AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie: Foundation Paper Piecing
Bonnie on AQS Let's Quilt Set
AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie

The Series

Whether you are a beginning quilter or one who wants to pick up some tips for making a quilt, this AQS Let’s Quilt series is for you. Once you learn the basics, you will be comfortable with making any style of quilt. Bonnie Browning begins with the most popular patterns, plays with color, and shows you how to make a quilt step by step. Downloadable instructions are included with each of the lessons.

Watch online, Facebook.com/AQSOnline, Tuesdays at 10am CDT or catch up anytime on the AQS QuiltTV channel on YouTube.

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CLASS 4, FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING, SPONSORED BY

Nine Patch Fabrics
Panasonic Cordless Irons
Tracey's Tables
Harbor Sales – Vivilux
WonderFil Specialty Threads

The Class

Want those points to be absolutely accurate? Foundation paper piecing (FPP) can help you do that. What exactly is FPP and why would you want to use it? Foundation paper piecing is a piecing method that uses a paper (or cloth) foundation that all of the pieces are stitched to following the number sequence printed on the paper. Anytime you want accuracy in piecing, especially those spiky designs that need to have very sharp points, is a great time to use FPP. Bonnie will share tips for marking the paper foundation, how to align the fabrics, and even how to “fix” it when you cut your fabric too short, all while making a pillow using a FPP design and a tote bag with an outer pocket using FPP blocks.

Four Lessons

Lesson 1:
Learn to Foundation Paper Piece

Make a 16” pillow using foundation paper piecing. Foundation paper piecing is easy to sew and it is a piecing method that is very accurate. Bonnie will share her tips and tricks for foundation paper piecing the four blocks used to make this pillow. Sew on the straight lines and violå – you have accurate spikey points.

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Lesson 2:
Assemble the Pillow

Sew the four blocks together using the layout of your choice. Then measure for the borders and add them to the blocks. Learn how to taper the corners for that decorator look and you’ll have no protruding corners. Making new pillows or new covers for old pillows can update your décor in an afternoon!

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Lesson 3:
Foundation Paper Piecing the Twisted Log Cabin Blocks

Make a tote bag in eight easy steps with an outside pieced pocket and an inside pocket divided into three sections. Here is a chance to use some bright fabrics to make an eye-catching tote bag. Use a Jelly Roll and you won’t even need to cut the strips. We will start by making the two Twisted Log Cabin blocks for the pocket.

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Lesson 4:
Assemble the Tote Bag

Now we are ready to make the handles, sew the outside pocket to the outer bag, create the bag bottom, sew the inside pocket to the lining, assemble the bag, and finally sew the bag together. The FPP pocket is an eye-catching detail that everyone will notice on your new tote bag!

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AQS Let’s Quilt Sponsor Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

Congrats to the 18 Winners – and thanks to the generous sponsors – of our AQS Let’s Quilt Giveaway! Good luck on your future projects, and be sure to share photos of what you create with us.

Nine Patch Fabrics – Four prizewinners will each receive a variety of Creative Grids rulers, plus a fat quarter bundle and a strip bundle
• Angelika of Houston, TX
• Barbara of Fairfield , ID
• Susan of Palos Park, IL
• Catherine of Lansing, MI

Panasonic – Four prizewinners will each receive a Panasonic WL602 cordless iron
• Robin of Mount Airy, MD
• David of Goshen, IN
• Kendra of International Falls, MN
• Cheryl of Crockett, TX

Tracey’s Tables – One prizewinner will receive a Tracey’s Tables 3-drawer cutting table
• Jackie of Thornton, CO

Harbor Sales
One prizewinner will receive a ViviLux LED Task Lamp, ViviLux 3-in-1 Rechargeable GREEN Laser System, ViviLux Super Bright Flexible Craft Light, and ViviLux 3-in-1 Clip On LED Lights
• Mary of Conyers, GA

Two prizewinners will each receive a ViviLux LED Task Lamp and ViviLux 3-in-1 Clip On LED Lights
• Barbara of Cullman, AL
• Robin of Joppa, MD

Three prizewinners will each receive a ViviLux 3-in-1 Rechargeable RED Laser System
• Diane of Hartville, MO
• Brenda of Baton Rouge, LA
• Eileen of Maybrook, NY

WonderFil Specialty Threads
One prizewinner will receive a Sue Daley Bobbinator, Sue Daley DecoBob Pack – Favourites, InvisaFil Mini Pack, and Konfetti Pack
• Lalon of The Villages, FL

One prizewinner will receive a Violet Craft DecoBob Pack, Violet Craft Spaghetti Pack, DecoBob Prewound Class 15 Master Set, Konfetti Pack, and InvisaFil Mini Pack
• Cae of McKinney, TX

One prizewinner will receive a DecoBob Starter Set, Konfetti Pack, and InvisaFil Mini Pack
• Christine of Naples, FL

PRIZES

Sponsor Prizes

1. Nine Patch Fabrics
• Four prizewinners will each receive a variety of Creative Grids rulers, plus a fat quarter bundle and a strip bundle
2. Panasonic
• Four prizewinners will each receive a Panasonic WL602 cordless iron
3. Tracey’s Tables
• One prizewinner will receive a Tracey’s Tables 3-drawer cutting table
4. Harbor Sales
• One prizewinner will receive a ViviLux LED Task Lamp, ViviLux 3-in-1 Rechargeable GREEN Laser System, ViviLux Super Bright Flexible Craft Light, and ViviLux 3-In-1 Clip On LED Lights
• Two prizewinners will each receive a ViviLux LED Task Lamp and ViviLux 3-In-1 Clip On LED Lights
• Three prizewinners will each receive a ViviLux 3-in-1 Rechargeable RED Laser System
5. WonderFil
• One prizewinner will receive a Sue Daley Bobbinator, Sue Daley DecoBob Pack – Favourites, InvisaFil Mini Pack, and Konfetti Pack
• One prizewinner will receive a Violet Craft DecoBob Pack, Violet Craft Spaghetti Pack, DecoBob Prewound Class 15 Master Set, Konfetti Pack, and InvisaFil Mini Pack
• One prizewinner will receive a DecoBob Starter Set, Konfetti Pack, and InvisaFil Mini Pack

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