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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 26 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617455575
  • Stock: 12 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £28.99
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Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design


A Quilter's Guide with Design Exercises, Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns to Get You Sewing by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp

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Book Description

Sew (and design) graphic paper-pieced patterns! Learn about every stage of the process with piecing basics, a guide to pattern design, and choose-your-own-adventure design prompts to create your own foundation paper piecing (FPP) patterns. With an annotated overview of the best FPP methods, countless tips, and over thirty paper-pieced quilt blocks plus seven design exercises to put your skills to the test, you'll have the tools you need to thrive when confronted with any paper-piecing challenge.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Method
Getting Started In Foundation Paper Piecing
The Piecing Method
Tips and Tricks: Plant Lady

Part II: Design
Getting Started in FPP Design
The Design Process
Pattern Design Exercises
My Approach to Fabric, Color, and Design
Graffiti Foundation Paper Piecing

Part III: Design Prompts
Learning By The Letter
Traditional with a Twist
Prickly Path
Voodoo Feather Pincushion
Folksy Friends
Think Outside the (Square) Block
Repeat Designs
Single Foundation Paper Piecing
Double Diamond Wedding Ring

Patterns and Templates
About the Author

About the Author

About Sarah Elizabeth Sharp

Sarah Elizabeth Sharp has been making things for as long as she can remember, and her favourite medium is fabric. When Sarah's not busy creating, you can find her at home in Indianapolis with her husband and three daughters. Visit www.nohatsinthehouse.com for more information.



Get set to go with foundation paper piecing for quilters with step by step instructions and design exercises. This book includes The Method, Design and Prompts providing a detailed overview of foundation piecing, building blocks, design and how to get your creativity flowing. Foundation paper piecing enables the quilter to craft intricate designs. Youll find everything you need to know from paper, needles and tips on fussy cutting and mirrors. Enjoy the quirky houseplant designs that let you get comfortable with the process. In the design section, youll see how to transform a photograph into a foundation paper piecing design. The 7 design prompts give you ideas for design. Examples and patterns are given by the author, including quilt construction for each prompt. There is also a crash course in repeat design. Some great patterns and templates here including a double wedding ring, various plants, animals and much more.

British Patchwork & Quilting, May 2019

Foundation Paper Piecing is a technique where intricate designs can be stitched with precision. Patterns are drawn onto paper and each section is numbered in sequence for stitching. Each fabric piece is placed one at a time on the back of the paper and stitched on the drawn lines. This means that the printed paper side is the back of the finished block and therefore the mirror image of the finished block.

The book is divided into three sections, method and technique, design and design exercises. Six full patterns are included from easy, to highly intricate. A comprehensive book. 

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