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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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Newbie here

Started by Rebecca Sundberg. Last reply by Kay G. Aug 18. 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. 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. 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?

Sites for obtaining paper pieced patterns

Started by Janet/MO. Last reply by MARYAM/KS Oct 24, 2011. 9 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

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Comment by Kathy Hylton 23 minutes ago

Oh thank you Janet/MO..  good advice..like my hysterectomy.  My understanding is the front entrances are all done now for degenerative disk disease.. did you have that?   And was it a fusion?   Arre you better now..how did your back respond to the fusion... lots of questions....lol.. sorry.. just hungry for after surgery prognosis..  I have to do this..can't stay like I am.

Comment by Janet/MO 7 hours ago

Kathy, when I had my back surgery I 1990 the drs went in from the front.  From what I can tell, it was much easier for me to heal that way compared to what others have gone through.  Make sure you have a good pillow to hold in your lap as that really helps for those times when you need to cough, etc. 

Comment by Kathy Hylton 15 hours ago

thanks all for the well wishes.. Surgery date is not until October 29!  I can't believe I have to wait so long, but what choice do I have.  I'll have two surgeons because they are going in from the front.. so there will be two surgeons..one to open and close and one to do the repair.  ha!  So I'm thinking of getting started with my hand made quilt.. Sun Bonnet Sue would be awesome.. I've wanted to do one of those anyway.. great time to do that.  Thanks Quilt Dragon..  I am open to other ideas so if you get a brain storm out there.. I'm open to it.   

The pain is finally subdued so I can at least get out of bed occasionally and sit on the couch for a while.. and today I'm going to Macy's to buy a robe.. I have my electric cart and a DH who is taking such good care of me..I am so blessed.   This outing will be short but it will be good to get out of the house!

Keep those ideas coming.. I have lots of time on my hands and need to keep them busy so I don't get into any trouble!  ha!

Comment by Janet/MO on Wednesday

You are welcome Kay.  I always hate to send out those kinds of reminders, but some times it just has to be done.  Thanks so much for understanding. 

Comment by Kay G. on Wednesday

Oops!   Thank you Janet for the gentle reminder.   

Comment by QuiltDragon on August 23, 2014 at 9:05am

Kathy, good luck with your surgery - I hope all goes well. I've never pp'd by hand, but I did a throw for our sofa using leftover lightweight curtain fabric. It came out really well (I think) and it's easier to get the points to match/be sharp when you're doing it by hand. Many years ago I was going for my quilting certification from the Embroiderers Guild and made a Sunbonnet Sue by hand and I enjoyed that, too. As long as you take small stitches and backstitch every 3 or 4 stitches, your handmade quilt should last for years.

Comment by Janet/MO on August 23, 2014 at 7:20am

Kathy, I hope all goes well with your surgery.  I had a disc removed in May of 1999 and have never regretted doing that.  It took me about 3 months total to get well enough to go back to work.

I have never hand pieced a paper pieced project before, but I have done a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that way.  To be honest, it was a very easy way to do that block and I really enjoyed it. 

Just a gentle reminder that it is a copyright violation to copy a pattern to give to someone else unless you have designed the pattern yourself or you have express permission from the designer to do that so please don't offer to do that on this list. 

Comment by Kay G. on August 20, 2014 at 10:19am

When are you having your surgery Kathy?  I love to applique, so that's what I'd do.  haha   I've never put together a quilt by hand before. I've always used my machine.  I'd be scared to death the thing would fall apart.  I admire you so much for doing on like this.  Wow.  How big do you want this to be?  I have several PPings patterns I'd be happy to copy and share with you......

Comment by Kathy Hylton on August 20, 2014 at 5:08am

Haven't been here for a while.. back problems again and this time I'll have surgery.   I understand the recovery from a fusion is long but I'm thinking I'll start a PP project and work on it throughout.. my back surgery quilt.  It will be hand piecing but that's ok.. any ideas what I could use as far as a pattern?  

Comment by ra57 on August 18, 2014 at 4:08pm

Hello to Chelle and to Rebecca!


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