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Thread: My first attempt at Paper piecing

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    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
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    Here's my first attempt at paper-piecing!
    I see that I made a mistake on the last two pieces by sewing on the wrong line - but overall, I am pleased by my first attempt.
    I learned a few things:
    even though it's about scraps, make sure they're big enough. [I had to re-do a few that were too small]
    my sewing's not too shabby. Following a line that's clearly marked wasn't too difficult!
    the possibilities of paper-piecing are endless!
    I'm going to practice on a few more log cabins and see if I end up with enough courage to actually try a Kaffe Fassett's jewel squares on the cover of his book, Glorious Patchwork.
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    Looks great!!! I did one for the first time a couple of weeks ago and love the process! I will try some with curves before I tackle the Mariner's Compass pattern I just bought. I was surprised how quickly it went once I selected my scraps. That took longer! :)

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    looks good - I love paper piecing!

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    You've got it!!! Good job!!! Can't wait to see more pp from you :D :D :D

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    looks great!

    i'm a big fan of paper piecing - the possibilities are endless

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    you are doing great...keep up the good work!

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    Oh i love it! Now, when you iron it, dont use steam, that will make the ink on the paper run onto the fabric, iron with a dry iron, and you're done :) Love it, another quilter bit by the pp bug LOL :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Oh i love it! Now, when you iron it, dont use steam, that will make the ink on the paper run onto the fabric, iron with a dry iron, and you're done :) Love it, another quilter bit by the pp bug LOL :)

    Thanks for the tip ~ I hadn't heard that one! :)

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    I've never done PP but I personally think your doing great and a big :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: for trying. Good for you.
    Keep up the good work

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    What type of paper works best for tearing away after completion?
    I have also heard to make your stitches smaller to add strength when tearing the paper away.
    I have a couple I would like to try.
    Thanks,
    Kirsten

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