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Thread: Looking for Paper piecing pattern

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    I want to do some paper piecing patterns but I don't want to sew through the paper. I saw a method like that but can't find it now. Does anyone have know about this method?

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    Look for freezer paper paper piecing.

    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

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    I think you can do pp blocks by folding on the line and sewing along by the fold. It seems like the person I saw demo it sewed the first seam through the paper to anchor it in place, then along the fold after that. So you only had that one seam to tear away when you were done. I've not tried it though (I've only done a couple of pp'd blocks).

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    Thanks so much. That is the very one I had in mind.

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    I believe Karen Stone demo'd the freezer paper version on Simply Quilts several years ago. She sewed next to the fold and by touching a clover iron to the fabric placed on the "waxy" side of the paper--it sticks and remains stabilized until you pull it off. Then your foundations are reusable.

    Getting it to lie flat so it will run through the printer is my main complaint with the method because I hate to trace and the method of only tracing one, stacking a bunch under that one and running an unthreaded sewing machine over the traced one is also more fuss & bother than I'm willing to deal with.

    I really like the idea but putting it into practice takes too much prep work for me. If I could borrow someone's big plotter printer--load it with a roll of freezer paper--and print out all my foundations that way--I'd do all but the most simple patterns with that method because it makes your blocks so perfect.

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    I just completed one by Freezer Paper Foundation and it worked very well. I use just plain computer paper. Not as much mess as regular paper piecing. I also enlarged the paper for my first one. I am pleased with the results. I am posting a picture.

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