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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    I bought a pattern not realizing that it is paper pieced. I have never attempted paper piecing and am a bit worried that I may be in over my head, but dang I love that pattern. Any suggestions to get me started?

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    Do a quick search on the board for Amma's tutorial..it is excellent!

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    your first peice of fabric is worked onto the backside of the printed paper and upside down make sure its 1/4 inch over each side and pin it then lay fab 2 ontop of it right sides together , turn it over look at it in the light then sew directly on line 1 between space 2 turn it over and press.
    sometimes its hard depending on the shapes to get the fabric just right but if I taught myself i think anyone can.
    best of luck

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    I just started PPing this last couple of months and have been somewhat teaching myself. I started at QuiltersCache.com and did some learn-to's there!

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    Dive in and have fun. Your points are always perfect!!!

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    youtube has great tutorials, thats how I learned
    Also get the add a quarter ruler, it is worth its weight in gold for paper piecing, love it. I am a beginner, and it not that hard, just very time consuming going back and forth with ironing cutting and positioning on the lightbox

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    have fun, paper piecing is so much fun and you can google online for videos to watch and tutorials on paper piecing

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I bought a pattern not realizing that it is paper pieced. I have never attempted paper piecing and am a bit worried that I may be in over my head, but dang I love that pattern. Any suggestions to get me started?

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    I just started my first paper piecing project yesterday. I was taking an applique class and never expected any paper piecing. Once you get the hang of it, it's fun.

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    I've looked at a couple videos and it doesn't look as bad as I thought in the beginning. But geez, it's messy! and so much going back and forth, I can't imagine how you can get anything done. And it seems like a huge waste of fabric too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I've looked at a couple videos and it doesn't look as bad as I thought in the beginning. But geez, it's messy! and so much going back and forth, I can't imagine how you can get anything done. And it seems like a huge waste of fabric too.
    I tend to have a bunch of pieces in the works ... and sew a bunch then trim then off to press, more trimming if needed ... then repeat!

    And yes, it's somewhat fiddly though ... especially if you're not doing a whole bunch of blocks.

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