The first part of 'Love Entwined' has now been published, we are to start in the centre with a Mariner's Compass. I have chosen to hand piece my centre using Freezer Paper templates. I thought it might be useful to show my method for preparing the pieces here.
The first step is to print or trace the pattern pieces onto Freezer Paper, I like the Jenkin sheets, as they are a little more robust than the Reynold's brand and feed through the printer easily.
Then select the fabrics you wish to use.
Iron the FP template to the wrong side of the chosen fabric.
Draw around the shape (I like to use a mechanical pencil) and cut out, adding a 1/4" seam allowance as you cut. The drawn line, is your sewing line; it makes it easy to match the seams and helps with accurate piecing.