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Thread: Paper Piecing Spider Web

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    Paper Piecing Spider Web

    I was wondering what you all use when paper piecing to hold the first piece, I used fabric glue, now
    I can't get the paper off. What glue or method do you use?
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    I'm old school. I use a pin to hold the first piece in place. However, I often don't need anything and simply hold it with my fingers until I place it under the presser foot.

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    I have used a dab of school glue sticks...they are water soluable.
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    I use a pin.

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    A pin, sometimes just hold it and sew.

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    Either a pin or just hold and sew as well. Depends on the size of the pieces and the pattern to be sewn.

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    i use freezer paper for all pcs... just iron on...

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    I'm working on one from Bonnie Hunter's site. She uses phone book pages and glues the first section with an ordinary school glue stick. I just do one swipe down the center of the paper where the first triangular section goes. When it dries the paper comes off very easily. I tried one section and since it worked well, I am continuing with that. I want to leave mine on the paper until I have sewn the sections together to avoid stretching the edges. One word of caution, do not use steam on spray starch when on the paper in case the numbers transfer to light fabrics.

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    I pin. I haven't tried any form of glue but after poking my fingers a few times, I started thinking about it...
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    dollar store glue stick- just a small dab in the center of the piece- it holds for as long as you need it to- and disolves in water- so when removing your papers you can just spritz that first piece with water and it lets go. actually i just hold the piece or use a pin if i need to---but i was taught with the glue stick years ago. your problem with the fabric glue is---it's a permenent glue- you need a water soluble (cheap) glue.
    have you tried water on the peice you can not get off? it might make it let go
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    "KIS" I do a lot of PP and I just use a pin or just hold it in place. fabric pieces for PP are bigger than the area to be covered and I always oversize the pieces a bit more than necessary and trim after the section is done. I love PP.
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    Missouri Star Quilt Co sell a fabric glue stick that works. Thats what they used in their tutorial that is online.

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    If I need a piece of fabric held in place for PPing I just use long basting stitches on the machine.

    I have had glue, but don't like the residue.
    Also, have sometimes used painters tape folded over to hold in place.
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    Carol Doak always says, PINS are your friends!

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    I just use a pin to hold the first piece and finger press each piece after that

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    Masking tape or painters tape. Just dont put it on the line you will sew next. This is my method for every piece and keeps the.piece smoother than pins. Easer to work with

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    old school here, pins, never use glue on a quilt...
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