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Thread: Paper Pieced vs. Traditional

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    Super Member Twisted Quilter's Avatar
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    Just saw a pattern I would like to purchase but it said paper pieced. I don't want to paper piece so what changes will I need to make. Hope this makes sense. :roll:

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    If it's a paper pieced pattern you're going to have a lot of difficulty with it, if you don't want to paper piece. Get a different pattern. It's not something you can really do without a ton of effort. Not worth it.

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    You could cut the pieces apart, add 1/4 inch to each piece...but believe me it would be a royal pain in the butt to do it that way. Paper piecing is known for the precision piecing it makes.

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    paper piecing is fun, try it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    Just saw a pattern I would like to purchase but it said paper pieced. I don't want to paper piece so what changes will I need to make. Hope this makes sense. :roll:

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    Ditto what Crafty Bear said. I have been know to convert REGULAR patterns into paper pieced ones because I like it so much.

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    Have you looked to see if the pattern is available in a regular pattern ? What pattern is it ?

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    I agree with crafty bear. if it says paper pieced it is awfully involved to traditional piece it.

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    I like to paper piece. I love the points and the intricate-ness(is that even a word?) of the blocks.

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    What block are you wanting to do? I've seen very simple blocks that are PP when you could actually sew regularly. If its not intricate then cut pattern apart, add 1/4" and go for it.

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    I agree with sewcrafty. It all depends on the individual pattern and on your individual sewing skill level.

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