quilting

Tulip quilt block – foundation piecing – Tulip factory QAL

Today we’re making the first block and we’re making it with foundation piecing.

See page 3 of the pattern for details on making the block.

If you’re going to be making the quilt with traditional piecing the next tutorial is coming in a couple of days. Check the schedule.

FPP tulip block

You can make the block with regulary copy paper and sewing through the paper, or using freezer paper and reusing the template. Check out the video on freezer paper below to learn the technique.

Using freezer paper in quilting

How to make a tulip quilt block with foundation paper piecing

How to make a tulip quilt block with traditional piecing

How to make a tulip bud with foundation paper piecing

How to make a tulip bud with traditional piecing

Stem and leaves traditional piecing

Stem and leaves using foundation paper piecing

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Buy individual chapters of my book

Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

How to make a tulip block with foundation paper piecing tutorial

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1 comment

  1. This is brilliant Teresa,..you’re a genius! I’m going to try this way of foundation piecing which has always scared me. Thank you, Elizabeth

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