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Thread: Need advice should I this or should I that?

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    I don't paper piece, yet, but yours is coming along great. Love the colors.

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    This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I vote FG up and down as well; they do showcase better either up and down or in a continuous line around the block. I'd leave the paper on until it is all together as well; the smaller the bits of fabric and the more bias, the paper will keep everything from skewing.

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    Thanks for all the input..I planned all along to use the FG in long vertical rows (for appearance)- thanks to all who agreed with me :lol:

    My dilema deals with the "how to"..I'm getting about even feelings both ways from the thread..half of you say to PP the FG in LONG rows, then sew it to a block row that has been pieced vertically...and about half of you say to PP in short vertical rows..sew to a block...sew to a PP FG block...sew to a block..itc., horizontally, then sew all the horizontal rows together. So..I'm still thinking maybe will wait for a few more opinions, but thank you all for your help!

    I will definetly leave the Paper on until I'm finished..that comes through Loud & clear...seems some of you must have learned a few new words by removing it prematurely :shock:

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    Oh ,ok. I think I get what you're looking for. If it were me, I'd sew a stip of geese to each side of the block, sew the blocks together in horizontal rows, then sew the rows together. Just like I'd do with any other sashing. The FG are, in effect, just a fancy sashing between the vertical rows, right? I think it would be easier to work with smaller sections of FG between blocks being joined horizontally, than to sew one long one between vertical rows.

    Did I understand you right? :)

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    Yeah I took it the same way as barbm. The reason i was asking for your reasoning tlr is because i read a tip in a quilt mag a week ago and i am still doing the v-8 thump to the head because it was so obviously simple and could have saved me many hrs of grief. thats why i say i can be pretty dense at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Yeah I took it the same way as barbm. The reason i was asking for your reasoning tlr is because i read a tip in a quilt mag a week ago and i am still doing the v-8 thump to the head because it was so obviously simple and could have saved me many hrs of grief. thats why i say i can be pretty dense at times
    No worries there! I can be pretty dense at times too!
    I can look at something simple like 1+1 and can't figure out the answer at times. Hate when that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    what is going to be in the square between the pinwheel blocks? it appears to be a heart but what technique are you doing on them?
    I'm going to do a trapunto on a feathered heart. I hope it will look good, I think it will be balanced enough spaced that evenly throughout the quilt. When I laid out the blocks, it looked awful until I got them all laid out on the floor, then magically....it looked like it will turn out good. DH thinks so anyway and its his quilt, sooooo.....thats how it will be :D

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    Okay so everyone that has spoken already knows more than I do. BUT when I was talking to my mom about the layout of my quilt (scrappy hearts) she reminded me about "what side do you want to be the top" if you clearly define a top by having all the hearts the same way you get wear at the top of the quilt and at the bottom. If the quilt is made so there is "no top" then everytime the quilt goes on the bed it will wear differently spreading out the wear and tear of use.

    Maybe it's just my family, but when we have a quilt we really love (which this one looks like it will be) does over time begin to show wear. So even though my knee jerk reaction is to want all my hearts the same direction, I have begun to try to think of other layouts.

    Also one of my favorite parts of putting a quilt together is when all the blocks are done laying them out on the floor or placed on a wall to see them together in all different ways. It's hard to wait but you might think of a new way that you didn't think of before that simply looks great. Who knows maybe pinwheeling hearts with flying geese all around! :-)


    YIPPIE I'm glad you go it all figured out! :D

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    OH goodie!!!! I love the look of trapunto! I have never done it(Im chicken I know) Your quilt is going to be so beautiful. as to the construction, I am still on board with your original plan but to sew it together horizontal row by horizontal row(with the geese all flying in a vertical row)

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    Your quilt is going to be beautiful. The more I have paper pieced, the more I know to leave the paper removal to the very last. (I know the words too.) One method I have used to help me decide about the design is to lay it out on the floor, stand on a chair and shoot down with a digital camera. Shoot all your choices. Then load the pics in your computer and the answer usually is pretty clear.

    The other tip fpr PP is that I use blank newsprint like they use in primary school. I bought a big pad of it at Staples for a fraction of what it costs in a quilt store, and I can't tell the difference. I just put it on my cutting board and use an old "paper cutting" blade in my rotary and cut it to 81/2 x 11 to fit in my printer.

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