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Thread: I took a paper piecing class today!!!

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    Okay, I did it!!! I had a ball, and think I'm going to love paper piecing. I have had to rip out a number of seams as sometimes I just mess up something. I am still at the point where I can't figure out what I'm messing up. I've chopped off fabric I'm not supposed to, but I think that will go away as I learn more.

    We are making NY Beauty blocks, so it's really fun. I'm doing a dual quilt..two at once. One is black/white/yellow, and the other has Kaffe fabrics as the focals with lots of dots and solids to contrast.

    I'll post pix when I can!

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    Well, good for you!! (I've been wanting to take a pp class but I'm just too chicken!) Can't wait to see your blocks! :D

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    Way to go!!!! It is quite addicting once you catch on :wink: I can't wait to see the pictures :D :D :D


    You can try using a foundation block as a template. Cut out the pieces, use the back side of it facing up (without the seam lines) and your fabric right side up. Cut the fabric 3/8 of an inch bigger than the template until you are more comfortable with it. :wink:

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    I've been paper piecing a long time and I still mess up. I love how accurate the blocks are, seeing perfect points is thrilling!

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    CONGRATS ! i am taking my first quilt September 30th and it is in Paper Piecing also :lol: Although after Ammas tute I feel good about PPing

    Please show us your pics , you know we love pics :wink:

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    YIPPEE!!!

    you're gonna love paper piecing.

    i can't wait to see the blocks and the finished quilt - how great to be making 2 different quilt tops.

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    I am so glad you went to this
    class, to learn PP'ing!! :D Keep
    practicing & it won't take long
    before you have it down pat!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I'm glad you had fun Esq - I'm also one of amma's students and would agree with Sharon that she's a great teacher and now I love PP too! (am I the only one who giggles childishly when talking about 'PP'! :mrgreen: )

    Can't wait to see what you made! :D

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    Yea! It is so fun when someone's creative monster is unleashed!! You will have much fun w/this!!!Skeat

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    WOOHOO!!
    Can't wait to see the pics!!

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