Tag: FPP

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In the last tutorial I showed you how to foundation piece a simple block. The aim was to make a cushion cover or a table mat and to do this you need to make 4 blocks. If you need a recap to the 1st part of the blog here is the link. The next step…

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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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There is so much joy and delight in a flower garden. Gardeners work with nature to create an ever-changing display of beauty, and flowers are so beautiful and so transient. We want to celebrate them as they pass so quickly. How many of us can remember our mother’s flower garden with forget-me-nots, roses, chrysanthemums and…

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Finally finished the fast track course, I’ve had the interview in which a lovely gentleman came and looked at my folder and asked endless questions. It’s such a relief that it’s done, I find out in 6-8 weeks how I got on, I’m keeping fingers crossed.  Since finishing I’ve hunted out my sewing pieces, I…

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I have spent the last few months working on a course at work, Finally that it is almost complete, so I have dusted off my sewing machine ready to reignite my passion. I like to write a list to motivate me, so I wrote a list of projects I had started that I need to…

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Foundation piecing is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it…well I love it…FPP that is..not Marmite.. well I don’t exactly hate it but it just sits in the cupboard next to the 5 Spice.. just how long is the shelf life…I digress. I was called upon to babysit our granddaughter while…

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With UK’s biggest and most visited quilt show, the Festival of Quilt, just around the corner we have added a few new UKQU merchandise to our shops including key rings, tote bags and car stickers. If you rather make your own things, we have FREE patterns for you to make the UKQU logo in two…

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Hi all I was recently asked to review a notion kindly donated by EQS. This “Add-A-Quarter-Plus” ruler by CM Designs. Its packaging claims to “Simplify Foundation Piecing”. Well if you are anything like me, the thought of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) scares the living “what-zit” out of me. Previous attempts at FPP have been awful and…