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Old 01-12-2009, 11:56 AM
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I have never paper pieced before. I dont' think it will be a problem. but, I was wondering what is the best paper to use for it?

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:00 PM
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Tracing paper is good or they say to use the paper that they use to put between hamburger patties. Rips out really nicely. When paper piecing make sure that you tighten your stitch length a bit so that when you tear the stitches don't pull out.

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The thinner the better!
Hilroy makes a plain writing tablet that's 8X10. That feeds through my printer quite nicely!
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You can buy papers made especially for paper piecing. Here's a link to one type.
http://softexpressions.com/software/.../Pap4Found.php
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Does anyone know of a tute for paper piecing? I just don't get it :oops: :oops:
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Originally Posted by sewjoyce
Does anyone know of a tute for paper piecing? I just don't get it :oops: :oops:
Not that I am an expert or anything, but there is a tute on this board under tutorilas.

I am currently working on hot pads using paper piecing, I just googled paper piecing and found plenty of directions, putting them all together I managed to get something.
I used the wax paper(you know for cookies) to trace my patterns. I thought it worked very well, and tore very easily.
One thing I did and worked great is smallet stitches and needle sze 90/14.
It is really not hard, and I like it a lot.

Hope that helps.

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Originally Posted by candi
Originally Posted by sewjoyce
Does anyone know of a tute for paper piecing? I just don't get it :oops: :oops:
Not that I am an expert or anything, but there is a tute on this board under tutorilas.

I am currently working on hot pads using paper piecing, I just googled paper piecing and found plenty of directions, putting them all together I managed to get something.
I used the wax paper(you know for cookies) to trace my patterns. I thought it worked very well, and tore very easily.
One thing I did and worked great is smallet stitches and needle sze 90/14.
It is really not hard, and I like it a lot.

Hope that helps.

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Thanks Candi -- I'll do that!! :-)
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I use pages from a phone book, after seeing the suggestion on Bonnie Hunter's website quiltville. They're free, they won't stain my fabric, and they tear away easily. Only downside is for those of you who need 9 1/2 inch squares - the largest you could make is 8 1/2. I do 5 1/2 and 8 1/2.
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When I do my paper piecing I use paper especially made for it. Carol Doak is a quilter famous for this method. I took her class many years ago. So if you have the opportunity to get one of her books, and she has beginner books, it would be well worth your time. She also has a web site you can go to. www.caroldoak.com Good Luck, Marge
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Originally Posted by mic-pa
When I do my paper piecing I use paper especially made for it. Carol Doak is a quilter famous for this method. I took her class many years ago. So if you have the opportunity to get one of her books, and she has beginner books, it would be well worth your time. She also has a web site you can go to. www.caroldoak.com Good Luck, Marge
Carol also has a DVD showing how to paper piece. I watched it before I tried it the first time. Really made the difference for me. See if your library has it.
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