I am going to make this small project right along with you and I chose Ruby by Moda for my feature fabric.
I might add some Bliss too, I am not sure on that :)
A charm pack of Ruby or charm pack of any fabric would be adequate for this project.
You will need at least 4" X 5" rectangles.
*note that my applecore has 'holes' in it. I originally sewed through the papers BEFORE I started using the glue stick technique.
Place your paper piece onto the rectangle and mark with a pencil a 3/8" seam allowance.
I have found that a 1/4" is too small for my comfort level with this project so I used 3/8".
After I made 2 or 3 I just eye balled the seam allowance.
It is up to you if you would like to mark them all.
Pin your paper to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out along the seam allowance.
Next you need to make small 1/4" cuts in the seam allowance to help you form the fabric to the paper piece.
BE CAREFUL not to cut too deeply into the seam allowance.
Take your Sewline glue stick and place about 1/2 swipe of glue onto the paper piece edge.
Fold the seam allowance over as shown.
Continue to do this for both 'inner' curves.
Then clip the 'outer' curves and glue and fold.
When you get to the corners you must manipulate the fabric and glue by gluing fabric to fabric.
I wasn't worried about the neatness of the back of the paper....just the 'tightness' of the point of the applecore.
Remove the pin.
Here is the first finished applecore.
It goes pretty quickly since you do not have to sew through the papers.
Repeat 29 more times.
Part 2: How to sew english paper pieced applecores together.
will be posted next week to give you some preparation time.
Leave me a comment if you might participate...
I'd like to know what fabric line you will use or if just scrappy.