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Thread: Why is paper piecing so hard for me?

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    Why is paper piecing so hard for me?

    I have read all the tutes, watch videos on utube, and made at least two pp'd projects, and it is still hard for me! I am working on a very simple pp'd chicken, only 6 pieces, and I still have to baste each piece to make sure it is going to be correct. Does anyone else have these problems?

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    Have you googled Carol Doak - I think she has the best paper piecing info out there. she also has a video that you can purchase. I had paper pieced quite a bit before I got that and it still really helped me. I believe that there are also some free tutes from her

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    I don't pp a lot but it's not that problematic AS LONG AS the fabric pieces are cut big enough to cover the paper spot. I usually hold the pattern up to the light to gauge if I have enough. That way I can sew it down, press the heck out of it and then trim the rest. It does get a little wasteful at times but then again, you do get those perfect points.
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    I am currently working on a paper pieced quilt that Alex Anderson has on the back cover of her updated Paper Piecing Book. It is the Sampler. So far so good. Watching a few videos on how to do it helped.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    I vote with Quiltstringz. Carol Doak is the only one I've been able to follow.

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    This is a link to a u-tube ad for Peggy Martin's pp class. It says there is a link to get it 50% off. I just finished the class, and she made it amazingly easy. I feel like I could conquer anything now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I have read all the tutes, watch videos on utube, and made at least two pp'd projects, and it is still hard for me! I am working on a very simple pp'd chicken, only 6 pieces, and I still have to baste each piece to make sure it is going to be correct. Does anyone else have these problems?
    You are not alone. PP "messes" with your brain It takes a lot of training to learn to do everything backwards. Please do not give up I was in your boat for about 2 years then I devoted one whole weekend to the technique and I just love doing p/p now.

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    Ive been quilting since i was 7 or so, now 53, i think my prob is that im dyslexic( seriously,i,am), i can't pp to save my life

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    I have found that I need to be very generous with my fabric to trim after I sew. Some patterns are easier than others for sure.

    I like vellum paper too so you can see through it. Helps a lot!
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Have you googled Carol Doak - I think she has the best paper piecing info out there. she also has a video that you can purchase. I had paper pieced quite a bit before I got that and it still really helped me. I believe that there are also some free tutes from her
    She is the Queen of PP and I agree on her freebie section she has some super lessons: http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

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