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Thread: PP Carpenter's Wheel

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    PP Carpenter's Wheel

    I was asked to show a tutorial of how to assemble the carpenter's wheel block w/ the paper pieced pattern I made so here it is hope it isn't to many pics.



    First of all here is the pattern this shows 1/4 of the block, so you will need 4 of these to make one 12 1/2 inch block. The individual rectangles should measure 2 inches by 3.5 inches from outside edges (not the sew line) This will make the 12.5 inch block.


    If your working with a fabric that is directional use the arrows for directional placement as well as fabric choice.

    The blank selection I marked as "very dark" really is background and doesn't have to be the darkest fabric




    Each rectangle will be sewn first in regular pp fashion


















    An easy way to trim the long tail at the correct spot is to fold back, not at the sewing line, but a seam allowance past the sewing line.











    Just repeat this w/ the correct colors and placement X 32



    Now place A with B, C-D, E-F, and G-H together



    Use the picture for correct placement, but you will have to have the paper side up or things will be backwards and you (at least I do anyway) will get confused.




    Pin them at corners to keep everything lined up and straight.





    Each step from here on out can be chain pieced


    When pressing just press where the majority of the seams that you are sewing across are laying opposite for easier sewing and lining.





    Once the sets are finished then you sew AB - CD, EF - GH



    Now ABCD to EFGH





    Now you have the 4 quarters




    Press the center in a spiral it will lay flatter


    There it is finished.
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    thanks for taking the time to show your method
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    Thanks so much for this. I can always use a PP tutorial and you did a great job. I am anxious to try this.
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    Thank you so much. Love it. hugs joann11

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    Your welcome, and I don't think I wrote about the fabric strips, they are cut at just a smidge over 2 inches wide, exactly 2 inches will work, but the smidge of "wiggle" room makes your life a little easier. (I usually do a scant 1/4 inch or so)
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    Thanks for taking the time to do and photograph your carpenter's wheel. It looks like more work than I have the patience for right now, but maybe later on I will attempt it. Thanks for sharing.
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    i want to do the carpenters star in as many methods as possible! thanks for the tute!
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    Very very cool,love it

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    Nice job! Do you have a PDF of the pattern pieces?
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2 View Post
    Nice job! Do you have a PDF of the pattern pieces?
    Thanks,
    Carol B
    I did not know how to make a copy (picture / pattern) the right size, or how to add it here.
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    thank you for a great tute

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    This is lovely, thanks for the great tute. This is one of those "got to make" things.
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    Great job Kat...too bad I cant get the hang of paper piecing to try this. Ill try to figure it out with the regular piecing method!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joanelizbay View Post
    Great job Kat...too bad I cant get the hang of paper piecing to try this. Ill try to figure it out with the regular piecing method!
    There is a learning curve to PP, but once it "clicks" it is so much easier I think then traditional ways. The traditional way is hst and squares, 8 x 8 so 64 total. each one would need to be 1.5 inches (plus seam allowance so 2 inches) square.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    thanks for taking the time to show your method
    Oh Yes, I thank you to as I love to paper piece!!
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    Very nice! Thank you.

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