This page will grow over time as a place to collate my favourite foundation paper piecing guides / tutorials. If you have any recommendations please add them in the comments below.
I love paper piecing for the flexibility and accuracy you can achieve.
My top 5 tips:
- Use a small stitch length (I find 1.4 is good)
- Always cut the fabric bigger than you think you will need.
- Press in between sections. A quick iron will do wonders for the finished quality of your piecing
- Use an old needle. Sewing through paper is a great way to ruin a needle, so start with an older one.
- Take your time. Seam ripping on a FPP pattern is not fun! Check twice, sew once.
- The Tartankiwi aka Juliet (seriously recommend her patterns too if you catch the FPP bug. Not all patterns out there are good, hers are fabulous!)
- Quiet Play aka Kristy (again, highly recommend her patterns. I’ve made multiple designs, one day I will have them all linked here!)
- Amada Rolfe of 3and3quarters (great, straightforward video by a fellow Aussie!)
- Karen Johnson of Connecting Threads (great visual teaching)