Paper Piecing Tutorial pt 3

Welcome to Part 3 of my tutorial.

Part 1 here

Part 2 here


Today I am sharing a video (below) on how to trim your templates once you have them pieced. But I’ll share a brief description with photos.

We all have those corner patches that refuse to lay flat for trimming or when we begin to construct the quilt. Apply a small dab from your glue stick and smooth fabric.


Lay the quarter inch line of your ruler on the seam line of the template.

Trim with your rotary cutter.

Continue around the template.





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  1. Hi Denise! Ooh, the fabrics you chose for this quilt are just gorgeous. I especially love the light yellow. It looks so nice with the background fabric – it pulls the bit of yellow out of it and highlights it just perfectly. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Denise

      Thanks Roseanne, it all meshes together perfectly.

      • Thanks for linking up, Denise! I appreciate it. Every time I see those fabrics together I say “ooooh” to myself. I just love it. ~smile~ Roseanne

        • Denise

          Thank you Roseanne. Hopefully I will be sharing its finish soon, trying to motivate myself to load it on the frame again.

  2. A great looking piecing of paper piecing work – thanks for the tut!

  3. Hi Denise, your instructions and your video are great! I really like what you did with the center piecing. I think that I`ll look into that. Did you sew around the sew line to attach the centre pieces to the paper? After watching your video, I just may have to go look for fabric to make this. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! have a great week and stay healthy.

    • Denise

      For the center, I just applied a few dabs of glue stick to each template and smoothed the fabric down.glad the instructions and video are clear.

  4. Wow Denise, that looks complicated. The glue stick tip is a good one… I always get caught on trying to trim those bits that are at the end. Thanks for joining in the Chameleon’s colour & inspiration party.

    • Denise

      Thank you Michelle

  5. inquiringquilter

    Love how this is coming together! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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