Yes. This is a real thing.
No. It’s not too good to be true.
I’ve always loved Foundation Paper Piecing (as you can see by my extensive FPP resources!), but the tearing of tiny papers always brought me to tears. It just took forever, which is not what I was looking for after meticulously stitching together my quilt blocks.
But today, all of that changes! I want to introduce you to the tear-free method of Foundation Paper Piecing. I didn’t invent this method, but having known about it, I feel that I should share it.
In addition to saving you time, you’ll have less waste, less printing of templates, and more accurate blocks. You actually iron your fabric to the freezer paper as you go, so nothing slips around or bubbles up, can we get a round of applause for easier and more accurate!?
If you’re familiar with Traditional Foundation Paper Piecing, then switching to the no-tear technique shouldn’t be too difficult. Check out the video and get started!
If you’re completely new to the idea of FPP, I’d suggest you do at least one block the traditional way before trying this…it’s kind of like learning how to do long division before you use a calculator!
I hope you enjoy this video tutorial and find a (new) love for the old Foundation Paper Piecing Technique!
Perfect FPP Patterns are Available in my Shop!
If you already saw this video, it was published by Simply Moderne’s Youtube Channel as a tutorial to go along with their published pattern of my Through the Woods Quilt. If you want to grab a copy, look for Issue #19!