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Old 03-07-2015, 03:57 PM
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I love PPing and will enjoy all the conversation and pictures of every ones work. Just to show and tell, this is one of my first projects ever using PPing and how could I not fall in love with PPing with this as a finished wall hanging.

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Old 03-08-2015, 02:42 PM
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What a great job! I was not into quilting when my three boys earned their Eagle's but I really think he will appreciate this quilt for a long time.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:41 PM
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How do you quilt paper pieced? I am working on a nativity scene with lots of tiny pieces. The quilt will be 32x21. Do most of you quilt your work or just leave it as is. It just seems like I would ruin it if I quilted it. I can never see any quilt stitches on any pictures of paper piecing
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:59 AM
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I just dove into PP this morning. I've made four quilts this year-one wall hanging and three bed sized for BIL and my kids.

My husband is starting to feel left out so I'm making him the Morning Stars pattern from quilters cache.

He is printing the templates for me.

I made a test block this morning. So far so good.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:01 PM
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Really going out of my comfort zone here. Never done PP until today and been goofing around with FMQ on a mini quilt and some other projects.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:10 PM
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I have tried a little square, and it went well, but I haven't done but a tulip for myself. This winter I hope to do a lot of it so I can improve with more complicated patterns.
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:42 PM
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My 1st paper pieced project was Jinny Beyer's Crystal Star. I was hooked after that but haven't had time to do any others. Went to the Des Moines Quilt Show this year and saw Jacqueline de Jonge's Brilliant Beauties of Joy and thought "YES" that's my next paper pieced project. I have a friend who likes modern quilts more so than traditional so have been looking a long time for just the right pattern to make her a quilt and this is it. Didn't buy the fabric to go with it at the time as I'd spent my fabric budget for the month already plus thought I'd be able to order it online when the time came. Boy was I wrong on that account. The fabrics listed on the back are hard to find and a bit pricey but a quilter on the quilting board contacted me and gave me a substitute list in the Hancock 1895 batiks that were similar so started ordering them ahead of time. Still missing 5 out of the 24 colored batiks. Ordered a similar black starry fabric and a black&white striped fabric by another designer. Think I'll be able to use a solid black for the interior section of the pattern.

Anyway, started cruising thru the instructions and started having second thoughts on whether I could do this one or not but I've been told to just take it one step at a time and I would be able to do it. Won't start it till next year as I need to finish quilting the tops I already have finished. Told myself I couldn't start another quilt till they were done and out of here.

Wish me luck on this one.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by JuneBillie View Post
I have tried a little square, and it went well, but I haven't done but a tulip for myself. This winter I hope to do a lot of it so I can improve with more complicated patterns.
I'm trying to learn to EPP small squares for my Calico Gardens quilt & am having the worst time trying to get the fabric taught around the paper. I keep ending up with a sloppy mess that barely even resembles a square. Can anyone share any tips?
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:56 AM
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There are tutorials on YouTube. I watched one the other day.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bree123 View Post
I'm trying to learn to EPP small squares for my Calico Gardens quilt & am having the worst time trying to get the fabric taught around the paper. I keep ending up with a sloppy mess that barely even resembles a square. Can anyone share any tips?
EPP is a different technique from paper piecing though they both use paper. Try this for EPP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqa70gU-E9U

Sue is one of the best at EPP. Good luck.
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