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Thread: Foundation Piecing

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    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. :)

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    Very cool. You did a good job!

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    Beautiful !! I want to learn paper piecing so bad !!!

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    I make mine. The preprinted are a bit pricey. Good job.

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    awesome...and welcome to a NEW addiction...

    go the offcie supply store, I like office depot and look for recycled newsprint in the standard printer paper size...
    then go to http://www.caroldoak.com and start printing off the FREE patterns...then go
    http://www.quilterscache.com and print off her FREE patterns..and then if you are really brave, go to http://www.paperpanache.com and try one of their FREE patterns!

    I love to teach foundation piecing....it really opens up your world to new scrap usage and FUN!

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    Wow - that is neat!

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    VERY cool! Might just have to learn how to do that!

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    I love PP - Carol Doak's site is great!!

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    Benartex also has a New York Beauties foundation cloth that produces a gorgeous quilt.

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    the blocks look great--thanks for the links j

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    Oooh what a neat idea!! Your blocks came out great. TFS

    Rachel

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    Very nice, good work!!

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    VERY NICE! I love how perfect the points are with paper piecing.

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    I LOVE paper piecing. When I first learned I went a little overboard. I made a small wall hanging with sail boats. My husband thought it was great. Then I tried larger blocks and I made 3 twin size quilts for grandchildren. The blocks were hearts (a variety) with cats, airplanes, and flowers and hearts. I have since then made more complicated things. But I still love it!!

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    nice job. I would like to try this as well

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    I liked to paper foundation piecing, I would make wall hangings and tablerunners for gifts. Even did a demo for the guild meeting program. Lots of fun

    Ginnie

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    I love paper piecing too and love to teach it also. I go to Carol Doak, quilterscache sites too. It is great to use smaller pieces of fabric.

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    Very nice! I love paper piecing, also love your colors.
    Great job.

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    Cool Beans!!! Thanks for the reminder. I love what you did and it is a good idea for a future project. Good job!

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    I'm hooked too! Have an overwhelming amount of scraps and last week I was "snowed out" of home (in Atlanta) and was stuck at my daughter's home in Columbus, GA. Thankfully I had taken a sewing machine & "supplies" and a large bin of scraps. I didn't use paper piecing but a fabric foundation.

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    I would love to use fabric foundation, how do you print on the fabric? Thanks.

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    Oh yah and where did you get those patterns I love them. Meant to ask in first post. Sorry, got excited...

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    I am totally addicted to paper piecing. Luckily for me, I'm in the architecture field so drafting patterns is pretty easy. Plus I have a big plotter/printer so I can print up a variety of sizes up to 36"x24". I am making a quilt border right now that is using a "Circle of Geese" pattern in such a way as to end up being a wavy line. Two sides of the quilt needed blocks that were 3.5" x 7". The other two sides needed blocks that were 3.5" x 7.123". It was a cinch using AutoCAD and my plotter. If I can help someone with changing proportions on a block, just let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxxigrani
    I would love to use fabric foundation, how do you print on the fabric? Thanks.
    I didn't print on the fabric but you can if you back it first with freezer paper to run through your printer. Or you could draw on it too. I just took a scrap for the center & made it 5 sided. Then started adding in a clockwise direction.

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    I too have taken a crazy quilt class froma friend. It turned ot really nice am now in process of making somemore. I'm using musling for a backing.

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