Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cactus bloom

Recent class in my guild on paper piecing of tulips inspired me to write a tutorial on another method of piecing using a freezer paper. 

Why freezer paper? Here are some advantages of freezer paper method vs paper piecing, which makes this technique more attractive.

-Freezer paper stabilizes the fabric, prevents it from moving and distorting, making more accurate points;
-You don't have to precut fabric and be precise; you can use scraps and pieces of any size; stitch them and trim excess after sewing;
-When stitching on the edge of the freezer paper fold you can always see the fabric and the seam allowance; the fabric will not be getting under the presser foot, which happens often while covering fabric with paper and stitching blindly;
-You don't have to tear away the pattern! Peel it off and use it again multiple times! No mess and saves your time!

Try to make just one flower and I believe you will be doing it again and again!

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa