Mini Flying Geese Free Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern

Foundation Paper Piecing (not the same thing as English Paper Piecing!) is when you sew your fabric directly on to a ‘foundation’ that has a guide printed on it that shows you were to sew.

Materials Needed: 

– PDF pattern – Fabric scraps – FPP paper – Glue stick – Rotary cutter  – Ruler – Sewing machine – Thread

Fabric Requirements

You need four triangle patches for the central flying geese in this pattern, and 8 background patches.

I choose to go with patterned fabric for the central geese and various white patches for the background.

- Have a light source nearby so you can hold your pattern up to the light to check that your patch is large enough. - Trim your excess seams after sewing on each patch.

Tips for Foundation Paper Piecing

Sizing your Flying Geese Pattern Up or Down

The free pattern you can download above is for a 1.5″ x 3″ mini block and it includes a 1/4″ seam allowance.

If you are happy with that size just print at 100% scale on your computer. If you want to make it twice as big print at 200% or if you want it slightly smaller print at 75% or 80% for example.

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