March 24, 2010

Flip and Sew...Tutorial & Giveaway!

DO YOU PAPER (foundation) PIECE?  
What...you say... is that?
When you foundation piece, you sew patches of fabric onto an exact replica--or template--of a quilt block or portion of a block. The foundation template can be drawn or printed on paper, fabric or another material. The only seam allowance on the template is the one around the outer perimeter of the unit.
Fabric is positioned on the reverse side of the foundation template, with edges overlapping drawn lines. Seams are sewn on the front, directly on the lines, and the overlapped edges of fabric become seam allowances. If you position fabric carefully, and sew on the lines, your blocks will be perfect every time.
It's more difficult to describe foundation piecing than to do it--you'll find that it's one of the easiest techniques you've ever tried.

 These are the foundation paper patterns for my baby quilt.
There will be 9 blocks total...each block is a 7" square.
The paper is numbered so you can sew one piece at a time...
following the printed seam lines....easy!
 You just can't make a mistake and your square comes out perfect!
Here is a link with a more complete tutorial.

Here are all my fabric pieces ready to go...including my binding.
The individual pieces do not need to be cut to an exact fit...
...they just need to fit over each of the marked sections on the foundation paper.

Here are the four different cuties for my squares!
Now I just need a sweet baby to give it to!

Don't forget to sign up for my "Blue Monday" Giveaway...

 Just click here to add your name to my "jar"!



23 comments:

My Passionate Pink Life said...

I have never quilted before but I would love to see the blanket when you are done with it...it looks soooooo cute!! have a fun day! Hugs, Jennifer

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow! That looks very clever to a non sewing person!!! Thank you for showing us!!
xxxx

A Hint of Home said...

That is a cute giveaway!
Thanks for visiting and telling me about it.
We do the ass. living service about once a month lately. They appreciate it so much. They love to get out of their rooms and enjoy the company and fellowship it provides.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is VERY neat...although I have No idea what you were talking about! ;)

Elyse said...

so cute!

xo
elyse

Blondie's Journal said...

Absolutely adorable, Carrie!

xoxo
Janie

violetlady said...

Just stopping by to say HI. I am no longer sew anything, but interesting post.

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like fun but not familiar with this process.

Melinda

sandra said...

I have done foundation piecing, it gives a very good finish. I am more interested in the fabulous baby fabric. Where is it from??

Diane said...

Carrie, That is going to be cute! I had my sewing machine out today doing crepe paper ruffles for an order in my Etsy Shop, it was tricky! Hugs & Kisses, Sis Diane

RosieP said...

That is going to look beautiful when it's finished, can't wait to see it.

Hugs RosieP x

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks like creativity runs in the family. This is a great little trick. Thanks so much for sharing it. I can't wait to see the end result!
And thanks so much for letting me know about your wonderful giveaway. I already signed up.
Take care,
M.L.

Lori R. said...

That material is just adorable! Thanks Carrie, for the tutorial! I have always wanted to try that, but it will have to wait until next winter! I did copy it though and will put it in my file for future!!!

Deborah said...

The baby blanket is so cute and clever. Yes, I had to get my pink on after seeing your entire street the other day! **blows kisses** Deb

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Paper piecing results in the most amazing creations! Great pictures and tutorial! Thanks for posting!

grammy said...

very interesting
but like a foreign language to me (o:
fun to see what you are up to though (o

Mags said...

Your talent and craftiness continues to amaze me.

My mom was the quilter in the family and if she were still able to quilt, I'd have her all over this tutorial to make this quilt for my new grandson.

I just love your blog Carrie.

koralee said...

This is adorable!!! You really do inspire me...I so would love to make a quilt. Have a great great weekend. xoxo

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh man.......that will be just adroable for a lucky little lad!

Aliene said...

I'm just getting into quilting so
you were very helpful. Some little boy will be really cute with this. Thanks for sharing.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I've never tried this method...but it DOES look perfect!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Just a little something from Judy said...

Once again your creative talent is made clear to me. I feel like I should take online classes from you. Thanks for making this simple to follow for people like me.

Joy said...

Such cute fabric, I love it. Hope you have a Happy Easter.

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