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    Old 01-05-2012, 09:05 PM
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    Originally Posted by dublb
    Freezer paper is white with wax on one side. I grew up calling it butcher paper.
    Here's how I did it. I cut my freezer paper 8.5" x11" then ironed it onto some copy paper. I ran that through the printer, & then took it off of the copy paper. When I cut the templates out of the freezer paper I cut 'em out on the dotted line (the finish shape.) These were ironed onto my fabric. I then used my pinking blade in my rotary cutter & using my ruler, cut a 1/4 seam allowance. I used pins to line up my blocks like this lady does.

    http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-i-freezer-paper-piece.html

    Since this block has so many Y seams I backed stitched at each corner. This was the first time to use this method & boy do I like it.
    Thanks for the link and the help!

    Yes, that's what I think of as freezer paper. I haven't seen white here, just the brown/pink what I call butcher paper, too!
    Are you using a laser or inkjet printer?
    I'm still really hesitant in running it thru my laser printer as the paper gets hot when printing.
    If the two papers stick to each other, and you peel it apart, how is there any stick/wax left to stick to the fabric later?

    Will read the link before I tackle A Beauty ... not sure when that'll be, as I still have those FWS blocks I promised myself I MUST do first!!
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    Old 01-05-2012, 09:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Thanks for the link and the help!

    Yes, that's what I think of as freezer paper. I haven't seen white here, just the brown/pink what I call butcher paper, too!
    Are you using a laser or inkjet printer?
    I'm still really hesitant in running it thru my laser printer as the paper gets hot when printing.
    If the two papers stick to each other, and you peel it apart, how is there any stick/wax left to stick to the fabric later?

    Will read the link before I tackle A Beauty ... not sure when that'll be, as I still have those FWS blocks I promised myself I MUST do first!!
    This is funny. While you were posting here I was answering you in the picture thread.
    My printer is a inkjet. So it doesn't get that hot. Why don't you try one first & see how it does before you go through the trouble of doing the blocks & it not working.
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    Old 01-06-2012, 05:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by dublb
    This is funny. While you were posting here I was answering you in the picture thread.
    My printer is a inkjet. So it doesn't get that hot. Why don't you try one first & see how it does before you go through the trouble of doing the blocks & it not working.

    I'm still not sure ... too worried about ruining the printer.
    Maybe someone will post about using a laser?
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    Old 01-06-2012, 03:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Hey MiraB ... nothing wrong with being organized and ahead of the game! We always need trailblazers. Besides, you folks down under are ALWAYS ahead of us!

    So ... how about some hints for me on that dastardly A Beauty! Did you take note that I left it for block #2 (or perhaps #42?) and went the easy route for my starter block!!
    I used templates and just sewed to the dots. The "y" seams were much easier than I expected...I had not done any in quilting although in garment sewing...several of the seams have to be pressed open but it all lays pretty flat. Be brave and just do it!
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    Old 01-06-2012, 09:13 PM
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    Thanks! ... I'm sure it'll all work out. Just looks scary, because there are so many in one block.

    Just about to post my latest FWS ... and still have another couple I MUST do, before I can do another PC!
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    Old 01-07-2012, 07:14 AM
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    I marked the 1/4" seams on the fabric and sewed from one crossing point to the other. Don't sew into the 1/4 " seam!
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    Old 01-07-2012, 09:50 AM
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    Better late than never; finally posted my first 2 blocks. Thank you all for the kind notes and thoughts. I finally got to see all of your blocks and helpful hints. These blocks aren't easy but the sure are beautiful. I love the fabrics everyone is using--how unique each one is.. Love them all.

    Earlier someone was looking for Donkey Fabric. Checked at LQS where I got it and it was sold out (who'd have thought that???) but if you're interested, FavoriteFabrics (QB name) here on QB had some last year. You could check with her to see if she has any more.
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    "Sew" good to see you here around the ol' corral, Pardner!

    You're still ahead of me!! ... I did one and the other is waiting til I get to less than 20 FWS blocks to make. That's only two away now!

    And you were fretting about those Y-seams? Looks to me like you nailed them pretty good!
    And what? no donkeys in those first blocks?
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    Originally Posted by mirabelle
    Hi QuiltE
    Not being a fan of Y seams I decided to print the templates onto freezer paper, iron this to my fabric, I then carefully cut each piece out with scissors not rotary cutter. I then drew on my 1/4 inch seam allowance in pencil so I could see where to stop at each corner. I also did a few reserve stitches so it wouldn't unravel on me. It was slow going but was pleased with the end result. Good luck
    Mirabelle, Thanks for this tip. IŽll try your method with the freezer paper next Y block.
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    Old 01-09-2012, 03:15 PM
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    Originally Posted by dublb
    Freezer paper is white with wax on one side. I grew up calling it butcher paper.
    Here's how I did it. I cut my freezer paper 8.5" x11" then ironed it onto some copy paper. I ran that through the printer, & then took it off of the copy paper. When I cut the templates out of the freezer paper I cut 'em out on the dotted line (the finish shape.) These were ironed onto my fabric. I then used my pinking blade in my rotary cutter & using my ruler, cut a 1/4 seam allowance. I used pins to line up my blocks like this lady does.

    http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-i-freezer-paper-piece.html

    Since this block has so many Y seams I backed stitched at each corner. This was the first time to use this method & boy do I like it.
    Thank you for the link and clear instructions. I need to try it.
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