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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenelTX
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    Here's a youtube tutorial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uaW26igygE

    Some people love paper piecing, others detest it. It looks difficult but once you get the hang of it, it's not. It's definitely worth the effort on intricate blocks with a lot of tiny pieces.
    Thank you for posting that video. Very interesting! I never would've guessed that's how you do it. I thought you had to make a bunch of copies, then cut out each piece separately with a quarter-inch seam allowance. Her method definitely saves paper!
    Yes, thank you very much for posting this video. I found it most helpful :thumbup:

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    I have a tutorial on my blog too. Every quilt I make is paper pieced so I REALLY love the technique!
    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    I finally did a search to try and find out what paper piecing is.... and now I'm even more confused. It looks incredibly complicate - whatever the technique really is - I couldn't figure it out!

    If anyone would like to, please feel free to try to explain it to me in a nutshell. :shock:

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    This is a miniature quilt that I paper pieced. It measures 18" x 23" and some of the pieces are about a 1/4". I don't think you would want to do this any other way.
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    I love paper piecing The finished product comes out so beautiful. It is time consuming though but worth it

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    I would go to your LQS, and ask them to demonstrate?

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    I just tried it - first time. Is going to take a little practice (like anything else worth while) but each piece (made 3 squares) gets easier.

    How do you estimate your fabric for your pieces? Cut squares, or the approximate shape only larger? Ideas?
    Thank you.

    Marysewfun

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    Hi Marysewfun,

    If I am using a lot of pieces that are the same size and shape, I use my foundation almost like a template. I stack as many pieces as I need or can rotary cut at one time, making sure they are all right side down, and place my foundation on top. I make sure they are larger than the space they need to fill, fold back the foundation on the appropriate sewing line, and use my Add-A-Quarter Ruler to add the seam allowance. If you start with a larger piece of fabric the pieces you have left over are larger and may be able to be used somewhere else in the project.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marysewfun
    I just tried it - first time. Is going to take a little practice (like anything else worth while) but each piece (made 3 squares) gets easier.

    How do you estimate your fabric for your pieces? Cut squares, or the approximate shape only larger? Ideas?
    Thank you.

    Marysewfun

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