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Thread: foundation paper piecing

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    I love paper piecing.......it's like paint by number.....

    Here is my almost finished quilt.....

    I hope the pics show up...

    cheers,

    Tina

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    I love all the bright colors you have chosen. I have never done paper piecing but wish to learn. I have a sewing mentor that when she has the time I want her to school me in paper piecing. It always looks so great.

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    There are some great tutorials that were posted here somewhere, but dang if I can find them. I too, was scared to paper piece, but love it now!

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    beautiful, i love it.

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    Wow, that is gorgeous! I think paper piecing is fun, but it takes FOREVER!

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    I'm loving it! The Pineapple block is one of my favorites. Can you link us to the pattern you used? It doesn't look too scary! LOL! Great piecing! Make more!

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    Beautiful, colorful, wow :D :D :D

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    Hi, I took a workshop...you can go to any free pattern website and type in foundation paper piece pineapple.....

    good luck

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    Very pretty!

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    The bright colours are great, love it!!.....only downside with paper piecing, is pulling all the blinking bits of paper out...what a mess :lol:

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    That's so nice! The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw it was all the brightly colored candy sprinkles on cakes and ice cream.

    Must be hungry ...

    :mrgreen:

    Very, very nice.

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    That's the most delicious pineapple I've ever seen! :D I love all your bright, splashy colors. Good job!!!

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    Bright and beautiful.

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    Great job! I just learned to PP and love it! You inspire me to keep going, that quilt just oozes fun, fun, fun!!

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    The colors are great! That is a beautiful quilt.

    A co-worker gave me two small pp projects to do. She thinks I'll be good at it. I not to sure about that. :?

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    Awesome quilt!! I just love pineapple anything!!! Yours is wonderful!!

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    There is new way of paper piecing now where you don't have to rip all the paper off. You don't actually sew through to the paper. There are courses and tutorials but can't find them right now. That is a beautiful quilt and i LOVE paper piecing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky
    There is new way of paper piecing now where you don't have to rip all the paper off. You don't actually sew through to the paper. There are courses and tutorials but can't find them right now. That is a beautiful quilt and i LOVE paper piecing!!
    I saw a show on that recently Tricky, but I can't remember if it as Fons and Porter or Simply Quilts, or what. But I loved the technique! So much easier to fold the paper along the sew lines and sew right next to them then to sew through the paper and have to rip it all out!! And, you don't have to print out a gabillion pattern pieces. You can use them over and over again. Great technique!

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    Thanks for tweaking the memory banks lin--that was how it was done--fold and sew!!There was something too about using either wax paper or velum so the paper pieces last longer. I think I read somewhere also that there is paper available in the US of course--not yet in Canada eh!!for doing that kind of paper piecing.
    We are headed to the US in acouple of days as we are heading east from BC to Ontario so I will look for a Hancocks and check it out.

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    I hope you find what it is you're looking for so you can come back and let us know what it is! :D I don't remember a special paper to use, but I'd love to know what works best.

    For now, I've discovered that the "scribble" paper for kids works well. And it's cheap!!! $1.99 for 50 sheets I think. Anything to make paper piecing easier. :)

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    I have been using 20lb computer paper from Wal Mart 500 sheets for 7.99 and putting it through my computer printer. Works well but I haven't tried it yet with the no sew method. I will let you know if I find the other stuff in my travels at a reasonable price!!!

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    Great! Thanks Tricky.

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    Oh very colorful, bright, cheery! Love it!

    I've done a little paper piecing and do enjoy it. Just the other day I did a search for paper pieced pattern (free) online and found so many, I used a lot of ink in my copy machine...I use fast draft to print too!

    Thank you for sharing with us!

    hugs sue

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    Your quilt is awesome.

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    LOVELY!! This quilt has alot of "movement" in it :thumbup: Haven't tried paper piecing myself, but, maybe someday.........

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