I am working on some paper piecing this week.
It’s been a LONG time since I tried this type of hand sewing.
I was in a hurry to pack the supplies as I was getting ready to visit my son and daughter in law.
The fabrics were chosen in a big HURRY!
This will be practice piece.
I’ll turn it into a table mat when it’s done. :)
I used a template to draw the diamonds on freezer paper.
Then I pressed the papers onto some scraps.
Once the freezer paper shapes were pressed on...
And the scraps trimmed with a selvage added...
I was ready to GO!!
All I need in this hand work bag Is the needle, thread and small scissors!!
What is your favorite way to prepare
English paper piecing???
Do you use prepared paper shapes?
I have TONS of freezer paper...
So I think I will continue to use this method.
A little more labor intensive..
But it’s FREE!!
What are YOU making this week???
I use freezer papers too...I staple a few sheets together and then draw on the top one...cut them out all together...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Enjoy your visit. I use freezer paper, too.ReplyDelete
I buy the pre-cut paper shapes. I've had trouble with accuracy when I make my own pieces.ReplyDelete
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Handwork is always nice to take along on a visit. I've get a loooong term hexie project that I started with precut shapes. Enjoy your visit and the hand stitching.ReplyDelete
https://melsquiltingblog.blogspot.com/2020/11/design-wall-monday.html tells what I'm working on this week. I need to pull my paper piecing out and figure out what style I like best. I took 3 classes at Houston Quilt Festival last year. But, I am not sure I like that type of hand work. LOLReplyDelete
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Lovely hexies...I've never paper pieced before...I might
have to give this a try. Have a great day!
I'm not big on the hand piecing, but I do admire anyone who can handle it.ReplyDelete
Your EPP is going beautifully!ReplyDelete
I've made large hexies with various shapes inside like those stars. I used paper shapes generated at Incompetech:ReplyDelete
and then I printed out graph paper on to scrap paper. After that I just stacked up a pile of papers and cut them out following the graph paper templates. Then I had a bunch of scrap paper foundations. I've never tried the freezer paper method.
I have never done English paper piecing but it intrigues me. I like the idea of using freezer paper. I like handwork of various types (crochet, loom knitting, cutting quilt pieces, embroidery, etc.) because a lot of my creative time is in the evening while watching TV. I'm considering starting a hand applique project in the new year...though that will be new to me.ReplyDelete
I learned to use those stiff cards stuck in magazines as free templates. And once cut and sewn into place, you can remove them and reuse them. I have a lingering project that I work on every couple of years. Using 1800's repros and hexagons. It has no direction, I just make flowers and have some set together for a center of the quilt.ReplyDelete
I made the paper backings for my Tumbling Blocks from card stock for the printer. I need to get back to that one!ReplyDelete
Hi Beth, I only make hexie shaped paper piecing - I can't seem to get the hang of the other shapes. I buy my shapes because they are stiffer and can easily be reused. I usually get them on sale so it's not too bad. I did try to make my own templates but I am accuracy challenged, even there it seems, so the investment is worth it. Have fun and take care.ReplyDelete
I really like it when individuals come together and share thoughts. Great blog, continue the good work!ReplyDelete
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