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    Pic - Foundation Piecing Triangle

    I hope this works...I haven't posted pictures in a long time....

    This is called Foundation Piecing - it is a Triangle made from my scraps of material. This is not the same as Paper Piecing. Foundation Piecing is that you can leave the Foundation on your material after you get your pattern made. You don't take it off at all. Paper Piecing you take the paper off after you get your pattern made. I learned how to do this yesterday at my Quilt group at my church and it is easy to do and I love doing this. I made this - this afternoon and actually it wasn't that hard to do. I have 34 more of these to make and than I will make a Quilt out of these Triangles. This was my very first one that I made all by myself without any help. You can buy the Foundation stuff at JoAnn Fabrics and you have to ask for this stuff. I think its where they cut your material at.

    Thanks for looking....


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    Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    good job! Love scrappy!
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    I'm a beginner too. Why would you leave the papr on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie the "Ripper" View Post
    Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
    You don't use paper with this method. Muslin or some other thin fabric is used. Very nice, I like those colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie the "Ripper" View Post
    Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
    The foundations I use are muslin, so it just adds a layer of fabric (pretty thin, at that) to the quilt top. I suspect what she is using is a fabric of some sort, as well.
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    Thanks for sharing
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    foundation piecing you do not use paper---you use a fabric foundation instead- sometime muslin- sometimes an interfacing of some sort---and you do not have to remove it-
    i do 98% of my paper piecing on foundations (usually muslin) simply because i hate removing paper- it does add an extra layer of fabric to your quilt- so makes hand quilting a bit more difficult- but if you are machine quilting it doesn't make much of a difference- does add weight to the quilt.i use all sorts of (cheap) thin fabrics for foundations- generally fabrics i do not think i would want to use for piecing but would be ok as a foundation-
    i've even done some foundation piecing right on batting- --- kind of a quilt as you go result.
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    I have done one or two small foundation piecing things, and a few paper pieced. I enjoy both of them. PLUS, it something different to do when you tire of big, tedious projects. Know you will enjoy it!

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    I use the thinnest (and cheapest), interfacing for my foundation. It is so thin you hardly know it is there when you quilt. I basically never use paper because I hate tearing it off.
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    Foundation piecing is the method used in the crazy quilts. Longer ago they made these, 1870-1900 perhaps, with the silks, velvets, others and then they did the fancy embroidery stitches. They would include ribbons won at the fair, etc.
    So your piecing is a very old method. Enjoy, and try some embroidery stitches, maybe you will like them.

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    Great job, looks tricky!

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    I am doing this very same thing except I am doing it with paper. When you get many more of these done, I think you will end up with a spiderweb quilt or something similar. The lightweight muslin on the back is a good idea but since I already began all mine with paper, I will have to continue that way. Look forward to seeing your progress so keep us posted.
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    I have bookmarked this thread so I can learn to do this. How do you transfer your patterns on to the foundation material like you use when you paper piece? Thanks everyone for the lessons. I am envious of the quilt group teaching the beginner new things. Would love to join one here. m

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    My latest foundation piecing has been done on used dryer sheets. I love scrappy quilts and this is a quick mindless way to make quilt blocks Love your triangle♥

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    Very nice, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    The stuff that I use is called "FOUNDATION". It is real thin and it is almost like Mohair...that is how thin it is...you can mark on it and it is sort of light grey/whitest color. A expert Quilter told me what the name of this is what I am using and it is called "FOUNDATION". You have to ask for it at JoAnn Fabrics. I love this method and it is so thin that you don't have any trouble sewing right through this stuff. That is how thin it is. I dearly love this stuff and the next time I go to JoAnn Fabrics I am going to get more of this. It does not add weight to your quilt pieces or your quilt at all. It is so thin that it does not add any weight at all.

    Thanks for all of the lovely comments on my Triangle.
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    Oh my Sandyinz4...that is sure beautiful....I love your Triangles...I was playing with the three - two were already done and I made one and I was trying to fiqure out how to put them so they would make a design...how many do you have so far?
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    I used the cheap interfacing that Joanns had 10 yds for 2.99 awhile back , its about the only thing its good for.

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    It looks great! Looking forward to seeing the "whole" quilt!
    Have fun with it!

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    What I use is called "FOUNDATION". A Expert Quilter told me this herself - a good friend of mine. This stuff you can write on and it is very thin and I mean very thin and it does not add any weight to your quilt whatsoever. I love this stuff. You can also mark on it as well too. You have to ask for this stuff at JoAnn Fabrics. I do not know how it comes whether it comes in sheets or by the yard or anything like that. This is almost like Mohair...that is how thin it is and it is so easy to sew right through this stuff either by machine or by hand. I love this method.

    Thanks for all of your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    foundation piecing you do not use paper---you use a fabric foundation instead- sometime muslin- sometimes an interfacing of some sort---and you do not have to remove it-
    i do 98% of my paper piecing on foundations (usually muslin) simply because i hate removing paper- it does add an extra layer of fabric to your quilt- so makes hand quilting a bit more difficult- but if you are machine quilting it doesn't make much of a difference- does add weight to the quilt.i use all sorts of (cheap) thin fabrics for foundations- generally fabrics i do not think i would want to use for piecing but would be ok as a foundation-
    i've even done some foundation piecing right on batting- --- kind of a quilt as you go result.
    Isn't it called quilt as you go? I just finished some placemats that I did the same process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beginnerquilter View Post
    how many do you have so far?
    Not nearly enough. This is one of my UFO's. I think I have enough done to cover the bottom third o my queen size bed. Have all my triangle foundation papers cut and also the purple centers so just need to sit down and sew, sew, sew! I have enough scraps.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Needle Up View Post
    Isn't it called quilt as you go?....
    For me, this is not QAYG because I do not have either batting nor backing on my piece. I have done QAYG twice now and do not much care for it when doing a quilt. Too many thick seams where sections are joined, even though I did the method where batting is matched and not overlapped. QAYG is great for a tablerunner or placemats because you can just add binding and be done.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie the "Ripper" View Post
    Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
    Wondering if she is not using paper, but a light weight interfacing for the foundation. With all the bias this might distort if you used paper and had to take it off

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