Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I teach at a local quiltshop and use her free patterns for my beginners classes. The freezer paper is the best techique as you sew a scant next to the line and NOT on the line so you don't have paper to remove and distort your fabric. Plus the freezer paper is reuseable and you get the exact block everytime.
I may have to look into this method. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks Susan, I've used freezer paper for larger projects, like the Bella Bella medallions and I love not having to pick paper out. And another great point for me, is that it forces me to press, something I'm very lax about. i promise I'll try harder.
and when you press you are pressing the fabric to the freezer paper which will keep the block square. I would not attempt to make a mini without using this method, even on simple blocks, like Jacob's ladder.
I am not picturing this technique in my head. Do you print out individuals pieces instead of the entire block/section that is pieced? How is that paper piecing? I like the idea of freezer paper as it stabilizes the fabric, but I am confused on the method.
Carol Doak offers a paper which is simular to freezer paper and you run it through your printer and download free patterns onto this paper. I use may machine unthreaded to perforate seam lines which will make each line easy to fold. The same as paper piecing except don't sew directly onto paper, just a scant from the line fold is where your stitch. Then flip and iron onto the paper and align your next piece. Using a quarter-a-seam ruler trim seam allowance. When all pieces are sewn the paper will be on the inside and your completed block will be pulled off, done. It's hard to explain but I hope you got the jest. Maybe go to Carol Doak's website and see if she has a demo on this techique. I have actually ran regular freezer paper cut to size through my printer. Just don't use a laser printer as it will heat the paper. Or using the pattern staple several freezer papers together and unthread stitch on the pattern to transfer to freezer paper. This will make every block the same.
Another person explained it as well. It makes perfect sense to me know and I love the idea of not having to pull out paper.
phew......Glad you got it, I have a hard time typing what my mind is thinking.