The County Star Barn Quilt
Piece 5 Tutorial
If you've previously learned to foundation paper piece from me, you might not even notice that pieces A5 and B5 are what I call a "tricky angle". This is an angle that if pieced in the way many sewists have learned - with a large piece of fabric to make sure you cover all your corners - it would take a much larger piece of fabric to fit the spot. I don't piece in this way. I custom fit every angle, every time which saves yardage and more importantly for me personally, saves frustration.
However, if you haven't learned the Violet Craft way... you may have gotten to piece 5 and are cursing me under your breath and might be convinced the piece won't fit... now what? In the following photos I show you step by step how the triangle piece you've precut not only fits into the A5 or B5 space, but even has a little less than 1/4" extra around the sides.