Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday's class and Paper Piecing

Yesterday I taught two classes of the Circle and Spin Quilt. It was fun and the ladies got a lot done. I think they had fun making the slightly abstract looking circles and it made curved piecing seem fun. Next week they meet again and hopefully I will get some pictures.

After I got home and collapsed for a bit, I wanted to try one of the techniques suggested after my post earlier this week. Mary suggested I go to Twiddletails and see how to PP without sewing through the paper. Anina uses freezer paper, cut to fit her printer. I was intrigued so cut some to fit my printer and printed them out. It works well, and no tearing off the paper, though you use it for the precision. She says they can be used several times. I used each twice so far. They turned out the same size as the rest and look fine. I want to try the other ideas, too, just have to go shopping for the supplies. I had the freezer paper here, so tried it first.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Very cool blocks. And I love they gift you received in the previous post. What a cute towel!!

Cathy said...

I love this block. I have to learn paper piecing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Jean, I'm glad you tried Anina's method. I am completely sold on it and am using it for her Geese in the Forrest BOM. Everyone needs to find what works best for them! Your blocks looks awesome.

Barb said...

I have never really enjoyed paper piecing on long stretches, short ones yes. I am interesed in this method you are talking about. I will have to check it out.

Fiesta said...

Jean your paper pieced blocks look great.
You did a fabulous job.
Could you email me details on how you reuse the freezer paper?

scraphappy said...

What an great way to handle the paper part of the paper piecing. It sound so much nicer than tearing all that paper out at the end. Your blocks are lovely.