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Thread: I swear I'm about ready to take up paper-piecing!

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    Junior Member alderdweller's Avatar
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    I'm tired of my seams not matching up and sick of my points being cut off! No matter if I cut precisely and sew the quarter inch seam...I can't get it right!
    I actually tried to PP recently and totally got all frustrated and confused with that too :(
    I think quilting is kinda like having a green thumb...either you do or don't.
    I still enjoy it but sheesh!

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    Super Member Margie's Avatar
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    I hear you...that is one of the reasons I LOVE LOVE LOVE paper piecing!

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    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
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    what are you waiting for??

    jump on the bandwagon - you're gonna love how sharp your points will be

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    When I first started quilting I could not make a square in a square and rail fence. They were the biggest mess. I made my own paper piecing patterns. Wonderful. My points were no longer cut off and finally had decent blocks. I'm better now but I do a lot of scrappy quilts that don't have to bematchy matchy.

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    Super Member suebee's Avatar
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    Ahhh...I think we all have had those days, I still do every once in a while. Have you taken any classes at all? They sure help me. Plus you meet some great Peeps.

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    Super Member hobbykat1955's Avatar
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    Buy Carol Doak paper piecing...she makes it very simple..That's how I learned and I love it...I'm currently doing my first log cabin quilt via PP

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    Senior Member redturtle's Avatar
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    o boy...sounds like i am having the same problem you are having alderdweller...

    if PP is a possible way to solve our problems guess im gonna have to do some research on the subject...

    thnx for a direction to head...lemme know how it works out...might have to try it on my next blocks

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    Super Member Scrap Happy's Avatar
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    Do you have a LQS, quilting buddy or guild in your area that you could show your work to and ask for their guidance and suggestion? One mistake I used to make all the time was letting the fabric move when I got to the end of my piecing. Now I can't even remember how it was effecting my quilts but they weren't right.

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    community benefactor Renee110's Avatar
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    I enjoy paper piecing. Try it....the first one is hard, but after you get the hang of it it's fun!

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    I love paper piecing.

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