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Free Style Piecing

Free Style Piecing is a technique that breaks the rules of traditional piecing. Strips of fabric are sewn together at random angles then trimmed, yielding uneven sized pieces, without a concern for grain line. These pieces are then sewn to other units. Often free hand curves are cut and sewn with this technique. Quilt blocks maybe be similar to conventional blocks but with a wonky appearance. The results of free style piecing often have an abstract appearance.

Benefits of Free Style Piecing

  1. Construction is unconstrained for Free Style Piecing.
  2. Design can be planned or can evolve during the project.

Tools and Supplies for Free Style Piecing

You'll need the following for Free Style Piecing:

  • Basic Sewing Supplies
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, self healing cutting mat
  • Sewing machine
What I Wish I Knew When I Started Free Style Piecing

Relax and enjoy the creative process.  Free Style Piecing is a great way to use up scraps, try different color and fabric combinations and watch your quilt develop.

Free Style Piecing Resources