FREE Video - FPP Friendship Circle Block by Amanda Rolfe


Amanda Rolfe is a prolific quilter who loves teaching, and she does so through her many wonderful tutorial videos and articles! This block is wonderful and she provides both a written tutorial to go along with this video as well as a free template download for the paper pieces you will need! More from Amanda:

"Happy Tutorial Friday Friends! Today we're learning how to make a Foundation Paper Pieced Friendship Circle Block! Believe me when I say that this block is so much easier to piece than it looks!  And to do just that you will need a pattern template, hence the link (below)! Print the template out four times to be able to make one full block.

"Now if you're keen on giving this block a go and you don't have much experience with FPP*, that's okay! You should be able to pick up the basic steps of how to do it in this tutorial! If not, then check out the tutorial I made a little while back where I go into depth of how to do the technique!"

Download the template here.

View Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial here.

More project details:
FABRIC INFO:
You can easily make this block using Fat Eighths, Fat Quarters as well as those little scraps that tend to float around your sewing room! Be as creative or as safe as you like when it comes to choosing the fabrics that you think would look best in this block!

CUTTING INFO:
Cut these amounts for each section in the template. (These amounts are to make one full block.)
A1 & B1: x8 2.5"x2.5" square
A2 & B2: x8 4.5"x4" rectangle
A3 & B3: x8 4"x5.5" rectangle
A4 & B4: x8 2"x6" rectangle
A5 & B5: x8 3.5"x3.5" square

FINAL BLOCK SIZE:
13&1/4"x13&1/4" approx. (33.5cmx33.5cm)

TOOLS & NOTIONS:
- Brother Innovis 200QE sewing machine
- Brother 1/4" sewing foot
- Gutermann polyester thread
- OLFA Cutting Mat
- Fiskars Rotary Blade (28mm)
- Sew Easy Rulers
- Bostick Glue Stick
- Triumph Craft Scissors
- Birch Non-Melt Flower Head Quilting Pins
- Clover Serrated Tracing Wheel http://goo.gl/kS3aoi
- Clover Finger Presser http://goo.gl/IOXilY
- Spray Starch
- Philips Azur Iron

Don't forget to share your finished blocks with me!

*FPP = Foundation Paper Piecing - an awesome little patchwork technique that allows a tricky and intense design become a reality by sewing bits of fabric directly onto the back of the paper design.

Visit the Website: 3 and 3-Quarters

More Free Projects: Amanda's YouTube Tutorial Channel

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