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Red,White & Blue swap block

Created in this Craftsy Course

Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing taught by Carol Doak

Paper-piecing expert Carol Doak teaches you how to get sharp points and precise seams as she takes you step by step through four foundation-based quilt projects.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Holiday, Traditional
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What materials did you use? "Stars & Stripes" cotton fabric collection, cotton thread, paper foundation.

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What are you most proud of? I increased the 6 inch pattern to a 7 inch pattern, then put it on point and added setting triangles. I need to make 12 inch finished blocks for the swap. This pattern (Spring Fling 2012 by Carol Doak) did not include a cutting list. I cut it apart and measured each piece, adding 1/2 inch all around to make the list myself. I had no problem covering each area including the seam allowance. The points came out great!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid and have fun! The more I do this the easier it gets. If you like the Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing class you might consider joining Carol's yahoo group. They're a fun bunch who are very helpful!

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This is stunning! And as a military wife and mother...thank you for your support of our troops!

06/14/2013 Flag

You are welcome! My thanks go out to all those who serve!

06/16/2013 Flag

Love your patriotic piece Jean - you certainly are good with the PP - I didn't enjoy that but you seem to have taken to it like a duck to water. Your work just gets better and better.

01/10/2014 Flag

Thanks Beth but I have to admit PP just isn't my bag. I only did this because I decided to try PP again with the "Queen of PP" - Carol Doak. I joined the yahoo group and gave it a go but quickly withdrew. I can do PP but I don't enjoy it at all :D

01/15/2014 Flag

You really are a clever lady, Jean! I read your explanation of how you did this with great interest (and awe). Well done - it's amazing!

04/11/2014 Flag

Thanks so much Patz! I owe a lot to the 2013 BOM lesson on drafting. Thanks to the teacher, Laura, I had the confidence to go for it :D

04/11/2014 Flag

Great job all around. I really love paper piecing also and the Craftsy instructors are all terrific at explaining and passing on their love of this method of quilting.

06/13/2014 Flag

Thanks for the kudos Ladymax! I have to admit I really dislike paper piecing. Though I can do it I find it too tedious and I always have trouble covering the areas no matter how hard I try. Recently I vowed I will substitute blocks rather do another paper pieced one Its just no fun for me :D

06/13/2014 Flag

That is the choice we all have to make. If it isn't fun, don't do it. Our quilting is supposed to be FUN.

06/20/2014 Flag

I couldn't agree more!

06/20/2014 Flag