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I found some of Carol doaks paper at the LQS, will look for the add a quarter ruler, I need all the help I can get. LOL

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BenAdmin replied on Sun, Jan 1 2012 10:29 AM

Hi everyone! I love paperpiecing and got interested in it when I saw the Sylvia's Bridal Quilt patterns.  It was a bit of a struggle to learn (so counterintuitive) but so much fun - and I love the results after I'm done.  The best part is we get to use up our scraps on something fun! 

 

Thanks for making this group!

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Kris replied on Sun, Jan 1 2012 2:24 PM

Hi Caro.

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I have had trouble with getting the Carol Doak paper to go thru my printer.  Does anyone else have that problem and what can I do to make it work?

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Some older printers seemed to have problems with paper feeding.  There can also be a problem if the rollers that grab the paper are worn.  Do you have problems with regular paper?  When I first started paper piecing I used regular typing paper.  Then I graduated to a paper put out by That Patchwork Place.  It was lighter weight and tore off easier after stitching.  Now I'm using a translucent foundation paper that I got from Nancy's Notions (item # TP100) and it's the best.  It is somewhat like vellum paper and the fact that you can see through it makes it so much easier lining up your fabric with the sewing line.  It also tears off very easily after sewing.  I've had no trouble with it feeding through the printer.

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Joy replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 10:53 AM

I spent hours going through the links you posted in pages Kris! Thank you so much!

Joy

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I have 2 of Carol Doak's books and a package of her paper. I have not been brave enough to try pp. I love to quilt and sew and have a wonderful building to do all of it in. I hope some of you will give me the boost I need to get going learning something new like paper piecing. Thanks for listening.

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I love this idea! I am an obsessive presser and it takes up too much time as I'm easily distracted. I'm going to try dry pressing and see if I can focus a bit more on the sewing. Thanks for the suggestion, Kris and thanks also for setting up this group. I started a Judy Niemeyer quilt last January. I convinced my quilting cousin to join me. She's much farther along than I am. We've decided to hunker down and finish it in the next few months. I think this group will help loads!!

Bernie Ryan

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When the sewing gets tough, the tough keep sewing.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 1:45 PM

Hi Bernie,

You're welcome. I would love to see your project when you're ready to share. It's always good to have someone else working on the same project for motivation.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 1:46 PM

Grace Jackson:
I have not been brave enough to try pp.

Hello Grace. It's time to give it a try. It's really not too difficult. We'll cheer you on and help you along the way.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 1:48 PM

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I have had trouble with getting the Carol Doak paper to go thru my printer.  Does anyone else have that problem and what can I do to make it work?

What kind of printer do you have Sharon? Try contacting customer service. Some HP printers were known to have feeding problems especially with freezer paper.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 2 2012 1:49 PM

Joy:

I spent hours going through the links you posted in pages Kris! Thank you so much!

You're welcome Joy. Check back often. I'll try to update at least twice a week depending on how frequently I get new links etc.

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Hi Kris,

  I'm just a bit confused.  Has this group already begun/done a project?  If so, can I still participate, catch up?  If not, will there be a group project?  Thanks in advance---for answering and moderating!  Namaste', Linda

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Kris replied on Tue, Jan 3 2012 2:13 AM

Hi Linda,

no we have not started a group project. We're tossing around ideas and sharing past and/or present projects. There are links posted to websites and holiday blocks for those who wanted themed blocks. Some are enrolled in the Quick Strip Paper Piecing class on Craftsy. I played around with a pattern that some members liked so I posted a pdf for anyone who would like to have it.

Robin posted a link to a free Mariner's compass block that Gini suggested we do together.

That said, if there is something you will like to do please let us know. 

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I have a fairly new Kodak printer.  Regular paper works fine and I've always been able to use Carol Doak paper until recently.  Maybe the rollers are worn.  I love paper piecing and in fact it is usually the only kind of quilting I do.  I am a fan of Jenny Doan and enjoy her Craftsy classes.  Am trying to "work outside the box" with some of her ideas.  There just isn't enough time in the day!

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