welcome to the group. I'm not a fan of EPP myself but would like to see some of your work.
Welcome Mary. You've posted just right. Thanks for joining us.
I love the tree. I'm new to paper piecing but I'm loving it. I sat down the other day and played with a project I found on you tube. And last night I found some other blocks to use as practice.
Hi, I'm Vickie. I paper piece almost exclusively. I've been paper piecing since 2004.
The method for piecing the quadrants is to:
Use this method to join the blocks as well as the sections/quadrants of an individual block.
This method assumes the paper is still on the blocks and that the seam allowance is marked on the paper. If the seam marks are not on the paper, take the time to put a pencil point mark or an x that crosses exactly at the spot where the 1/4 " seams come together in the corners of the blocks. You also want to mark the 1/4" at any place where the sections/quadrants meet.
1 Line up the pieces the best you can.
2 Stab a pin straight through the top block/section/quadrant into the bottom block/section/quadrant right at the seam allowance corners where the two pieces are to join. Each pin only goes through each of the sections one time.
3. Place a pin in the same method at each matching point.
4. Carefully keeping the pins straight, slide a very fine pin into the block in the normal manner. At least one pin at each corner and matching point. You may add as many pins as you wish in between. Be very careful not to push the blocks out of alignment.
5 Install your walking foot
6. lengthen your stitch length and baste the pieces together do not backstitch or stitch in place. This is just a temporary easier to remove stitching if you need to try again.
7 Check the seam if it lines up the way it should shorten the stitch length to 1.8 (12-15 stitches per inch) and restitch.
8. Carefully remove the seam where needed and realign any places that need adjustment.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 until you're satisfied and can perform step 7 and no longer need step 8.
If the paper begins to tear, use removable/temporary tape to keep together. Remove tape before ironing.
Hi Vicki! Welcome!
My name is Marque. I have been quilting for 15 years, teaching quilting for about 8 years. I have been doing paper piecing for a good number of years now and really love the precision of it.
So, is everyone working on their own projects or is there a group project?
We will be working on a group project starting March first. The project is the "Harry Potter Project of Doom". If you go to this group's home page you'll see a list on the right side. Click on "pages" to see what projects are available.
Feel free to work on your own and share with the group if none of this tickles your fancy. If you have an interesting link or pattern to share with the group let us know. I add to "pages" so thing will be easy to find.
I'm pretty new to paper piecing. My Sister does it all the time but I've only done 1 or 2 small blocks myself. I'm looking for a fun way to learn more about it and to get some practice. It looks like you are all getting ready to start a new project so I've come at the right time. I'm looking forward to joining in the fun!
Mineral Wells, West Virginia
Welcome Dara Beth.
We have started two group projects; Harry Potter and a Mariner's Compass mystery. Check out the discussions to find photos and links. If you look in "Pages" and the group's blog you'll find other projects that may interest you.
Whatever you do have fun.
Welcome Dara Beth! I am new to paper piecing as well. I have only done 1 project...and I addicted already! Look forward to doing our PP projects with you!
Hi Dara Beth,
I know you will love paper piecing. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes addictive. It is the best way to get sharp points and perfect angles. Have fun and keep practicing!
Thanks Kris, Joy & Sally for the welcome.
I went to JoAnn's during lunch today and got the background fabric for the Harry Potter quilt. I'm hoping to try my first block this weekend. I think it helps to have a project to work on.