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Thread: Hello everyone, I'm a newbie squared!

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    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!!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    1. You can string quilt on paper and then tear the paper away. You can also string quilt on a foundation such as cheap musling or worn out sheets. I would guess that she was using adding machine tape to keep it straight and reduce the chances of stretching the fabric.
    2. Paper piecing is usually used when making difficult patterns that would be hard to cut out. You sew the fabric on the paper pattern and tear the paper away when you are finished.
    3. The directions that are given in the pictures area are pretty easy to understand. If you read through and don't understand ask.

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    I agree with what she said!! and welcome from TN

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Sadiemae has it all covered so hi and welcome from northern California

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    Hello and welcome from Germany!

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    Hello and welcome from a hot, dry Perth, Western Australia.

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    Welcome from Utah!

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    Hello and welcome from California!

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    Hello and welcome from Japan!!

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