Foundation Paper Piecing

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is a quilting technique which uses paper as a foundation to stabilise your quilt block as you create it. FPP enables you to create almost any size or shape of design which provides more creative flexibility than traditional pieced quilt blocks.

Over this 2 hour 30 minute workshop, we’ll take you through the principles of the process and show you how to get you started on your first project. This is the perfect ‘scrap busting’ technique as you require small pieces of fabric rather than larger cuts.

Participants should have a basic level of confidence sewing with a machine. Singer Heavy Duty sewing machines are provided as part of the course fee. You can bring your own machine if you have one.

We have a huge bucket of scraps so you do not need to bring your own fabric.

Every participant will be provided with their own detailed set of pattern instructions to take home with them. You’ll also get a free ‘Add a Quarter’ ruler which you will need for any future FPP projects.

What to expect:

  • Dive into a 2.5-hour workshop that's perfect for upcycling enthusiasts – it's all about turning scraps into masterpieces!
  • Get hands-on with Singer Heavy Duty sewing machines included in your course fee, or feel free to bring your own trusted machine.
  • Ideal for those with basic sewing skills looking to expand their horizons.
  • No need to pack fabric; the hosts have got a treasure trove of scraps ready for your artistic vision.
  • Leave with a comprehensive pattern guide and a handy 'Add a Quarter' ruler – your new best friends for future FPP projects.

If you’ve never used a machine before, we’d strongly recommend that you start with one of our ‘Introduction to Sewing Machines’ classes.

Age restrictions: 4+

Adult (per person) £60

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Free use of our new Singer sewing machines or a guided tour of your own machine
  • Free 'add a 1/4' ruler to take home for your ownward sewing journey!


  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Host comes to you
  • WiFi

On the day

  • We will send you joining instructions nearer the time
  • Workshops take place at the Badminton Road Methodist Church in Downend, Bristol. There is plenty of free parking and excellent disabled access

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Rachel Plues (She/Her)

Sewist and teacher, particular skills in making garments and working with adults and children with autism.

Sarah Williams

Expert in bag making, quilting and crochet

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