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    A quilting buddy told me there is a paper piecing technique where you are not working with the fabric on the underside of the pattern. She did not know the details because she doesn't like pp. Does anyone have a clue? I'm thinking this is only a wonderful dream.

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    There's a 'fold back' technique where you don't sew thru the paper. You fold it back and sew right next to it. They say that you can reuse the paper, so you don't need as many copies and you don't have to remove the paper after. Don't know if this is what she was refering to. I've never tried it, just read about it.
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    I have a book called "The Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing" and one of the contributors, Lynn Graves, takes about sewing with fabric placement lines instead of sewing lines and top pressing.
    The Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing: 15 Techniques and Projects - Page 24 - Google Books Result

    good luck and I'll be watching this to see what else there is. I'm very new to paper piecing.

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    I think she is describing paperless paper piecing. Sounds silly but it works. If you Google it you should be able to find a tutorial on it? Basically you have the pattern drawn on the paper side of the freezer paper. You iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your first piece. You fold back along the line and trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. The 1/4 inch seam allowance is where you sew the next piece to and you reiron the freezer paper down. Clear as mud, right? You really need to see the pictures, I found one on the net from a blog I think in Oregon? Here is the one I saw....http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/Lin...ssPiecing.html I don't know if this address will work but it will give a starting point.
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    Wow, Tartan. That sounds nifty. Will check it out.

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    Could it be this? I have the dvd but haven't watched it yet. There is a class on Crafty for it too.

    Peggy Martin's Quick-Strip Paper Piecing technique totally eliminates the need for tedious precision cutting as well as the confusing upside-down stitching required with traditional foundation paper piecing.

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    the technique they are calling the paperless paper piecing is what is use and I love it. Prior to discovering this technique I hated paper piecing but now I enjoy the process. Not afraid to attempt a paper pieced pattern now.

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    Here it is!! I never do it any other way. If I'd learned the method of having to rip the paper off, I wouldn't be doing any paper piecing! Its the mainstay of my Dear Jane.

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    Thank you Tartan for the link, I printed it out to try, sounds so easy.

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    that was interesting watching that. I love to do pp but never have seen this. thx for sharing the information,.
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