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If you are new to FPP instructions and patterns can be quite daunting, especially if you have picked a design aimed at more experienced quilters. So, this tutorial aims to be beginner friendly and will start with a very simple block. One of the main reasons for liking FPP is it keeps cutting to a…

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  The lovely people at Patterntrace have launched a new, British made, product to make FPP (Foundation Paper Piecing) so much easier. If you have ever struggled with fussy cutting, or just working out the most economic way of using fabric then this will really help you. The paper is semi-transparent so you can easily…

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This is part of the Celebrations Blog Hop 2021 (#CBH2021) and I have created a pattern for a PARTY HAT using foundation paper piecing (FPP). Just select the appropriate fabrics for the occasion and it’ll be perfect for every possible celebration including e.g. birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, end of Covid party (let’s hope!), Eid, Christmas,…

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For this block we’re going to make four 6.5″ foundation paper pieced blocks each with a flower, stem and leaf. Once sewn together, they’ll make up a 12.5″ (12″ finished) block. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions.…

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I had a lovely treat the other day – the postman knocked on the door and bellowed that she was leaving a package on the step.  Allowing a suitable time for the postie to head off, I opened the door and grabbed my package. These days we don’t just tear open the package and dive…

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Reviewing notions, fabrics or even thread is one of the happiest elements of my role as a Blogger for this website.  So when a package arrived in the post I was intrigued.    This fabulous Maker’s Workbook – Quilting popped out of the package courtesy of www.patterntrace.com . It was certainly more exciting than the 10…