Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paper Piecing Lesson

On Saturday I taught a paper piecing lesson at the BMQG meeting.  Those of you who've followed my blog for a while know that I love paper piecing.  When the guild asked me to teach a lesson on it, I was honored to share my love of paper piecing with the guild.
This was the block that I taught.  I picked this one because it was fairly simple yet it allowed me to show several techniques, including piecing the four sections together.

I only had about an hour to show folks because we had lots of other exciting things going on, but I think hope it was enough time to give everyone a good sense of what to do. 

Here's the progress that some folks made.

This one will be a crazy pieced heart.

It was very rewarding to hear people express an "ah-ha" as I was explaining the method that I use to paper piece.  I really hope that I've inspired folks to at least attempt paper piecing.  I know it's not for everyone, but it's certainly worth a try.


  1. Isn't it fun to share your knowledge? Us quilters are known for that. Your quilt guild was so lucky to you offer your class.


  2. Jen, it was such a great class! I can't wait to do more, and I feel so confident about the process now. BTW -- that's my crazy-looking heart at the bottom -- it looks much better now that it is completed: :)http://materialsandmethod.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-piecing.html

  3. Jen - thanks so much for the class! I had to rush home so didn't get to finish the heart I started there, but over the weekend I attempted a paper pieced block of my own design for a bee. Your tips made a HUGE difference! Thank you! Here it is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53030569@N06/6163205542/

  4. Tied for the best teacher in the family!