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    Junior Member SSTeacher's Avatar
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    Great comment, Janice. I was wondering why anyone needed transparent paper for the English paper piecing method. If it is heavy enough it can be reused and it will allow you to keep a better shape for your quilting pieces, e.g., hexagons. Thanks.

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    I'm not a big fan of paper piecing since I hate the time spent tearing out the paper. But, when I have, I've used well aged newspaper, out of date phone books or the least expensive paper that will go through my printer.
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    I am finally finishing a grandmothers Flower Garden....with the pieces 1 & 1/8th" finished.............started it in '86........put it away for a number of years, then got it out a couple of years ago......it's a good thing to "take with" ......it is now 70" x 90"....now I'm puzzling over a border for it............of course this is English paper piecing. Have no desire to bind it around all of those edges!

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    Jacque,

    I have a picture of a GMG guilt that I took at a quilt show and it has a very nice border. It looks like you applique the edges of the hexagons to a white border and then the border has the "climbing" flowers made out of smaller hexagons. Hopefully I can get the picture to come into the Quilting Board.

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    Oops, the flowers are actually appliqued to a green fabric and then that fabric is attached to the border. Hope you like it. Sue

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    Thank you Sue, so much...............I like that idea very much..............of course it means many more hexagons to sew, but I've come this far.....might as well go the whole nine yard!
    Thanks Again, Jacqu

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    Hi again, Jacque: My GFG has been "wip" since May of 2003, when my husband had open heart surgery. I put it away for several years and then got it out and have gradually worked on it over the past year. I take flowers wth me to doctor offices and on trips. I made the centers yellow, the next row in a solid, and the final row in print fabric using the 30s Reproduction fabric. I joined the flowers with a row of white; no green in the quilt, athough I do like the way the green sets it off. Glad the picture helped you.

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    I really like that photo of theGFG quilt.. I like the flowers appliqued to the green rather than having to do the green in hexagons too. That allows for the
    sides of the quilt to be straight. And the smaller flowers on the green vine on the border is great. I want to do one like that. ....sorry about the abreviated reply above, but my cat got in the way and the message got sent too soon.:(

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    Sue, do you happen to remember how the quilt was quilted?........With my hexagons so small, there is no way I can even think about quilting around each. Perhaps around each flower...................
    Jacqu

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    Jacque. Sorry to be late in answering your question. If my mind serves me correctly, I think they stitched around each hexagon; however, you do it so there is only one row where the flowers join. In other words, you would not have to go around each hexagon all the time. Are your finished hexagons 1-1/8 inches? My hexagons are 1 inch and I plan to do the stitching as I described above. It sounds overwhelming but then I have been working on it so long--what is another year or so :D .

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    I just use newspaper or pape from an old phone book.

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    you can use paper for your printer watch adds at your office supply stores get the cheeps they have you can get a lot more i use it all the time never used any thing else

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    I just picked up doodle pads from the dollar store today. Actually, I think these were to practice writing on, as they have the light blue dotted lines.

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