Foundation paper piecing hearts – video tutorial

Now and then I encourage you to learn foundation piecing because I think you can!

Some of you have said before you can’t get your head around it. That’s why I wan to demonstrate to you, at normal speed, how foundation piecing isn’t really that difficult.

What I suggest is that you download the pattern (pdf). It’s free.

Then follow along with the video. No over analysing, just follow step by step and you’ll get there.

If you fail, try again. That’s how you learn by failing and starting again. That’s how we all learn to talk and to walk and to do anything we learn to do.

Let’s get to it!

How to make 2 heart blocks

Download the foundation paper template

I used regular copy paper for this block but if you prefer you can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

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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 heart quilt block

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  1. Very, very nice heart FPP. Thank you! I’m always looking for new FPP’s that are easy to assemble. Now that Martingale is closing down do you have a new publisher yet?

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