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Thread: Finished Block for Candlequilter

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    Senior Member mcdor's Avatar
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    Sherryl, I will mail this block to you on Monday, 6/6. Thanks for looking.

    PP Star Block by Candlequilter
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    oooooh, that's so pretty!!

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    Beautiful!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Looks great, and I love your color arrangement.

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    I'm working on one for her too. I'm loving the way these are turning out!

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    very pretty.

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    There are some great blocks being made!! Very nice job!!

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    Nice. I haven't tried paper piecing yet.

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    I AM SO SAD. I used soluable paper when I pieced the star. Because of the red, I rinsed with cold water and a sheet of color catcher. Unfortunately the red bled and one of the seams ripped when I was trying to remove the paper. BLAH. Will have to try again.

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    Great job on the block. I really like the fabrics you used.

    Thanks,
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    Working on another block with the same colors. Any ideas on how to remove the paper after piecing???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor
    Working on another block with the same colors. Any ideas on how to remove the paper after piecing???
    Are you using a small stitch? some say to use like a 1.5, but I chose to use a 2.0. Its easier to rip out if I need too. :). Im using copier paper so nothing special. I havent had any issues removing the paper.

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    Hi Suebee, i did use 2.0. do i need to be picky at the corners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor
    Hi Suebee, i did use 2.0. do i need to be picky at the corners?
    are you backstitching at the corners? I dont backstitch for that reason, it makes it harder to get paper off. :) I just go beyond the point a couple of stitches.

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    Another great block! It will be so much fun for her to open them all up! I hope she posts a picture of all the blocks.

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    Oops, been back stitching. will stop. thanks for your expertise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdor
    Oops, been back stitching. will stop. thanks for your expertise.
    LOL - well I am no expert thats for sure. But I learned the hard way. This star was my first PP project. Happy quilting :)

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    What I do is fold the paper back on itself before I sew the fabrics onto it and then when it is time to fold it back to cut the 1/4 seam allowance then I can do that with no problems. I have to be very careful about taking the paper off. I hold one fingernail on the stitches when I start taking it off and carefully tear it off. This way it doesn't start to come apart, but then again when I sew, I usually back stitch a stitch or two, no more then that. Sherryl I hope you got my block. Yes I too hope she posts a picture of the finished quilt with all our blocks on it. Looking forward to seeing it. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Sherryl, my 2nd attempt turned out great. I delivered the star to the post office this morning. enjoy all of the stars you are receiving. it would be great to see all the blocks you have so far. i know you have a lot of work ahead of you. thanks for everything.

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