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Red,White & Blue swap block

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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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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

this is such a happy quilt. I love all the colors and the points are amazing!

05/19/2015 Flag

Thank you Sewlomio! Paper piecing makes getting those points easier. Hope you try it.

05/20/2015 Flag

i know there is a Red White and Blue quilt for me and this is really inspiring me.

05/19/2015 Flag

Thanks Sewlomio. I'm flattered. Be sure to post your quilt when done.

05/20/2015 Flag