Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Paper Pieicng Blog Hop at Quiet Play

I am so excited about Quiet Play's Blog Hop starting August 1st.  It's all about paper piecing.   Have you tried paper piecing yet? If not, I recommend it. I love that I can use up fabric scraps sewing with this method. The tiniest pieces of fabrics can still have a purpose!  How cool is that!   This Video by Vanessa Wilson explains in very simple terms how to paper piece.  After doing a few blocks for an online sewing class I'm taking,  I found a tutorial  Kristy created over at Quiet Play called  the Red Herring block.  I enjoy making it  and now I can't wait to do more paper piecing.  Warning: you may not be able to stop making them after you get the hang of paper piecing.  I just wanna warn ya!  I am looking forward to seeing what other people have pieced and what they did with their blocks.  If you are interested in this type of sewing, Kristy would love it if you spread the word.

 Practically Paper Piecing

Sew Long for now, Kim


  1. Ooh thanks for posting about this! I can't wait - it's going to be so much fun! Love that it's inspiring other people to try paper piecing - it is a fun technique (despite being so fiddly and time consuming!)

    1. Really, it's open a whole new way of sewing for me! I have drawers full of scraps and now I'm searching the internet for paper piecing blocks! I can't wait to make your umbrella pattern. I'm headed over to purchase it on Craftsy right now.