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Thread: Never Paper Pieced - Looking for Recommendations

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    Super Member burnsk's Avatar
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    I have never done paper piecing and just this past week saw some beautiful paper pieced blocks at a quilt group meeting. I would love to try this and the gal that had done the blocks recommended Carol Doak's books. Do you have a favorite? Do you recommend one over another? She has so many books that I just didn't know which one to choose. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    I would buy one of Carol Doak's books like Sensational Stars that has the foundations in pdf format on a CD. No scanning - just pop the CD into your computer and print the foundations you want in the size that you want.

    She also has a lot of free patterns on her site and she has a yahoo group with lots of activity, too.

    (And I didn't get real specific about which of her books to buy because they're all really good - each of them goes over the basics in the front and then you get the patterns. I think all of her most recent ones will have the CD of pdf patterns in them.)

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    if you go to caroldoak.com she has been refered to as the queen of pp, she has free patterns and there are tutorials.
    enjoy it, i love it.

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    LOVE Carol..and her books..but get a NEWER one with a CD in it that you can swap parts around on...

    be sure to check out her site!

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    Lots of free pp patterns on the net. There is some waste to doing that method........but sharp points and little blocks..........I like to do pp.....calla

    You might want to do a search at this site for paper pieced

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    Hands down - Carol Doak. She has a wonderful DVD to teach you PP if you cant take a class from her personally. Her yahoo group is great too.

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    quiltercache also has some paper piecing patterns. It also has a "test" learning section.

    I've really had a lot of fun trying them out.

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    You don't need a book. I learned everything from youtube for free unless you are looking for patterns
    These are the 2 videos I watched

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdYS1hzPX1o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmC62...eature=related

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    Carol's DVD on PP'ing...She shows you from start to finish...that's how I learned...I'm the type that must see rather then self teach thru book

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    quiltercache also has some paper piecing patterns. It also has a "test" learning section.

    I've really had a lot of fun trying them out.
    I started with QC's tutorial, then it was all "Learn To Do By Doing"!!

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