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    Junior Member Joan Rosemary's Avatar
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    Paper peicing

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    Happy New year to all quilters. I am very new at quilting, I have gone through the four patch, nine patch ans so on, quite successfully for a green horn.
    I now would like to try the Missouri Quilt Company's Spider web quilt, it looks great.
    My question is do any of you know as to whether it is possible to buy the paper or do you make your own, if so HOW?
    HEEEEEEELP.
    I know that the Missouri Quilt Co. sells them but I live in the UK.
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    You can use tissue gift wrapping paper (very inexpensive), copy paper (depending on the size of the project you are paper piecing), old phone books (again, depending on your project size), etc. I use tissue paper. usually I cut it to copy paper size, run it through my printer and away I sew. Good luck learning this new method! Once you get the hang of it, it gets addictive!
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    Sometimes I buy the paper made for PPing but most often I just use the thinnest, cheapest copy paper I can find. Good luck, I love paper piecing. Have 2 WIP I am doing with this method.
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    I use inexpensive copy paper, too, and set the stitch length to very small....think postage stamp-size perforations.

    Draw your master design by hand or on the computer and then copy on a copy machine for the number of blocks you'll need. Have fun and be sure to post your project!
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    I'm so lazy -- I use copy paper and print the design on with my printer --- I hate tracing.
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    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.
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    A friend just used an OLD PHONE book... I was like WHAT.. her quilt is WONDERFUL... who knew?
    quilting and LOVEING IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.
    WOW...I love your quilt. I watched a Fons & Porter episode a few months ago that featured paper piecing and it does look like fun. I think I'll try and master reqular quilting before I jump into something like this. Oh...and I ordered some books from amazon...one is 12 months of small wallhangings of SunBonnet Sue. These require a lot of applique which I haven't quite mastered yet.

    Anyway...can't wait to see your quilt when it is finished.

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    I am a new paper piecer, vellum paper works great for me, it also goes through the printer.

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    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!

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