Hello everyone!! Did you know the garment district is in my hometown? Yes, I live in NY and love that there are a million and one fabric shops right at my fingertips. This brings me to why I’m here today. I wanted to show you an awesome garment district project that I had so much fun making.
Have you ever tried foundation paper piecing (FPP)? Well, let’s say it was a mind-blowing experience. This was my first time trying, and I’m totally sold. It’s an easy way to complete any project.
Let’s take a look at my mini quilt:
Let’s take a look at this fabric kit:
The garment district quilt is one in a series of New York Mini Quilt Series named after some of Christopher Thompson, the designer of these series, favorite neighborhoods where culture, art, and the latest food collide. He did an amazing job on this design.
It’s full of four bright colors with an ombre look.
Here’s how to create this quilt:
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Step 1: Print the pattern pieces
Print out each of the four foundation paper pieces on separate pieces of paper.
Step 2: Cut the fabric according to the pattern
Cut out each piece of fabric according to the pattern.
Step 3: Start the foundation paper piecing
Use a light source to place each piece of fabric on their coordinating number. Place one and two first and sew on the line that connects the two.
With the fabric in place sew on the line.
Cut the excess fabric piece at 1/4 inch.
Repeat for each of the four pieces.
Step 4: Sew the pieces together
Follow the pattern directions on how to sew each piece together.
Step 5: Quilt the top
Sandwich the top, batting and back to be quilted.
You can use gloves to help with the quilting,
or gripper rings. Which over is most convenient.
Step 6: Add Binding
Now it’s time to add the binding to the quilt.
Now the Garment District Mini Quilt is done.
Foundation Paper Piecing is so much fun and easy to do. I love the look of the sharp corners. Would you give this a try? I would love to see your mini quilt.
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