Here is another project that I recently completed for the upcoming season of Make It Artsy:
It's a pillow cover! The segment is all about paper piecing. I used hand printed fabric for the letters and the border and then a plain Kona solid for the "background." Here are some detail photos:
I think that paper piecing gets a bad rap as being a kind of perfectionist's way of piecing. Personally, I find it much easier and less stressful than traditional piecing. I also love that you can incorporate lots of scraps into paper piecing. Paper piecing has a reputation for being wasteful of fabric, but the way I do it, it's all about using up those scraps! When I don't have a big enough piece of fabric, I just piece two (or more) pieces together! It makes for a very scrappy looking result:
I can't wait for you to be able to watch this segment. I'm so excited to share all of my (slightly non-traditional) paper piecing ideas!
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