space when it’s all under your machine. So keep those colouring pens handy!
2️⃣ An Add a Quarter Ruler is sooo useful! The lip sits nicely over the fabric and so you’re much less likely to slip when adding on your 1/4” seam allowance. I wouldn’t be without mine!
3️⃣ A glue pen is brilliant for holding the paper in place when you start. Put a small bit of glue on the first bit of fabric and adhere to the paper. This is SO much better than pins as there’s no bulk and is much easier for those tiny pieces.
4️⃣ My final must have is a postcard or piece of card. (Do you like my #georgiaokeeffe
postcard?!) I use this along the fold lines, and I fold over it to ensure I get a nice straight, crisp line every time. 💕
I hope that helps! And feel free to share any other tips you may have in the comments or ask questions! If you’ve not FPPed before, check out my tutorial and most importantly take it SLOW! It is confusing at first but the results are so worth it! 💕
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