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« on: April 19, 2007 01:08:59 PM »

i tried googling it but it just gave me patterns

what's the point of it? what is it even??
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007 01:21:51 PM »

oh wait i think i meant to say paper piecing...

but i like this paper piercing idea as well. won't it be crinkly though? and unwashable?
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007 01:30:37 PM »

I think paper piecing is a quilting technique where you use a paper pattern that you sew onto to make blocks, then you remove the paper.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007 01:35:50 PM »

is it just supposed to make the quilting process easier?
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007 01:39:49 PM »

http://www.winnowing.com/ppp.html
I think it's just a different method. There's an example.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007 01:44:54 PM »

oh so it's just an easy way to use a pattern? like for the quilt blocks i made i just cut out the pattern as if it was a sewing pattern
but i did find it hard to make sure everything stayed the size it was supposed to be...so this helps compensate?
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007 01:45:33 PM »

Paper piecing makes it easier to piece really complicated designs because you don't have to cut your fabric exactly the size/shape it's suppose to be and hope you actually get it right and match things up and it lays flat - instead you cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the area, then sew on the lines and trim.  People do really complicated paper piecing with tons of little pieces - may take forever but probably easier than the other kind of piecing.  I guess it's also good for something with lots of skinny points, like a New York Beauty.  But for simpler blocks it seems like paper piecing would actually be more work than rotary cutting and old-fashioned speed piecing
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007 01:46:37 PM »

oh! it all makes sense now
thank you everyone for answering!
i'm no longer confused Smiley
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