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Old 02-13-2018, 12:54 PM
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This paper piecing project is already giving me a headache, anyone have tips for lining up so I don't have to unpick every other seam
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:51 PM
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Cute pattern. I found this link to the pattern that links to tips for lining up and sewing 60 Degree Triangles. Maybe that will help??


And here is the webpage they are linking too in the above link


One trick I do on my own is when piecing completed PP units together I line them up and look where they are lining up by moving the seam allowance out of the way so I am sure they are in the right place, then put a drop of EWSG (elmers washable school glue) and hitting it with an iron to set it, then sew.
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I am new to PP so no advice but you'll get some. What a great pattern!
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:14 PM
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I do a lot of pinning when I am paper piecing. I haven't done this pattern, just a couple of Judy Neimeyer's. It is a pretty pattern. I think it would stretch my skills. I'd love to see a picture of what you are doing.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:35 PM
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I do a lot of paper piecing and whenever I have to join pieces that need to match I'll baste a few stitches at every intersection and check. Sometimes it'll take 3 or 4 times to get it just right. I know it's another entire step but it sure beats rippits. Good luck, the pattern is gorgeous.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:14 PM
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Great pattern!

Here's what I do ......... face the two pieces together, then stab in a pin where they should match.
Just leave it stabbed in and go all the way along, matching all the points that should match, with stabbed pins, including the beginning and ending marks of the seam.
I call this, the picket fence!

Then I clip on wonder clips side-by-side all along, keeping the pickets at right angles all along.
I usually put a pin in the traditional way at the beginning and ending of the row.
Maybe in the middle, depending on the length.

Once all the wonderclips are in place and those two pins, I remove the picket fence.

Next ... go to the machine and stitch across, removing the wonder clips, just as I come to them.
If I have done it right .... it matches perfectly all along the way.

Seldom do I rrrrrrrrip it out .........
And believe me, as I absolutely hate reverse sewing and would remember quite well!

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:23 PM
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I'm not a great PPer but took a class on Judy Niemeyer pattern at last KC Regional Quilt Fest with Jackie Kunkel (CantonWorks Quilts) and she had us use glue to get it all together. Pretty slick--still working on the quilt!
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:05 PM
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Cool pattern....new to PP so following along on thread for advice.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:44 PM
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I do sort of what QuiltE does, except I'm lazier.

I stab a pin through the seams I'm trying to line up, then I dab a tiny dot of washable school glue in the seam allowance and press it dry. Then I take the pin out and I'm ready to sew.

If you press your seams open, just run a stiletto between the fabrics to un-glue them, then press.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:46 AM
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I stab a pin vertically through the point where it's supposed to match and leave it standing up while I hold the two sides together as the machine sews towards it. Can't wait to see your quilt!
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