Sophie's DON'T FORGETS:
- When drawing a PFP pattern, remember that ALL lines must be STRAIGHT and that all lines must begin and end with a "T-intersection" with a previously drawn line.
- Remember that a paper piecing template looks like the MIRROR IMAGE of the finished block. If, for example, you draw a house with a door on the left and window on the right, your house block will have a door on the right and a window on the left.
- Draw a square that represents the FINISHED size of your block–for the September Block Lotto, that would be an 8 inch square. Remember when you are making the block, you will add 1/4 inch on each side of this square for the seam allowance, making a 8 1/2 " square.
- Draw the horizontal-ish line that will represent the top of the main body of the house and the bottom edge of the triangle which forms the roof.
- On the bottom half of your drawing, add two vertical-ish lines that will define the left and right sides of your house.
- Draw a line between the two lines in step three which will define the top edge of your door and window.
- On one side of your house, create the door by drawing two lines that begin at the line in Step 4 and end at the bottom of the square.
- On the other side of your house, create a window by drawing two more lines that begin at the line in Step 4 and end at the bottom of the square. Then add the horizontal line between them to define the bottom of your window.
- Define the roof by drawing two, intersecting slanted lines.
- Now, number your template with the paper piecing order:
1 - window
2 - space beneath window
3 - house section beside window
4 - house section on the other side of window
5 - door
6 - house section beside door
7 - house section above door and window
8 - sky on one side of house
9 - sky on the other side of house
10 - roof
11 - sky on the side of roof which does NOT extend to the top of block (MISNUMBERED as 12 in the drawing below)
12 - sky on the other side (MISNUMBERED 11 in the drawing below).