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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.

TOPIC: Paper pieced?

Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 10:23 #94342

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Then I trimmed the template on the marked lines and I had the exact shape I needed to cut for the triangles and could line up the edges to be sure they were in the right position.

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(I used a 1/4" ADD A SEAM ruler to determine where to line up the long edge of each patch of fabric.)

Hope that helps!


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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 10:19 #94341

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Very good question Denise! I was allowed early access to the Month 1 directions and I followed the instructions we were given and also decided to try paper piecing.

Because paper piecing requires more fabric than this technique, I seriously doubt that there is enough extra yardage in the kits to do paper piecing for all of the elements in the design, but if you are using different fabrics that may not be an issue for you.

Here is what I did to minimize wasted fabric.

First of all I printed my foundations and trimmed each unit right along the edges of the [url]unfinished[/url]seam allowances. I traced the triangle shape including the DOTS onto template plastic:

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I added 1/4" seam allowance on all three sides:

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Then, lining up the dots on the paper foundation and the dots on the plastic template, I marked the outside edge of the paper foundation for both the right and left side of the template.

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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 09:50 #94337

I too thought about paper piecing...will try it today.
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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 09:15 #94332

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I was wondering if I couldn't piece it without using a template. Maybe just cutting the strips on the angle rather than using the template. I'll have to think on that and maybe do a sample.
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Re: Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 09:09 #94331

Good question. I won't be starting this quilt for a couple months, but I like paper-piecing. May try both ways and see what works best for me. It's good for me to try new ways.

I know when I did the 2009 BOM I did some blocks regular piecing and some blocks paper-piecing and they both worked fine.
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Paper pieced? 01 Jan 2013 08:30 #94325

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Looking at step 1 and since I'm not a great piecer wonder if I can paper pieces these parts. May make one set the "regular way using scraps and then check my measurements against the template provided for the finished size. Any thoughts on this?

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