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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SYS 2015 - Tutorial 1, Foundation Paper Piecing

Finally the first week of our series is here!!

The first project is a cute pillow, designed by the amazing Janeen (

The pdf (link below) contains detailed step by step instructions on how to make Syndrome's block and how to assemble the pillow. Make sure to read the entire tutorial before start sewing because there are several tips and tricks that may help you along the way!
The tutorial also contains links to other resources for paper piecing and pointers for where to find more paper piecing patterns.

Next week the link up for SYS2015 will be open: so be ready to link your amazing projects!

All the information about the series (as well as all the previously published patterns) will be available at
the SYS 2015 page.

If you have any question about the series, don't hesitate to contact me via email or adding a comment here on my blog (and if you want an answer, make sure you are not a no-reply blogger!).

So now let's go and Stretch Our Skills!!! :)

Until next time
Happy sewing!!


  1. In order to link up or to be eligible for prizes do we make the block you have provided or pick a block from the lists you have provided?

    1. In order to be eligible for prizes, you are asked to make the main project (Syndrome block in this case). For additional entries, you can link others blocks made from the "other resources" links, but those must be finished objects, not just pieced blocks. Pillows, quilts, table runners, coasters, etc. Each type of additional object will count as one additional entries: so if you make 10 different coasters they will count as one entry for the prize.
      So basically:
      1. Syndrome block (one mandatory entry)
      2. Syndrome finished pillow/object (one optional entry)
      3. Any other finished object with a FPP blocks (one entry for each kind of object)
      If you need more details please leave your email address in the comment and I will try to explain it better! (you are a no-reply blogger :) )

  2. Wow I don't know how I'm to go with this. Never done any FPP this hard before only some basic stuff. Lets try ans see what happens.

    1. It's not as hard as it looks! The step by step instructions should help you figure out most of the key steps! And remember that this is exactly the point of this series: to try out something that we thought we couldn't achieve and have fun stretching our skills ;)


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