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  • Sewing Shortcuts

    When sewing many small pieces together, instead of running back and forth to iron your seam, use something hard like a bone folder to crease or "iron" the edge. This saves time and is especially useful when you are making pieced blocks, unless of course you prefer the exercise!
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by snpyrunner on Fri, Nov 30 2012
  • Paper Piecing

    When copying my pattern onto the paper, I only make one copy on regular printer paper. i then take the paper made for paper-piecing, staple it to the printed page and take it to my machine. After unthreading the machine, I then sitch on the lines to make my pattern. This may take a bit longer than just...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Lola B on Sat, Jun 23 2012
  • DIY Templates Tip

    I glued my printed paper pieces onto my template sheet before I cut them out. Now I have all the printed information, I can jot a note on them, and I only had to make one print instead of several.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Ruthann on Tue, Aug 23 2011
  • Paper for paper-piecing

    I have been paper-piecing for many years and have tried all different types of paper from regular copy machine paper to freezer paper and even tracing paper. I finally have come up with what is the solution for me. I use onion skin paper which was used for typing copy ages ago when we used typewriters...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Anonymous on Tue, Jun 14 2011
  • Re: Paper Piecing? English piecing?

    I like paper piecing because of the accuracy, but taking out the paper is tedious. Also, having to trim the seam allowances takes more time than regular piecing. But, I do like the results.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Dawn Paoletti on Thu, Jul 23 2009
  • Re: Paper Piecing? English piecing?

    Hi Valerie, Sorry for the late reply. I'm working on a quilt back now which is paper pieced. I don't use spray adhesive, but I do use a glue stick. Just a small amount to tack the fabric to the paper. When I do piecing I don't care about where the bias is, the paper works like a stabilizer...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by on Wed, Jul 8 2009
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