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Thread: Paper piecing inside corner. Can it be done?

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    Member cfmdesigns's Avatar
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    Question Paper piecing inside corner. Can it be done?

    Hello, Quilters. I wanted to try designing a block to be pieced on foundation paper. I was chugging along when I came to an impasse, there was no way to do what I wanted done that would leave all the seams on the wrong side of the fabric.

    The pieces I'm talking about are the 2-inch corner squares in the PDF attached.

    Either one cannot paper piece an inside corner, or I have the assembly order wrong. Any suggestons?

    TIA,
    C
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    I don't see a way to do that via paper piecing - I can't see how to order the pieces without piecing it in a few sections. It is an easy enough block to assemble the the regular way though. Almost like a french braid or log cabin. Is there a reason you need it paper pieced? Or were you just looking for precision? If that's the case, you could make each section a little bigger and square it off so your seams are perfect.

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    In one of my pattern books it is necessary to sew the 2 pieces together before sewing it to the paper.
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    Piece the bottom 2 right pieces together=A. Then piece the 2 pieces above them together=B. Then piece B to A. Then piece the left piece "C" to the left side of this section = D. Then piece the top right & left piece together = E. Now piece E to the pieced unit D and you will have your block.

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    Two choices. One is to use the paper piecing method in which the entire block is done on a single foundation, even if there are seams. Books are available for this, have seen them. Sometimes called flip-flop paper piecing. You use translucent paper for this technique. This would be nice for this block because otherwise you have four foundations.

    1. The strip across the top
    2. The rectangle in the lower left corner.
    3. The lower right hand side, split into two foundations,
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    Thank you, Katie, Donna, Thimblebug, and Kris. First I joined strip-to-square in two places and continued on the paper. Then I abandoned the paper and joined the pieces the regular way. I was just playing around and had never paper pieced before, so I thought I was starting with something simple. These are the four corners of a border for my Sudoku-in-progress.

    Carol
    Last edited by cfmdesigns; 02-09-2012 at 04:41 PM. Reason: name

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    I may have your solution. I did a Log Cabin block that came out curved in the middle instead of straight diagonal and I wanted "dots" at those junctions to make the curve obvious. Let's say you're doing a two color LC block - red on one side, white on the other, and you want blue dots on your diagonal points. Paper piecing this LC, put your red strips in where they belong and for your white strips use a modified strip. (this is hard to describe without drawing) Let's say you've cut a panel of white that you'll cut your strips from. Lay it horizontal. Across the top, the length of the panel, sew your blue strip. Now when you cut a strip of white it will have a blue end. When you lay that into the pattern match the seams. Sew it in as you would any other strip in paper piecing. You'll end up with another color in your block. In your case, that 3rd color (or other color) can be attached to the strips that are upright in your pattern. This sounds so complicated. PM me if you want more info.

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