Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tutorial English Paper Pieced Applecore Part 2

Tutorial English Paper Piecing Applecore Part 1 can be found HERE.

Once you have prepared all your pieces, you can lay them out to decide on placement or randomly select the order.
Select 2 applecores and lay them like this.

Flip the core to the right so that the wrong side shows.
Rotate the applecore so that the end points meet as shown.

Grasp the papers keeping the points right sides together.
Begin a whip stitch.

I suggest using a small Straw needle so that you can just take a tiny bite of the fabric and leave the paper underneath untouched.
After stitching about a 1/4" of the pieces....
Bend the fabric between your fingers. I have one finger to the outside, one in the middle and one on the outside of the other applecore.
This will give you about another 1/4" of fabric to whip stitch.

It takes practices and is a somewhat slow process, however, with practice it begins to go quicker.
Here is one completed applecore set.
Finish with a small knot.
It will be hidden on the back side of the piece.
Add another applecore to this 'block'.
(This sample is made in Ruby)

Make {5} A blocks

Make {5} B blocks

Here are both 'blocks', you can see how they will next together.
*Note* leave the papers intact at this point.

to be continued in Part 3........


Vanilla said...

Hi Vickie,
This is the first time I see this kind of work, so my question may sound stupid... but, does the paper stay there, or do you take it out when it's ready?

Linda said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been wanting to do an apple core quilt for some time now and for some reason I never thought to do it using English paper piecing! (Duh! Why didn't I think of that! I thought I had to just piece it all together like squares.)

Sandy said...

Great tutorial, Vickie, do you sew the 3rd applecore to the other side of the yellow one? So they are in a row or somewhere else?

Hands Sew Full said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I bought the die to cut the apple cores but this will be very useful to put them together.

Joan said...

Can't wait for Part 3! Up till now, I've only used straight-sided English paper piecing. I've been saving up fabrics to use in an apple core quilt. I wasn't sure I could handle all that curved piecing though. This looks like a great method!

Unknown said...

I looked and looked for part 3, but couldn't find it. :( What am I suppose to do next??