What is foundation piecing?
Foundation piecing is a method of quilting that allows you to use small scraps to sew detailed designs, or designs which require precision piecing by sewing through foundation paper which you then tear off afterwards. You can use free foundation patterns, purchased patterns or downloads from books and magazines which you either print directly onto the paper, trace onto the foundation paper or draw on freehand. You sew along the lines to ensure precision, this allows you to create designs that would be very tricky using traditional piecing methods.
If you are new to foundation paper piecing do read our beginner’s guide to foundation piecing, plus we have rounded up some great free foundation pieced patterns on our blog