I'm new to this board, although I've been lurking a spell and brand new to quilting too. I have about a bazillion questions, in fact the more I look, the more questions I have. This board is wonderful. So many cute ideas and beautiful examples and everyone seems so friendly and willing to share. Can I ask a couple of questions here? If the answer is no - please click off this post at once. . .as here come the questions: 1.On one of the tutorials, someone was doing string(I think that is what it is called) quilting and she was sewing the fabric on adding machine tape. Why sew on paper? Do you have to tear the paper off eventually? Why not just sew the fabric without the paper? I'm really confused on this one. 2. Can someone explain briefly what paper piecing is? I know what it means in scrapbooking but quilting? and 3. Is there an easy way to post pictures, I find them to be so very helpful, and who knows, I might have something to share someday. Thanks for any insight and for this site. I love it!!