submitted by Nancy P., treasurer and quilt designer
It has been brought to my attention that you might need another strip of background fabric to complete your hearts. Feel free to contact me – Nancy Powell (phone and email are in the member directory in the members area of this website). If you happen to have scraps of these Kona solids, I have given you the names of the Kona colors that we are using in our quilt.
- Reduce your stitch length to 1-1.5 but NO BIGGER. The smaller the stitch, the easier it is to remove the paper in the end.
- I find it easier to fold the pattern on all of the sewing lines before beginning to sew my fabric. You can also fold on the lines as you go. Whatever works for you.
- Please use a ¼ “ seam – an “add a quarter” ruler is very helpful with paper piecing, especially when these pieces are so small.
- Your block should measure 1.5” square when you finish trimming it. That will make sure that the final heart block will measure 1”.
Here’s a great refresher video on Paper Piecing:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help making a gazillion tiny hearts!!! -Nancy