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Thread: I am so excited!!!!!

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    I'm enrolling today for a paper piecing class thats next Monday...after all the chatter on the board about paper piecing I just could'nt grasp the concept at all even after watching online at allquilts so I checked to see if the quilt shop offers one and they do...I love the look of the perfect points and all so this should be alot of fun to learn...

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    Enjoy your class, I want to learn paper piecing, but nowhere here in VA to take a class.

    Let us know how it goes! :lol: :lol:

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    Have fun!!!!! And show everything you learn!

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    Lucky You, There are no classes near me!

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    I think you will like it. I love it. I haven't done any really challenging pieces yet but I will when I start my Crown of Thorns quilt. I have heard some quilters say paper piecing is cheating, If so than just calle me "cheater". Carol Doak has a number of paper piecing books and they come with a CD. All the patterns are downloaded to your computer. You just click the one you want, what size square you want, how many and print. One lady told me she goes to the local newspaper office and buys (or they donate, not sure) the left over paper they use to print the news on. This would be the end rolls that aren't big enough to print any news on. She cuts to fit her printer and then prints her pattern. I buy mine. My hours of work don't orrelate with the newspaper office.
    Good luck again I think you will like it.

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    I am so jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Paper piecing is so much fun!!! You will really enjoy your class I'm sure!!!

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    I was so disapppointed when I went to sign up this morning...the gal that owns the quilt shop is so grouchy and unhelpful I remeber now why I don't take more classes...this is my first time to paper piece and you all are so encouraging to me that I guess I expected her to be as helpful and instead she just handed me a supply list and said just bring in any pattern you want to work on so I asked a few questions that she just abrupty answered and never offered anything else to the conversation even after I told her I was brand new to this she just kind of smiled at me like a courtesey smile where you know the person your talking to is not that helpful or could careless....well I paid for the class the instrutor is a different woman and I hope to learn from others in the class as well...I was all jazzed up now I am a little aprehensive...

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    Keep your Chin up. Hopefully the instructor will be much more personable and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Keep your Chin up. Hopefully the instructor will be much more personable and helpful.
    I took a quilting 101 a few years back and had this same experince and that was why I never went back for more classes but I am wanting to learn this technic and I'll learn from other women in the class as well....I summed her up as a "quilt snob"...haha...looking down on us beginers...

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    Well if they aren't nice you just come on here and we will all be willing to help you learn!! It is how I learned and now I have a head full of great tips and ideas.

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    Hi there, sorry you are having a grumpy teacher, there is nothing worse.

    I found it difficult to grasp, however the secret is to place your material on the side of the paper without the lines on it, pin the material onto the paper, hold it up to the light to make sure your materials cover the line, turn it over to the lined side of the paper and machine along the black line.
    Continue placing your fabric over each of your numbered points starting at 1 and. Place the first fabric on the paper right with its pattern up and the next piece pattern side down. (hope that makes sense).

    Look on this site, it may help.

    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

    You need Adobe Reader to download the free patterns in pdf format.

    If I can help anymore by explaining ask, please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Hi there, sorry you are having a grumpy teacher, there is nothing worse.

    I found it difficult to grasp, however the secret is to place your material on the side of the paper without the lines on it, pin the material onto the paper, hold it up to the light to make sure your materials cover the line, turn it over to the lined side of the paper and machine along the black line.
    Continue placing your fabric over each of your numbered points starting at 1 and. Place the first fabric on the paper right with its pattern up and the next piece pattern side down. (hope that makes sense).

    Look on this site, it may help.

    http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php

    Thank You Thank You Thank You...I knew you all would help me out I need to have a hands on so the class should be really a great tool and then all the online things will make more sense to me...I have all my supplies now I am ready to go ...one week and counting woo hoo...

    You need Adobe Reader to download the free patterns in pdf format.

    If I can help anymore by explaining ask, please

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    I took a class with Carol Doak and she is the best "in my book anyway" so if you can get one of here books and CD's you should be able to learn it. Paper pcing is a a lot of fun. Some people say it wastes too much fabric, but then, someone is always going to complain no matter what you do. I hope you have good luck with the teacher and enjoy the class. Marge

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    I recommended Carol Doak as well. I have 4 of her books and CD's I never paper pieced and I taught myself with her books. One I made I gave to my mother. I will try and take a picture and send. I had so much fun making that lap quilt. I have Carol's paper piece baby quilt book and she has some of the cuted designs. She is real easy to follow. I have to admit though if it's been awhile since I have done paper piece I have to rethink the directions but in a matter of minutes I'm back in rhythm. The CD's come with the books. I ordered all of mine through Amazon.com

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