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Thread: New way to paper piece?

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    I was in a quilt shop and a customer tried to explain to us a new way to paper piece. You used a master freezer paper pattern which you ironed on to your fabric. You also had your individual paper pieces, cut out. Here is where I can't remember....you lifted up a portion of the freezer paper and set in the templates piece with fabric, then somehow sewed along the paper's edge(with a stitch in the ditch foot). Using this method you don't have to remove the paper pieces afterward but still have the accuracy of paper piecing. Has anyone else heard of this? I am making a large hunter's star and need to eliminate as many steps as possible.Thanks so much for any hints or help.
    Bikedeb

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    I wonder if you are talking about what is called picture piecing?I think it is a method by Cynthia England. Check here website here http://www.englanddesign.com/index.htm
    If you go to free patterns, and go all the way down, there is a Getting Started button on how to well to get started with that. I saw her at the International Quilt Festival demonstrating her method, and bought one of her patterns, have not got around to doing it, it has like million little pieces, but looks like a fun method. I am not sure that is what you are talking about, but sure sounds like it to me.

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    Welcome, Bikedeb! from St. Louis!

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    Very interesting site Candi. I might try it one of these days.

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    Welcome from NE CA. Glad you found us.

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    Hello & welcome from the state of Washington!! :D I have never tried the paper piecing method before, but it looks interesting. Thank you for sharing the web site with us.

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    I'd like to try the freezer paper method. I usually use newsprint. I buy it at Staples in a pad called Hands On Scribble Pad in the childrens art section. It goes through the ink jet printer and tears away super easy. I have to trim off 1/2 from the width but I do that with an old rotary cutter and cut many pages at one time.


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    Candi,

    I don't think that is the same one but, yours is waaaay better. Thanks so much, I have to run now and give it a try!!!!!
    Thanks, Deb
    p.s. To everyone else, thanks for the warm welcome, I'll be back soon and often!!

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    It looked very cool while she was doing it. I remember her saying that she encourages cheating. I bought the "Welcome" pattern, which is small, but has so many pieces, I was excited at the time, but now I just keep delaying it, because it just seems like a lot of pieces to work on, her advice: approach it one section at a time. Maybe soon, I'll get the courage to start that. :-)

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    Thanks so much for sharing this Candi....remember what she said to cover it with paper so it didn't seam so overwhelming.....looks easier than printing all that paper......I'm gonna try ...so it's on my to do list in the front.....come on Candi we can do it.....:-)

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    since i am still deciding If I am a beginner or an intermediate, I'm not ready to tackle this, (can't play videos on my pc either), but what a site!!! total eye candy for sure!!! She is absolutely amazing. I just went all slack jawed and ga-ga over these pictures. thanks for sharing the web site info, Candi! thanks for starting the topic, BikeDeb and welcome to the board :D C

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    wow, was just noticing the time of posts, Gcathie, unless it just looks like 3 a.m. to me cause i am in Florida, do you sleep, lol? just being a mother hen, lol! I sometimes use to be on here laaate, but health won't let me. hubby is glad. says when i did go to bed, it disturbed him. That ain't why he is disturbed, lol!!! love him anyway. :wink:

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    quiltncrazy....ditto on no sleep ...still awake....and ditto on the DH....waking him up....

    Seems like the computer works better late at night...that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it....:-)

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    How about the book "Make It Simpler Paper Piecing" by Anita Grossman Solomon? Her method uses a pinless fold & sew technique that uses translucent foundation paper to simplify paper piecing. I bought the book a few years ago because I saw her do this method on an episode of Simply Quilts with Alex Amderson. She made it look easy, though I haven't gotten around to trying it myself. The book gives patterns for 30 traditional style blocks, including Hunter's Star. If anyone has tried this technique, I'd be interested in their input? Nita

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    Very interesting site. Something new to try

    Thank You

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    Nita,
    Thanks so much, sounds like what I am looking for as it is a Hunter's Star that I am making!
    Deb

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