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Thread: I don't know where to start! (Paper piecing)

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    Senior Member HeatherQuilts's Avatar
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    I would like to start paper piecing, and I have NO IDEA where to start! Does anyone have recommendations for good beginner books or projects? Any websites that you use or would recommend? I'm a visual learner, so lots of pictures is good! :lol:
    Thanks in advance everyone!

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    there is a tute here on the baord to give you the basics, quilters cache has one too as well as lots of PP patterns
    ENJOY!

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    I love quilter's cache - so many patterns and a simple block to start you off on paper piecing. I love it, although it is sometimes tedious, but the results are fabulous. Hope you get hooked on it.

    http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQu...tingthree.html

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    Look for Carol Doak's site. She has a DVD that shows you many tips, too. She is one of the queens of paper piecing. I attended one of her workshops a few weeks ago and had such a great time.

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    carol doak books have great instuctions and lots of beginner patterns to try. paper piecing is very forgiving and a wonderful technique (once you get the hang of it...it can be quite a trial at first) start with something simple like a tree...something with a minimum amount of peices then start at #1...there are tutorials and help to check out too...

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    I found PP to be very fun and easy, I came across it early on and didn't know it was supposed to be difficult LOL

    Maybe search ebay or other online sources for one of Carol Doaks Book/CD combos.

    There are many YouTube videos too on this :D:D:D

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    My local library actually has some great quilting books available for loan.

    My local quilt guild also has a free library.

    These sources as well as internet tutorials and info are all great.

    I prefer to save on books unless I am really in love with a book ... and put my few schekles into actual quilting supplies.

    ali

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