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    Junior Member d.swindle's Avatar
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    I have a mariners compass patern that calls for paper piecing and I have never done this ,,,Help

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    Wow...I don't know that I would do a Mariner's Compass as my very first PP project! But...hey....you may do fine. My first paper piece project was the Houses BOM here on the QB and I have become somewhat addicted since...LOL. Here is what I used to learn...It is a you tube video done by Connecting Threads and it was VERY helpful to me. I watched several others but for me, this was the most helpful. I literally had my laptop right by my sewing machine the first couple of times. The two most important things to remember "wrong side to wrong side" and being careful to double check before you cut. Here is the video and GOOD LUCK!! :D :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2gK...eature=related

    I hope that helps....let us see your work when you are done :D

    Quote Originally Posted by d.swindle
    I have a mariners compass patern that calls for paper piecing and I have never done this ,,,Help

    D.swindle

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    Carol Doak has a website with tons of help - I consider her the "queen" of paper piecing.... also you can search this site for help by selecting 'search' at the top of the page.

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    The main thing for paper piecing is...take your time. Don't rush yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.
    If I can do it, ANYONE can!

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    Wow - don't think I'd do the compass either as my first attempt with paper piecing. Definitely try a few simple ones first...like the square-within-a-square. There's definitely a knack to successful paper piecing...and to me, that's using a lot of fabric until you get a good handle on it.

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    My very first quilting project was a pp mariners compass. Even though I was a beginner it turned out well.So well that I was sad to give it away as I had made it for my BFF before she moved out of state. So go for it.

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    I taught myself to pp, and if i can do it anyone can lol i'm directionaly challenged. and my LQS helped when I was stuck. I used the Mariners Compass from caroldoak.com
    free patterns and i posted a photo of it here also.
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    I have made 3 mariner's compass quilts and often teach the class . I would suggest you start with a simple pattern,,If your local shop offers a class please do your self a favor and take a class before you start a more advanced pattern.

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    I bought the paper piecing tutorial from this website....it was very clear with pictures at every step. Totally cool!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/community_benefactor.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    The main thing for paper piecing is...take your time. Don't rush yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.
    If I can do it, ANYONE can!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: And Terri has ME doing it now! If i can do it anyone can do it.

    i find it every confusing though, although as I do more I'm sure that'll dissipate. I don't think I'd start off with Mariner's Compass although I've heard many people do!

    Good luck!

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    I am doing one now and it makes it so very easy to do.

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    This is the first paper piecing I had done. It is a Judy Neimeyer pattern and she has a special way to do paper piecing. Her patterns supply all the paper you need, and they are awesome. You can see all her patterns and quilts at
    www.quiltworx.com
    We've had classes for her Pepper Dish pattern for brand new quilters, and they have done fine.
    Don't be afraid to try whatever you like.
    And if you get stuck, just ask us for help.
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    I've done a mariners compass with pp. It turned out great. Just pay attention as you go. It is actually much easier than it looks. I have since done some pp much more complicated.
    You'll do fine.

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    Try the paper pieceing tutorial by amma on this board. I am working on my first pp project. I was browsing yesterday because I felt restless and bored and came across a post called "Last chance for Jinny's Garden free pattern". Really liked it. Read the tutorial and started to work. I got 4 blocks done yesterday. Jinny's Garden isn't as hard as a Mariners Compass but challenging enough for me.

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    You can buy Paper Piece-the quick-strip way by Peggy Martin,
    or Leisure Arts "Teach yourself Foundation Piecing" by
    Linda Causee.
    You need to be a member of this site: Overall Quilt.com, but Amy teaches step by step on Paper Piecing and tons of other videos about quilting. She is one of the best teachers I have ever seen. Her PP video anyone can follow. I learned by watching her video. Betty Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabobw
    I am doing one now and it makes it so very easy to do.
    Sorry for the change of subject BUT your Avatar looks so 3 D
    Where did you get that pattern? I don't think I have ever seen anything so fascinating. WoW! MNM

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    Try the following link and og to their paper piecing tutorial--quilterscache.com. Jeanniebelle

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    I bought a pattern for 'Northern Sunflowers' 3 years ago that is paper pieced. Had never tried paper piecing, and was afraid to try until I took a 2 hour class at our LQS. Now, I'm hooked on paper piecing!

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    Read the directions & you should be fine, paper piecing is a lot of fun to do & it is always correct & precise.

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    REad the directions & you should be fine, paper piecing is a lot of fun to do & it is always correct & precise.

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    I love paper piecing! Thanks for the information here.

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    I have heard that some people do the MC as their first paper piecing.

    That being said, I'd look at some of Amma's tutorials here on the board. She's got some great tips and there are a few mentions of various sites/links here, too.

    Paper piecing is a little tough for some people to wrap their heads around {since it's backwards}. Now, I'm always backwards so it makes perfect sense to me but I have had several quilters who have paid for classes that still don't really get the technique. I still occasionally have trouble with some of the angles when I'm fussy cutting, but it gets easier with practice.

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    I love paper piecing...I think you can make the most intricate blocks with a fair amount of ease.

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    I haven't read everything on this thread but here is a tutorial I posted not long ago. Hope it helps. I am self taught paper piecer and I love it. A Mariner's Compass is quite a challenge but you will be pleased with the results as long as you take it slowly. :-D

    http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com...ing-block.html

    If you do a "search" from the blue sections listed at the top of this page for paper piecing, you will find all of the discussions that have been previously brought up. Lots of info available!

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    Here is a pic of a group from my local guild. I taught this workshop. Most of these ladies have never paper pieced before! They did a great job. Am teaching the same workshop over in Texas tomorrow.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-65456-1.htm

    You can do it - it's all very orderly and logical, especially if you pre-cut all your pieces and are prepared for wasting some fabric. Think of it as "sewing-by-number."

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