The learning curve was really high for me when I learned foundation paper piecing, and I’d like to think that the tip that helped me the most was the habit of folding my templates and making creases on all the borders before sewing. When I align and prepare each piece of fabric, I make it a habit to fold that template area over. In doing so, I can tell whether the piece of fabric will cover the area plus a quarter inch around that area.
Watch this clip to see exactly what I’m talking about:
Owning this USB – powered light box really helps with seeing through the layers:
The one I use can be purchased here from Amazon.
The paper piecing pattern I am working on is the Say Some Thing Bold FPP Pattern. Use it to customize your quilts and say what you want!