Foun­da­tion-Piec­ing Tips

Quilter's World - - Around -

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

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