November 15, 2019

Freezer Paper Magic

The Island Batik ambassadors are divided in half for the November challenge. Half are participating in the A Piece Of blog hop, showcasing gorgeous new fabric collections that will be shipping to shops soon. Visit the Island Batik blog for the full schedule for the blog hop. There are lots of amazing projects being shared, plus great giveaways.

Those of us who aren't part of the blog hop have a different challenge - to use one of the many tools in our sewing rooms in the creation of our quilt. This is my fabric pull for my quilt.
Fabric pull of Island Batik fabrics |
After A LOT of pondering, I decided to use freezer paper as my tool. Have you ever heard of using freezer paper rather than paper for paper piecing? I had heard that it meant not having to remove all those bits of paper afterwards and, since that was always my least favourite part of paper piecing, I figured it was time to give it a try.

I followed this tutorial from Bryan House Quilts and it's like magic!! Just watch this...
I have almost all of the blocks made for this quilt now and I am amazed by how easy this version of foundation piecing is. This is definitely a game changer for me.
foundation piecing with freezer paper |
I hope to have the quilt top finished this weekend. I have less than a dozen blocks to make, so it won't take long to get them done. What are your sewing plans for the weekend?


  1. Wow - I had not seen this before. I went and read through the tutorial and it looks great. I have a tough time with paper piecing but at least this removes that tedious aspect of picking the papers off the back (not to mention all that wasted paper!). I will likely work on my November blocks for the Mosaic Mystery QAL this weekend. Happy Friday Leanne!

  2. I've been wanting to try this sometime. I shy away from paper-piecing because I hate removing the paper. Thanks for showing and I can't wait to see what your project looks like. Love your fabric pull.

  3. I love using freezer paper for paper piecing!

  4. I went to a Mariner's Compass class, one Saturday a month for 3 months.We did all the compass with freezer paper, and it was so easy.One thing we were shown was to stitch on the lines with an old needle and no thread, and that made it easier to turn back on the lines.

  5. Yeah for not ripping paper. I wonder if I can feed the freezer paper through my printer...

  6. Will have to try this out Leanne, I hate unpicking all those tiny pieces of paper too :)
    Thanks for linking up to New to Me too


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