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Thread: Karen stone pattern HELP

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    Super Member karielt's Avatar
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    I doing the pattern "Untitled" by Karen Stone and its paper foundation piecing. I have done quite a bit of paper foundation piecing but I have never done it on a curve. How do you sew on the curve with the paper on it? Has anyone done the pattern that could give me some pointers.
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    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
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    at my sewing machine
    each block would be sewn in 3 paper piecing sections and then you would join the 3 together to form the completed block.

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    Hm I don't know this pattern, but what I've seen in New York Beauty blocks is that the paper is taken off once the arc is sewn.

    When I did them, I marked the sewing line around the paper on the wrong fabric side with a purple vanishing pen before I removed the paper. Then I pinned and sewed along the sewing lines.

    But there might be people here who know how to sew curves with paper on!

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    There should hopefully also be some matching points on the paper pieces....to match the two sides together. I'm not great at curves, but I always find the matching middles then the two ends and then pin in between...

    eta: oops misunderstood the question....If you are trying to do it after the paper is gone, I would try to mark the matching points before pulling the paper off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    But there might be people here who know how to sew curves with paper on!
    I keep the paper on until the end - when the quilt top is all together. Registration marks, seam allowance are all on the paper. And even though I remove the paper at intersections (so it doesn't get buried when pressed), I still want to know the boundaries.

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    Senior Member spinnergs's Avatar
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    There is way of sewing curved seams you may want to try. You take one side and iron the seam in place. Then use Elmer's school glue in small dots on the matching seam allowance and place the pressed seam on top in correct position. You can let dry or iron it dry. When you go to the underside, you can then sew down the seam in the crease you ironed in without it moving.

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