Posted by: maureenc | September 28, 2006

>Fabric and fibre Postcards: Day 42

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Paper piecing
Have you thought of using paper foundation piecing for constructing your postcard?
I haven’t mentioned it before because I have not mastered it myself.
But talking of swapping postcards with Katie of and the draft of a sunset she sent me, made me think “Why not?”

So please,if you have any tips to share please do!

Some things I do know about paper foundation piecing are
1.. to use a very small stitch length
2..Trace or photocopy your pattern,and then using a threadless machine stitch along the lines.
3..Follow the number sequence on the pattern and start with piece #1 wrong side up on your cutting board;then place your pattern (facing upwards)over the #1 fabric piece.
Centre pattern over fabric with a generous seam allowance all round.
Although you can use small pieces and not worry about grain,use a piece that is at least 3/4 inch larger all round than is required.
The rest is a flip and sew and trim method……….
The external Link should explain far more clearly than me……..go to it!


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