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Is there any particular design that you hate to do??

Old 07-15-2008, 06:48 AM
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The bane of my quilting experience is triangles. I have long avoided any projects with triangles in them since I started quilting 6 years ago. I have started BOM projects and just quit going because I couldn't get the triangles not to warp. I hate it to infinity. Triangles are horrible.

That being said....

I'm doing my first mystery quilt. It had me make 40 HST (not HST blocks, just specifically the triangles) and sew them on some squares. This clue I have to make 40 to make a square in a square. I've never done that before and despite the pain in the butt that the triangles were, I'm really happy with the way they turned out:





Also in this clue are 320 more triangles. Half are HST and the rest are QST. My brain hurts already. I made sure to meet the middles when I made these squares.

So, what do you really hate? Is there anything that when you make it frustrates you more than anything else? Also...any advise? I have to sew 1 QST on the side of a HST. Aside from starching the bejeepers out of it (starch is my new best friend) I'm not sure what else to do. At the end of this project, I will probably still hate triangles, but at least I will know how to sew them!

I'm curious to see what bothers you.

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Old 07-15-2008, 07:49 AM
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It looks really good!!!
I dont know that I like it or not cause I havent tried it yet, but I have avoided paper piecing. I think mainly because I lean towards traditonal quilt patterns. But one day I will try it!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:35 AM
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yes I would have to say PP. I've never given much of a chance because I just can't get interested in it but I too will do it some day just so I can say I tried it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:19 AM
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Sunbonnet Sue....ick! She looks nothing like me...I don't even own any dresses. LOL I have done one, for one of my guild's President's Quilts, but that was more than enough for me. Give me triangles any day! LOL
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:32 AM
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I dont like to paper piece, and I dont like tearing off paper.
Hate 8 pointed stars with set in seams.
Dont like the waste of mitre corners on borders.
Full size quilts and larger are just to much hassel to handle.
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I don't like anything with a curve. And I have trouble with a pattern that about 8 or more seams meet in the center.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:37 PM
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I'm not sure if I know what an 8 pointed star is. It sure sounds scary. I've always been too intimidated to try paper piecing. I'd have to take a class on it or something. I have done foundation piecing on other fabric, but never with paper.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:49 PM
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I haven't found any I really hate to do, but I've found some I'm sure not very good at! :) I've found a bunch that I hate I'm not brave enough to do :) Curves, anyone?
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Add me to the "Ick to paper piecing!" list.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:50 PM
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I don't mind the paper piecing itself,the tearing out is for the birds. I can not get all the paper out. If I could just learn to fold the 1/4 inch seam allowance back and sew it there. Can't seem to do it. Oh well,as they say pratice,pratice, dont think so. \
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