August 9, 2012

I like paper piecing because......

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?!

It's true.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to figure it out........ I like paper piecing for intricate blocks with lots of points, but at the end of the day, I am an applique girl :)


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