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    Great blocks.

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    I'm a real fan of paper piecing too, and it is very addicting. Have Fun!

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    Nice work, flying geese are real easy that way and always perfect. I was afraid of PP'ing at first buy now it is a breese....go ahead all try it. You will like it after you get used to it.

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    Super job! Glad I'm not the only one who got bitten by the paper piecing bug this year. Keep it up. I haunt our local library for quilting books on paper piecing. Lots of information there. Enjoy!!!

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    I do crazy quilt piecing on muslin foundation blocks. Cut the block the size you want it to be - then start with either a 3 sided or 5 sided center and just start adding strips all around (sorta like log cabin to put together) and there you have it. The sides will be ragged but you just turn the block over and rotary trim to the muslin size. Or if you have some ugly fabric you could use this for the foundation blocks or even old sheets. I use stitch in the ditch for quilting. The extra foundation material makes the quilt heavier than one without - sometimes I just put a backing on it and sometimes I use a thin batting. It's a good way to use up scraps.

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    Looks good.

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    michael,
    love it! - i am going to put this on my to do list to use up my scraps

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    Those are great! I will have to learn how to do that!

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    I love paper piecing too.

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    very cool! i use cheap muslin and copy patterns onto it for foundation piecing, the new york beauty blocks are another one really cool and fun to do that way :thumbup: glad to see another one hooked on a new (to them) technique :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Well I think I found a new passion. I took a "Crazy Quilt" class at my LQS on Monday. It used foundation piecing by the bolt by Benatrex. It was SO fun....and EASY! And the best part...everything lines up the way it should!!

    I can't believe I haven't tried this before. Although I will probably do the design on paper, buy the design by the hard is rather expensive...NICE but a little expensive.

    Here the patter we used and then a sample of how it turned out. Sorry for the blurry pic, took it with my phone at work. :)


    miholmes---just finished the last crazy blocks for a queen size today. Didn't have a pattern. Just put on whatever and whichever. No 2 alike. I then went over each seam with a decorative stitch as you see in the old-time crazy quilts. Am sashing with black. Makes each block really stand out. It is fun, but with all the extra stitching it does get a bit boring. Now to finish it. Good luck with yours. I like that pattern??? though. I have one similar from an old magazing. Have fun. Marge

    Where did you take your class? West Side Sewing?

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    Wow, your blocks look awesome!

    You can also do paper/foundation piecing without sewing thru the paper, that is the way I prefer.

    I also like to use inexpensive muslin (think Joanns .99yd with additional 50% off) to use for foundation string quilts, OR some ugly fabric that I have with no desire to make a quilt out of it, I turn it to the lighter, wrong side and use it so the color/pattern won't show thru to the side that has light fabrics on top. I hate ripping off the paper, so I prefer fabric foundations.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Great job on the blocks. Paper piecing can be addictive once one grasps the idea of it.

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    Michael, I have used this method and I think it is great. Your block is wonderful. I make victorian crazy lap quilt this way and use embroidery to accent the seams. Glenn :)

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    You should see a whole quilt done in paper piecing, can't wait to see yours.

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    I print mine out and then scan them for extra copies

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    Very Nice Love It!!!

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    Paper piecing makes me want to shoot myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    Paper piecing makes me want to shoot myself.
    lol been there

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    I love to do paper piecing. I started out on really cheap muslin. leaving it in with the quilt. As time went on I purchased the pattern paper from office supply store. Then I changed to tissue paper. love it the best so far. You have to use a light box or a storm door as light box( the sunshine behind the glass helps to makes your design possible) tape ur design to glass then trace it to tissue paper,I have found tissue paper is not as dulling on the needle, but it can get messy if ur not carefull. Always have tape available....for when it come off b4 ur ready.

    tall2
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    I love that and what a wonderful way to use up all those scraps I've been saving! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thats so cool ........you do a great job!!!!

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    It is fun isn't it. But not my cup of tea.

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    To do a crazy quilt I like to use a muslin foundation. I cut blocks of the muslin of the size blocks I want and then start sewing on my scraps or other pieces that I want on there. For me, I think crazy quilt blocks are a whole lot easier to make than PP blocks.

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    Seems like some people are talking paper piecing but meanwhile he started out talking about foundation piecing
    which showed scraps on a piece of cloth - crazy quilting
    To me it's two different things.

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