Thursday, March 13, 2008
After work today, I sat in a class and learned to do Paper Foundation Piecing -PFP. It is a way of making quilt squares that are perfectly square, near perfect, and have exact seam allowances.
The only "template" you use is a printed piece of paper that has the pattern printed on it. You sew right thru the paper so you need more than one copy if you are going to make a quilt from the squares. After you sew all the pieces onto the paper you trim the outer edges and then pull the paper off the back. I would not have believed that I could make that perfect of a pieced square the first time I tried it.
It was awesomely fun to get this result. I will be making more and probably trying some new PFP patterns too If I can, I will be taking the next class - making a PFP table runner.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
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