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Thread: need ideas for paper piecing small project

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    Senior Member virgwid's Avatar
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    I am brand new to quilting. Want to try anything and everything. I signed up at the LQS for a class on paper piecing. The class got cancelled. I frankly think I was the only one who signed up. The woman offered me a private one hour lesson for the same money, and I jumped on it. I thought I had something I wanted to learn specifically, as she said bring my own material and pattern and she'd get me going, but I realize in my stupidity, what I thought was ok to paper piece is actually a needle turn applique. (A later class I also signed up for). Long story short, I'm sure they probably have a small kit or something that would work, but my paycheck was half what it should have been due to my illness, so if I can get away with not purchasing anything, or at least limit it to whatever you paper piece with, that would be best. I have a too large stash, so probably have just about any fabric that would be needed. Anybody know of any small project? I don't even know what paper piecing looks like, when its appropriate, etc. Poor lady, I don't think she knows what she's getting into! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Virg

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    Go to this site, pick a pattern (block) that is marked paper piecing that you like, print out the templates on regular computer paper, gather your fabric and away you go. Have fun! http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

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    Hi Virg, I also want to learn paper piecing and have asked my LQS to offer a class. We will be doing one in the fall. There were a couple of really cute and easy Christmas patterns in a book I got at the library. I want to do them as coasters. If you can, go to the library and look through their books. I love doing this as it is FREE. Anyway, I wish I could remember the name of the book. They sell it at my LQS so the next time I go I will write it down. I also want to learn everything I can. Sorry your class was canceled. Kathryn

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    There are TONS of FREE paper piecing patterns on the internet. Just Google Foundation Piecing Quilt Patterns, and you should come up with a bunch.

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    Thanks everyone!!! Virg

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    Carol Doak is one of the best.

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    Oh yes, use the free patterns! I taught myself to PP. I read on the internet how to do it and watched a couple of videos on youtube.

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    Hi I oversized a free paper piece block and made a pillow. then 4 for a lap blanket! made great birthday presents!!

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