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Thread: Paper piecing??? I'm now even more confused!

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    Super Member Marysewfun's Avatar
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    I just tried it - first time. Is going to take a little practice (like anything else worth while) but each piece (made 3 squares) gets easier.

    How do you estimate your fabric for your pieces? Cut squares, or the approximate shape only larger? Ideas?
    Thank you.

    Marysewfun

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    Junior Member larkspurlanedesigns's Avatar
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    Hi Marysewfun,

    If I am using a lot of pieces that are the same size and shape, I use my foundation almost like a template. I stack as many pieces as I need or can rotary cut at one time, making sure they are all right side down, and place my foundation on top. I make sure they are larger than the space they need to fill, fold back the foundation on the appropriate sewing line, and use my Add-A-Quarter Ruler to add the seam allowance. If you start with a larger piece of fabric the pieces you have left over are larger and may be able to be used somewhere else in the project.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marysewfun
    I just tried it - first time. Is going to take a little practice (like anything else worth while) but each piece (made 3 squares) gets easier.

    How do you estimate your fabric for your pieces? Cut squares, or the approximate shape only larger? Ideas?
    Thank you.

    Marysewfun

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