Harry Potter Paper Piecing Project of Doom: General Chat

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Hi everyone,

 

I just went and saved each weeks pattern to a folder so I don't have to print from internet in case I am not in a place to get internet. I'm looking forward to working on this project. I'm not really a Harry Potter fan either but I have a sister-in-law that has read probably all of the books. I think this one will be for her. I have Carol
Doark paper. If someone else has a different paper that is better please let me know.

 

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Kris replied on Tue, Feb 28 2012 11:45 PM

Grace,

I'm currently using the Carol Doak paper but I've used a generic brand. Some people use Vellum and others use regular paper. I don't think any particular one is better per se. If you like what you're using it's fine.

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hi kris

mom and i just started making our quilts

mom made her first 2 squares tonight but she made some mistakes

i am going to make mine this weekend after mom figures it out because she does not want to teach me how to do it wrong 

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Kris replied on Thu, Mar 1 2012 9:01 PM

Hi,

It's good to hear she got started. If you need help let me know. I really excited you're doing this with us.

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Jacy replied on Fri, Mar 2 2012 9:46 AM

I really don't need another project but I made the mistake of showing this quilt to my boys. They keep asking me when I'm starting?

Is anyone going to embroider or write book titles?

 

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 2 2012 10:01 AM

Jacy, at this time I'm not sure just what I'm doing .I may wait until I have a few more done before I make a decision. Barbara

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Jacy,

I have printed out the list of titles, and intend to embroider the titles on the books. I will have to wait for a day when my hands will agree to it, but I think it will add so much to the quilt.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Mar 2 2012 11:43 AM

Have any of you decided which layout you are going to use ? I keep looking at them and can't make up my mind .I like things about both of them.  Barbara

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Kris replied on Fri, Mar 2 2012 2:24 PM

Barbara,

I'll be using horizontal sashing only. 

Jacy,

I'll be embroidering book titles but haven't decided which ones yet.

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Marilyn replied on Sat, Mar 3 2012 9:09 PM

great! thought i missed it!  made hedwig! now have to wait til my sewing machine return as it s in the sewing machine hospital!

 

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Marilyn replied on Sat, Mar 3 2012 9:15 PM

HI,

I have saved all of it in my quilting folder on my laptop. I have read all 7 HP books and loved them plus watched all movies!

One thing about using paper... I find that reg paper is hard on the needle, i have used tracing paper as it comes in a roll and just cut  what i need. I also like to try others if anyone have better experieces with carol doak's paper or etc...

Thanks!

 

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Marilyn I like Carol Doak foundation papers. I just bought another pack. They come in letter and legal size. I don't know if they are the best but I like them.


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Joy replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 8:48 AM

Marilyn, I agree with Judy. Carol Doak has great paper! Granted I've only done one project with it, but I was so pleased with how it printed and how easy it was to sew through...and remove!

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I wasn't happy with the background fabric I'd used for Harry. While at Sew Expo on Friday I found one I liked better and it was only $5 yard. Plus I found some fat quarters at only $1 each that would work well for theproject. So I re-did weeks 1 and 2 blocks. I posted a photo in the paper piecing media section. Hopefully this is the only time I'll have to re-do blocks because I change my mind about fabrics!

As suggested, I'm not going to sew the blocks together until they are all completed. I can't wait to do the Owl block as I have the perfect fabric for that little fellow. Kris, will you chop off my hands if I cheat and do it ahead?


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Barbara replied on Sun, Mar 4 2012 2:27 PM

Judy, this is wonderful ,nice job ,I agree I like the fabric you used here . Barbara

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