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    Paper piecing sampler -- show your progress here

    Use this topic to show your fabric selection and quilt progress--this FREE class will begin Monday September 20, 2021.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

    #2
    I am so looking forward to Alex's next class. Paper piecing has scared the bejeepers out of me for years. I too am dyslexic so I know Alex will be a great help. Thank you for providing the PDF download of the book. I live in Canada so shipping is an issue with quite a few American companies. Now if you can just figure out how to send PDF fabric (LOL).

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      #3
      I am using Alex's class to design a background for a couple patterns that I started and they ended up in the UFO drawer in the
      fabric closet a couple years back. Plan to use fabric from my stash and use EQ8 to get the basic design sizes. Alex said the square in a square would
      be the first block. I was thinking I could put a set of 4 on each side of the fox and a row of flying geese under the fox. I will just
      play add on, as I make paper pieced blocks. I already know how to paper piece, but it is always fun to try something new and
      see what other are doing. HelenW

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      • Linda L. commented
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        That looks awesome

      • Peg commented
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        great border with the sq in sq. color choices perfect!

      #4
      Hi everyone! I was too late to purchase a kit. I am waiting for my book. Is there a list of fabrics needed anywhere so I can start putting it together with my stash. Even a list of how much was in the kit would work. Thanks in advance.

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        #5
        Originally posted by ebmotha View Post
        Hi everyone! I was too late to purchase a kit. I am waiting for my book. Is there a list of fabrics needed anywhere so I can start putting it together with my stash. Even a list of how much was in the kit would work. Thanks in advance.
        Ellen B, The list of fabrics need was under the LEARN tab at the top of the screen. Then go to Alex Live, and continue to click
        until you get to it. Here is a screenshot. HelenW
        NOTE: THE PHOTO IS NOT FORMATTED CORRECT, BUT IF YOU CLICK ON IT, THE WHOLE SCREENSHOT SHOW UP

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        • ellen b. commented
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          Thank you Helen! You are awesome- I think you have answered every question I have ever posted on the forum!

        #6
        Got my first blocks done. Using Batiks from my stash.

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          #7
          I have a lot of charm packs. Used some of these for the first blocks.
          Monique 
          Morrisburg, ON  Canada

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            #8
            Alex Anderson This is my first block from yesterday's class.

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              #9
              Trial and Error ideas. I am using the FPP class to try out new ideas. Thought I would share what I am doing as the class goes on.
              My applique is from 2 patterns and I plan to tie them together with FPP blocks. Playing add on as I go. I am using flying geese as my
              first experiment. I took a flying geese block from EQ8, cut the geese units apart so I could align with with a curved seam at top of
              fox scene. I taped them to tracing paper and then printed the on vellum. Then used the regular FPP method to stitch them. Worked well.
              Thought by sharing what I am doing it might help beginner FPP quilters to see what other options are out there. I do plan to use the
              square in a square too. HelenW

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              • Linda L. commented
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                Wow. Thanks for sharing

              #10
              Some tips of things that has made paper piecing easier for me. I use a size 90 needle. It makes a bigger hole in the paper
              which makes it easier to rip off. I back stitch at the beginning and end of each line because when you tear back the paper
              so you can use your add a quarter for the next cut it does not take out the first few stitches leaving the edges not secured.
              I use a dab of glue stick instead of pins. it works well and is way easier to position the fabrics. I use the vellum paper because
              you can catch placement errors before they happen. Also, because you can see thru, If you don't want to have the reverse
              mirror image. You can get the same image as the picture, by just stitching on the lines on the side you did not print on. You
              can still see the lines. Hope some of these help you. There are a lot of different ways to FPP and different strokes for different folks applies here. HelenW

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                #11
                JET

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                • Linda L. commented
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                  Beautiful - love the fabric choices

                #12
                Love the fabric in the kit

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                  #13
                  My blocks so far..2 more to go..I’m more of a blender person..maybe after the other two are done and we go on to another block I may mix colors more..but I’m really liking my choices so far. First time paper piecing so far I’m enjoying every step.

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                  • Linda L. commented
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                    That’s how I approached these first blocks too! Looks great

                  #14
                  Using my stash, going scrappy.
                  Pam K

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                    #15
                    9 square in a square as I plan on making this bigger.

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                    • Lynn H. commented
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                      Love your choices!

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