Mini Flying Geese Free Foundation Paper Piecing

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 – Mini Flying Geese Foundation Paper Piecing

– PDF pattern – Triangle shaped fabric scrap – Printer paper, FPP Paper or Vellum Tracing Paper – Glue Stick – Rotary cutter and straight edge ruler

A foundation can also be another fabric if a pattern is printed on it but traditionally foundation paper piecing involves – you guessed it – paper.

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) involves sewing patches on to the foundation in a specific order so that you are always sewing along a straight line. 

When the patches are all together they can make anything from an animal to a start to mini flying geese!

I use foundation paper piecing in a few ways:

- I keep a stash of mini FPP patterns beside my sewing table to use up scraps and then use those mini blocks in quilts, pouches and keychains.

- I make single quilt blocks as part of larger sampler quilts or as an easier way of making traditional quilt blocks.

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Video Tutorial – Mini Flying Geese FPP