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« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2014 05:56:34 AM »

Once you can make your brain think backwards, upside down and back to front at the same time youll get it no problem. Smiley

Keep your seam ripper handy. Oh wait, maybe thats just me...

One piece at a time.
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« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2014 06:23:27 AM »

Can I mention how terrified I am of the paper piecing? Because I'm terrified of the paper piecing. I just don't understand how it works.

Here is how I look at paper piecing. Its like a paint by numbers. I remind myself I have to see the numbers to add the color. So I always know the fabric goes on the back. I also remind myself using a larger bit of fabric will cover the space and give me the seam allows. So not to cut the pieced to small.

As long as I keep it in my head its a paint by numbers or connect the dots. I do pretty well

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« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2014 02:37:14 PM »

Can I mention how terrified I am of the paper piecing? Because I'm terrified of the paper piecing. I just don't understand how it works.

Carol Doak does awesome paper-piecing tutorials, but most of her patterns tend to be pretty complex. Since I asked for paper piecing, I'll try to find you some tutes and simple patterns this weekend. I'd do it tonight but dh and I have a movie & dinner date scheduled tonight.

Carolmb's advice is excellent. I also think in this sequence: sew, trim, flip, press. Paper-piecing can be slow because you need to do the trim, flip, press steps after adding each piece of fabric, but the results are well worth the effort.
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« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2014 09:28:16 AM »

Okay the two twin tops are done for last round will post pics in a bit.

I am going to be jumping around with my groups this time. Wanna try to get those that go out of country out first because the mail will take forever LOL

Am hoping to get sewing tomorrow. Gotta clean my mech and put in a new needle and shall be ready to go.


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« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2014 06:49:00 PM »

And NOW I'm ready to start.


Got all my fat quarters and half meter cuts wrapped and shelved. This is so much nicer than. In a pile. Or tossed in a bucket.
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« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2014 07:49:33 PM »

Looks great, sloth!
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« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2014 04:29:56 AM »

God you're tidy Sloth Cheesy ARGH WE'VE STARTED BUT I'M PLAYING RIFT WAIT UP

Actually I got sick thursday and since my intestines are botched to begin with, even though I'm well now it's going to take a few days to heal and get my head on straight... Cheesy I'll look at all my PMs later today.
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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2014 10:21:26 AM »

Looks so organized and ready to sew!

Hey guys...the Modern Strings I want is here:

http://www.twomoreseconds.com/2011/03/blogging-process-my-3x6-bee-blocks.html

I want them to look like this, with white and girly colors...you can mix in pinks, purples, yellows, greens, blues...sort of a spring like quilt for a baby girl....you can also do just two colors, like different shades of pink, different shades of yellows, etc. I am going for a scrappy happy baby quilt.  If some are just two colors, and some are a zillion colors, that is fine!
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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2014 06:50:43 PM »

Wow!  I'm impressed by the organization!

Thanks for posting the link on the Modern Strings.. I was thinking that was what I should be looking at when I was looking last night, but I was a little paranoid I had the wrong link.. Smiley

I started cutting up pieces for everything except circle of geese last night.. I have more cutting and some more prep to do (and printing for the geese templates) so I doubt I'll get started on actually sewing until next week, but it feels like I've started and am seeing meager progress...
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« Reply #59 on: January 20, 2014 03:49:55 AM »

I find it mildly terrifying that the dresden plate's center is essentially just glued on there. I don't have the best experience with fusing. Smiley
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