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Thread: Qb block of the month - may 2013 - tenth star

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    Senior Member jmoore's Avatar
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    yikes, I am behind for May's BOM too... I haven't even attempted to download or print it yet. Maybe I'll try to squeeze it in this weekend. Everyone's blocks look wonderful.

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    Jaba, your block looks great! There are lots of tuts on the internet on paper piecing, did you have a look already?
    I always print the design 5 times, one I use as templates so I don't waist a lot of fabric.
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    Thanks Anael. I have looked and tried and tried. Maybe the template idea would work....seems like I sew the piece on and then when I flip it over it's always to short or cut off somewhere. Just frustrating to me, seems like a lot of wasted fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Thanks Anael. I have looked and tried and tried. Maybe the template idea would work....seems like I sew the piece on and then when I flip it over it's always to short or cut off somewhere. Just frustrating to me, seems like a lot of wasted fabric
    I am in the same boat as you are Jaba. I am still having a hard time wrapping my brain around paper piecing. But I like the precision and challenge of the process. I am going to use Anael's template idea, thanks Anael.
    Sweet Caroline

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    You're welcome jaba and Caroline. When I started pp I had a hard time too, it's like mirror thinking. Sometimes I still get it wrong. With the templates you have to keep in mind which side of the fabric should be up otherwise you'll end up with a piece you can't use. With lots of pieces I make a list and write down how many pieces and how to cut them (reversed or not)
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