It's time for quilter, teacher, Silver Star Award winner, author, and TQS co-host Alex Anderson to take the floor in an on-location episode that's all about the fine art of paper piecing. In this "from start to finish" lesson, Alex introduces the tools you'll need to do the job. Then, using the New York Beauty block, she covers choosing fabrics, fabric placement, the basics of paper piecing...even how to paper piece curves, and gives her thoughts about quilting designs. As an added bonus, she takes you on a tour of host (and quilter) Cynthia Elliott's sewing room, and learns about making pizza in Cynthia's on-site wood-fired oven. Quilting and food? Perfect!
Alex and Ricky are on location in Sacramento, California, at the home of Granger and Cynthia Elliott, where Alex gets you set up with the tools of the trade for paper piecing.
Alex and Ricky teach paper piecing tricks and tips with the New York Beauty block.
Alex teaches how to stitch the curved seams on the New York Beauty.
Alex shares her paper pieced quilts and discusses fabric tips.
Alex and Ricky tour Cynthia Elliott's lovely home to check out her quilts on display and her studio.