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Your blocks are all so wonderful. I'm going to give PP a try one of these days, you have inspired me.

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Kris replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 6:17 PM

Judy,

I undersatand you were probably really frustrated with these but they look great. I agree with Max, the lighthouse doesn't look wonky to me and I love the lobster. 

I still haven't gotten my book. That's not the only thing I've ordered that hasn't arrived. Having mail issues.

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 10:31 PM

judy,  don't sweat the small stuff,   your blocks look great, 

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 10:42 PM

jan, i was new to paper piecing, too, when we started the harry potter quilt.   i had done a few very simple paper pieced blocks and hated it.   i decided i needed to learn, once and for all, how to paper piece so i joined HP.   a week ago, i would have told you i still hated it, but i picked up the last three blocks since and finished all the blocks to the quilt.   i think i am getting hooked.   there are enough simple blocks with harry potter to get a beginner started.  

 i am putting the title on the books now and hope to get it together next week.  i'll post pictures when it is together. 

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gini replied on Sun, Nov 25 2012 10:44 PM

and, jacy, thanks for the jelly beans   they worked perfect

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Debra replied on Mon, Nov 26 2012 6:20 PM

Hi,

I know that I have been off of posting for awhile, I had a few medical issues lately and have not been quilting much. Today I had a biopsy of a cyst on my right breast. And guess I will find out by friday what happens with it.

But I was wondering if anybody has a link to small PP patterns. 3"-4" I can't do anything large right now because of soreness,  but I would love to make a few smaller ornaments this week to add to my gifts. And to keep my mind off of more serious things.

Thanks ahead of time.

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Kris replied on Mon, Nov 26 2012 8:41 PM

Debbie,

there are Christmas blocks in "Pages". They might be what you're looking for.

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Debra replied on Tue, Nov 27 2012 8:55 AM

Thanks Kris... I found a few cute ones.

Deb

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Debbie,

there are Christmas blocks in "Pages". They might be what you're looking for.

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What is the best paper to use for PP. Where can I buy it?

 

 

Thanks Michelle.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 12:38 AM

Michelle I just use paper from my printer , I don't have any problems with it .  but if you want to use something different Velumn paper is really good . You can get this a most quilt shops . Barbara

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Kris replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 2:10 AM

I buy mine from the LQS or JoAnn fabrics. Usually Carol Doak's brand. No preference really. You should be able to tear the paper easily after it has been perforated by your needle and thread.

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I love paper piecing so go through ALOT of paper.   I've tried vellum & copy paper and I like Carol Doak's brand too, but you can't beat the drawing paper at Hobby Lobby that's in the children's craft area for the price.  It works great too. It's easy to see through & to remove.  If it's stubborn, then you can spray it with a little bit of water & the paper comes off easily.   I do have to cut the packet down to size to fit my printer tray, but that's easy with my paper rotary cutter.  It costs anywhere from $1.50 - $2.00.  As the others have said, it all comes down to personal preference.   

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Barbara replied on Sat, Dec 8 2012 6:59 AM

Kris , Do we know just when we are going to start THe Moon Glow Project? I'm just curious .I know you said in 2013,I just want t omake sure if have the right fabric to start.  Barbara

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Kris replied on Sat, Dec 8 2012 11:13 PM

Barbara,

I was thinking mid to late January or February. Really depends on how soon after the new year everyone wants to start.

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Debbie (Dainty):
Today I had a biopsy of a cyst on my right breast. And guess I will find out by friday what happens with it.

Does anyone know how Debbie is doing? Has anyone heard from her?

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