It's Paper Piecing for the 21st Century
48 x 48
Quilted by: Elizabeth Swan
Paper piecing continues to be one of many quiltings' challenges. There are so many variables and so many ways to get it wrong, right?
Wrong! I've taken the mystery out of paper piecing by making it easy to do and much faster and efficient. But you'll have to be the judge of that.
The New York Beauty block has always been a very popular class, but it really didn't highlight paper piecing in a way that would enable you to adapt it for other patterns.
By adding the flying geese units and filling up some of the negative space, you have a much more complex version of the classic pattern. Also, the geese units give you a chance to really practice paper piecing.
Since there are so many moving parts to this pattern, the class is offered in two sessions, one week apart. The first session focuses on cutting and piecing the individual units that make up the block. The second session is all about sewing accurate curves and putting the blocks together. So you must have at least one of my classes and have a working knowledge of the "No More Tears Method©. There won't be time to teach the method.
THINGS TO HAVE ON HAND
Your pre-cut strips (see below) and any extra fabric
Your pre-printed patterns and templates. PLEASE DO NOT CUT OUT THE TEMPLATES OR PATTERNS FROM THE PRINTED SHEETS. WE'LL BE DOING THAT IN CLASS ***
Sewing machine with a new needle, thread and pre-wound bobbin, regular piecing foot and 1/4" foot
Pins, and just in case, a seam ripper
Rotary cutter (with a new blade) and ruler - 6"x12" works fine
Small cutting mat 9" x 12" is fine
Pencil or pen
*** Click HERE for more about the paper
Highlighter (Pink, green, blue, orange, but NOT yellow)
Two different-colored Sharpies
Add-A-Quarter ruler (the longer the better)
Paper and fabric scissors
Invisible Scotch Tape (any brand)
A BRAND NEW Elmer's Disappearing Purple Glue Stick (preferred)or any washable, acid free glue stick
Spray Starch (not "Best Press")