Paper Piecing Basics

 

Here are links to three YouTube videos showing different techniques for paper piecing:

https://youtu.be/XZjhQ_qlncs


https://youtu.be/8uaW26igygE


https://youtu.be/t7Kx4Q7JSwQ


Tools and Toys for Paper Piecing: All you really need is a sewing machine, computer paper, and a ruler. There are some tools that make paper piecing easier (because what is quilting without toys?) --- but nothing essential.


Foundation Paper: Special printer piecing paper. This is optional because you can use regular printer paper, but the thinner paper is easier to tear off later.

https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Doaks-Foundation-Paper-Doak/dp/1571208143

Paper Piecing Ruler: This tool is optional because you can easily use a regular ruler.

https://www.amazon.com/CM-Designs-CMD20006-Ruler-Quarter/dp/B01HXXI2S8

Pro-Tip! Set your sewing machine to the smallest stitch you can. This will make removing the paper backing much, much easier without misshaping your block! If you’ve paper-pieced before, you know that you start with section A1, and connect it to A2, then A3, and so on, through A7.

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