I wrapped up the Around the Kitchen pattern, what a blast to brush up on some old skills! I think I’ll be working on some ugly sweater blocks next.
Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?
6 hours total for the top - for a novice "paper piecer" (Is that even a word? I'm going to roll with it)
Finished Size: 21" x 30"
This teal is such a great color and blends with any home decor. The blacks and whites in this pattern add a bit of dimension. If this isn't the color palette for your taste - then change it up and make a table runner or the wall hanging that suites your style.
Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:
-I would say if you are adventurous enough to try teaching yourself Foundation Paper Piecing then, give it a go. Here is a book that I found really helpful when revisiting this technique.
-If you are more comfortable taking a class, I would check in with your local sewing center to see if they offer Paper Pieicing classes.
-Don't be scared of paper piecing, you'll do great- it’s a lot easier than it seems once you wrap your head around the whole sewing paper to fabric thing :D
-Make multiple copies of the pattern, I always keep the original as a master copy. Ensure that the copier is set to 100% when copying, otherwise your sizing for the finished project will be off and same with the background pre-cuts.
-Keep all the scraps that you cut when cutting background, and all other fabrics for this pattern. You never know when you make a mistake and can use those scraps up!
-After I completed the three shelf blocks, I made sure they were all the same size. This would ensure that the hanging would end up square.
-If you really start getting into paper piecing you may want to grab the following items, to make the process a little faster:
-Add a quarter ruler
Grab the Around the Kitchen Kit HERE!
Grab the Around the Kitchen Pattern HERE!