Foundation paper piecing (FPP) is a technique used in quilting, where a pattern is printed or drawn onto a piece of paper. Fabric is then sewn onto the paper, following the lines of the pattern, in a specific order. Once all the fabric pieces have been sewn onto the paper, the paper is removed, and the finished block is trimmed to the desired size. This technique allows for precise piecing and is often used to create intricate designs and patterns.
Foundation paper piecing using freezer paper is a variation of the traditional foundation paper piecing method. Instead of sewing fabric directly onto paper, a piece of freezer paper is used as the foundation.
The freezer paper is cut to the size and shape of the block. The paper is folded back along the seam line and pressed to the fabric. Subsequent pieces of fabric are added in the same manner, with the edges overlapping and the seam allowances folded back and pressed. Once all the fabric pieces have been added, the freezer paper foundation is removed, and the block is trimmed to the desired size. The result is a precise and clean finished block.
Here’s a video using this technique.