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    A quilting buddy told me there is a paper piecing technique where you are not working with the fabric on the underside of the pattern. She did not know the details because she doesn't like pp. Does anyone have a clue? I'm thinking this is only a wonderful dream.

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    There's a 'fold back' technique where you don't sew thru the paper. You fold it back and sew right next to it. They say that you can reuse the paper, so you don't need as many copies and you don't have to remove the paper after. Don't know if this is what she was refering to. I've never tried it, just read about it.
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    I have a book called "The Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing" and one of the contributors, Lynn Graves, takes about sewing with fabric placement lines instead of sewing lines and top pressing.
    The Experts' Guide to Foundation Piecing: 15 Techniques and Projects - Page 24 - Google Books Result

    good luck and I'll be watching this to see what else there is. I'm very new to paper piecing.

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    I think she is describing paperless paper piecing. Sounds silly but it works. If you Google it you should be able to find a tutorial on it? Basically you have the pattern drawn on the paper side of the freezer paper. You iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your first piece. You fold back along the line and trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. The 1/4 inch seam allowance is where you sew the next piece to and you reiron the freezer paper down. Clear as mud, right? You really need to see the pictures, I found one on the net from a blog I think in Oregon? Here is the one I saw....http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/Lin...ssPiecing.html I don't know if this address will work but it will give a starting point.
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    Wow, Tartan. That sounds nifty. Will check it out.

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    Could it be this? I have the dvd but haven't watched it yet. There is a class on Crafty for it too.

    Peggy Martin's Quick-Strip Paper Piecing technique totally eliminates the need for tedious precision cutting as well as the confusing upside-down stitching required with traditional foundation paper piecing.

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    the technique they are calling the paperless paper piecing is what is use and I love it. Prior to discovering this technique I hated paper piecing but now I enjoy the process. Not afraid to attempt a paper pieced pattern now.

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    Here it is!! I never do it any other way. If I'd learned the method of having to rip the paper off, I wouldn't be doing any paper piecing! Its the mainstay of my Dear Jane.

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    Thank you Tartan for the link, I printed it out to try, sounds so easy.

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    that was interesting watching that. I love to do pp but never have seen this. thx for sharing the information,.
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    This is an interesting idea, will take some time later to check it out, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think she is describing paperless paper piecing. Sounds silly but it works. If you Google it you should be able to find a tutorial on it? Basically you have the pattern drawn on the paper side of the freezer paper. You iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your first piece. You fold back along the line and trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. The 1/4 inch seam allowance is where you sew the next piece to and you reiron the freezer paper down. Clear as mud, right? You really need to see the pictures, I found one on the net from a blog I think in Oregon? Here is the one I saw....http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/Lin...ssPiecing.html I don't know if this address will work but it will give a starting point.
    Thank you so much for posting the site.
    A friend was trying to explain this method to me yesterday and I could not envision it at all.
    I see it perfectly now thanks to you.

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    I will check this out. I think I have her book.

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    Wow! I think I'll try this. I really enjoy pp anyway. This looks like it would just as much fun but no paper to rip out. Can't wait!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Could it be this? I have the dvd but haven't watched it yet. There is a class on Crafty for it too.

    Peggy Martin's Quick-Strip Paper Piecing technique totally eliminates the need for tedious precision cutting as well as the confusing upside-down stitching required with traditional foundation paper piecing.
    This is not paperless paper piecing, but is a great class if one wants to try paper piecing. I'm most of the way thru it and it is worth the money!

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    Here's another link to a well known quilter who employs this method.

    http://www.englanddesign.com/
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    Thanks for sharing this method. I think I will try it!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think she is describing paperless paper piecing. Sounds silly but it works. If you Google it you should be able to find a tutorial on it? Basically you have the pattern drawn on the paper side of the freezer paper. You iron the freezer paper to the wrong side of your first piece. You fold back along the line and trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. The 1/4 inch seam allowance is where you sew the next piece to and you reiron the freezer paper down. Clear as mud, right? You really need to see the pictures, I found one on the net from a blog I think in Oregon? Here is the one I saw....http://oregoncoastalquilters.org/Lin...ssPiecing.html I don't know if this address will work but it will give a starting point.
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    thanks, everyone. I think she was talking about the the picture piecing method and I intend to try it.

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    After watching the "twiddletails" method, thanks, but no thanks, I will cheerfully tear off the paper.
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    I'm not a paper piecer. But, my MIL used to use dryer sheets. She would sew on the first piece. Then she would sew the next piece on top of it face down, then flip over. Then sew on the next piece. Hope this helps.
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    Holy smokes I never heard of this technique before!! I love pp but I hate removing all that darn paper. I am so excited to try this. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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    I'm going to try the paperless paper piecing too. I don't mind the paper tearing until it comes to the tiny crumbs of paper that I can't get off. Thanks for the link.
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    Kitsie - thank you for the website - I am working on a 'Farmer's Wife' quilt that I am doing the paper piecing way - would have to see if the CD has the complete block drawn out - I have been using the paper piecing stuff off the Yahoo site and it is just the pieces - since the blocks are only 6 1/2" it sure makes removing the paper difficult ...

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    Okay, I'm sold. Made a block the day I read this & wow, loved it! My only question is about when you deal with PP patterns that have a gazillion tiny pieces (like the fairy godmother block).
    Is it still as easy? and work as well?
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