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How to cut your fabric for accurate foundation piecing

I love foundation paper piecing (FPP), but one of the most frustrating problems I had when I was a newbie was coming up short. I would be happily piecing my block, go to flip the next section to press it, and crap! It would be too short or too thin or both. Even worse, I'd be pressing a finished block and find a "hole" at a seam where a piece came up short...ugh! I eventually discovered a method that has worked great for me. I first saw this technique in Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts by RaNae Merrill. I modified it slightly by using freezer paper. It's a simple and foolproof method for cutting your FPP fabric pieces. This method is especially great for when you have multiples of the same block. HOW TO CUT FABRIC PIECES ACCURATELY FOR FOUNDATION PIECING YOU WILL NEED Foundation piecing template that has been mirrored. 8½" x 11" sheet of freezer paper Scissors Rotary cutter Quilting ruler Fabrics for your block Coloured pencils or markers to match