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Paper Piecing

Posted by admin on February 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Paper Piecing
I don’t if any of you have tried paper piecing but it is a great way to make up a quilt and you can also use your scrap pieces and stash that you have laying around. One tip though, when you paper piece, it does more fabric than your regular piecing so if you decide to use fabric that you have purchased, make sure you have enough before you start.
When you are paper-piecing, you are sewing on the paper that you tear away when your project is finished. You use the lines on the paper as guide lines and paper will give your fabric mare  stability and your points and corners will be more precise using the paper method. You might want to start with a small project until you get the hang of using the paper method.
Depending on how many blocks you make, you will need one piece of paper for each block.  If you are making 10 blocks, you will need 10 copies of the pattern on paper to sew the 10 blocks.  You also might want to make extra copies just in case you might mess one up.  You will have another paper pattern as backup.
There are many, many papers out there you can use. You can purchase paper at the fabric store or online. Or, you can use copy paper, parchment paper, even coffee filters if you trace the pattern on. You really want to be able to tear the paper as easily as possible when you finish sewing and you don’t want any little pieces left on the back if you can help it.
Try several different types of paper to see what works best for you and what you are comfortable sewing with.
Until next time —
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