Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: Foundation / paper piecing: curves in Judy Niemeyer patterns

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I prefer Carol Doaks method , and her instructions are very good.
    I have a book of hers and am thinking of ordering the DVD! Was wondering how much her method differs from JN's, and if it would be tricky to adapt a JN pattern (with such specific instructions) to another method. Haven't found anything on web about how their methods differ.

  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome View Post
    She has you trim then piece.
    YIKES!!!! Why trim first and take the risk, is it a time saver? A fabric saver?

  3. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    2,489
    I agree with Tartan...start with a basic pp pattern off the net (quilterscache.com) and then attempt the more complex patterns. I had a hard time understanding the basic concept at all with only book/online references and took a pp'ing class at my LQS. Piece of cake and it was a NY Beauty pattern with many curved pieces. Not a problem. Granted, I come from a garment/home dec sewing background so I think that helped with the curves, but still not a problem. Start small on inexpensive fabric and work up to it. You'll do great.

  4. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome View Post
    Be very careful with a JN quilt. Have done a couple and have two in my UFO pile. I WOULD NOT do the curves the way she says unless you are a professional quilter. She has you trim then piece. Take my advice....you can see the piecing in my avatar....piece then trim.
    Yikes! Can't imagine why you would trim first - to save fabric? Trimming first sounds like recipe for disaster. If it is a fabric issue I would rather buy more fabric (although that is painful) than risk messing whole thing up.

  5. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I had a hard time understanding the basic concept at all with only book/online references
    I can relate. I know it isn't hard, but I don't do well at spacial/3-D thinking, and as much as I want the result of this method have wondered if I can get it. Could see myself putting fabric wrong side up, etc, then having to rip out those tiny stitches.

  6. #16
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    10,494
    I don't understand what you mean by trim then piece. Trim what?

  7. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't understand what you mean by trim then piece. Trim what?
    Does she mean trim piece to shape of foundation, then sew?

  8. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bushkill, Pa
    Posts
    424
    I am currenctly working on Judy Niemeyer's double wedding ring that has a lot of paper pieced curves. When you actually sew the pieces together, you take the foundation piecing off one of the parts that you are sewing together. I have done a couple of the curves, and I did not have a problem. I do have to say with this pattern I probably have at least fifty more to do, but so far it has not been a problem.

  9. #19
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    10,494
    I promised to post some pictures of how I am sewing the curves on my JN quilt. Keep in mind this is the very first time I've ever sewed curves, so there may be better ways to do it, but this seems to be working for me.
    First picture - the two pieces that need to be sewn together. The top piece has a curved seam that has already been sewn, but not pressed. It will lay flat when pressed, but wanted to show that it isn't flat when first sewn.
    Second picture - I match the center and the two ends of the two pieces and pin. The inner piece still has its paper, but I removed the paper from the outer curve. If the curve is longer I match more points on the curve by folding both parts into 1/4's to see where they should match up.
    Third picture - stitching the two together along the line on the inner curve. You can see all the additional pins I put in before start to sew. They're about 1/2 inch apart. You may not need as many pins as I do.
    Fourth picture - the end result of a different block after pressing.
    Attached Images Attached Images Click to view large image  Click to view large image  Click to view large image  Click to view large image 

  10. #20
    Junior Member frannella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    145
    Dunster--thank you so much for your comments and pictures! Would love to put you and Gracielet on speed dial! My youngest son is getting married in August (our first wedding, finally...) and I have my heart set on JN's "A Garden for My Wedding Ring" to mark the occasion. I have absolutely ZERO experience in fdn paper piecing. Crazy, right? Thought I would start off with JN's "Indian Summer" pattern, the description for which suggests it's a learning project designed to be completed in a couple of days. Not likely, in my case, but I will soon know.

    What is the resolution, if any, of the trimming, then piecing versus piecing, then trimming issue?

    Thanks again and keep us posted on your progress. I will try to do the same with questions about /results of my Indian Summer project once I clear the decks of a couple of UFOs.
    I didn't make this beautiful GFG quilt but it's on my wish list to do

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.