Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Thursday, March 12, 2015

How to Paper Piece a KaDoodle Bug Designs Pattern

Many people have asked about a "how to" tutorial on assembling a paper piecing pattern. So, before I started my KaDoodle Bug Designs project tonight, I thought I'd do a step by step on how a paper piecing goes together.  

First let me say that with KaDoodle Bug patterns, each pattern will include a base piece, which is a silhouette of the completed pattern. This base piece will help guide you to line up your pieces, just like a puzzle. Also, I find the base piece beneficial, when you want to resize a pattern for a project. Whether increasing or decreasing the size, you can use that base piece as a guide for your project. 

Before I begin assembling my pieces, I like to have a print out of the finished pattern. The print out will help you match the pieces with the photo and guide you in placing them on the base piece. 

Here is the process of assembling:

Once my pieces are inked and detailed, I begin adhering them to the base piece.







Next, I adhere the barrel silhouette over the base piece and start to add the barrel strips


I continue along finishing up the barrel



I sometimes omit smaller pieces when I reduce a pattern for a card, in this case, I've left out the polka dots and nail heads on the barrel. I use Liquid Pearls for those details.

When all of the pieces have been glued and tiny details added, this will be your finished piece. 

I hope this information will help giude you with your future projects using KaDoodle Bug Designs patterns. This particular pattern can be purchased by clicking on here

Happy crafting! 

13 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous tutorial, now can we get one on your amazing eyes and inking ;)

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  2. Thank you. I'm getting ready to use this pattern for my mom's birthday card.

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  3. Thank you. I'm getting ready to use this pattern for my mom's birthday card.

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  4. Thank you so helpful . Got To Smile !!!

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  5. Thank you for this tutorial. Great work!!!

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  6. Awesome tutorial Barbara!! I love the shading and all the details... your pieces are always so gorgeous!!

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial! Great instructions. Love the shading.

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  8. I too, would love you to do a tutorial on your inking and eyes. You do such a great job.

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  10. Hi have you ever done a tutorial on how to do the chalking, coloring of eyes, etc?? You do a fantastic job!!!

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