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Old 12-26-2018, 11:37 AM
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Was it difficult because of poor instructions or difficult because of the detail? Two young women in my family would love this quilt but I don't have the skill to muddle through poor instructions but if it was just the amount of detail, I would give it a go. And I'd probably start now because I'm notoriously slow.
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Old 12-26-2018, 12:43 PM
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Was it difficult because of poor instructions or difficult because of the detail? Two young women in my family would love this quilt but I don't have the skill to muddle through poor instructions but if it was just the amount of detail, I would give it a go. And I'd probably start now because I'm notoriously slow.
It was hard because there is no instructions and the small pieces were insane!!! The other thing is all the work of sewing one little seam, then grabbing the quarter inch ruler and the rotary cutter and and mat and trimming off every single seam as you go before you can sew another seam!!! I had the all the tools on my machine table, but I had to put them out of the way to sew. The other thing that was a royal pain was trying to figure out if the scrap of fabric would cover the edges once it was turned back after the seam was sewn. I spent more time unpicking than sewing!! Oh and you have to turn the stitch length to 1 in order for the paper to rip off easily. So when you unpick you ruin fabric lots of times. I will not be doing any more of these, that is for sure. Blah!!
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:45 PM
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Wonderful quilt!!! Great job!!
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Old 12-26-2018, 03:20 PM
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WOW! That is a lot of work but well worth it. I am sure your daughter will treasure it forever.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:14 PM
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Oh, wow! How cool is that? Love it!
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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I think I will splurge and print the PP patterns on proper foundation paper. Then I won't have to shorten my stitch length as much. 1.5 should be fine. Plus I think I will modify or simplify some of the designs. If you Google images for Project of Doom, there are quite a few different blocks that can be mixed and matched. And maybe there are some that would be easier to do as applique rather than PP. Thanks you've given me lots to think about.
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[QUOTE=javin22;8181913] The other thing that was a royal pain was trying to figure out if the scrap of fabric would cover the edges once it was turned back after the seam was sewn.

I discovered an easy trick to deal with this. Instead of trying to fold your fabric back with a quarter inch "seam" folded into it, while holding it all up to a light or window, to see it the fabric will be big enough, just fold the paper over the fabric! If the paper piece covers the fabric, it's big enough!
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:44 AM
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AWESOME. BrendaK
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:51 AM
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I have done two different Harry Potter quilts using the "Project of Doom" patterns. They are not difficult to follow since there are many internet videos which explain the paper piecing process. Almost all of the blocks are 10" finished, so it is quite easy to pick and choose which ones you might wish to include in a quilt. Even two identical blocks made with different fabrics will not look identical when placed next to one another.

This was my very first paper piecing experience, and it led me to other paper piecing projects. If anyone has blocks printed out, I say select ones which contain only or almost all books and begin there. You will become very adept in only a short while and advance to the more complicated ones. Any anyway, if a block is too advanced, leave it out and substitute another one in its place.

The niece for whom I made the second quilt actually cried when she opened the package. She said it was the most magnificent thing she had ever received. The other quilt I kept for myself, although I do loan it out occasionally to a school library for a short time.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:07 AM
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Really really love this...great quilt you made!
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