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    I am so intrigued by paper piecing, but like many others here stumped on how to do certain aspects of it. I do better with directions and watching someone actually do it. I am going to go to my local library tomorrow and check out their how to videos. I have checked out quilting videos there before and thought I would pass this idea on. If they do not have the one there that I want, they have access to libraries in other states and it is just a matter of doing a search through their data base.

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    Piece O' Cake books which you can see on their website have lots of help about paper piecing. The biggest help for me wastheir suggestion to use vellum paper which is see through for eaze of placement. That one thing changed the whole journey of paper piecing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am so intrigued by paper piecing, but like many others here stumped on how to do certain aspects of it. I do better with directions and watching someone actually do it. I am going to go to my local library tomorrow and check out their how to videos. I have checked out quilting videos there before and thought I would pass this idea on. If they do not have the one there that I want, they have access to libraries in other states and it is just a matter of doing a search through their data base.
    Iffum you can find the book by Carol Doak, "Piecing 50 stars", it comes with a DVD that shows you how to PP. That's how I learned.

    tim in san jose

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    thanks for all of your help. i haven't done paper piecing before and this will help me when i get ready to do one. i found a xmas tree skirt that is paper pieced that i hope to do before the holidays. jeanette.

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    I learned from one of Carol Doak's books - I bet her videos are good.

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    thanks i will have to check that out.

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    Yvonne should write and illustrate a phamplet on this topic. I let the pp so intimidate me....but she got me straightened out in a hurry. Her directions were clear, concise, and very very easy to follow. My big hangup was where to start. So many pieces aren't numbered to be able to follow the pattern correctly........she told me to go for it and when I did I amazed myself. Now I'll pick out pp sometimes. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Yvonne should write and illustrate a phamplet on this topic. I let the pp so intimidate me....but she got me straightened out in a hurry. Her directions were clear, concise, and very very easy to follow. My big hangup was where to start. So many pieces aren't numbered to be able to follow the pattern correctly........she told me to go for it and when I did I amazed myself. Now I'll pick out pp sometimes. :D

    Sharon
    Sharon, I am so proud of you!!!

    I think half of all problems when learning something new is the fear of the unknown. My siblings and I are so lucky because our parents managed to raise us to fear nothing! They gave us the gift of thinking we could do it all!!! Somethings are harder to do than others but we do persever because we "know" we can do it! :lol: Mama said!

    Thank you for the sweet words, Sharon. They are most appreciated. Now off to do some more paper piecing! :shock:

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    i'm the same way. really need to see it done. i took a class at a local quilt shop. there were 6 of us and we had a blast. i think i paid maybe $20 to take the class and used my own scraps to make a lovely pineapple paper pieced small quilt.
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    nanabirdmo,
    That is absolutely darling. What are the measurements? That's another reason to learn paper piecing. I'm planning a few more miniture quilts in my future. Thanks for sharing. The quilt is beautiful. Love those points!!!

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    very nice, so bold and brightly colored, great job nanabirdmo :D :D

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    I just seriously fell in love with that quilt nanabird! I love the pineapple block anyway, but your rendition is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. :)

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    Love the quilt. It is beautiful!! I, too, am addicted to paper piecing. I had trouble at first but once I learned how to put that first piece on I was all set. I'm working on a wall hanging now. Will post a pic when it's done.

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    oh I LOVE that pineapple quilt!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    oh I LOVE that pineapple quilt!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!
    Ya know, I was thinking about using that pattern for a quiltingpattern. I just didn't know it was called pinapple.

    Brilliant execution.

    tim in sna jose

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    thanks for the kind words. the size is 36 x 42.
    paper piecing is kind of addictive. it really allows you to make a perfect block. every point sharp and every seam precise. all you have to be able to do is sew on a line on paper. then of course you have to remove the paper :(
    also shorten your stitch length. makes it easier to remove the paper.

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    That quilt is awesome!!! Now I must look for that pattern, you have some beautifully colored scraps, Nanabirdmo!!

    Love it!!

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    I love your pineapple quilt It's beautiful. I had so much trouble with mine but yours is an inspiration
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    Check www.quilterscache.com she has instructions on how to paper piece and lots of free patterns.

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    Thanks Cheryl!

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    Carol Doak has the best DVD how to paper piece. She shows you every step. You can't mess up.

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    Beautiful pineapple quilt.

    Paper piecing is easy. You just have to learn to sew upside down and backward. LOL

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    Nanabirdmo that is beautiful. Your work is very nice too.

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