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Thread: What a great site. So much wonderful info. Thanks to all of you quilters. I look forward to chatting with and learning from you.

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    Super Member kitsykeel's Avatar
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    :lol: Can someone (or many) tell me about "paper piecing." Also, what is "foundation piecing?"

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!

    Paper piecing is sewing your fabrics onto a paper "pattern" I have only tried it on a couple of small projects a few years ago. Foundation piecing is when you may have a "foundation" of, say, muslin in a square the size you want your block to be. You sew your fabrics onto that "foundation" and then trim it up at the end to make a block.

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    Foundation piecing is when sew your pieces onto a another fabric, like muslin. The string quilts that I make are on a foundation of muslin.

    Paper piecing is when you have a pattern printed on paper. You sew your block pieces onto this pattern following the lines on the paper. When finished you remove the paper. It is good for intricate patterns and awkward shapes that you would have to cut and try to piece.

    If you type these terms in search you will get lots of info, but this is the basic use of each.

    Welcome from Idaho!

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    Waving from Arkansas!

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    Hi and welcome from Las Vegas, NV :thumbup:

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    Hello and welcome from New York state!

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    Hi! :) Welcome from Minnesota!

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    I know nothing about PP, but welcome from New York.

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here.

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    Welcome from Texas. You will love this board.

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    Thanks to all who have replied re: paper piecing and foundation piecing. These are some methods I am anxious to try (whenn I get through fall and Christmas decorations and quilts I am working on for family for Christmas. Will post pictures as I finish projects, as I really enjoy seeing what pothers are making.

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    Welcome from Washington state!

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    You have gotten some good advice here about paper piecing and foundation piecing . if you have a specific question post it and we can give you more answers :thumbup:

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    Hello there & Welcome form the state of Washington!! Glad to have you on board with us here on the Q.B.
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    Sew glad you found us! Welcome from Colorado.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    When you get ready to give these a try, we will be glad to help you :D

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