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Thread: A Show of hands

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    Super Member MrsM's Avatar
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    Red face A Show of hands

    How many of you have or know someone who was driven insane by paper piecing? I hope I am not the first! lol

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    I haven't learned how to pp yet.

    That is a future "goal" I want to learn.
    Louise - I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, and sewing/quilting themed fabrics.

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    Don't feel too bad. It has taken me 2 years to get my head around this method and I still need to concentrate really hard.

    For me the hardest part is working backwards with everything. I am not giving up though and making good progress with a bedrunner. I am up to removing all the paper now. Something to do in front of tv of a night.

    My advice is to practice, practice and pick a design that does not have too many small components to start with. Good luck with it.

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    It is very relaxing when you get into it. The first step is the hardest the rest just follow on. Paper pieced quilt
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    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I tried paper piecing several times and I hated it. Finally mastered the technique, now tried the "picture piecing' method by cynthia england and that is twice as difficult for me. Think I will go back to plain old piecing lol

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    sometimes it drives me nuts, but it sure helps when tiny pieces have to be just right. so i persevere.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Yes, working on a quilt with lots of pp, had been away from it during the holidays and a new GD, tried to get back to it last weekend, finally had to walk away, will try again this weekend.

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    I haven't learned how to pp yet. I want o and need to jump right in.
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    If you're finding it difficult, you might be able to find a good class. I learned in a class at the LQS and had no problems after that. I understand that the books by Carol Doak are also good. Also I find that the add-a-quarter ruler is a wonderful tool that makes PP much easier.

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    I, too, had to finally take a class. Just could not wrap my head around 'words' only and utube wasn't cutting it (no pun intended) either. The class was awesome and a great 'aha'. It was for a NY Beauty style quilt...that I still haven't figured out how I want to hand quilt...but that's just ANOTHER issue.

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