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Thread: Finally get "foundation piecing"!

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    Super Member quiltjoey's Avatar
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    I finally understand foundation (paper ) piecing! Have C. Doak's book and tried with it many times I but learn better from watching a demonstration. I found the Connecting Threads video about paper piecing on you tube and began to understand the concept as I watched. The lady explains it really well. You can watch it over and over to really understand it. I made a paper pieced block yesterday and am amazed at how fast it went together. I printed the pattern from my E7. I think I will only paper piece from now on. I found that there is very little waste of fabric with this method. I love it... If you are trying to learn paper piecing, I recommend watching the Connecting Threads video.... Good luck!

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    It is addictive. I finally did some paper hearts and I want to do some more.
    I will watch the Connecting Threads video.
    Thank you for sharing this info.

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    I'm glad to hear about what worked for you! I've bookmarked your message so I can refer to it if/when I finally get enough courage to try paper piecing.

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    I'm a visual learner as well. I took a class with Carol several years ago. Isn't it fun???

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    It is so fun, fast and very rewarding as everything comes out perfectly! All points on point and blocks and triangles straight! It's amazing and I can do it! I am not good with cutting accurately so this works much better for me...

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    Thanks for the heads up about the video.

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    Yea! I did kimono blocks pp. Had enough for 3 quilts so far! Like pp too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey
    I finally understand foundation (paper ) piecing! Have C. Doak's book and tried with it many times I but learn better from watching a demonstration. I found the Connecting Threads video about paper piecing on you tube and began to understand the concept as I watched. The lady explains it really well. You can watch it over and over to really understand it. I made a paper pieced block yesterday and am amazed at how fast it went together. I printed the pattern from my E7. I think I will only paper piece from now on. I found that there is very little waste of fabric with this method. I love it... If you are trying to learn paper piecing, I recommend watching the Connecting Threads video.... Good luck!
    I love it when people share their "aha!" moments. It takes a twisted mind to fully understand how this works. :thumbup:

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    Im doing my first pping now and am surprised how easy it is. I was hesitant about doing it because it really looked difficult. I looked at some video's on youtube too and was impressed how easy it is. Would love to see it when your done. :)

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    Yes, I confirm all the others. Just take practice & a different way of thinking. It's so fun to watch people's faces when they see all those tiny pieces. I just finished one for Christmas that had 186 tiny pieces-the finished quilt is 12" square! I would attach a picture, but don't know how. -any advice?

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