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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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 Patricia Faye on March 28, 2012 at 10:43am

Connie,   I have used Carol Doak's papers, computer paper & newsprint to paper piece.  I prefer the newsprint since it is much thinner & fairly easy to remove.  You can find it at Hobby Lobby.  I have also bought Roselle Scribble & Rubbing Pad (100 sheets 9 X 12 inches) that I have cut down to fit my printer tray.  It's a bargain at $1.99 & even cheaper when you use a 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby.  This was in the kids craft section. Hope you find this information helpful.

Comment by BA Wayrick-Walker on February 11, 2012 at 1:17pm

2/11/12 @11 am MST, Hi Gwen, so glad you found that Craftsy classes are a good way to learn in the comfort of your home.  I, however, am having a rough time of it do to the fact we live so far OFF the grid, the lessons are so badly 'buffered' that it may take more than 2 hours to get 8 or 10 minutes of class, then that is in snipits, so it's hard to not get frustrated.  Craftsy has so many lessons on many different techniques that one could learn to master many & enjoy it at the same time.  I have found that Quilt University also has good & reasonable classes for learning.  I, will however, stick with the books to learn, as the internet is not easy where we live do to the signals being so intermittent. I even bought a program to enhance downloading, but that was not much of a help either.  Oh, well, will just have to carry on the best I can.  Have a great day, & enjoy the course.  BA

Comment by Denise Fells on February 10, 2012 at 11:42pm

Connie,  One of  the quilt shop owners does the paper piecing and she uses Velum

all the time its thin and you  can put it thru the printer and you dont have to remove,  we are doing a 1/2 square triangle exchange and she printed the pattern on the vellum and I am loving it. 

Comment by Connie Firestone on February 10, 2012 at 10:54pm

New to the group but I have done 3 quilts with paper piecing.  I find it very time consuming, but enjoyable and oh so accurate.  I DO like that.  Any ideas what paper to use?  I have only used the paper I can put through my printer and it works, but is definately NOT the best.  Is there anything else I can use that goes through a printer?  Thanks,  Connie

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.


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