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Thread: English vs. regular paper piecing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ai731
    Sorry if I'm sort of hijacking this thread, but does anyone have a link to a free download for DIAMOND English Paper Piecing shapes? I've found a ton of free downloadable Hexagons, but I'm more interested in trying to do a star pattern rather than a grandmother's flower garden style pattern.

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    Try http://printfreegraphpaper.com and where it says which type of graph you want, select Isometric graph paper. All the diamonds you could want!

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    Re diamonds, I forgot to say that when you are trying to tack around the paper, don't bother to try and tuck in the excess on the points. If you leave the little extra bit sticking out, all of those will lay flatter when you join on other patches.

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    I've used the machine to English paper piece. You just don't fold the fabric back over the paper. I've done a queensize quilt this way.

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    Wow, more power to your elbow! It had never occurred to me to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Re diamonds, I forgot to say that when you are trying to tack around the paper, don't bother to try and tuck in the excess on the points. If you leave the little extra bit sticking out, all of those will lay flatter when you join on other patches.
    Thanks very much for the link and the tip. It will be my first try at EPP because I'm going away on holiday for a week and want a "by hand" project I can take with me to work on while we're away.

    Jan

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    I made my own diamonds, I forget the measurements, both paper and fabric, it wasn't that hard, if I can do it anyone can.

    Hope this helps.

    Rita

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    so the English PP is only done by hand?
    yes only by hand
    Well, that shuts out that category for me. No time for EPP apparently - like you, I'm just too booked as it is! How's the apron project going with your niece? Please take pix so we can see her and the work (if her mommy doesn't mind her photo on the internet!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    I've used the machine to English paper piece. You just don't fold the fabric back over the paper. I've done a queensize quilt this way.
    wouldn't that just be paper piecing. not all paper piecing by machine has to be sewn thru the paper you can use the paper shapes to guide the stitch lines.

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    I just love English Paper Piecing (EPP). My favorite site is www.paperpieces.com. They sell pre cut papers and kits. Be sure to look at the gallery of finished quilts.

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    Good luck with the piecing, let us know how you got on when you get back, and have a lovely time.

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