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Paper Piecing Phanatics

This is a group for people who love to paper piece as well as for those who would like to learn how.

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Sites for obtaining paper pieced patterns

Started by Janet/MO. Last reply by Janet/MO Sep 5, 2014. 11 Replies

Here is a place where we can all list the names & websites of designers who make great paper pieced patterns.  1.  Carol Doak                                       …Continue

Newbie here

Started by Rebecca Sundberg. Last reply by Kay G. Aug 18, 2014. 6 Replies

Hi - I'm Rebecca and I love paper piecing.  I just discovered this group - is there room for one more member?  Will likely lurk a lot, and only contribute occasionally, but look forward to reading…Continue

papers you can use for paper piecing

Started by Janet/MO. Last reply by Patricia Jessop Feb 14, 2014. 26 Replies

I thought it would be a good idea to start listing the various types of paper that people use when they are paper piecing.  Personally I prefer newsprint over anything else.  I bought a case from…Continue

Carolyn Friedlander

Started by donalma shoust. Last reply by donalma shoust Feb 7, 2014. 5 Replies

Has anyone done the Carolyn Friedlander pattern for the wall hanging that has several large trees on a solid background?I haven't paper pieced in a while.Any suggestions or hints?

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Comment by Janet/MO on February 3, 2015 at 10:53am

I agree Amanda.  There are some blocks that are just quicker & easier to do the traditional way.  

Comment by Amanda Best on February 3, 2015 at 9:06am

I will definitely check it out! Thanks!

I finally finished block #2 and I changed it a bit so it is traditionally pieced instead of being paper pieced as the block was made up of only rectangles so it didn't make any sense to paper piece it.

I don't know why it is side ways, in my picture file it going the correct way.

Now I have two more blocks to catch up on, but I am still going ahead with it if possible!

Comment by QuiltDragon on January 30, 2015 at 6:18pm

Love newsprint. I got several reams for very little a couple of years ago and still have some!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 22, 2015 at 3:12pm

I was always afraid that I would not be as accurate as I needed to be if I had to trace the same design over & over again, plus the tedium would really get to me!  News print is so inexpensive too compared to so many of the other papers people use!  I just hate to spend any more money on something that will eventually be thrown away than I absolutely need to in order to get the finished product I'm looking for!

Comment by Amanda Best on January 22, 2015 at 2:47pm

I haven't tried that, yet, Janet, but I should, the tracing is tedious.

Comment by Janet/MO on January 20, 2015 at 9:18pm

Amanda, you need to try the 8-1/2" x 11" newsprint.  That way you only have to print it once.  One of the reasons I didn't like paper piecing before was all the tracing involved so I was so happy when I could start printing the foundations on my own printer!  

Comment by Amanda Best on January 20, 2015 at 9:04pm

Thanks, Sobana! No I don't pre-punch my templates. I print the pattern on regular computer paper and then I trace the design onto tissue paper, which is really thin and tears easily, (sometimes too easily!) for the more complex parts of paper pieced patterns I have these sheets of paper like stuff that is actually a stiffened fabric so you can leave it on the back and even quilt through it.
Glad to hear you got your Carol Doak CD's to work, Janet, her designs are great!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 19, 2015 at 10:29pm

Absolutely.  I have used a lot of her designs for a lot of block swaps I have been in so I sure didn't want to lose the ability to continue to use them.  

Comment by QuiltDragon on January 19, 2015 at 7:51pm

Yay Janet. There's not much more frustrating than not being able to get what you want from your computer!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 19, 2015 at 6:57am

I did ask Karen for advice on getting my computer with Windows 8.1 to read the cds that came with my Carol Doak books.  Fortunately, she was able to ask someone she works with for advice & it worked.  Now all of those designs are saved on to my computer so the next time I want to do some paper piecing, it should be very easy to find what I want & print it off.  


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