My patterns use Freezer Paper Templates as the construction method. This may appear similar to what is known as paper piecing, but it has several important differences. You will make a copy of the pattern by tracing, labeling and making tic marks on a piece Freezer Paper. The individual pattern pieces in this Freezer Paper copy serve as templates. As you work, you will cut apart the Freezer Paper copy one piece at a time. This template piece is then ironed the fabric with shiny side of the freezer paper template against the wrong of the fabric. It is then cut out adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
I cut out all the pattern pieces before I begin to sew anything. This allows me to see what the finished quilt will look like. If there is some piece of fabric that doesn’t look good, I can easily change it out by carefully removing the freezer paper template and ironing it on a different fabric selection. The template piece can be reused in this 6-8 times. Unlike paper piecing where you sew each piece of fabric into place as you work, the Freezer Paper Template technique allows you to easily change out fabric selections before anything is sewn together.
Also note that my patterns are based on a the design idea of “Gesture” and are not designed to be paper pieced. They will not sew together using a paper piecing method.
Below are examples of each step to making a Freezer Paper copy of my patterns. These examples illustrate what you Freezer Paper Template will look like.
Poppy Pattern: This is what the tracing, labels, tic marks and section marks look like on the dull side.