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    As a teacher, I always check to see if my students understand new concepts. So, I decided to apply the same principal to myself and see if I really did "get it" from the paper piecing course I just took. I think so :) :) :)

    Here's what I spent a couple hours on. Everything was perfect until I tried turning it into a bookmark by sewing on the back and turning it inside out. But, my goal was to test out the PP and that part's just fine.
    HOORAY! Was this ever fun! I feel like a whole new world of quilting has just opened up to me.

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    That's a beautiful bookmark. Looks like you did a great job on the paper piecing!!!

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    Beautifully Done!!! I love the pp'ing and it turned into such a cute bookmark, too :D :D :D

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    Barbara

    Your PP is beautiful - the colours have certainly woken me up here :wink:

    Tisha

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    This is simply beautiful!! Can I ask, what type of paper are you using? I'm having a heck of a time with the papers I bought.. they do not want to come off!.. When you give a slight tug, they just sit there laughing at me!

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    Wow -- your pp is spectacular!! And what's wrong with the bookmark?? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    This is simply beautiful!! Can I ask, what type of paper are you using? I'm having a heck of a time with the papers I bought.. they do not want to come off!.. When you give a slight tug, they just sit there laughing at me!
    Tuesy...I use regular copy paper for mine which is supposed to be the worst. I learned a little tip though that helps. When I first print the patterns...fold the paper a couple of times each direction on each sewing line. Then make sure you shorten your stitch length. When you go to tear it off....fold it again, then pull gently so you don't rip your stitches.


    Now....that bookmark is awesome! What do you think is wrong with it, cause I don't see a thing!

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    Love your bookmark. That's awesome. Such tiny PP. :D :D :D

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    OMG those pieces are so small. You are way better then me.

    Absolutely love it!!!! :thumbup:

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    Great work! And I love "the elk". ;)

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    Wow, nice job and so small!!! I am afraid 'understanding' PP eludes me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    This is simply beautiful!! Can I ask, what type of paper are you using? I'm having a heck of a time with the papers I bought.. they do not want to come off!.. When you give a slight tug, they just sit there laughing at me!
    Like Patti, regular old copy paper run out of my printer. The instructor taught us to set our stitch at 1.5, though. The tiny stitches so thoroughly perforate the paper that it comes off easily. I use the back side of my seam ripper to get into those tiny corners that form where stitches cross each other.


    (and it's a caribou)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    This is simply beautiful!! Can I ask, what type of paper are you using? I'm having a heck of a time with the papers I bought.. they do not want to come off!.. When you give a slight tug, they just sit there laughing at me!
    I use regular printing paper (or whatever white I have on hand) but I make the stitchlength shorter and if it stil doesn't come off, I spritz the paper with a little water. (not soaking - just damp).

    It also helps how you hold the paper when you rip. I try to hold the side of the paper that is being ripped just past the perforations and move my hand down the line.

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    Your pp looks great.

    PP---another technique I'd like to try. First I need to finish my 'needs-to-be-done soon' projects. I have a lot of baby and wedding tops to quilt.


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    :shock: :shock: :shock: STUNNING!!!

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    What a cute bookmark. I can't imagine doing anything that small. Great job.

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    What a nice bookmark! Your pp looks awesome! Isn't it fun to be able to use little bits of fabric so accurately and have such a great result? Hmmm...did I mention, I read alot? :wink:

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    Barbara--I think your book mark is terrific and I was just wondering what when wrong with it when you sewed the back on and turned it that made you say what you did?

    Such tiny pieces---what a great first PP attempt!!

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    I love your bookmark. It's so bright and cheerful. That's the exact way I felt the first time I finished a PP project. I was so impressed with myself! LOL! You will love it. I made a quilt for my grandson a while back and paperpieced some of the blocks and machine embroidered the centers. It was so cute and I never did get a picture of it.

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    That turned out really cute. I'd love to try paper piecing. Everything comes out so perfect.

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    Wow, what an absolutely beautiful, perfect little thing! I just love it. :D

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    Wow!!!! I love the bookmarker. Great job.

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    oh my, the pieces are so tiny. you did an awesome job. i really like it

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    WOW did those tiny blocks turn out perfect.

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    Great job and i love your color choices!! However I could not use it for a book mark. I read at nite and thoe colors would surely wake me up!! tee hee

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