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Piecing Papers and Fabric

December 21, 2016

Paper piecing…

It’s been something that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile now but I’ve always been a bit intimidated.  Then the other day, I decided it was time to just buy a pattern and go for it.

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If you’re not familiar with what paper piecing is…it’s basically a technique for sewing really crisp lines and corners, making it possible to create some really intricate designs.  You’ll have a paper template (there are tons of free and for pay options online!) and then you sew pieces of fabric to the paper…

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I looove text fabric!

Now there is a tad more to it than just sewing fabric to paper but I’m not planning on writing a tutorial (yet, lol!).  There are tons of Youtube videos and other blog posts that can teach you if you’re interested.

I’ll be posting the finished block in a few days but for now, see if you can figure out what the end result is supposed to be:

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All kinds of rainbowy goodness.  🙂  Millie is currently obsessed with these creatures so I figured it should be the first paper pieced block I would tackle!

And while we’re on the topic of rainbows…I wanted to share a few more pictures of my Tula Pink Hardware fabric scissors because I’m obsessed and no one other than myself ever sees them.

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Tell me those aren’t beautiful?!  And they better be since they weren’t cheap, lol!

Stay tuned and I’ll post the finished block along with where I purchased the pattern if you’ve decided you want to tack some paper piecing too!

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