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Old 02-16-2012, 01:58 PM
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I hope this works...I haven't posted pictures in a long time....

This is called Foundation Piecing - it is a Triangle made from my scraps of material. This is not the same as Paper Piecing. Foundation Piecing is that you can leave the Foundation on your material after you get your pattern made. You don't take it off at all. Paper Piecing you take the paper off after you get your pattern made. I learned how to do this yesterday at my Quilt group at my church and it is easy to do and I love doing this. I made this - this afternoon and actually it wasn't that hard to do. I have 34 more of these to make and than I will make a Quilt out of these Triangles. This was my very first one that I made all by myself without any help. You can buy the Foundation stuff at JoAnn Fabrics and you have to ask for this stuff. I think its where they cut your material at.

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Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
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good job! Love scrappy!
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I'm a beginner too. Why would you leave the papr on?
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:22 PM
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Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
You don't use paper with this method. Muslin or some other thin fabric is used. Very nice, I like those colors.
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Originally Posted by Rosie the "Ripper" View Post
Nice layout. What is the reason for leaving the paper there? Doesn't it make it stiff for quilting? I have never used this method and am not familiar with the results. I am still a beginner. Thanks
The foundations I use are muslin, so it just adds a layer of fabric (pretty thin, at that) to the quilt top. I suspect what she is using is a fabric of some sort, as well.
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Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:41 PM
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foundation piecing you do not use paper---you use a fabric foundation instead- sometime muslin- sometimes an interfacing of some sort---and you do not have to remove it-
i do 98% of my paper piecing on foundations (usually muslin) simply because i hate removing paper- it does add an extra layer of fabric to your quilt- so makes hand quilting a bit more difficult- but if you are machine quilting it doesn't make much of a difference- does add weight to the quilt.i use all sorts of (cheap) thin fabrics for foundations- generally fabrics i do not think i would want to use for piecing but would be ok as a foundation-
i've even done some foundation piecing right on batting- --- kind of a quilt as you go result.
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I have done one or two small foundation piecing things, and a few paper pieced. I enjoy both of them. PLUS, it something different to do when you tire of big, tedious projects. Know you will enjoy it!
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I use the thinnest (and cheapest), interfacing for my foundation. It is so thin you hardly know it is there when you quilt. I basically never use paper because I hate tearing it off.
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