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Mariner's Compass English Paper Piecing Papers from Paper Pieces to make one 8 inch block

Mariner's Compass English Paper Piecing Papers from Paper Pieces to make one 8 inch block

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Perfectly cut elongated diamond to make one 8 inch finished sized Mariner's Compass motif. All the diamonds are sewn together (straight edges) and then the circle is appliqued on top to give the curved piecing look. This is not a full square block, it is a motif to be appliqued onto a background fabric. These pieces allow you to baste scraps of fabrics onto the papers and then precisely hand stitch them together. These papers are sturdy enough to be reused several times (although you must be very careful with the points on the tiniest diamonds). Very soothing and relaxing handwork with absolutely limitless possibilities in design.

English Paper Piecing, also known as Mosaic Piecing or Mosaic Patchwork, is a method of hand Piecing using paper templates to stabilize fabric. Historically the technique originated in England in the 1700s and was brought to the United States out of popularity and necessity. Fabric is basted to paper shapes using thread or glue and the pieces are then stitched together, most commonly using a whip stitch. It is a precise method, allowing the quilter to create accurate shapes, whether simple or complex!

Though the technique has remained constant, the designs have expanded from patterns constructed from nothing but hexagons, to include diamonds, pentagons, stars, squares and more. The technique has grown from using scrap paper cut by hand to using the precision of machines and technology to produce inexpensive, reusable pieces.

VENDOR : Paper Pieces
PRODUCT TYPE : English Paper Piecing
COUNT : one motif
SIZE : 8 inch finished

Materials: Paper.


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