Tag: Paper Piecing

How to Read Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns

If you’ve ever tried them, you know that paper piecing quilt patterns can be difficult to decipher. Often it seems like they are written in a different language. Plus, the process of paper piecing can seem backward when you first start learning this sewing technique. Don’t let these minor roadblocks stop you from trying paper piecing!…

English Paper Piecing: The Basics

Do you English paper piece? This is one quilting technique that I’ve wanted to try, so I’ve decided to take the plunge. “What is English paper piecing?” you ask. It’s a patchwork technique that uses fabric covered templates to create geometric patterns. Fabric is stitched around the templates, oftentimes made of paper or thin plastic,…

Mother’s Day Gifts for Quilters and Surface Designers

The grass is turning green, flowers are starting to bloom, and the days are getting longer–I think spring has sprung! Now that the season is in full swing, Mother’s Day must be just around the corner. In honor of this special day devoted to mom, I’ve gathered together some of my favorite resources on everything…

Quilt Projects for Rainy Days

I’ll admit it; I love rainy days in springtime. I live in Colorado where there are almost 300 days of sunshine each year. With all of that sun, a cloudy day, let alone a rainy day, can be hard to come by. As great as is to see budding trees and flowers blooming in spring, I leap…

Perfect Your Paper Piecing

If you’ve never tried foundation paper piecing projects, you may find that they should come attached with a warning: Try it! You’ll Like It! For many quilters this technique has become an addiction. If you’re just learning, keep in mind it is far easier to do than it is to explain. Author and educator Elizabeth…