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I am wondering how hard it would be to make this quilt? My 2 Baby Sisters

I am wondering how hard it would be to make this quilt? My 2 Baby Sisters

Old 05-17-2013, 07:33 AM
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I've seen this quilt a few times and it looks so stunning and those are my favorite colors. It says it uses paper piecing techniques (the pattern does come with all the foundation paper pieces). I haven't done any paper piecing yet. I was wondering how hard this quilt would be for me? If you have done something like this quilt, can you let me know what you think. I've found the kit somewhere that prices out to be pretty much exactly as it would cost to buy the fabric and the pattern so I am tempted.


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Old 05-17-2013, 07:58 AM
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why not practice with a little paper piecing tutorial first to see if you like the technique.
I can do it, but PP drives me a little crazy. Makes me feel dyslexic.

edited to say: It's a beautiful pattern. I would be tempted to piece the center and only use the paper piecing for the flying geese.

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:01 AM
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I enjoy paper piecing - but like DebraK said, before you spend that much money, why not try some. Watch a tutorial and go get some free patterns off line and make a couple of sample blocks. I hope you like it! Oh and I love the add a quarter ruler, in case your wondering.
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I do a lot of paper piecing. I don't think this would be all that hard as it has fairly regular components to paper pice. I would try some easy test blocks first, though, to see if you feel up to the task, and maybe start with a smaller project. Of course you could get the kit, trace a few stars onto your chosen type of paper and make a table runner or such first with a few stars to get the feel of the process. When I paper piece I use freezer paper so there's no tearing off the paper when done.Here's how:
http://www.twiddletails.com/images/FPFtute/FPFTute.pdf
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:08 AM
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I have been eyeing that pattern as well. It is so pretty!
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I enjoy paper piecing, but I think that rather than paper piecing, you could make the blocks using all HSTs.
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that was my thought as well, except for the geese.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:03 AM
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PP is a love/hate relationship: you either love it or hate it. So I agree, before spending $200, try out some pp.

The patterns are LaMoyne Star and Flying Geese. You could try those patterns before spending.

Then it's up to you.
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the pattern is available and yes, you can do it. just take your time. do some flying geese from scraps and use copies of the foundations for those. you will get the hang of it and be very pleased with the results. Go for it. slow and easy.
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The hardest part of paper piecing is the star after that it just falls in place.
Take a deep breath in and have ago.
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