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Thread: Paper Piecing is Exausting

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    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
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    I started the Jinny's Garden paper pieced quilt pattern yesterday and just finished the 6th block. (It is 1:00 pm) I am exausted and I have the worst mess you have ever seen. Paper, Paper and scraps, scraps everywhere. Is there a neat way to do this?

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    If you find one, please let me know!!
    But, don't you get the best points??? :-P

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    Sounds ominous. Thought about PP but now I don't know!

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    There is a paper that disolves with water that might be easier to use for paper piecing. Sorry but don't remember the name. :(

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    But just think, this will be a gorgeous quilt!

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    You got 6 blocks done today? No wonder you're exhausted!!!
    Isn't it a BOM? - you can rest til July now. lol

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Do not give up.

    If someone were to tell me their first PP experience went smoothly, I would not believe them. It's an incredibly a$$ backwards kind of technique - which I now happen to love.

    My first block, about 10 years ago, was one of Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous stars. It took 2 hours. TWO FREAKING HOURS.

    And you haven't yet put together your top ....wait until you see the "mess" when you start removing the paper.

    I do feel your pain.;) ;)

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    I did a wall hanging quilt for my sister's birthday 2 years ago, it was completely paper pieced. I was sick of paper piecing by the time it was finished, but the result was beautiful. She was impressed, and it actually made her curious about quilting herself.

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    I love paper piecing. I hate the mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419
    I did a wall hanging quilt for my sister's birthday 2 years ago, it was completely paper pieced. I was sick of paper piecing by the time it was finished, but the result was beautiful. She was impressed, and it actually made her curious about quilting herself.
    i had the same experience with a full size quilt i made for my dgd. it is stunning and very precise, but i don't want to do that large a pp project again any time soon.

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