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Old 01-06-2017, 06:36 PM
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Can you make a regular pattern from a paper piece one??
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:59 PM
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In theory, yes. Make templates by cutting the pieces apart and adding seam allowance. Piece them using the same sequence as the paper piecing pattern. The big issue I can see (besides cutting the pieces accurately) is placement before sewing.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:12 AM
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You'll probably have Y seams.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:02 PM
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Thanks for your help paperprincess.. I am going to try this.
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I turn regular patterns into paper pieced all the time. If you have not done PP try it. It is a way to have great accuracy in your piecing.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:16 AM
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It really depends on the conplexity of the block. If the block has wonky angles or very small pieces, I would stay with paper piecing. But if it is relatively straight forward, give traditional piecing a go.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:09 AM
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Oh yes! I was planning to make a Dr. Who quilt for my daughter and printed out 16 assorted block patterns. The first one I tackled was fairly easy, but then, I took the weeping angel and it had OVER 100 pieces! I knew I could not handle this so I lay the full block pattern down and traced over (or create) much more reasonable pieces. Then I cut them apart and added seam allowances. By using a multi-toned grey fabric, I achieved the same varied colors without the extreme frustration of paper piecing tiny bits. I then did the remaining 14 blocks in the same manner.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:53 AM
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I've also converted paper piece to regular piecing. Just don't forget to add the seam allowance to the pieces.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:59 AM
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As long as you keep the seam allowances in mind, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:46 AM
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I love paper piecing and mostly convert regular patterns to pp. Usually, it works like a charm to go regular to PP. A few won't convert because I cannot figure out a piecing order that works. I am guessing that if you respect the piecing order of a regular pattern, it's easy to do.
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