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    the paper piecing class I finally took this morning and I have a great report ...I think this is my nitch for sure the lines don't have to be perfect and the points come out perfect...it is so easy and so fun to do...I definetly recommend a class if your able to take one because the whole thing makes sense to me now...well guess what I have planned this weekend.....paper piecing away...haha :D

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    I think I need a class or lesson, no matter how much I read and look at pictures I don't get it. :D :wink:

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    Isn't it great when your points match? I have always had trouble getting my points to match up. I taught myself to paper piece. I live to far from anyone who gives classes on it. I have made several paper pieced quilts and I have several more in the works. It is really addictive.

    Have fun this weekend. :D

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    I also am a hands on learner, so I guess I will have to take a class this fall or winter.

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    ALRIGHT!!! So no more problems with the wicked witch? (owner)
    So glad you had fun and it was worth showing up a week early for ! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    ALRIGHT!!! So no more problems with the wicked witch? (owner)
    So glad you had fun and it was worth showing up a week early for ! :lol:


    hahaha...no she actually turned out to be rather shy and very friendly after all...the class was great as always I learned so much from each of the ladies in the class and the teacher was sooooo patient with us all...all in all it was a very successful class....

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    I am hoping my local shop offers a class soon. I just finished a regular beginners class this week (as soon as I figure out how to post a picture I will !!!). I had a great time, and ended up with a very acceptable wall hanging. To me it seems paper piecing allows beginners to do a little more complex blocks..maybe wishful thinking?? Anywho, I'm dying to try it.

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    Congrats! Wish there was a class I could go to. I would love to learn paper piecing.

    So glad you enjoyed the class. Keep us posted on any secrets you find out and can pass along. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Oh neat. Can't wait to see pics of all your pretties

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    I had time to play with paper piecing a few weeks ago, and I was amazed at what professional-looking results you can get with just a little practice. Glad you had fun, and now you have a new "specialty"! Hope you'll post pics soon.

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    Ok Heres the picture of my paper pieces so far I sure do like this technic and I especially like the perfect points....

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    heres the other one and my favorite the pink one was my first experiment one....
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    You go, girl! Looks great!

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    Great!! I like it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Cat
    the paper piecing class I finally took this morning and I have a great report ...I think this is my nitch for sure the lines don't have to be perfect and the points come out perfect...it is so easy and so fun to do...I definetly recommend a class if your able to take one because the whole thing makes sense to me now...well guess what I have planned this weekend.....paper piecing away...haha :D
    Hi there, I did a class last Tuesday as well and loved it. It does give professional looking results, so when I came home I got on the computer and McCalls site have great paper piecing patterns, hundreds of them.
    You will love the site.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Cat
    the paper piecing class I finally took this morning and I have a great report ...I think this is my nitch for sure the lines don't have to be perfect and the points come out perfect...it is so easy and so fun to do...I definetly recommend a class if your able to take one because the whole thing makes sense to me now...well guess what I have planned this weekend.....paper piecing away...haha :D
    Hi there, I did a class last Tuesday as well and loved it. It does give professional looking results, so when I came home I got on the computer and McCalls site have great paper piecing patterns, hundreds of them.
    You will love the site.

    Elle




    thanks for the tip I will go the site and check it out ...it takes me so little time to do a block it just amazes me a person could actyually get a project done quickly....I have Carol Doak's book 300 paper peiced quilt blocks it has so many cute designs in it it's the book we used in class.....this is definetly my fav. now...

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    Oh, I'm with you, I love it! It is so much fun to do. I'm still learning, but just did hundreds of flying geese blocks (well...it seems like hundreds :roll: )..they all turned out perfect!

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    Great job!

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    I LOVE to paper piece and am so glad that you learned. It will give you very precise piecing and is SOOO easy when you know how. Opens another whole world of quilting :lol:

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    I too love paper piecing. I have several of Carol Doak's books. I posted awhile back that I was going to do a paper pieced pattern by Judy Niemeyer. Well I purchased the fabric on Sat. The ladies who own a quilt shop in Midwest City, Ok are terrific. I had to have a total of 16 different fabrics. They helped me select 16 different batik fabrics. I can't wait to get started. It takes a day or two to get the paper patterns cut and sorted in the right bags. Judy is very precise. If you take one step at a time and do exacting what she says, I see very little problems. Of course I'm sure I will find 2 or 3 (I know me). I have to have this finished before I pass on to the other side (hopefully from old old age). I told my DH I wanted this quilt draped in my coffin. This is all in fun so please don't anyone take this too seriously. I was told this is one paper piece project that you do a block or two at a time. Now if I could just get my working, paying job to give me more time off------fading out -------- back to realitity. Lunch break is over, got to get back to work.

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    OOOOH that's so cool granny cat! I LOVE the color& patterns. I tried my first paper piecing recently, no where as nice as your patterns but found I had an easier time than expected. Plus, it makes triangle piecing SO much more fun than before!

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    It is fun to do, and they always turn out so nice. You either love it or hate it. Fun to do and easy to learn. You always sew from the back side. You sew on the lines of the paper. It will be gorgeous when you are finished with the whole project.

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    what I loike about it is it takes alot less time to do a block it took me about 45 min to do one block so I figure I could get a quilt going in no time at all...sometimes i like to get a project completed quickley ....with paper piecing I don't have the tedious task of all that cutting first you just get going and the pieces don't have to be perfect to come out perfect...haha

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    :oops: :oops: My points are never as Iwould like them to be and paper piecing seems to be the answer. I have been saving articles, etc on the subject and it seems such a practical way of getting a better finished product. Can't wait to try it.

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    Ooooh, i absolutely love your second block!!!! And what i love even more, another die-hard paper-piecer has been created!!!!!!! lol lol :)

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