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Date: 12/30/12 2:50 PM

I'm starting my first a paper piecing project: a fairly simple storm at sea Bali kit from Connecting Threads.

Any hints or tips?

Thx!

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Date: 12/30/12 3:36 PM

Follow the instructions as to the size to cut the fabric, sometimes I've thought gee that's a waste of fabric and cut the fabric different to get more out of it when the piece didn't cover once it was flipped.

Other than that I use tracing paper for patterns. I just use the pass thru tray feed them in one at a time.

I like paper piecing I'm new to it sort of. I've been doing two Chris Jurd patterns one is the lots of dots block of the month. I like the idea of doing something different each month.

Good luck with yours

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Date: 12/30/12 4:41 PM

Carol Doak's book "Show Me How to Paper Piece" has great directions. I think it's worth getting. She's got all of the tips - short stitch, add-a-quarter ruler, etc. She has a website too. A number of years ago I did a Storm at Sea quilt and I've always wished I'd paper pieced it for accuracy's sake. Paper piecing isn't hard but there are little tricks that easily ensure success.

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Date: 12/30/12 4:47 PM

One of the best paper piecing techniques I learned recently was from a website that uses Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing. It is every bit precise as standard paper piecing. I am using it for my Dear Jane Quilt.

Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing

Btw, Connecting Threads has a paper piecing tutorial.

If you look at the Freebie tab on their website there are loads of good tutorials

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Date: 12/31/12 8:00 PM

Finally got to actual sewing, today. Whew! I must say the accuracy is impressive! Even Engineer Hubby noticed. However, I had to increase the stitch length, as stitches were shredding the tracing paper.

Not too bad so far. Only one block needs to be re-done, as put it together backwards....too lazy to pick out all those tiny stitches. It will become a pin cushion. Have enough of everything to re-do the block. Connecting Threads gives a ridiculous surplus of fabric. Good thing!

I have learned that Assembly Line i.e.: doing ALL the same piece for ALL the same blocks at the SAME time is the best route. The blue Bali's are very similar!

Thank you, for all your great info!

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Date: 12/31/12 8:26 PM

Glad all went well! Good lesson on stitch length... I hate having to pick paper pieced blocks so I've increased my stitch length to about 1.8.

I had to set my Judy Niemeyer pattern aside because of my sewing room reorganization, it has given me plenty of practice.

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Date: 12/31/12 8:49 PM

This is the most amazing paper piecing technique I have seen. George Siciliano!

I don't have his special ruler, but I now keep at small cutting mat at the end of my sewing machine along with an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter.


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Date: 12/31/12 8:51 PM

WOW! That is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see your completed top!

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Date: 12/31/12 9:59 PM

That technique demonstrated by George Siciliano is the same method I learned for my Judy Niemeyer quilt, of course I am working on a different scale but the repetition is the same. I keep a small mat and travel iron all at the end of my sewing table. I lay out my fabric before hand, stacking each piece in order and orientation. I use a glue stick to bond the fabric before I sew, it assures pieces will stay put because some pieces are very long. The big difference is that he does not use an Add A Quarter/Eighth ruler.

Paper Piecing the Judy Niemeyer Way

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Date: 1/1/13 2:04 AM

I love her patterns I watched her you tube vid for the flying south pattern where she sort of sets up a production line to speed up the piecing. I was worried though I wouldn't have staying power for it as watching the vid was hard enough.

I am doing Chris Jurd's lots of dots as a block of the month to keep it smaller and varied. I also have A Passion For Piecing by Claudia Clark Meyers - which has some nice pattern in it at a manageable size to learn off.

Carol Doak of course is great to learn off but her blocks just don't grab me like Neimeyer's but I loved her dvd

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