The traditional method of foundation paper piecing stitches through the paper. Then the paper needs to be removed when the quilt block is sewn. With freezer paper, the fabric temporarily adheres to the freezer paper which is carefully folded back and the seams are sewn close to the fold. Here is how to foundation paper piece using freezer paper.
For this tutorial, we’ll be using the Wonky Square Quilt Block. Download the pattern with the button below.
Benefits of using freezer paper
- Use regular stitch length which makes it easier if you need to un-sew any seams.
- Clip your threads as you go so you don’t end up with a lot of threads at the end.
- Don’t need to tear paper off when the block is sewn, saving time from picking out paper bits with tweezers.
- The freezer paper pattern can be reused.
How is freezer paper piecing different than foundation paper piecing using freezer paper?
Foundation paper piecing using freezer uses FPP methodology, adding one fabric at a time using a specific order based on the pattern. You folding the pattern as each fabric is added. With freezer paper piecing, each piece is cut as a separate template that is pressed to the back of the fabric piece. The pattern pieces then line up and the seams sewn along the cut edge of the freezer paper templates on the fabric.