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Thread: Paper Piecing -- Mistakes I Made

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    I think it passes from the back of that galloping horse but this is one I will be very leery of ever giving away!


    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    "Also should have pressed some of my seams open and wound up with lumpy centers so took a mallet and clapper to those" - - - Love this!!! I can just image you pounding the living daylights out of your quilt. Sounds like something I'd do. Your 'beaten up' quilt is just beautiful.

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    Snipforfun -- It was a 2000 edition of the 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars Book (used, online, cheap, minus the CD -- which I chose to buy anyway). This is the Maine Star and I copied the pattern from pg. 65. None of my problems were Carol's fault, I assume full blame but I sure did learn a lot!

    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    Which book are you referring to? Not all of Carols earlier books had cds that were patterns. Some cds were instructional only. If this is the 50 star book, the patterns were on a separate cd that I had to purchase. Also, if you used a copier to reproduce the patterns, they dont always reproduce accurately. I have never had a failure with Carols patterns.

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    The cds that come with Carol Doak's books are not how to paper piece, they are for printing out the block patterns. Foundation Factory is a software program that is all for paper piecing. All of Carol Doaks cds will install to Foundation Factory but also will stand alone. FF was on sale a few weeks ago for 50% off at Quilt Pro website. Quilt Pro is a quilt program that will support FF in designing quilts.
    Got fabric?

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    I had to laugh about your experience - wow, you are not a quitter.... lovely quilt.

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    That sure came out beautiful!! And just imagine how easy the next project will be!!

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    That is a truly beautiful quilt - not sure why you are so worried, don't think the 1/8"seams should be a problem especially since with PP you normally use a very small stitch. I haven't done that star block yet but think I will have to after seeing your quilt. It is kind of hard getting used to PP, but once you get the hang of it you are good to go.

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    What a great looking quilt!!!!! I love paper piecing. There has been some discussion about wasting fabric, but for me....the cutting mistakes that I have made making traditional blocks far out weigh the waste with paper piecing. I like it because I can cut my pieces and they don't have to be straight or be an exact size. Just close with a little extra. So I do have a little waste.

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    Gorgeous! No bleeding fabrics? Even better! So, the manufacturer of the fabrics, please?

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    Your quilt is wonderful after your trials and tribulations with paper piecing. Congratulations on finishing it.
    Sweet Caroline

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    For all the troubles you had to get there, it is beautiful. Your did a great job

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