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Old 01-02-2013, 07:27 AM
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Hello everyone, & Happy New Year!

A friend of mine and I would like to start on an EASY paper piecing project ( as we are new to this technique) I was wondering of anyone had any ideas, patterns you could link us to or tell me where to look? We'd sure appreciate it!

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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My introduction to paper piecing was a class taught with the pattern Indian Summer by Judy Niemeyer. This pattern was designed for beginners. It makes a beautiful quilt, pieces are fairly large, goes together easily. http://www.quiltworx.com/patterns/indian-summer/

I love the Judy Niemeyer patterns. I don't think her instructions are the best, however. I'd recommend either taking a class, getting someone to show you, or getting a good book to explain paper piecing. Judy Doak's books are highly recommended. I highly recommend using the add-a-quarter ruler too. Have fun!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2gKMx9CCM This tut may help
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:07 AM
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visit the Carol Doak website- she is the 'queen' of paper piecing, offers free patterns, tutorials, tons of beginner projects. hints, tips & shortcuts.
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The only advise I give anyone how to paper piece is to buy Carol Doaks CD. No ifs ands or buts. Just watch it. Once you learn how using her method you can paper piece anything or do other paper piecing methods with ease because you will understand it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:41 AM
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I've been longing to learn paper piecing for a GFG quilt for almost 4 yrs but could not understand the instructions. Just before Christmas this year I saw a book in LQS called English Paper Piecing=Fresh New Quilts from Bloom Creek.
I took a peek at it and finally understood how to do GFG. Also used a tutorial by Laurie Holt. ANyway, I'm so proud of myself. I am now paper piecing GFG blocks and so enjoying it. I can't believe it.
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your library may have quilt books to look in, so try them too. i was thinking maybe crazy quilt blocks would be good to start with. you can even buy preprinted foundation patterns.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:16 PM
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It depends on what you consider paper piecing. There is English paper piecing that you fold the edges over the paper to form hexagons for the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. There is paper foundation piecing, as in piecing your strips onto a pre- cut background square that you tear the paper from later like the Spiderweb block pattern. There is paper piecing where you sew through the paper on printed lines to form a block. Probably the one you are looking for??? Carol Doak has a lot of good beginner patterns.There is paper piecing where you fold back the paper on the lines and stitch beside the line(paperless paper piecing)
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:26 PM
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Carol Doak is the only way to go in MHO. Then Marcia Hohn has the Quilters Catche has loads of nice patterns. I paper pieced a church last year. Wasn't difficult at all! http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html
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I did Alex Anderson's sampler from her new updated book on paper piecing. This was the sampler shown on the back cover. It is now one off my favorite quilts. It is my avatar too.
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