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Thread: I'm scared, but I'm going to jump in and HOPE it works!

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    I'm going to try paper piecing today. I printed out the teaching template from quilter's cache and read and reread the tutes posted on the board. I have to make a casserole cover and if this works and I like it, I'll use the SIAS pp tute as a decorative add on to the casserole cover.

    I'm really nervous because I'm making this very important project and some of the blocks in it are paper piecing. They don't have teeny tiny points or anything like that, I'm even sure most of them could be done without the paper, but I really want to know how to do it....build my skills.

    I've printed out all my templates and made sure they are all the right size. Maybe by the end of this weekend I'll have some PP blocks to add to my sampler.

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    I can't wait to see it! I just tried it too, so I know if I can do it, anyone can!

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    Can you practice with scraps first? That will help build your confidence! Once you do a few pieces, you should get the hang of it. :)

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    Try a sample with fabrics from you stash first. You will love it once you get going. Best of luck today and can not wait to see a pic of it when it is done.

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    Go to town. Once you figure it out it's easy peasy. It just takes practice and getting your brain "wrapped around" what you're doing!!

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    good luck!!!

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    We will be he for you if you need help.... You go Girl.

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    WooHoo!!! You will love being able to add this technique to your repertoire :D:D:D

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    THe most important part with the pp is to MAKE SURE your pieces of fabric are larger than the pattern piece you want to cover. Also, MAKE SURE you turn the fabric in the right direction (fabric sides together) when sewing your pieces. (Ask me why I make a point of this)

    PP is so precise - you'll do great. Nothing to be scared of.

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    Go for it. Even if the pattern has tiny points, don't be fearful. That is the beauty of PP, really tiny detailed patterns are possible. You're going to get hooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    THe most important part with the pp is to MAKE SURE your pieces of fabric are larger than the pattern piece you want to cover. Also, MAKE SURE you turn the fabric in the right direction (fabric sides together) when sewing your pieces. (Ask me why I make a point of this)

    PP is so precise - you'll do great. Nothing to be scared of.
    Well....not all my pieces were as large as they should have been. And I sewed a few with wrong sides together. And I had my angles going the wrong way on several....I'm just glad they are done. I will post some pics as soon as I get them off my camera and onto the computer.

    I'm not thrilled with the one I thought would be easy. And the one that I thought would be a little tough was easier than I thought.

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    I tried it for the first time this week and it took a while for me to get it right. But I did and the results were good. I can't wait to do it again. Hang in there. Remember, practice makes perfect!

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    I waited for 3 years to try paper piecing, and am I ever sorry!!! I found it out it is 10 times easier than I thought, and now I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    THe most important part with the pp is to MAKE SURE your pieces of fabric are larger than the pattern piece you want to cover. Also, MAKE SURE you turn the fabric in the right direction (fabric sides together) when sewing your pieces. (Ask me why I make a point of this)

    PP is so precise - you'll do great. Nothing to be scared of.
    Oh yes! I did about three practice blocks that were quite easy and messed them up in these exact ways. To me, I had to kind of think backwards and it took a few times to wrap my head around it.

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    I posted my PP blocks on a different thread. They are going in my Anniversary Sampler, so I put them in that thread. Blocks All Ways and Chinese Quilt Block

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36285-1.htm

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