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Dawn posted on Mon, Jan 2 2012 5:59 PM

would like to learn to do paper piecing, but am very nervous about doing, can anyone recommend a good book or video? 

Thanks!

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There is a class on paper piecing on Craftsy.  I'm enjoying it.  

I also bought a book called "Easy Machine Paper Piecing" by Carol Doak.

 

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I don't have a suggestion on a book but there is a paper piecing group here on QCA you might want to check out.  http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/groups/paper_piecing_group/default.aspx

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Dawn replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 9:25 PM

Thanks Ladies!  Will check them out!

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Your most welcome!

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You will get very detailed procedure from this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgr5JMxNfow

 

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Thea replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 2:11 AM

Welcome to QCA Rodger - are you a paper piecer?

 

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Hi Rodger, welcome to QCA

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Hi Rodger!  Welcome!

 

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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Sherry replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 10:31 AM

Nice to see guys joining the quilting world. My husband started (mostly finished) a denim quilt (queen size or larger) when he was going thru alcohol rehab over 20 years ago. He cut out a 6 inch piece of panelling as a template and cut out squares of old jeans he had never thrown out. Hand sewed them with HEAVY black thread (no quarter inch seams for him!). He has boarder pieces (probably 4X6) and has most of them added. He wants me to finish, but I said there was no way I could possibly sew in his unique style and that once he finishes the top I would get it quilted. So welcome,and I hope you use quarter inch seams.

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Rodger Reed:

You will get very detailed procedure from this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgr5JMxNfow

Thanks Rodger, I'll check it out.


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Carol Doak has some wonderful books and video instructions for paper piecing. I did a king-sized one that is wonderful and was very easy. All seams matched up beautifully!

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Joni replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 3:02 PM

OK!

I googled DWR on internet, printed pattern and started on first paper piecing.  Whew, 1/2 day later I had 1st section pieced, cut and just was so surprised at the difficulty, and pride at finally getting that one portion done.

1st a picture of my Ms Ella

Now for the pieced part and the start of the 2nd piece.  Boy this takes a lot of concentration, but this gal is proud of the first section of the DWR.

 What am I doing?  I have 3 "White Christmas" to finish, the VB Retreat to do this spring, 10, no make that 13 quilt projects (yes I have the fabrics) yet to start and I'm working on a PP Project that takes 1/2 day just to do one small piece. 

I'm embarrassed to even tell you how many times i took those pieces apart.  I amazed they were even usable.  But is sure is pretty for all the work I had to do...who knows when I will get a table runner or even a pillow completed.

I will say one thing, it is an awesome sense of accomplishment just to complete one piece!!!

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Joni replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 3:06 PM

Dawn get some of your scraps together and print out a pattern and go for it.  If they are scraps alls you can do is succeed, just for trying it.  What's there to be afraid of it's only scraps and time?  If I can do it anyone can do it.  I taught myself how to piece from books and Georgia Bonesteel on TV.  I can't bear to give away that 1st quilt I made, they can fight over it when I'm gone.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 3:08 PM

Joni

Your DWR is looking pretty.  You go girl.

Vinton, Virginia

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