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    Paper Piecing Miniatures - Can you recommend....

    ...books and pattern sources for miniature paper piecing patterns?

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    New paper piecer

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    I'm sure there are freebies around, and, of course, you could always reduce a regular pattern, but here's George's site - he does amazing work!
    http://www.georgesiciliano.com/

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    I have 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks by Carol Doak. I think it has cute patterns.

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    Sally Collins is an amazing precision piecer. Ive used her techniques and turned out great miniatures. Our guild had her come and teach. Not everyone loved it because of the precision involved but most really wnt r it. Her dvd is worth every $. I think she has something on youtube

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    Second the vote on Sally Collins.

    Can also recommend Little Lone Star Quilts by Lorraine Olsen - YES the Lone Stars are paper pieced!! It's a different technique but it works great. Suggest that you use a paper specific to PP as opposed to regular copy paper for these.

    I made the one below from this method.
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    Wow, I just looked at Sally Collins' website - amazing!
    Thanks for the tips, ladies.

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    When doing miniatures paper pieced or not, precision is the trick. That is why I recommended Sally Collins.

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    Sally Collins, also check out Cindi Edgerton's site.

    http://www.averyspecialcollection.com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy Gram View Post
    ...books and pattern sources for miniature paper piecing patterns?

    Thanks,
    New paper piecer
    http://www.fandominstitches.com/

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    http://sewhooked.com/paper-piecing-resources/
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    i will have to check out all those sites..your mini Doghousemom is gorgeous..another thing to add to my list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    Sally Collins is an amazing precision piecer. Ive used her techniques and turned out great miniatures. Our guild had her come and teach. Not everyone loved it because of the precision involved but most really wnt r it. Her dvd is worth every $. I think she has something on youtube
    I took an all day workshop with Sally Collins once on precision machine piecing (traditional piecing, not paper piecing), and I tell everyone it is, hands-down, the best class I have ever taken. And I have taken more than just a few classes. Buy her book, and if you even adopt just a few of her practices, all your piecing, miniature or not, will go so much more smoothly. I have bought her book more than once as gifts for quilter friends, too.

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    Love to paperpiece, have fun! i find it addicting to do, can't do just one!
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    Thank you for this site. I have been trying smaller p/p and I printed and orderds a couple things off this site and put it in my favorites. thx again
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    Sally Collins has a free precision piecing video class at the Quilt Show website. It is a fantastic class.

    Her book The Art of Machine Piecing is available for Kindle for $9.99.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 11-06-2012 at 07:47 AM.
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    [QUOTE=BellaBoo;5638758]Sally Collins has a free precision piecing video class at the Quilt Show website. It is a fantastic class.

    Can you post a link to it? I can't find it. Thanks.

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    You can still find copies of the miniature quilts magazine on ebay
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...gazine&_sop=12
    They've gone out of business though, nothing new being published.

    If I remember correctly most of the blocks were between 4-6 inches. Not what we'd call mini today, but a great place to start.
    Happy Piecing!
    Last edited by KalamaQuilts; 11-06-2012 at 08:32 AM.

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    Still doing my research about paper piecing. Has anyone here tried Peggy Martin's method of paper piecing with strips?

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    I think that the first successful way I learn something is what I tend to stick with. That's probably why I return to some techniques I learned in jr. high home ec! I learned pp first with Carol Doak and thats where I stay. IMHO there is no reason for me to change from something that allows me to achieve perfect results.

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    Sorry, the Sally Collins class was only available until Oct.31st. http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/5082

    Here is the list of the available classes: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/classes.php
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