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Foundation Piecing

This group is the place for those of us who like foundation piecing. Using foundations we can create perfect sharp points or wonderful pieced pictures.

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All Around Town wall hanging

Started by Ronda Shirley. Last reply by Cindy Dahlgren May 15. 1 Reply

I am looking for suggestions for fabric for this project.  Should I just do lights and darks and forget about certain colors???  The pattern can be found at…Continue

Favorite designer

Started by Dianne Sibert. Last reply by Vickie Brace May 11. 4 Replies

Who is your favorite designer and why?  I have been working on the Artic Star by Judy Niemeyer and found her directions to be superb, not only the sewing directions but the cutting, templates for…Continue

Summer Quilting Workshops

Started by Suzanne McFadden. Last reply by Megan Hashier Apr 30. 9 Replies

Hi everyone!  I have sewn all my life, but just started quilting about a year ago and love it.  I am interested in attending a quilting workshop (don't have a specific topic) this July or August.  I…Continue

Paper foundations for Farmer's Wife?

Started by Val Swisher. Last reply by Amanda Fagan Mar 30. 8 Replies

Hi there; I have heard through the threadvine that there are paper foundations for some of the Farmer's Wife blocks. Would anyone be able to tell me where I can find them? Thank you! ~ Val

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Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 4, 2012 at 10:23am

Thank you Terri

Comment by Terri Jones on February 4, 2012 at 10:01am

For my first paper piecing project, I checked out a book by Carol Doak from the library.  There is a site called Paper Panache that specializes in paper piecing.  They even have free patterns and mystery blocks to get you started.

Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 4, 2012 at 9:50am

I seen a book of paper piecing patterns and they made some really neat quilts. But I went back later to that store and ask if they had it, they did not and did not know what the title was. Just that it was an AQS book. Does anyone know of a book such as this. Sorry I have not given much to go on.

Comment by Connie Chamberlain on February 4, 2012 at 9:41am

SEE,Isn't it fun?

Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 4, 2012 at 9:21am

I am doing my first paper pieced quilt. It will be a gift for our new grandson. The pic at the left is the pattern I am using. I think it is a nice simple pattern to use for my first quilt.

Comment by Penny Loughlin on February 4, 2012 at 2:35am

Hi. My name is penny. I have decided my next project is going to be a paper pieced quilt. Just waiting for my instruction books to arrive. Looking forward to help form this group.

Comment by Gwen Jaeger on January 27, 2012 at 3:32pm

Hi, everyone. I am new to this group. I have wanted to try foundation piecing for some time, but hadn't found a good way to learn it, until a few days ago, I signed up for the Craftsy class the B A mentioned. I have started going through the tutorials and made the first block (pinwheel polka) and I am hooked!

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 20, 2012 at 8:50pm

1/19/12@6:46pm MST;  Hi Angela:  I was thinking to get that second book that is not available till April in your area, you could order it on line from Amazon (at a reduced Price) & get it earlier(like in a week or so) also, when I order from Amazon I order enough to get free shipping on the whole order.  Just a thought, hope you are making progress with your coloring.  BA

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 18, 2012 at 4:33pm

1/18/12 @2:24pm mdt: Hi Angela, thanks so much for the reply & I just came across a web site you might be interested in: www.Craftsy.com/Class/Quick-Strip-Paper-Piecing/43 they are offering a class @ 1/2 price for a limited time & I just previewed the lessons & will be signing up after I finish writing this.  No time limit on the class & you can go back to the lessons as often as necessary, which I think is a super idea, to refresh the techniques etc.  You indicated you are moving into a new home?  Congratulations & good luck with it.  How exciting.  You will have to tell me all about your new sewing area once you are settled in.  Thanks for your suggestions & will be happy to keep in touch.  BA

Comment by Angela East on January 18, 2012 at 4:59am

Hi BA. In Bonnie's book it is called Windmill - Twisted Log Cabin and there is a great photocopiable page for planning it - I have only got as far as buying the colouring pencils to start playing!!! I am waiting for the other book, which sadly isn't available here in UK until April, before I decide which quilt I am going to make this year as we are moving house and I have to keep my sewing very tidy all the time:(  I have tried twisted log cabin and it is not difficult just very fiddly with a real need for precision but doing it as a foundation should be a lot easier.  I think I would do it on a very fine backing such as Vilene rather than the Vellum suggested in the book but that is personal preference and my machine will handle it ok.  Love to keep in touch.  Angela

 

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