Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Contact Us   |    View Cart/Check Out
Free Shipping
On Orders Over $150

Carnival - Paper Piecing Class

A beautiful new design by Lakeview Quilting, Linda McGibbon, featuring Tula Pink fabrics!

This quilt is all paper-pieced. If you are new to paper piecing, you’ll learn the basics of the technique, tips and tricks for success, pitfalls to avoid, and how to best use paper in your quilting. Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) uses lightweight paper, often newsprint or similar materials, with the pattern printed or drawn on the paper. Paper allows quilters to create more intricate and accurate designs than piecing with fabric alone. The paper acts as a stabilizer, keeping the fabric from shifting, stretching, or warping. Once the design is fully stitched, the papers are removed. Freezer paper has become a popular option for FPP. You can cut down freezer paper to 8 ½” x 11” or you can purchase precut pieces. Freezer paper has a paper front but a thin plastic coating on the back. When heated with an iron, freezer paper will temporarily bond to fabric to hold it together but easily peel away when needed. NOTE: Freezer paper can only be printed on an inkjet printer – the heat of a laser printer may cause it to jam while printing. The techniques for both types of paper will be demonstrated so you can decide which works best for you!

The CARNIVAL Kit comes with the templates printed on standard copy paper. It has been my experience that, though copy paper is the least and most accessible paper option, it is the hardest to remove. Standard copy paper is difficult to tear without also tearing at the stitches. If you decide to go with paper, I highly recommend using newsprint papers, which are inexpensive and very fibrous, and makes it much easier to tear away when the project is finished. Freezer paper is my preferred media and I recommend buying the pre-cut freezer paper sheets (8 ½’’ x 11”).

Carnival Kit available for purchase.

Rotary Cutter and cutting mat
Standard quilting rulers OR Add-A-Quarter ruler-I prefer the Add-A-Quarter ruler, which has a lip that will catch the edge of the paper, making it easy to make a clean ¼” cut.

Optional Supplies:
Glue sticks (helps keep fabric in place during the flipping and stitching process)
Light table (allows one to easily see through the paper to confirm the placement of the fabric)
Seam roller (use instead of an iron)
Foundation piecing water pen (makes it easier to tear out papers)
Tweezers (helps get into tight spots or pinch small pieces of paper to remove them)

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need the pattern ahead of time. You will be able to purchase it on the first day of class. Also, please don't start cutting any fabric as well.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Sandy Forrester
Instructor Bio: Teacher Name: Sandy Forrester Email Address: Phone Number to be published on the class page: 9312054992
Class Fee for 3 Classes

{{model.event.first_date}} - {{model.event.last_date}} {{model.event.sections.length}} Sessions {{model.event.sections[0].time}}
{{}} {{s.time}}

Seats available {{model.remainingSeats()}}



Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.