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Learn How to Make a Paper Pieced Quilt

The term paper piecing is a bit confusing, because paper piecing is just one of the methods used for foundation piecing in quilts. However, the word paper has become the name most quilters associate with the technique.

Flip and sew and sew and flip are two more descriptions you might hear when you read paper piecing patterns. Both describe the actions of sewing a foundation pieced block.

More About Paper / Foundation Piecing

  • String piecing is a popular...MORE "freehand" foundation/paper piecing technique.
  • Don't confuse the term paper piecing with English paper piecing -- that's a totally different construction method, where fabrics are folded around and basted to paper templates (hexagons are favorites). After basting, the shapes are hand sewn together along their edges (taking care to avoid the papers). Papers are removed before the project is completed.

Learn How to Paper Piece

Paper Piecing General Instructions
Paper Piecing Quick Tips

Pictures of String Pieced Quilts
Pictures of Log Cabin Quilts (many are paper pieced)

Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns

Pitchers for Tildy's Cabin is a wallhanging made from a combination of applique pitcher blocks and paper pieced Courthouse Steps quilt blocks; Courthouse Steps is a variation of the traditional Log Cabin quilt block design, and a perfect candidate for paper piecing.

Pitcher's for Tildy's Cabin Quilt Pattern

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Paper-Pieced Stars, a Craftsy Online Quilting Class with.

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