Also, I'll leave the paper piecing tutorials up to the experts. Here's a link to a bunch of YouTube instructional videos I found on Paper Piecing. Here is my recent finished wreath below. It finishes at 14.5" squared. Each of the 4 blocks finish up 7.5" squared. I can't decide if I'm making another wall hanging and adding bling or I'm going to finish it as a pillow. If I'm making a pillow, I need to go shopping for a 14" pillow form.
Keep in mind, wreath and bow colors can change and be customized for any holiday. I am thinking about updating the wreath again to add some extra pieces in the top left and right sections to make it fuller. I'll let you know if I do. For now, this will do.
Here are the links to download the pdf patterns to my paper pieced wreaths. Enjoy!! The files are stored on a site called Media Fire. Please be kind and reference my sight if you use the templates.
- To trim the outside of the individual blocks, use your ruler to ensure a 1/4" seam. The printouts were just a smidgen bigger.
- Don't skimp on your fabric pieces. It makes it so much easier when you have enough fabric to cover the requirements of each piece.
- I use basic printer paper. It's cheap and readily available and super easy to print the pattern out on.
- I leave the paper on until the 4 pieces have been joined together for the full wreath.
- I remove the paper from the 1/4 seams inward on each piece. Fold each piece of the paper back on each seam and finger press. This weakens the paper and it removes more easily
- Don't pull, if the paper doesn't want to come off easily, refold the seam line again,
- Be creative in your decorating.
- If you get stuck, drop me a line and I'll help you where I can
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