I like to paper piece.
I paper piece because I don't applique. I can make pictoral blocks by piecing instead of appliquing. (It's not that I can't applique, I just think it's tedious. I expect about as tedious as people think paper piecing is.)
I paper piece because the blocks I make piece accurately and finish to size. As long as I sew on my pattern line, trim my finished pattern sections accurately on the line, and accurately sew a 1/4" seam, I'm good.
Let me let you in on a little secret, though.....
I also paper piece becasuse I'm lazy.
What, you say?!
I even paper piece traditional blocks.
I don't like to cut strips of fabric and then cut those into block parts. I don't like cutting fabric, cutting and/or marking fabric for HSTs, QSTs, and Geese. There is too much room for error and it's tedious.
How can I even profess to like quilting?!
On that note, the idea of cutting 338 1.5" squares for the checkerboard part of the SMQR was getting me twitchy.
If I didn't have to fight with EQ7 so much to get this pattern to print, I would be one happy camper. I finally got it to work even if I don't know exactly what I did differently after trying all day and on two printers. I'm hoping I can duplicate my efforts when I need to print the pattern for real.
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