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Date: 2/20/11 9:44 PM

I saw a short video about this on utube. It was the first time I have ever seen it. Can anyone tell me anything about this? Thanks!

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Date: 2/20/11 10:07 PM

Do you have a link for the YouTube video?

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Date: 2/20/11 10:13 PM

Hi! Sorry not the best with the computer. Here is the link. (I hope I do this right) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bc1mU0LMF8
I am new to quilting but thought this looked kinda of neat. But was confused on how you would know where to sew. And where those patterns would come from.

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Date: 2/20/11 11:54 PM

Paper piecing has been around for some time and there are many books about it. The best source of paper piecing information is from Carol Doak. She is considered the master of paper piecing but there are many others of have their own method. The Carol Doak books are the best for learning the method, imho.

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Date: 2/21/11 0:54 AM

Thank you so much! I will be looking for some of her books. :)

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Date: 2/21/11 1:30 AM

Paper piecing allows you to make quilt blocks from shapes that would be difficult to cut and sew together in the more traditional manner. They are a lot of fun to do once you get the hang of it. It can be tricky at first so find some good tutorials and go for it.

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Date: 2/21/11 2:26 AM

By the way, that's a really good video. Perfect instructions. However I do fold on the stitch line and use my rotary cutter on a small mat with a short ruler and trim the seam allowance to just shy of 1/4 inch. I don't know why she says you can't use a rotary cutter. In fact, folding on the stitch line helps later when you want to tear the paper off.

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Date: 2/21/11 1:26 PM

Thanks for thr the tip! Is there a paticular kind of paper I need to buy for this? Or will regular printer paper work?

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Date: 2/21/11 3:58 PM

I agree about carol doak her dvd on paper piecing is very good, her books come with the patterns on CD for you to print. Even if you don't love the designs they are excellent practice.

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Date: 2/21/11 9:53 PM

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I learned the hard way, once used regular copy paper. I had a terrible issue with stretching the fabric along the stitchline when I removed the paper as the seam line was on the bias which is the case in a lot of paperpiecing. If you can find a lightweight paper that tears easily then use that. I use paper designated for paper piecing like Carol Doaks or That Patchwork Place Foundation Papers. nayy

I did not watch the whole video so I don't know if she mentioned this tip of sewing with smaller stitches, setting the stitch length to about 1.5.

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