Stitching on a printed foundation can make your fiber art precise and intricate. It’s easy to get started with simple designs.
The foundation helps stabilize the pieces that are sewn together, since they are stitched to a base. Paper piecing is a type of foundation piecing, but when the pieces are sewn together, generally the paper is removed. When a fabric is used as the foundation, it becomes the stabilizing basis of the textile piece.
Foundation piecing allows you to make intricate designs without fussy cutting shapes and worrying about sewing them together. By following the design printed on the foundation, your design comes to life. You can either use a pattern for the design, or create one yourself.