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.
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.
Complete the Neutron Star block from Lesson 1. See how to achieve clean, crisp edges on your fabric pieces. Then, discover Cristy's hassle-free technique of layering these pieces onto the foundation layout. You'll also get in-depth instruction on sewing the block and truing up the finished design.
Build on the skills you've learned with the more complex Lotus Pond block. Cristy illustrates how fabric colors and design variations affect the visual impact of the quilt. Practice cutting and turning the edges of your pieces, then discover an efficient technique for chain piecing two blocks at a time!
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