Paper piecing…who knew?

I’ve recently gotten into sewing and quilting and I’ve been trying to practice making various types of blocks. The hardest thing for me at this point is getting the seam allowance right and keeping the fabric square…ugh. I started searching YouTube for some help and saw some posts about paper piecing but I really didn’t understand what it was all about. I finally clicked on one of the ‘how-to’ videos and low & behold…the answer to my prayers!

I had no idea that’s what paper piecing was all about…I immediately had to try it to see if I could have success and YES it worked! I did both of these squares using paper piecing – I even created the paper outline myself!!

two blocks

I originally made a Dutchman’s Puzzle block earlier this month by cutting all the pieces to size then sewing them all together, it wasn’t a complete failure but it wasn’t quite a success either. The squares I made using paper piecing are SO much better – I just wish I had more of the pink fabric so I could make a whole new Dutchman’s Puzzle!!

In case you’re interested, here’s the link to the YouTube video I used to learn about paper piecing, it was made by Crafty Gemini.

Good Luck!

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