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    SewJoyce- My advice is after doing a paper pieced block (pattern from Barb M) and I think Patrice was the other culprit in the evil conspiracy.... you must go to the liquor store and buy alot of wine and then hit the candy shop and stock up on chocolate............ Oh, and they are kind of mean.... after making it sound soooo much fun, they won't even become your AA sponsor when you finally get done with the block. hahahahahahaaa...... :) :) :) :) Okay, here is the truth- it was very fun and easy to do once I got my head wrapped around it. Apparently I had to be smarter than a 5th grader to do the block. And everyone on the board were outstanding in helping me muddle through it. Lucky Terri in Guam was the only one up one night when I needed help. I am pretty sure the project (or me) drove her to drink that night.

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    I am currently working on the Twisted Log Cabin quilt that is PP. I used vellum paper from Staples. It ran through my printer just fine. (Be sure to check the size of the copy as copiers automatically adjust the size a little - mine had to be set at 99%). And be careful that you put something down on your ironing board cover to protect it as you will want to sew on the side with the ink and when you press, that ink will stick/come off on the cover.

    But good luck. I love it as I don't ever have to worry about perfect 1/4 inch seams. And cutting doesn't have to be very accurate either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy M
    SewJoyce- My advice is after doing a paper pieced block (pattern from Barb M) and I think Patrice was the other culprit in the evil conspiracy.... you must go to the liquor store and buy alot of wine and then hit the candy shop and stock up on chocolate............ Oh, and they are kind of mean.... after making it sound soooo much fun, they won't even become your AA sponsor when you finally get done with the block. hahahahahahaaa...... :) :) :) :) Okay, here is the truth- it was very fun and easy to do once I got my head wrapped around it. Apparently I had to be smarter than a 5th grader to do the block. And everyone on the board were outstanding in helping me muddle through it. Lucky Terri in Guam was the only one up one night when I needed help. I am pretty sure the project (or me) drove her to drink that night.
    LOL -- So you're telling me to go to the liquor store FIRST before I try to do a paper piece block???????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndawn
    I have never paper pieced before. I dont' think it will be a problem. but, I was wondering what is the best paper to use for it?

    Lynette


    I like to trace my paper piecing patterns onto light weight muslin and then just go ahead and sew the pieces onto it and never have to rip any of the pattern off.

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    Cathy, you're a hoot...LOL Well, I guess I could muddle through with what I have. I have some beer in the fridge and I just made chocolate chip cookies the other day..LOL

    Thanks all for the advice. I'll take a look next time I'm out (which won't be for while. it's cooold) and see what's available to me. I might try the muslin at first just because someone gave me some that is very low quality and not good for much else.

    Lynette

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    Oh yes, you do need to hit the liquor store. If you're lucky, you might have a neighborhood store that delivers. That way, while you're trying to cut out all those pieces and making several thousand copies of the pattern, your booze can be delivered. And double score bonus, the liquor store might have a crusty candy dish on the counter- have them empty it into your bag- you'll need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndawn
    Cathy, you're a hoot...LOL Well, I guess I could muddle through with what I have. I have some beer in the fridge and I just made chocolate chip cookies the other day..LOL

    Thanks all for the advice. I'll take a look next time I'm out (which won't be for while. it's cooold) and see what's available to me. I might try the muslin at first just because someone gave me some that is very low quality and not good for much else.

    Lynette


    Be sure to wash it first. It may shrint. I usually wash in hot water and dry in drier and then spray with sizing.

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    That is good advice... washing and drying your fabric will delay the time where you have to start sewing. Maybe you should rearrange your furniture first...... and alphabetize your spices.

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    Get any book by Carol Doak out of your local library. Her's are the BEST!!

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    I just completed a paper pieced full sized quilt and found it not too difficult. :D I made copied on a regular copier as I made 110 eight inch patches. It turned out to be just gorgeous. Will post a photo as soon as I manage to download the photos to the computer. I have downloaded lots of other patterns to paper piece as I too have problems having all my patches coming out the same size! :cry:
    Another Sharon

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