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Thread: I am wondering how hard it would be to make this quilt? My 2 Baby Sisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    That's what I've been trying to figure out. It would change my mind about them if could pp them. I've always been reluctant to try them, because of all the Y-seams.

    Also, AngelinaMarie - did you notice at the kit does NOT include the backing? If you want it match the quilt, that adds quite a bit to your cost.
    I developed my own paper piece LeMoyne Star pattern about 8 years ago. This is how I do it. My block is 6" finished. You could draw your own 12" block, or simply print this at 200% and trim off the seam allowance.

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    I have taught paper-piecing quilting classes and the suggestions of practicing first are essential before you start this project if you purchase the pattern. Niemeyer's quilts are gorgeous but unless you have extra papers in the kit, this is not a first time paper quilting project if you have never done one. The add-a-quarter rulers both in the 6 inch and 12 inch are necessary along with a cardboard piece from the back of a tablet of paper.

    I always tell my students in class that it takes about 7 to 9 blocks being finished to know if one will like this method. Also in that first 7 to 9 blocks, one invariably cuts the wrong direction and has to restart that block!! It will happen! Also another ruler to get is the add-an-eighth ruler as that is handy for very small areas, where a smaller edge is left after cutting. Carol Doak has some good books on paper-piecing that one can begin with along with the previous suggestions of searching the Internet for some downloadable free patterns. I hope to do some Niemeyer quilts here in the future as I like the challenge of them. Good luck!

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    There are some different ways of doing paper piecing. I watched the linked tut to twiddletails.com and have never done freezer paper pieces like that..I think it is much easier to make two copies of the pattern one for a master of the block not on freezer paper (don't cut up) and one on the freezer paper to cut the pieces apart to iron on and adding 1/4" allowances and use over and over until all the blocks are done. I just watched a a tut on it yesterday..I will see if I can find it and post a link.. Making copies of the block patterns and sewing through the paper is another way to pp. HST work also to do LaMoyne Star blocks and flying geese. (I have never pped flying geese) practice to see what you like to do is a good suggestion. before you do a project like this.

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    Rose_P posted the link it is http://englanddesign.com/content/video-demos-0.

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    staggered? I think the paper piecing would come in handy there.
    Judging by your avatar, you probably know better than me ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS View Post
    That's what I've been trying to figure out. It would change my mind about them if could pp them. I've always been reluctant to try them, because of all the Y-seams.
    If you use Debby Maddy's method, you can make LeMoyne stars using HSTs and there are no Y-seams.

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    Carol Doak has paper that works so well in paper piecing. Cindy Elgerton also has some wonderful paper piecing patterns.

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    Also, rather than PPing flying geese, there are several different methods. Jenny Doan has a tute on the Quilt in a Day method. Antler Quilt Designs has a ruler called a Quick Clip for making flying geese. There is also a tutorial for making LeMoyne stars https://studio180design.danemcoweb.com/

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    I learned to paper piece last summer by Amy Gibson. My mentor sent me a Carol Doak's DVD and I watched it and fell in love with PP. It is my favorite way to sew now. It is so easy and precise. Carol tells you what you need to PP. If you follow her instructions, it's a piece of cake and you'll love PP, also.

    I took a PP class at my LQS a few years ago and hated it so much that I feigned a migraine and left halfway through the class. I swore I'd never PP again. Now I know it's the teacher who makes PP easy and likeable. Try watching Carol Doak's on YouTube. You'll learn so much from her and I guarantee you'll love PP after trying her method.
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    If you can organize yourself, and follow directions, you can do it. Don't let a new technique stop you

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