i read mandy's post about EPP, i lightly baste the papers to the fabric. i try not to sew through the edges. i can reuse my papers quite a few times. i undo the basting and pop out the papers after all the edges on the piece are now inside seams. that way, i only have papers on the outside of my piece
glad you liked the links. i, like you, feel that it looks like a lot of extra work. i will definitely give it a try..but no hurry. i enjoy the process of needleturn. i have several of the piece o cake books..love thier work, but have been doing needleturn for a bit longer than they have been publishing. lollol...as i am sure many quilters have, but thier use of color & mixing of background fabs etc are new (to me) and unique & i love the look.
net searchs use up an inordinant amount of my time on the web lollol...long lengths of time in bed when young recovering fr thi or that illness etc...reading encyclopedias & dictionaries for fun...then my son & dh decided i needed an ipad so that i can play on net in more comfort hahahaha..such a monster they have created. but reading response by mandy currie & trip to her page etc etc...you get the trail i embarked upon..lollol so, on to my most fav web hangout of all...zapmeta & here are some more links...the you tube link to connecting threads .. a site with a section similar to this site for learning meeting other quilters, videos etc besides best general purpose, as well as quilting, sewing thread..ck out all thier videos. but for now
both of these are well written/illustrated with good "comments" esp the second one about diff ways for diff stitchers.
other than an initial quilt class that mainly focused on learning to use rotary cutter & strip cutting for simple quilts, i have learned out of books and now the internet.
am going to also include a link to the search page where i found the above links. there are lots af links here...i only posted my favorite go thru and see if something u like better. also, all the illustrations of basted pieces look exactly like basted pieces in my collections of antique paper pieced peices, blocks etc ...paper and basting not removed..that is done after sewing shapes together. have fun...i have not done a lot...just experiments to see what it is like, therefore sending links from "experts" instead. happy playing/experimenting/learning!!
thx for the invite. i wander in & out of web sites most days, esp when too wet to go & play in the dirt...such heartbreak! lollol..but now with mqp added to quilting board & quilt chat + my fav news sites, i can sit and read the grey rainy days away..tho sometimes am reading when there are chores or promised to-do's awaitn' :))...so i guess this is apology for taking so long to accept your invitation..am very glad to have met u here & hope you can post more photos of your quilts.
Chris you asked if I had any tips for English Paper Piecing, the best I can give is to double stitch you beginning and end of every seam, it's time consuming, but better than everything coming undone again. Then secondly, tack through the paper, I didn't on mine and the papers started coming out by themselves, what a mess, the hexs lost their shape and I have to go and put all the paper back in. I used not proper quilting cotton to make my quilt but old summer dresses of mine that I think are a polycotton mix and the fabric is not weighty enough to hold it's shape. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say and that these tips help. If I had to do another, I would use quilters cotton fabric and quilter cotton thread and double stitch each of my seams, it saves time in the end.