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Thread: question on paper piecing - not english paper piecing.

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    I have a pattern called Pine Burr, set aside that I have wanted to make for years. It was in an old American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It has 4 large triangles surrounded by small triangles, kind of like a feathered star. Those small triangle sections would be so much easier to do paper pieced rather than with templates. Is it possible to make a pattern to do that? I have paper pieced some, but I am not an expert at all. Thanks for any help.

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    No, the small triangles are not even half square triangle units, if they were I would just make hst the easy way.

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    Quilter's Cache has a 12" Pine Burr that is partially paper pieced. If that's too big for you, I draw the pattern on 1/4" graph paper, then make 1 copy, keeping the original uncut,then cut the sections out and tape them onto a blank piece of paper and make as many copies as I want. The only drawback to this is 8" is the maximum you can do.

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    I have the pattern in my Carol Doak's pattern file and it can be PP. You will have four units. Pattern is also called "lady in the lake". Two long units that will be six of the half-square triangles, one unit that will be 4 half-square triangles and one large unit that will be the center half-square triand and the 4 half-square triangles. If this makes any senses at all !

    If you do the hour glass center variation you will have five units since the hour-glass is two units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Quilter's Cache has a 12" Pine Burr that is partially paper pieced. If that's too big for you, I draw the pattern on 1/4" graph paper, then make 1 copy, keeping the original uncut,then cut the sections out and tape them onto a blank piece of paper and make as many copies as I want. The only drawback to this is 8" is the maximum you can do.
    If you take the 8" block design to a copy shop, they should be able to make you a 150% copy that would yield a 12" block. Don't know what they charge per copy, but maybe not too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselady
    I have a pattern called Pine Burr, set aside that I have wanted to make for years. It was in an old American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It has 4 large triangles surrounded by small triangles, kind of like a feathered star. Those small triangle sections would be so much easier to do paper pieced rather than with templates. Is it possible to make a pattern to do that? I have paper pieced some, but I am not an expert at all. Thanks for any help.
    Can you show us the pattern??

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    Just remember when you photo copy the block pieces will be a "hair" smaller. Why this happens is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milly's Mom
    Just remember when you photo copy the block pieces will be a "hair" smaller. Why this happens is beyond me.
    Some copiers copy more accurately than others -

    It's also a good idea to remeasure the pattern after it's copied - sometimes the copier skews in one direction only.

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    I wish I could put a picture of the block on here for you to see. It is not like Lady of the Lake with HST's, it is more like a feathered star, where all the triangles are not the same, some are reversed, that is why templates are used in the pattern. If anyone can tell me how to get a photo of the block on here, I'll give it a try.

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