I have had a couple of requests and inquiries about Foundation Piecing during the creation of my
Glacier Star Quilt so I have taken a few photos of the process over the weekend.
This post it pic heavy so I will try and keep the words to a minimum.
No pins are used. All I am using in my glue pen, some template plastic and my "Add a Quarter" ruler.
First up you use a little glue to adhere the first piece of fabric to the paper then line the
template plastic along Line 1 (which is the first sewing line) and fold.
Place your "Add a Quarter" ruler and cut. The "Add a Quarter" ruler adds your seam allowance.
.... and repeat. In this instance, 16 times!
Now take your next piece of fabric and place a little glue along the "seam allowance", check where you need the fabric to cover ... in this instance, SEC 2
Place you fabric in the desired position and apply a little pressure (helps the glue stick).
Check to make sure you have the fabric positioned in the right spot and ...... repeat!
Take to your machine and sew the seam.
...... and repeat!
Flip and iron :)
and now we go again. This time I am working with seam two and section three
Now for Line 3 / Section 4 ... are you getting the idea :o)
I am using a "Judy Niemeyer" pattern. There are no lucky "guesses" with cutting fabric with these patterns as the hard work has been done for you within the cutting guide in the pattern. I have been learning Judy's techniques over the last few months at my LQS whilst making my Glacier Star Quilt.
I am off fabric shopping later this week for my next Foundation Piecing project.
I'm not starting that though until this baby is finished :o)