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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 15:44 #94518

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loise98 wrote:
What if you want to use Margo's paper piecing technique and use the kit. Can you get extra fabric? Does anyone know?

Lois, they are working on that....I'll get back to you as soon as I know something!


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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 15:40 #94517

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What if you want to use Margo's paper piecing technique and use the kit. Can you get extra fabric? Does anyone know?
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 15:38 #94516

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Margo wrote:
Well that's a pretty cool thing that I didn't even know I had. Thank you Margo. It did a great job at capturing everything, but it didn't print very well at all on my printer. I may just have to practice the technique you and Annis showed downstairs by my computer.

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 15:23 #94513

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I think I will try Margo's paper piecing idea. I am good at following directions and a pretty experienced piecer. Nonetheless, the whole strip piecing and template on the ruler thing seemed off-putting to me, so I can imagine a newbie would be knocked back a bit, to say the least. However, I really like the pattern, and paper piecing sounds doable to me. I am always willing to learn, and I found the directions and photos very clear. So maybe after I paper piece a strip, I will try the other way as well.
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 15:16 #94512

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 14:27 #94504

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With the Snipping Tool! Snip however much shows up on your monitor, save it, copy and paste into a Word Document.
Repeat till you have what you want.

Snipping Tool is a screen capture app. I thought it came with Windows, but you may be able to download it. I thought I saw Margo post a link somewhere. Help Margo!
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 13:04 #94497

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Does anyone know how to print these awesome tips from Margo and Annis? I would like to have the photos too so that I can go upstairs (away from my computer) and follow their wonderful instructions.

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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 10:37 #94455

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ajclapp wrote:
An easier way to cut these would be to tape the template to the back side of a ruler.

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Love that idea
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Re: Paper pieced? 02 Jan 2013 09:56 #94450

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An easier way to cut these would be to tape the template to the back side of a ruler.

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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 22:15 #94421

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I always place a ruler on top of the template for cutting. They don't have to be perfect when cut oversized. My demo shows me using an Add-A-Quarter ruler which bumps against the edge of the template.
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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 21:51 #94419

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Margo and Annis, a big thankful hug to you both. I actually have a template made following Annis' directions...haven't made one in 37 years :) . Dumb question time. I'm thinking about cutting fabric tomorrow on a good night's sleep...trial fabric. Cutting against a template doesn't appear quite as safe as using a rotary cutting ruler. This template plastic cuts like butter. Do we just place the template slightly inside the ruler? Since we're paper piecing, these little pieces don't have to be dead on perfect, right?

Additionally, for the end pieces, since there was no template for the ends, it looks to me like we just bisect the triangle for the end pieces and add the seam allowances. Looking for a little agreement on this statement, gals.

Thanks for your brilliance. It is much appreciated.
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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 21:36 #94418

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suehenyon wrote:
I have to admit that when I looked at Month 1 directions, I got a panic attack. :oops: I'm thinking about how to gracefully bow out & may offer up my kit for sale at a reduced price. I have a feeling this is more than I bargained for. I don't remember feeling this on previous BOM's and I'm thinking I should pay attention to my gut feeling. This looks like it requires a LOT of skill at following directions. No video backup this time?

Sometimes people offer alternatives for various parts of BOMs. I'll watch for those for awhile and continue to read the directions until I feel confident that I can do it. :(

I too am disappointed not to have any video accompanying the BOM directions. I loved the ones done by Sue Garman and Sarah Vedeler for
prior BOMs. Call me spoiled, I guess!


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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 21:34 #94417

I'm with Susan. I was about to get the paper bag to breathe into. Thank you so much, Margo. And I just saw the post from Annis. Sigh of relief!!!

Does anyone know about video support? I guess I just assumed this BOM would be like the others. This looks like a complicated pattern to read and do. I'm a little scared. But I do have big girl panties!
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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 18:27 #94404

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THANKS ANNIS!! :D


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