Paper piecing started as a way to set the foundation for a quilt project. It’s caught on with scrap-bookers and those that are looking to make a different type of wall hanging art than is traditionally available. The great thing there are patterns available everywhere for free, or you can be adventurous and design one yourself.
Here’s the way to do it:
What you need:
- Sketch out some possible designs on the notepad to get some ideas for your pattern.
- Use the ruler for straight edges and measurement and transfer your pattern onto the poster board using a colored pencil. Use the compass for circles and curves.
- Cut out the pattern pieces carefully. Make sure the edges are neat and smooth.
- Place the pattern pieces on the backside of the pattern paper and trace them using the colored pencils. Test that they fit well on the surface you will glue them to.
- Coat the cut pattern paper with acid-free adhesive and set them on the canvas of your choice. Use the tweezers to reposition slightly if needed.
- Continue until your pattern is complete.
- Allow the picture to dry and frame it.