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Thread: Great Paper Piecing Tutorial!!

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    After re-doing a "great angle" several times to see the way I measured it was inaccurate, not realizing it would be angled the other way, I just used a large piece of material and sewed about in the middle. I figured that way there would have to be enough! It sure wastes a lot of material though.

    My avatar is a mariner's compass I pieced. The material for each section were cut out ahead of time and I wasted so much material I could probably make another quilt! I did make one crazy quilt pillow out of some of the fabric and will probably make a bolster pillow out of some more.

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    Thank you for sharing this youtube tutorial on paper piecing. I have not tried paper piecing yet. This makes me think that maybe I will. Thanks again.

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    Thanks for sharing that. I just love paper piecing but alway looking for new tips

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    This is the best tute that I've seen for paper piecing. It's always been a bit confusing to me. Thanks!

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    That's a great video. Thanks for sharing!

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    Yes, thank you for the tutorial. I can see now that I should have been more consistent in keeping my edges cut to the 1/4 inch after each sewing, I left some of the tails to cut later and found I had a weighted mess to wade through - and in turn I think it threw the pattern off (my first attempt). Thank you, this was very helpful. I definitely will dive back into it again. :-)

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    I learned so much from this video and think I could actually sew a paper pieced block. I've tried before, wasn't sucessful and was so frustrated that I thought I never wanted to try the technique again.
    I've taught myself quilting with the help of quilting shows and videos like this one. I encourage anyone who is thinking about teaching a technique through a video like this, do it! You never know how many people you will be helping. Chris

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    I agree with SewEasy - classes for me are so far away that I rely on the computer for tutorials and instruction videos like these. I have learned so much - and - you can go back and review any time you need a refresher. Plus, if you have like a laptop in your sewing room, you can just pull it right over to the machine or cutting board and just follow along. Thank you to all of you who take the time to construct these. :-)

    Marysewfun

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    Thank u

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    Wow, that helped take away my fear of PP. THANKS!!!

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    From a class that included stack and whack I understood this:

    You pile your different color pieces on top of each other.

    You cut them according to your pattern.

    When you unstack them you have the same shapes in diff colors, so then you just piece them together.

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    Thank you for sharing. Great tutorial

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    That was a really easy to understand tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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    So glad you found that tute and shared it.

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    Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you for sharing, its very helpful!

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    thanks Kim S it was great.

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    I learned something about paper-piecing that's not mentioned in the tutorial. Some blocks are directional, meaning they have a certain direction they are supposed to be. Now the blocks that are shown in the video are the way they should be but the blocks I'm working have light and dark areas that should face a certain direction.
    Because I'm using Electric Quilt software, I'm able to mirror-image the pattern so it prints in reverse of what it should be so the block finishes the way it should be. If I didn't have the software, I would have to re-draw the lines on the reverse of the paper pattern and the fabric would be placed on the printer side of the paper and I would sew on the drawn line side. Just the opposite of what is shown in the video.
    Probably this is what got me so frustrated the first time I made a PP block and so I gave up trying to figure out what the problem was. Hope this helps someone else avoid that frustration! Chris

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    thanks for the link

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