Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing Tutorial

It was quite a setup.
Creating a tutorial
I like freezer paper foundation piecing more than traditional paper piecing mostly because you use MUCH less fabric this way. I don't like wasting fabric. With the traditional method there's a lot of guessing involved so you have to cut your fabric much larger than necessary just to be safe.
There are 40 photographs in the tutorial, so I created a separate web page just for it.

You can link to it over here. (Our server is a little slow today, so please be patient if it takes a while to load.)

I've also added a "Tutorials" section in the sidebar because I think I have a couple more up my sleeve.

I'd be really, really grateful if you could give me some feedback should you decide to try this out.

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24 comments:

  1. How funny! I found a quilt belonging to my great-grandmother and couldn't figure out the pattern. And then today I found the block on your other site and was wishing I knew more about this method. Perfect timing for me. I'm picking up the freezer paper this evening. Thanks so much for all the work you put into this.

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  2. Your instructions look very clear and I can't wait to try it......I think I might be changing my mind about paper piecing.

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  3. I think I'm going to try out the freezer paper piecing using your tutorial. thank you!

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  4. Your instructions and pictures were terrific. I do paper piece and love it. I encourage anyone who hasn't tried it to definitely use your tutorial.

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  5. Great tutorial - very clear! I usually paper piece, but you are right you do waste a alot of fabric. I will have to use your technique next time!

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  6. A beautiful tutorial. For me, pictures are everything. You wrote it up well too... very generous helpings of detailed information. It's great.

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  7. I have done a paperpieceing
    before and have not really thought that i wasted that much fabric... but what i do like about the way you do it is that you won't have to go back and tire off all the paper when you get done.
    that is always such a mess and just furstrating to do.
    thanks!!

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  8. Wow, this is amazing how much work you put into this tutorial. It looks really easy to follow, so I must try it. Great job with this!

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial Anina. This is great. I love to paperpiece but hate the waste of fabric so I prefer the freezer paper method. I'm so happy I bought a whole roll of it when I visited Portland last year since they don't sell it here.

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  10. wow - amazing tutorial! and makes me think that maybe i'm not cut out for freezer paper piecing :) i'm decent at english paper piecing though!

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  11. Wonderful tutorial Anina, better than I’ve seen anywhere else!

    I love the freezer paper method to make the DBJ blocks and I will definitely use it for the Civil War Diary quilt I’m starting...!

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  12. It will take me 10 times of reading this for it to sink in but I want to try it. How do you have time to put this together and do those Dear Jane blocks and the whole rainbow thing...I'm amazed.

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  13. Very thorough! I have not tried your method of folding back the freezer paper. I think this will save lots of time tearing off the paper, as well as make the paper reusable. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. So very cool. Tutorial looks great, I'm gonna have to try. So I'll let you know how it goes. Everyone has been turning out some fabulous inspiring blog posts this week! I think 2009 in Blog Land has gotten off to a good start. Thanks Anina!

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  15. Tutorial looks great! I now want to try paper piecing!

    BTW, is this pattern one that you will have available for sale in your shop eventually?

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  16. Tutorial looks great! I now want to try paper piecing!

    BTW, is this pattern one that you will have available for sale in your shop eventually?

    Sorry for other comment, hit enter too soon ;-)

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  17. Great pictures..that elaborating lighting does help :o) and great tutorial!

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  18. What a great idea! I don't like to waste all of the fabric on regular paper piecing, either. This sounds like a great idea. I can hardly wait to try it.

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  19. Great tutorial Anina!! Good on you for doing it as I am sure so many people will benefit from it greatly! That quilt is going to be adorable!!! =] Happy new year!

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  20. Great tutorial, as of yet I have never quilted. I am quite interested now...This looks like a great way to keep things neat.

    (BTW your nails look great!)

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  21. what a fantastic tutorial! and an impressive set up, too.

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  22. Thanks, Anina. I hate using tearaway because it distorts the stitches, but I LOVE this and you can reuse the freezer paper - so much easier, all round!

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  23. I love the picture of the setup Anina :) This looks like a great tutorial, now if I only had the patience for paper piecing...

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  24. I tried this. It works great - great instructions. Here's the result:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60431021@N04/5777013724/

    Moni

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