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Foundation Paper Piecing Basics - Pine Tree

Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing with experienced sewist Dana Marshall! Highlight your favorite aspect of a fabric design or use up some scraps. It is up to you. In this class you will learn the basics of building quilt blocks with precision on your sewing machine.

Originally pieces of scrap fabric or muslin were used as the foundation. Recently, the use of paper has become very popular for use as a pattern in creating quilt blocks that are all the same size, each with precise, sharp points and perfectly matched intersections. In addition, information such as color and fabric choices can be written on the paper foundation in order to facilitate the construction of the piece and reducing room for error while sewing.


With foundation paper piecing, a machine is used when sewing the components together. This perforates the foundation, making it easier to tear away after the block is completed.


If Foundation Paper Piecing piques your interest, join Dana's class on the 17th of November!

Supply List for Foundation Paper Piecing Basics
Starred items are available at The Sewing Machine Exchange

A sewing machine in good working order that you are familiar with. Remember your power cord and foot control!

*Nice quality thread to match your project. The Sewing Machine Exchange carries all 423 solid Isacord colors, which would be suitable to use for this project.

A few different shades of green scraps or fat quarters(or whatever color you want your tree to be)

A little bit of brown for the trunk

Roughly a half a yard of fabric for the background

This is a great project for using larger scraps in your collection. Bring more than you think you will need and maybe do some trading with a neighbor.

*A sharp pair of scissors or rotary cutter and small cutting mat

*Add A Quarter Ruler

*Fabric marking pen or pencil

*Seam ripper

*This is a class in progress and will have a photo of the Pine Tree project added soon

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Dana Marshall
Instructor Bio: Dana Marshall is a member of her local quilt guild and the regional Kaleidoscope Guild. She is a long time sewist who knows machines inside and out. She loves working with batiks and sharing and learning skills and knowledge with others, aka "stepping into the river".

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.