Sunday, December 2, 2012

Paper Pieced Wreath Pattern Encore Post

Time flies when you are taking care of things.  Next thing you know, a couple of weeks have gone by, wow.  I've been busy and I have not been sewing for the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully that will change here shortly.  In the meantime, when I was decorating for Christmas this year, of course the paper pieced wreaths came out.  I really like them so I thought I would share my wreath patterns in an encore post.

Encore post from last year.

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. Keep in mind, wreath and bow colors can change and be customized for any holiday. 

File Downloads

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.

 My Tips
  • 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.
  • 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

Thanks for stopping by!  

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