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Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial

I love foundation paper piecing!  I think it is the easiest way to get perfect quilt blocks.  Unfortunately, the technique is not as straight forwards as patchwork and requires us to think a little backwards!  I wanted to take the mystery out of the foundation paper piecing technique for you.  Let me break it down for you by showing you what you need and how to do it.  Soon enough you will be wanting to make everything using this technique.

I wanted to take the mystery out of the foundation paper piecing technique for you. I made a step-by-step video tutorial so you can easily learn how! #Tutorial #Free #Pattern #Printables #Quilts #Heart #Easy #Templates #ValentinesDay #Valentine #ForBeginners #Beginner #Art #Design #ArtDesign #Block #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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I used a free pattern from the Valentines Day Table Runner post.  You can find that right here.  Most of that pattern is patchwork, with the exception of a few end border hearts.  You will find those on page 2 of the pattern.

I am a visual learner and could never figure out how to perfect the FPP technique by reading instructions.  I figured it would be better if I made a video to explain the process.  I hope you find this video helpful!

I just love that little heart block!  I think I might make more and turn them into a cute little Mug Rug!

What would you do with a few of these little blocks?  

Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Where can I find the pattern for the little heart that you show in the video?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Hi Becky! Great question!! I mention above that the little FPP heart pattern is part of the Valentines Table Runner pattern, which is a free download. Navigate to that post and you can access that information from there! Happy Sewing and here is the link to take you right to the Valentines Table Runner post: https://www.sewmuchmoore.com/valentines-day-table-runner/

  2. That video was the missing link for me to understand how to paper piece! Thank you!

  3. Annette Duelke says:

    Hi, I always wanted to learn to paper piece, but watching the video, I wonder if you don’t waste a lot of fabric? I am not being critical; I just want to understand. You use blocks of fabric, sew and cut off the excess fabric.

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      It’s true that FPP will use more fabric than traditional piecing. However, the precise results are often worth the extra scraps!

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