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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    I might have to go out and buy freezer paper. Well, I do have an unboxed roll of some sort of cooking-related paper that I've used to trace designs from various things, but I'm not quite sure if its freezer paper or waxed paper (is there a difference?)

    Anyways, do you leave the freezer paper in or do you take it out?
    Freezer paper and waxed paper are not the same. Waxed paper is kind of clear and you can see through it. Waxed paper is white and you can't see through it. After you join the pieces, you remove the paper. Try it, I think you will like it. You can make more intricate patterns and this is perfect for diamond shapes.

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    I've seen what you're talking about danna, but I'm not sure that's the type of "paper pieceing" that's being discussed here. I think what's being discussed is the type of paper piecing where numbers are written on different parts of a block and you lay your fabric down onto #1 face up, and add #2's fabric right sides tog. to it, (allowing the fabrics to cross over the lines to the different numbered sections by approx "), then sewing right on the line that was drawn between the two #d sections, pressing out, then continuing until all the numbers have been covered with fabric. That's the abbreviated version, but it sounds different than what you're talking about with the freezer paper. I always use a thin tracing paper when paper pieceing as it tears out easily once sewn with a tight stitch (like a #1), and it's easy to see the marked lines and whether or not you've got your fabric over the lines far enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    I made you a variety of template and paper piecing patterns for 12-inch blocks and for 16-inch blocks. experiment with scraps until you find the one you like best, then go for it! :P
    Awesome templates! Thanks!

    Good thing I cleaned my room today. Found the stash of 1/4" yard increments of fabric I stashed away for testing out blocks...as well as a couple of ideas I had sketched out for two other quilts (one will require some more practice on my sewing skills and the other has a lot of pieces and is just plain time consuming). Anyways, I'm going to try the templates with and without the paper piecing...I still have my doubts about paper piecing so this way I can compare and see if it achieves the results I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lin
    I've seen what you're talking about danna, but I'm not sure that's the type of "paper pieceing" that's being discussed here. I think what's being discussed is the type of paper piecing where numbers are written on different parts of a block and you lay your fabric down onto #1 face up, and add #2's fabric right sides tog. to it, (allowing the fabrics to cross over the lines to the different numbered sections by approx "), then sewing right on the line that was drawn between the two #d sections, pressing out, then continuing until all the numbers have been covered with fabric. That's the abbreviated version, but it sounds different than what you're talking about with the freezer paper. I always use a thin tracing paper when paper pieceing as it tears out easily once sewn with a tight stitch (like a #1), and it's easy to see the marked lines and whether or not you've got your fabric over the lines far enough.
    Hey, the abbreviated version helps...I actually "get it" now. Thanks!

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    Oh, good! I'm glad it helped. :) :)

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