Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 62

Thread: first mini and lots of ????? about PP

  1. #1
    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    1,059
    So far I avoided each pattern calling for pp and now I wanted to make a mini and I had to go with pp and boah.......its fun.
    Sadly my blocks ended up 1 3/8" instead of 1 1/2" so I will have to add a border to get to the finished 6".

    So for all making minis: where do you get the patterns? How do you get the paper off and do you go with 1/4" seam allowance?
    I had the problem that my work tended to slip to the left under the presserfoot going over bulks of seams. How do you avoid that?

    And most important: do you do patterns with more than two colors? With this tiny pieces I was afraid that one cant see the piecing unless one goes with two contrasting colors. Would be a shame for all of the work

    Would love to hear from experienced mini makers.
    Granny
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    very cute, thanks for sharing!

  3. #3
    Power Poster SulaBug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in SANTA Land.
    Posts
    10,134
    Blog Entries
    1
    WOW!! :thumbup: Your mini is gorgeous!! I jut love it & you have done such a wonderful job making it, too!! :D I haven't attempted a mini yet, so I can't help you with a pattern. I just wanted to tell you how pretty it is!!
    :D :D :D :D

  4. #4
    Senior Member quiltstodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    597
    I love PP but really have to shorten the stitch makes getting the paper off easier.

  5. #5
    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    1,059
    I did read about the short stitchlength and went for it - lot of fun when I had to undue a seam!? So I attached the blocks with a very big stitch first and when everything looked ok I went for the tiny stitches.

  6. #6
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,306
    Blog Entries
    1
    i am working on a mini storm at sea... some of the pieces are 1/4" x 1/2"...i am using a little bit larger than 1/4" seam for basting (it is just easier for me) but i am hand stitching these. i can not even imagine doing such tiny piecing by machine, my machine would eat them for a snack.
    i am working on mine the english paper piecing technique, where you hand stitch the fabrics around the templates then piece them together. not far enough on this one to show a pic though...maybe tomorrow.

  7. #7
    ToucanSam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    1,163
    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    I did read about the short stitchlength and went for it - lot of fun when I had to undue a seam!? So I attached the blocks with a very big stitch first and when everything looked ok I went for the tiny stitches.
    Been there! I like to pp, but get soooo aggravated when I have to rip the tinies. Oh well. :)

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    SE Mich.
    Posts
    1,444
    You did a great job on your first PP mini
    I love mini's & pp! A shorter seam really works best.

  9. #9
    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    1,059
    With the paper it is no problem and nothing gets eaten up. I cant imagine to this by hand..........

    Do you have any idea what I should put into the search function to find pics from other minis. Didnt find much yet.

  10. #10
    Super Member sewmuchmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,997
    Blog Entries
    1
    To tiny for me to even try. But I love what you did.

  11. #11
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    14,916
    Blog Entries
    2
    I love your mini. the colors are so great.

  12. #12
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,204
    amazing. I don't care what you think is wrong with it ;-)

  13. #13
    Senior Member quiltstodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    597

  14. #14
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,480
    Blog Entries
    1
    It is recommended to decrease your stitch length because it makes tearing out the fabric easier. Before tearing out the fabric, I have spritzed the paper with a little water for the stubborn bits. I like to press a ruler along the longer perforations and pull against the ruler so as not to stretch the seam.

    When I pp, I do not align the pieces with a perfect 1/4" - instead, I visually verify that the piece will fit, sew it down, and trim the edge. If the next seam will be close to the first, I trim to less than 1/4"

    There is also a method by which you fold the paper back on the perforated line and sew the fabric along the folded edge. Adjustable zipper foot gives the best results. The benefit is that there is no paper to rip. Downside is you have to be careful that the piece doesn't shift.

    Nice mini, btw!

  15. #15
    Super Member granny_59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    1,059
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    thank you so much. Going to the first link my eyes almost popped out.................a long way to go!?
    Its getting late over here but I will check it out tomorrow

  16. #16
    Senior Member barefoot quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    fresno,ca
    Posts
    748
    i can't wait to do something like that, that is beautifull

  17. #17
    Super Member quilterguy27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    North Canton, Ohio
    Posts
    1,452
    Rhonda I think is the resident mini expert. You should ask her. She's got all kinds of tutorials, examples and helpful hints on making minis. good luck. looks pretty good so far to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    With the paper it is no problem and nothing gets eaten up. I cant imagine to this by hand..........

    Do you have any idea what I should put into the search function to find pics from other minis. Didnt find much yet.

  18. #18
    Super Member LeeAnn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    2,071
    WOW! Great job. I can't believe you made them so tiny.

  19. #19
    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Suffolk, UK
    Posts
    2,680
    That is just amazing!

    Hugs

  20. #20
    Super Member Babs194068's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    5,316
    Amazing

  21. #21
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    I baste my intersections before stitching the blocks together. It seems to help with getting a good 1/4" seam too.

    There are a lot of mini quilts/doll quilt patterns on the net... If you want really tiny? Try googling doll house quilts :wink:

  22. #22
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,404
    Blog Entries
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    With the paper it is no problem and nothing gets eaten up. I cant imagine to this by hand..........

    Do you have any idea what I should put into the search function to find pics from other minis. Didnt find much yet.
    You should see all of them in the virtual section

    This is the mini section
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1008

    This is the Paper piecing section
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1005

  23. #23
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,705
    Blog Entries
    1
    Fantastic!

  24. #24
    Super Member burnsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,365
    Blog Entries
    2
    All I can say is - WOW Your mini is very nice.

  25. #25
    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Crystal River Florida
    Posts
    9,770
    Wow...that looks great! :D :thumbup:

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.