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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 644084 views.

From: DonnaMc


Did you teach the mystery quilt at the Valley of the Sun in retreat one year and it was an Irish chain it was that somebody else?  I’m looking for the pattern. I was hoping that it was you were the teacher and had the pattern.  If you do or if you know where I can get it can you point me in the right direction or send it to me?  

sorry that I posted here I don’t know how to start a new message I really know how to reply.


From: tuckyquilter


When I paper piece, I don't sew through the paper. I fold it back to the line, trim, and then glue the next piece of fabric on.  Then I sew right along the fold on the fabric.  Sometimes I'll even use a long stitch and sew along the lines for easy folding. This is on freezer paper.  After I sew the fabric on, I press it to the paper as it sticks, and repeat the process.  Hopefully you can see the stitch marks on the paper. I did the backside as it shows better.

Should you use freezer paper, be sure and print on the NON-shiny side.. or you'll have a smeared mess.  Learned my lesson.  I cut the freezer paper to either letter or legal size, depending on what I'm doing.


Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


yup...sure beats ripping the paper off!

Well I am officially done with all the silly tshirt quilts for a while. I wanted to do something different but what. I was looking at my mini storm at sea and thought i should do another miniature. So tonight I started that pattern where a snail trail block is mixed with pieced cat silouette, dont remember the name of the pattern. I am making the blocks 3 inches. grin

Yup, I am crazy.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Using freezer paper is exactly how I was taught to paper piece by Judy Mathieson.   You get the precision sewing but none of that nonsense about tearing see-through paper off.

Did you finish the T-shirt quilt for Bruce S. yet?  Just wondering.  


From: bornblesse2


I need to start on a T-shirt quilt for my sister.  But just need motivation todo it.....

yes, his was one of the 7 I've done in the last 3 months. smile  Funny story about that.  I sent him the picture when I mailed it, he then called me and asked how hard it would be to take the shirts out with his name because he was thinking about donating it for a fund raiser.  I told him it was already mailed and not only that it would be pretty difficult (understatement).  He said never mind then, sorry for not thinking of it sooner.  Then when he sent me the check, he included a note saying he was glad I had put the shirts with his name in after all because he really loved the quilt and it gave him an excuse to keep it.

aren't they cute? Each square in the little 4 patch center is 3/8".  I am using freezer paper and the seams are about 3/16th or an EXTREEMLY scan 1/4 or a generous 1/8th. I put a couple of layers of the tiger tape on a small ruler to make my own "add a 1/8th".  


From: qltmkr1


Could, "the sooner I get started, the sooner I'll be DONE", be motivation enough?  wink