English Paper Piecing 2.5 in Dia 100 pc

Item Number: 16009 UPC: 72879290417 Categories: ,

Dritz English Paper Piecing diamond templates are heavy card stock templates used to create quilt blocks, appliqués and more.

  • Fabric is folded over paper piecing templates and secured with basting stitches
  • Heavy card stock holds its shape, but is still flexible enough to be easily removed from fabric
  • The hole in the middle of the paper piecing templates makes it easy to remove them at the end, using a crochet hook, pencil or stiletto
  • The paper piecing templates are reusable
  • The goal of paper piecing is to make small shapes with precision for use in quilting, sewing and craft projects
  • Paper piecing is easy – there is no sewing machine required for paper piecing – it’s compact and portable so can be done on-the-go
  • Paper piecing is perfect for scrap fabrics and remnants
  • Perfect activity for the modern quilter and maker
  • Diamond shapes
  1. Place paper piece template on wrong side of fabric. Cut fabric at least 1/4″ larger than template.
  2. Fold seam allowance over edge of template; using long basting stitches, stitch through fabric and paper. Continue basting all sides, folding fabric neatly over at corners. Tip: baste with a contrasting color thread to make removing stitches easier.
  3. To join basted shapes, place two pieces right sides together with edges and corners aligned. Whip stitch together with matching thread. Stitch with 6-10 stitches per inch, catching only edge of fabric.
  4. When all pieces are stitched together, remove basting stitches and templates. Tip: to easily remove templates, slip a crochet hook into center hole and lift out template.

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