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    Paper Piecing

    I have now found another new addiction. Paper Piecing!!! Wow, I didn't realize how much fun it is and so easy. I took my very first class in it last week and really enjoyed it.

    Does anyone else out there really enjoy paper piecing? If so do you know of any great sites to go to for easy patterns for paper piecing??

    I cant wait to finish my first project and will post a pic later when completed.
    Stacey

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    looking forward to your pic. i've not tried it yet. i love the concept, though
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    paper piecing

    I love paper piecing also. I have been doing it for a long time now. I do alot from Carol Doaks book...she has some great patterns out there that are so very easy to follow. She also has a web site too on Yahoo you can join. Have fun.

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    I'm working on my first paper piecing project and love it so far! I admit I was nervous and scared at first, but after a few test blocks I'm feeling very comfortable with it. I've done two rows out of five so far!

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    GIRL. I love to paper piece and have actually taken patterns and made them into paper piecing.
    Just google free paper piecing patterns, Carl Doaks has a bunch there are wondeful site. I usually
    just search and equiltpatterns.com has a bunch as well.
    good luck. I know you will do well. I just love pp
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    Paper piecing is wonderful! There are loads of sites with great paper piecing patterns...on your home page just type Free Paper Piecing Quilt Block Patterns in the search box. You will have hours of fun searching and trying new patterns. One of my favorite sites to explore is Quilters Cache. This site has every pattern imaginable and is so fun to just explore. Thanks for sharing and have a great time.
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    I love the look of paper piecing but I HATE taking the paper off. Has anyone found a way to get the paper off easier? I do reduce my stitch length.
    Marie

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    Paper Piecing Sites

    Here are a few I use:
    piecebynumber.com
    quiltiger.homip.net
    quilterscache.com
    sewhooked.com
    paperpanache.com
    yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/paper-piecing-tutorial-links.html

    I don't know how to make them into links.

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    I love it also, espically the clean lines it creates, I have used carol doaks site for a year or so and she has some free patterns.
    enjoy
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    I agree about Carol Doaks her books are a pleasure to use. I also use my Electric company to make a paper piece pattern for any portion of a block I want to make sure I have points. Just figure out the measurements and draw the "block", perfect points everytime.

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    I've been paper piecing for years and love, love, love it! Others have given you places to go to help you in your journey. I hope you'll find it fun and relaxing and love the whole process! You can paper piece miniatures so nicely and precisely!
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    I have the Crazy Cats pattern by Barn Buggy. I am still hesitant to try it.

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    I haven't tried it yet but would like to when I get this baby quilt that I am working on done.
    Becky

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    paper piecing gives such sharp points...removing the paper is worth it IMO

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    I want to learn paper piecing. I guess I should start with a book, maybe one of the sites.
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    i don't like to remove the paper also. what i do is use used and ironed(i use a hanky over them to iron)
    fabric sheets that way they can stay in and there is no removing them. i love the way the points come out with pp. i tried doing a sunshine star the regular way and it took me 6 hrs for one.lol. back to pp stars for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margie77072 View Post
    Here are a few I use:
    piecebynumber.com
    quiltiger.homip.net
    quilterscache.com
    sewhooked.com
    paperpanache.com
    yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/paper-piecing-tutorial-links.html

    I don't know how to make them into links.
    Right now I have no idea how to get there, still trying to figure out how to get around this layout, but the member "Craftybear" I think has some links to some places.

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    Love, love, love to paper piece! Usually it always turns out perfect. That's what I love about it. Another thing I love about it, I can get all my blocks finished then sit and watch TV while taking off the paper! If you do have any trouble with the paper, try using a Q-tip, with a little bit of water on the spot, then gently use an eye brow brush. Should fix the problem. I also work on a hard flat surface and try not to pull or tug my fabric. I don't want it to get out of shape. I go very gently.
    Memaw

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    I am just not feeling good about pp I just finished 8 pointed star and there is a bunch of material in the middle and don't know how to deal with it. I sewed just to the right spots so any suggestions would help

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    I'm glad you are enjoying it. I will be taking my first class on it next week. Can't wait. I've seen some cute patterns out there I'm excited to try.
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    I am addicted to the perfection achieved with paper piecing!

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    I like it, the results are very pretty, just can be tedious, but not anymore so than traditional piecing.

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    Wow everyone!!! Thanks for all of the tips and ideas. I will be definitely checking out all sites.

    As for a fact I just got back from a craft store and found a Carol Doak book!!! Cant wait to get started on my next project!!! I think I have found another addiction for sure!!!
    Stacey

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    Yes I love to pp too. It takes longer to do but it comes out perfect. Carol Doak has a great website and free patterns.

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    Judy Neimeyer is also a great paper-piecing pattern designer. Some of hers are pretty easy - others not so easy, but I love most of her patterns. Her web site is Quiltworx.com Good luck. Paper piecing produces some fantastic designs.
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