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Paper piecing – a mini tutorial | she can quilt

by Carla A. Canonico

Have you ever tried paper piecing? If not, check out this mini tutorial by Leanne on her blog, ‘she can quilt’.


I don’t have all my usual pincushions unpacked, but I did unpack this tiny one from Mad About Patchwork. They sent it to me for shopping at their sidewalk sale (I think it was a sidewalk sale, but I shopped on line) last summer. It is nice as it is filled with some kind of heavy sand item and stays put. So I loaded it with flat topped pins. I use these pins to position and hold the first piece of fabric when I paper piece, as one can fold over these pins and iron over them. Of course the ironing seems to contribute to the flowers falling off the pins so try to avoid that part. more…



Laura G March 6, 2017 - 12:40 am

I can always use more quilting tips about this.

Sherry September 16, 2015 - 1:29 pm

I’ve never done paper piecing but this seems like something I’d like to try! Thanks!

Shari September 15, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Thank your for the tutorial. Always love to learn! The Lion is gorgeous!

Dominique Wielgosch September 15, 2015 - 9:47 am

This was so informative, love the straw trick (tip). Can hardly wait to try it. Thank you.

Janie September 14, 2015 - 8:48 am

Thank you so much for the information, you make it look easy.

Kathy Gates September 14, 2015 - 8:23 am

A few weeks ago, I tried paper piecing to do some string blocks, but I have never tried making a block like this before. Thank you for the tutorial, I will be trying this, it looks like fun and the block are so pretty. 🙂

Shaneka Giscombe September 11, 2015 - 1:02 pm

I want to try this one day.

Marissa C. September 11, 2015 - 11:56 am

This tutorial makes it seem so easy! I can’t believe I’ve never tried paper piecing before. I’m going to try it out this weekend!


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