Paper or muslin may be used as the base for foundation piecing. It helps to stabilize bias edges and prevents distortion during construction. Muslin is not trimmed away and adds bulk to a project. Paper is removed after the stitching is complete, sometimes after the blocks are joined.
These are a few helpful tips for using paper when foundation piecing: • Use a larger-than-normal needle, such as a 90/14, and a
shorter stitch length when sewing. • Place your thumbnail on the seam as you tear the paper
away from it. • Do not remove the paper until everything has been sewn into
a seam or stay-stitched because there are many bias edges.
Rose Garden Quilting Diagram