Foundation Paper Piecing with Directional Fabrics

A tutorial for the brave and precise

Foundation paper piecing has become one of my very favorite techniques for quilting. I love the precision and the freedom that it allows! Ever since discovering how to paper piece with freezer paper (see that tutorial here) I’ve fallen even more deeply in love.

And now, it’s time for the part that almost broke us…but love overcame!

Ok, Ok, I kid! But I did think that using directional fabrics in my paper piecing might make me nuts in the beginning. It takes a little bit of figuring and a lot of practice, but in my opinion, the results are 100% worth it.


You just need a few simple supplies for this technique:
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If you’re going traditional this month:

How to Paper Piece with Directional Fabrics

SO, if you keep these few things in mind:

  • This might confuse me at first
  • I WILL need to practice this on scraps a few times
  • I should review how FPP works before getting started on this (check out my tutorial here)

…then I’m going to show you my video tutorial on how to foundation paper piece with directional fabrics.

What did you think? Again, if you were confused at first, I encourage you to watch over it a few more times and practice on fabrics that you don’t care about, you’ll get it! It’s definitely going to take some practice though!

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