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Thread: What is paperless paper piecing?

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    Senior Member cmputerdazed's Avatar
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    There is a class up on my blog and when the lady described it she said it is paperless paper piecing. I want to know more.

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    i foundation piece with muslin instead of paper, so it does not have to be removed, could she be using foundation instead? the only other way i know of is with templates-by hand. wasn't there a class description telling you? i would call and ask?

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    Unless it's a form of foundation piecing, I'll bet they still use paper (or freezer paper). You're just not sewing directly through the paper, so there's not the hassle of removing paper.

    It works great from some patterns, but is impractical for others.

    And if it's on a foundation, that really limits you to the patterns you'd be able to PP efficiently.

    Judy Mathieson, of Mariner Compass fame, used the freezer paper method in her most recent (?) MC book. It works very well.

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    Could you look at the quilt on my blog and tell me what which you think it is? Thanks

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    Try youtube. I know I've seen a video for someone who teaches a folding, paperless piecing. I just don't remember where I saw the video.

    It made sense when I saw it. I just haven't felt like re-educating myself.

    Might also search this board. I'm sure there are a few people here who use that method.

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    I think this may be the technique where you copy your block onto freezer paper, cut the freezer paper along all of the piecing lines, iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your fabrics, cut 1/4" from each freezer paper edge, then piece back together. When you make the seams, they are through the fabric only; the freezer paper edge makes it easy to make sure the seams are lined up.

    I think Sharon Schamber's book on Piecelique explains the technique.

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    Yes I'd reckon that means freezer paper piecing. I pieced my own crossed canoes quilt with it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-94983-1.htm

    Free online tutorial here:

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    Oops, no link. Freezer paper piecing tutorial here:

    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    It looks complicated but only because she photographed every single step! It's really easy once you start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmputerdazed
    Could you look at the quilt on my blog and tell me what which you think it is? Thanks
    Hard to tell without seeing the back. ;)

    I'll stick with my original thought of "paperless" meaning "no paper to rip off" - whatever her method might be.

    You know, it could be the Sew-Easy(?) stuff. I used it for my first PP block ages ago. It's like an interfacing, so it STAYS in the block, no need to remove it. And it goes through the printer. I actually liked the method, except it was pretty pricey having to buy the stuff - 5 sheets for $6+ dollars.

    What a great blog you have! Very, very lively.
    You should sign up a http://quilterblogs.com/blog/submit/
    I read the blogs via the update page (I can't be bothered with feeds). Your blog would be a perfect fit.

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    Thanks for all your replies, I did not know there were even ways to do this and it sounds like there are several. I will have to go to the class and let you know how she does it.

    MTS thank you for complimenting the blog. It has been fun. I will check out the quilter blogs.

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