- Thinner foundation paper is easier to tear away foundation when finished
- Pieces don't have to be precise, just large enough to cover the shape plus seam allowance (I sometimes mark the seam allowance, especially on the first one)
- Use shorter stitch length. Video recommends larger needle too.
- Fabric is right side up on non-printed side. This is the way your block will look.
- Stitch on printed side - stitch one or two stitches before and after template line to catch seam.
- Be sure fabric covers solid lines include seam allowance (double check this - I've ripped out quite a few seams)
- Place next piece, right sides together, and flip to check that the new piece will cover the next shape with seam allowance (double check this - I've ripped out quite a few seams)
- Press as you go
- Fold paper template and trim seam allowance as you go
- Pay attention to fabric choice per piece - sometimes it helps to have a key or write it on your template.
- Use scotch tape to mend paper seams if you have to rip
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