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Thread: Paper Piecing

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    Hope you guys can help me out. I seem to remember someone posting a new method of paper piecing where you didn't actually sew the fabric onto the paper, but did some kind of fancy folding back. This eleminates the need to tear out the paper foundation.

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or am I just doing some wishful thinkin'.

    Thanks

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    Not wishful thinking. You use freezer paper. You "sew" the pattern onto freezer paper with an unthreaded needle so it preferates (sp?) the paper.

    Here is a link to one tutorial I found: http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    This gal is assuming you have a preprinted freezer paper pattern and says to score it. I have never had a preprinted freezer paper pattern so I just use a normal paper pattern and have it on the top with several pieces of freezer paper underneath (hit the layer with the tip of your iron in a couple of spots and it will stick together and not move when you do this step) when I do the preforation step. However once you get to about step 4 of this tutorial the steps are basically the same.

    I love this method! the waxy coating of the freezer paper stablizes the entire unit as you progress and the pattern pieces are reusable. I have gotten up to 8 units out of one piece before it quit sticking.

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    Thank you ...thank you. This is not the method I'm remembering, but this sounds GREAT! Maybe even BETTER!! Gonna go there right now and learn. Again, thanks. I already printed oiut the templates on regular paper, dreading the paper removal stage.

    Again, thank you so much.

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    Funny you should mention this topic as today I just ordered a couple of quilting books from Amazon and one of them uses the no sewing method of paper piecing. It's a book by Judy Mathieson called Mariner's Compass Quilts: Setting a New Course. I can't wait to receive it and learn about this method!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyBee
    Funny you should mention this topic as today I just ordered a couple of quilting books from Amazon and one of them uses the no sewing method of paper piecing. It's a book by Judy Mathieson called Mariner's Compass Quilts: Setting a New Course. I can't wait to receive it and learn about this method!
    CindyBee you will love this book! I got it last year and drooled over it for a couple of months reading the directions, looking at the beautiful quilts pictured and drafting a few of my own compasses, then I put that bad boy to work. At first, when I read the directions I wasn't sure I would like this method but figured what the heck, give it a shot, if I don't like it I can always do it tradtional paper peicing. I designed my first mariners compass quilt using some of her patterns and modified some and it came out gorgeous and pieced together in no time. Every point is crisp and sharp. Now it is all sandwiched together waiting to be quilted. It finished off at 90" x 90". You will have so much fun with this book. When it's not in my sewing room it is on my nightstand. I can't get enough at looking at the quilts. Sure hope you get it fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by CindyBee
    Funny you should mention this topic as today I just ordered a couple of quilting books from Amazon and one of them uses the no sewing method of paper piecing. It's a book by Judy Mathieson called Mariner's Compass Quilts: Setting a New Course. I can't wait to receive it and learn about this method!
    CindyBee you will love this book! I got it last year and drooled over it for a couple of months reading the directions, looking at the beautiful quilts pictured and drafting a few of my own compasses, then I put that bad boy to work. At first, when I read the directions I wasn't sure I would like this method but figured what the heck, give it a shot, if I don't like it I can always do it tradtional paper peicing. I designed my first mariners compass quilt using some of her patterns and modified some and it came out gorgeous and pieced together in no time. Every point is crisp and sharp. Now it is all sandwiched together waiting to be quilted. It finished off at 90" x 90". You will have so much fun with this book. When it's not in my sewing room it is on my nightstand. I can't get enough at looking at the quilts. Sure hope you get it fast.
    I can't wait to see your quilt! I'm glad you're giving this book a good review. Amazon gave lot's of good reviews too. Maybe you should give us a teeny tiny sneak peak being as it's sandwiched and everything (hint, hint), LOL

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    I tried it - did two 4.5 inch blocks doing it - it is so much FUN!

    Right now I'm looking for the original poster on this board.

    If you want to see my results - check my PDA - I think it's around page 12 or 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Not wishful thinking. You use freezer paper. You "sew" the pattern onto freezer paper with an unthreaded needle so it preferates (sp?) the paper.

    Here is a link to one tutorial I found: http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    This gal is assuming you have a preprinted freezer paper pattern and says to score it. I have never had a preprinted freezer paper pattern so I just use a normal paper pattern and have it on the top with several pieces of freezer paper underneath (hit the layer with the tip of your iron in a couple of spots and it will stick together and not move when you do this step) when I do the preforation step. However once you get to about step 4 of this tutorial the steps are basically the same.

    I love this method! the waxy coating of the freezer paper stablizes the entire unit as you progress and the pattern pieces are reusable. I have gotten up to 8 units out of one piece before it quit sticking.

    FF
    Thank you for posting this link. I have an iris quilt pattern that would be great for paper piecing, but never knew quite how to do it. Love that freezer paper! :wink:

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