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Annie replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 8:28 AM

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I am getting ready to start a block and after seeing the freezer paper method, I don't know if I should start with that?  I have PP before but very little.  Is the freezer paper method more difficult?  I would love to learn a new way but don't want to bite off more than I can chew.

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Joy replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 8:39 AM

As I am new to PP as well, I don't know if I qualify to answer your question or not...but I'm gonna try anyway. My first thought was stick with what you know for this project so everything stay consistent throughout your project. If you want to test the freezer paper method, do it on some test blocks that won't go in your quilt.

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Barbara replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 10:39 AM

Annie I don't use freezer paper to PP , I use Vellum paper ,it is very easy to use works in any jet printer and the needle goes thru it like butter ,and great for  removing . You can get it thru connecting thread and is reasonably priced  Barbara

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Annie replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 10:56 AM

Thanks Barbara, I think I'll just stick to regular paper piecing paper instead of freezer paper, for now anyway

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Kris replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 6:19 PM

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I am getting ready to start a block and after seeing the freezer paper method, I don't know if I should start with that?  I have PP before but very little.  Is the freezer paper method more difficult?  I would love to learn a new way but don't want to bite off more than I can chew.

Annie,

I prefer the freezer paper method because you don't sew through the paper and it comes off nicely when you're done. The only down side is that if your freezer paper doesn't stick well sharp points may be blunted. Take it slow and try it. I believe I posted the tutorial in pages. If not I'll remedy that.

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Annie replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 10:18 PM

Thanks kris,  I'm still looking at different tutorials trying to figure which works best for me.  I think I'm going to have to try a few different methods before finding what works best.  

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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 5:14 PM

Kris ,I need some help ,I am making a PP project that calls for a mirror image ,I pinted the pattern and reversed the patten but it sitll comes out the same . What and I'm doing wrong . I don't wnat to put any more together until I find out ,I'm on a limited suppy of fabric . Barbara

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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:23 PM

Barbara,

from where are you printing? Most PP patterns are already reversed.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:41 PM

I'm printing from quilter chache. on my home printer it is the Starry Web pattern

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Kris:

......Most PP patterns are already reversed.

 

I found out, the hard way, that EQ7 paper piecing patterns are not reversed. But the Harry Potter patterns are, thank goodness.

 


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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:44 PM

Judy that is good to know I have not printed any PP for EQ7 yet .Barbara

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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 5 2012 11:53 PM

Judy T-Bellingham:
I found out, the hard way, that EQ7 paper piecing patterns are not reversed. But the Harry Potter patterns are, thank goodness.

Judy,

in EQ the patterns can be printed however you choose; foundation, rotary cutting etc. Therefore you need to tell the software when to reverse it. If you buy a pp pattern it will/should already be reversed for you.

I reverse templates when I know I'll be tracing them on the wrong side of the fabric. Fusible appliqué needs to be reversed as well.

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Kris replied on Tue, Mar 6 2012 12:00 AM

Barbara:

I'm printing from quilter chache. on my home printer it is the Starry Web pattern

Barbara,

this one is symmetrical so it doesn't matter if it is reversed (it would look the same in the end). The fabric placement is the crucial thing here. Print the pattern four times then mark where you want to place your fabrics before you begin sewing. Also mark each pair (I would label them A through D) so you know which two get sewn together.

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Barbara replied on Tue, Mar 6 2012 6:18 AM

Thanks Kris ,I really appericate it .Barbara

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Thanks Kris, I'll remember that. I've been learning EQ by trial and error, mostly error!


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