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Thread: Paper piecing??? I'm now even more confused!

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    I was totally intimidated by paperpiecing at first but now I love it. I had to take a class cause I'm a visual learner. I use the add-a-quarter ruler. If you can take a class, then do it.

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    Thank you Twisted! I just watched it - it makes a TON more sense now! Amazing technique.

    So are there certain patterns that typically "require" it? Would you use it say, for a pinwheel, or just for more complicated patterns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    Thank you Twisted! I just watched it - it makes a TON more sense now! Amazing technique.

    So are there certain patterns that typically "require" it? Would you use it say, for a pinwheel, or just for more complicated patterns?
    I wouldn't use it for something as simple as a pinwheel. Carol Doak has some great paper pieced patterns, here's a link to some free patterns on her website. http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

    It would be difficult, if not impossible, to create those blocks using traditional piecing.

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    Tina, I love PP. It makes perfect points!
    If you ever want to do a Mariner's Compass or New York Beauty it would be perfect.
    But it's good for many many patterns!

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    I'm a paper piecing addict....give it a try it is definitely worth it! Most either love it or hate it. It makes putting together very intricate blocks and odd shapes very easy and accurate! Good luck!

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    I love paper piecing. If you're working with tiny pieces of a block, it's soooooooo much easier and precise. Once you understand how to do it, it's really very easy.

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    You guys are an amazing source of info! Thanks so much - this REALLY helped!!!

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    I just finished a simple pp project which I absolutely adore! Yes, it's messy, but yes, it's precise. Carol Doak, and others have some very simple and well illustrated informational videos and literature with step by step instructions. Don't let your temporary insanity (confusion :lol: ) sway you from at least trying one simple block. You will become hooked as soon as the light bulb switches to 100 watts. :idea:

    Oh yes, I have never purchased the expensive paper made specifically for pp-ing. I just go to a stationary store and pick up a ream of erasable typing paper for about $5.00. Sometimes you can find it at Walmart too.

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    I kinda like Carol Doake's Lace Star variation star, and the tulip-looking block that's next to the vest.

    Now if someone could just give me TIME to try all the things I want to!!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    I just go to a stationary store and pick up a ream of erasable typing paper for about $5.00. Sometimes you can find it at Walmart too.
    I didn't think of using special paper - can you use this paper in a printer/copier?

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