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Old 01-11-2010, 12:41 PM
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I have never paper pieced anything so please bear with me.

1 - What type of paper do you use?
2 - Do you make your own templetes/designs?
3 - How do you make the half circles with the triangles?
4 - Did you take a class first or just dive right in?
5 - Do you just make a master design and then photocopy it?
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:49 PM
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Welcome, glad you joined us.
1-I use the cheapest copy paper I can find.
2-I have made my own papers, also have copied patterns, but either enlarged/shrunk the pattern.
3-not sure what you're talking about.
4-have never taken any kind of quilting class.
5-yes, I make a master copy, keeping it intact, cut the copy into the required sections, tape that onto another sheet of paper and make copies that way.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:56 PM
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To clarify #3 - you see these quilt often. It looks like the arch of the wedding ring portion but it has triangles instead of the squares like the wedding ring does.

Does that help?
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Has anyone ever tried notebook paper in the printer for this project? I have thought about it but....
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Originally Posted by SuzyM
I have never paper pieced anything so please bear with me.

1 - What type of paper do you use?
2 - Do you make your own templetes/designs?
3 - How do you make the half circles with the triangles?
4 - Did you take a class first or just dive right in?
5 - Do you just make a master design and then photocopy it?
1. I use both regular paper for the computer printer and when I've made larger patterns that don't fit in the printer I've used tracing paper. You can also put tracing paper thru your printer. I like using tracing paper because it tears away easier than white paper.
2. I've made my own designs as well as copied some out of a book/magazine.
3. I don't know.
4. I had a book which explained what to do.
5. If I'm shrinking or enlarging a design, then I will keep one as a master. Write on it to make sure you don't use it. You'll always need more copies than you think.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:13 PM
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Make all the copies you need on the same copier at the same time. Copiers differ and can distort.

Reduce your stitch length. That helps taking the paper off later.

I am using freezer paper right now and I do not actually sew through the paper. Instead, I press the FP to the fabric, align the next piece and use the zipper foot to sew the fabric along the edge.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SuzyM
I have never paper pieced anything so please bear with me.

1 - What type of paper do you use?
2 - Do you make your own templetes/designs?
3 - How do you make the half circles with the triangles?
4 - Did you take a class first or just dive right in?
5 - Do you just make a master design and then photocopy it?
1 ) Regular copy paper
2) Use designs that I find elsewhere
3) Don't know
4) I had a LOT of help from the board here. In fact if you look in the tute section you will find a tute that helped teach me a very specific block

:wink:

5) I keep a master and make sure I make plenty of extra copies, because you just never know what can/will happen and you don't want to be short , ask me how I know :roll:

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:59 PM
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Are you talking about the new york beauty? Here is a link (I hope)

http://quilterscornerclub.tripod.com..._patterns.html
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:23 PM
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A link to the tute

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25541-1.htm
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by stichinluvr
Are you talking about the new york beauty? Here is a link (I hope)

http://quilterscornerclub.tripod.com..._patterns.html
When you get to the site click on how to-s/tips
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