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Pain-Free Foundation Piecing

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Discover paperless paper piecing, the must-have technique that eliminates the hassle of traditional methods to deliver incredible results!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipies
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Cristy Fincher
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Sew five beautiful, Craftsy-exclusive blocks as you discover the frustration-free way to foundation piece! Quilter Cristy Fincher guides you step by step through her signature paperless technique, revealing how easy it can be to achieve crisp, clean edges and precise points. Speed through fabric prep with rough cuts, and learn how to work in the reverse to layer each piece of a pattern and glue-baste as you go. You'’ll finish each lesson with an impressive, intricate block, and no papers to pull off! Along the way, Cristy shares her foolproof tips and tricks for working with directional fabric, chain piecing and maximizing visual impact. Plus, you'’ll find out how to how to apply paperless paper piecing to virtually any pattern, for limitless design possibilities.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Paperless Paper Piecing
Meet avid quilter Cristy Fincher as she highlights the innovative paperless paper-piecing techniques you'll master in this class. Start with the basics as you create the striking Neutron Star block. Cristy shares time-saving tips and tricks for printing, reading and cutting out a template. Plus, get expert advice on selecting fabric.
2. Neutron Star Block
3. Lotus Pond Block
4. Almond Butter Block
5. Triangles
6. Reinvented
7. Paperless Paper-Piecing Possibilities

Taught by

Cristy  Fincher
Cristy Fincher
Cristy Fincher grew up sewing and quilting. Her mother, master quilter Sharon Schamber, invented paperless paper piecing more than a decade ago, and today Cristy follows in her footsteps by teaching this technique in workshops around the United States. Cristy also co-authored Piece by Piece Machine Appliqué, which features many of her original designs.

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