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FPP odd shapes that fit for sure.

Old 12-08-2019, 08:14 PM
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I made a little picture tutorial to show how adding one simple step to your FPP can help w/ sizing odd shapes to make it easier to choose just the right size and shape w/o as much waste and w/ as much accuracy as possible to reduce date night w/ Jack. First let me say I don't sew through the paper, but this will work just as well for those that do sew through the paper.


Just drew up a quick piece w/ different angles. This is a very simple unit but will work on the most complex ones as well.


Start out w/ piece one just as usual


All trimmed and ready to go


This piece obviously won't fit but it is to show an example. This is how you would line up your edges to sew on the line for adding piece 2


Flipped over you would stitch on the red dotted line, but do one simple step before you start sewing.


Flip piece 2 down on the sewing line keeping the fabric you want to sew in place now look at piece 2 (orange line) you want piece 2 to fit (with added seam allowance) completely on the added fabric, (blue line) you can see it doesn't cover the fabric, so it won't when sewn on either


Here we moved the the long ways and it completely fits in the blue line w/ seam allowance. This is good to sew, flip your piece two back in place and sew on the line if you sew through paper


See here it is sewn and pressed in place fully covered.


Trim your 1/4 inch seams and go on to 3


Again an obvious doesn't fit just for repetition. You need your folded over piece to completely fit inside the new fabric which this does not.


To be continued on the next post.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:19 PM
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Placing it long ways helps but as you can see it hasn't been placed correctly long ways since the little nubbin of piece 3 is hanging over.


So scootch it down a bit and now it fits, flip 3 back in place and stitch along the line.


Flip, press, trim and ready for piece 4


Keep your cut pieces they can fit in some of your small areas.


Again auditioning piece for number 4, as you can see it was a close fit but not quite (these are easier to see in person then in the photo that is why I added the drawn lines) If this were sewn on you would be on a date w/ Jack.




This one is good, it used one of your odd cut off pieces and fits perfectly w/ added seam allowances




Sewn, flipped, ready for trimming.







Completed unit, sewn and trimmed no ripping needed.


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Old 12-09-2019, 04:03 AM
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thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial
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Thank you, well written and illustrated.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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Kassandra, great job. First thing I thought however is "I recognize this for some reason" It was the fabric from the Boom 23! How cool to have more life in it. I love to do folded PP and this is great. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:43 AM
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Yes I had a couple of little odd shaped bits left from where I cut the circles out for the sand dollar.

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Kassandra, great job. First thing I thought however is "I recognize this for some reason" It was the fabric from the Boom 23! How cool to have more life in it. I love to do folded PP and this is great. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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Wonderful tutorial, Kassaundra, thank you!
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Oh my gosh, yes! And the older I get, the more I use it. I PP with freezer paper so no ripping off. Thanks for your tutorial!
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