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    What a great idea

    Someone on the board suggested when paper piecing to fold the paper before starting to sew your fabric to it. What a great idea. I have been doing it on one today and it makes it so much faster to do. Thanks to whoever it was posted it.

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    I've seen that suggestion also - plan on trying it out on a project. Thanks for letting us know it works well.

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    It's my favorite way of paper piecing, and there's little to no tearing out after!

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    it's the only way i do it. i've mentioned it several times.
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    Only method I'll ever use also!! Here's a link to a tutorial:

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    Looks like too much trouble to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newjeepgreen View Post
    Someone on the board suggested when paper piecing to fold the paper before starting to sew your fabric to it. What a great idea. I have been doing it on one today and it makes it so much faster to do. Thanks to whoever it was posted it.
    This is what I do. Also use a stiff card (like from junk mail) to keep the line straight & use it for the same purpose when trimming the seam allowance.
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    Ditto last reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor View Post
    This is what I do. Also use a stiff card (like from junk mail) to keep the line straight & use it for the same purpose when trimming the seam allowance.
    I use a stiff card like what you get in a quilting magazine. Makes it so much easier. Love minnies and this is the only way for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Looks like too much trouble to me.
    I agree Jingle!
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    Just saw a Fons and Porter program on just this subject. They did the folding and cutting the 1/4 seam as they went. They made it look so easy using this method. Will add another piecing project to my bucket list.

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    In the class I took, we used a cut of film to fold then put a 1/4" ruller down and trimmed. It worked really good
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    Gret tutorial - thanks for the link!

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    Anything to make the tearing easier! Loved the tutorial. Thanks for posting. This is obviously going to become my own new technique!
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    Thanks for the tutorial. I am in the research phase of paper piecing. I would love to take a class, but until I can, I will try a few 'simple' patterns to see if I can get the hang of it. It looks complicated, but so many quilters love it, so it must be a great way to piece. Everyone on this board gives me so much inspiration.
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