January 05, 2022
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Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial: Week ONE

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I am so excited to be on this new adventure with you! We are starting a new weekly course where you'll learn the ins and outs of Foundation Paper Piecing! Using my "quick and dirty" method, I'll show you this amazing technique and why you can feel confident in this skill!

We are going to start slow, and work steadily as we advance in difficulty. In the end, you'll have a sampler quilt that you can truly be proud of! This week, we are just making four of these blocks, but NOT joining them. I really want this to be a nice steady process, without anyone feeling rushed or behind.


I am working with some of my stash. I have a couple charm packs that I've been saving, and I have the matching yardage. This is an incredibly stash-friendly quilt, or you can gather yardage to use. In all, you'll need about 3 yards of fabric for the blocks, in varying colors (or as few as two different colors). You'll need 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the sashing (optional), and 2 yards of fabric for the border (optional).

I am not worried about thread type or color right now; we will cover that later in the month. I just want you to be able to jump in and get started without sweating the small stuff!

Download this week's block HERE, and then head to Instagram for the tutorial videos! @crankykangaroo #fppwithcrankykangaroo