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Thread: "Spike Your English" Block of the Month Quilt-Along

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    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
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    I find I agree with those who cut out their templates to use in pp; since I think differently, I even draw the lines on the back side so I can sew there and piece to the front rather than the proper way of sewing on the front. Somehow it seems to work for me. Each to their own way...that works best for them. Maybe it will change when my vision does; cannot believe them that I can lose the glasses then. Time will tell. Right now, its blind in one eye legally, and half bind in the other one due to the cataract 'clouding' things over. Since I am the primary care giver, and principal driver, I drive on the defense, not offense. And let my bf drive in DM.

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    Jeanie - Yes I do ya can buy the heavy stuff at the LQS ta go through the printer. I used ta buy the stuff on a roll at the grocery store & iron it on ta copy paper. That works too but I prefer ta use the stuff that is already cut & go's through the printer all by itself. I also PP on the freezer paper but ya can PP however ya want & still make your templates outta Freezer paper. (I even make templates for anything else that calls for templates outta freezer paper, well except English PP templates. LOL)
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    I have found the "add a 1/4" ruler to be a life saver when paper piecing. You can get them from many sources but here's the link to the maker of them (I'm not related to them in any manner...just really like my ruler). It has all sort of hints on their page also.

    http://www.addaquarter.com/products.php
    Howdies from Possum Trot (yes it does exist)
    Boomerang 9 - Pacific blocks -- peek if you want to
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post5857779

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    I have found the "add a 1/4" ruler to be a life saver when paper piecing. You can get them from many sources but here's the link to the maker of them (I'm not related to them in any manner...just really like my ruler). It has all sort of hints on their page also.

    http://www.addaquarter.com/products.php
    I love mine also I have the 6" one and the 12" one
    ​Christine

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    Junior Member Roma Bauder's Avatar
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    there pics of these blocks?

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    Go to Quiltingonthesquare.com look for the free blocks in their Blocks of the Month..they are listesd there..

    We wll be starting September 3, 2013 and members that have made the block assigned for september wll post Photos of their block...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Dublb - do you print onto the freezer paper?

    Anael - do you cut out each template, then add an amount (say 1/2") around each one when you trace it onto the fabric?

    Any advice anyone can give us to help with this paper piecing is so appreciated! Thanks dublb and Anael!!!
    Yes Jeanie, that's the way I do it. Most of the time (with these blocks anyway) you need to cut 8 pieces of the same template, 4 'normal' and 4 mirrored. I cut 4, turn the template on it's back and cut 4 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thank you Mirabelle.

    Anael, what a great idea to use an extra print out for a template for the fabric. I had never thought of that.
    SewExtremeSeams you will find this group super friendly, some of us have been doing this together for a while, so chat away and get to know us all..
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    Thanks Dublb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Mirabelle, I tried that too but each time I don't watch my embroidery machine it makes a mess out of something. Either skipping stitches, making a birds nest or shifting fabric, no matter how many pins I use to secure the fabric So I don't have my embroidery machine running while sewing.
    Anael I just swivel in my chair to the left and I am at my embroidery machine, but have turned it off today as it was giving me a headache.. SO I have bitten the bullet and printed the first set of templates, might do a little coloring in and play with some fabric.. I just have the final border to quilt on the Raggedy Ann quilt and it is finished....
    Karen

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