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Thread: NEED HELP numbering a paper pieced pattern

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    I traced a pattern that I am going to attempt to paper piece. I've never done paper piecing before and now i'm looking at this very pretty pattern that I drew out but have no idea where to start. i got the pattern from a block book. The pic below is the pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    [IMG]http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/...T/26714b09.jpg[/IMG]

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    OMG! I wouldn't know where to start! If it were paper pieced, there should have been numbers to start with

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    That's the problem, it wasn't a paper pieced pattern. I'm trying to make it one. I thought it would be easier to do it this way than trying to make sure all the diamonds line up as i'm sewing...

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    just remember that your fabric needs to be 1/4 inch over each line and your working your fabric upside down I'm not sure where I would start but i'm thinking the inside 1/2 square off the small diamonds then work your way out to the edges and have that 1/4 over on them. i could be wrong though just a thought, good luck, I have pp with projects from carol doak I believe she has a tute on doing your own designs on her website. caroldoak.com
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    I think you will need to break it down into subunits and then sew those units together.

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    you are going need to EQ to get that done in PPing...you need to break it down more to avoid those y-seams for sure...

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    There was a thread on here about this at this link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20809-1.htm

    also check Carol Doak's site - she has directions for how to convert a regular pattern to paper piecing here:

    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    you are going need to EQ to get that done in PPing...you need to break it down more to avoid those y-seams for sure...
    What is EQ?

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    Here is a tip I found the other day. Maybe it will help.
    http://www.paperpanache.com/howto/butterfly.htm
    Hope it works.

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    the way this pattern is, even when broken down into sub units, will have Y seams.

    if you can do Y seams then you won't have a problem but you would have to add more lines in order to avoid any Y seams.

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