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johanne Posted: Wed, Mar 2 2011 10:59 AM

Hi, I was into QCA's site, someone was wanting to find a paper piecing book..... I have two books that I found helpful .. They are as follows.. 101 Foundation-Pieced Quilt Blocks by Linda Causee, published by American School of Needlework...... Paper Piecing Picnic , from the editors and Contributors of Quilter's News Letter Magazine and Quilter Maker Magazine

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Nana replied on Wed, Mar 2 2011 11:09 AM

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Thanks for the info.  I will have to check out these books.  I occasionally do some paper piecing but it defiitely isn't one of my favorites.  I also like Carol Doak's info.  She is very good.

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Paper piecing is on my to do list of things to learn.  In fact going to take class at local quilt show this month

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I enjoy paper piecing now that I have the hang of it.  I've done a couple of kids quilts and a small wallhanging.  I have Jodie Davis' Backyard Birds paper piecing book and am looking forward to making a quilt from her patterns. 

One of the things I like about p.p. is being able to use up all those little scraps of fabric that I just can't bear to throw away.

  

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Sandy H.:

One of the things I like about p.p. is being able to use up all those little scraps of fabric that I just can't bear to throw away.

That sounds good to me, I never throw anything away, I am sure that I will find a use, if nothing else to stuff a dog toy. 

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I love the paper piecing books by Carol Doak. Her instructions are excellent. She has some great paper pieced block patterns too.

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I recently finished two blocks done with paper piecing, my first attempts, and am now so enthusiastic about the technique.  I have avoided it because I just couldn't quite "get" it, but I had so much fun making these blocks that I know there will be bigger and better paper pieced projects in my  future, and maybe a Carol Doak book or too as well.

 

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Mar 16 2011 9:26 PM

Granny M and Joyce, good for you!  Learning to paper piece is my goal for 2011, but I haven't found a class yet.  Maybe I'll order a Carol Doak's book and see if I can teach myself.  Sounds like a good project for this summer.


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Nana replied on Wed, Mar 16 2011 10:16 PM

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I taught myself to paper piece.  It really isn't that difficult.  Mainly it is just messy.  I always end up with little pieces of paper everywhere....LOL>

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Vivian replied on Fri, Mar 18 2011 10:19 AM

I watched a friend do a block with paper piecing at a retreat and she made it look so easy.  She did a mariners block in batick and it was so beautiful it inspired me to buy fabric.  Not to actually DO one, just buy the fabric.  Against that day when she and I have time on the same day, at the same time. 

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MNnancy replied on Fri, Mar 18 2011 4:24 PM

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...and it was so beautiful it inspired me to buy fabric.  Not to actually DO one, just buy the fabric.

Way to go, Viv!  I can relate!  LOL


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chocake2 replied on Fri, Mar 18 2011 6:35 PM

My Favorite PP books are by the "Quilt Mavens" -  Deb Karasik & Janet Mednick.  They have an excellent turtrial in "Perfect Paper Pieicing". I highly recommend it. The patterns look really complex but they actually are not that hard.

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