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April 10th, 2015, 11:45 AM
I have done several paper pieced projects (small projects) and have enjoyed doing them and would like to try a full sized quilt. Have you done one? Would like to see a picture. Do you have suggestions for a book or pattern for me to use?
Thanks for any help you can give.

April 10th, 2015, 11:46 AM
Look up Faith Hill of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Sharyn J
April 10th, 2015, 12:55 PM
I've done a lot of small projects but never a full size quilt. You might want to try a crib or lap size first and go through the whole process.

Lots of freebie paper piece templates here:
Free Quilt Patterns | Sewhooked (http://sewhooked.com/free-quilt-patterns/#stars)

I made a periwinkle (Arkansas Star) lap size quilt from a free template. I enlarged the pattern on my printer.

My quilt is in my album: http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/members/sharyn-j-albums-my-quilts-picture84058-mini-periwijnkle-lapquilt.html

April 10th, 2015, 12:58 PM
I haven't made a full size paper pieced quilt. But I do know that a lot of folks like Carol Doak's patterns for paper piecing.

April 10th, 2015, 01:12 PM
Quiltworx patterns are great, but the first time you use one, it would be better if you were in a class because they are kind of confusing. Once they are explained to you, they are easy to understand and use and the end results are fabulous!

April 10th, 2015, 01:59 PM
I have done a Judy Niemeyer table runner and want to do a Glacier Star. My sister-in-law likes teal and I have offered to make her one if she purchases the pattern and fabrics.

For our church sanctuary, I made large (60" x 100") banners using "Paper Piecing Quilts of Praise". The original pattern was for an 8" block, so I enlarged it to be 36" square. Made the pieces a LOT bigger and easier to handle.

The process is tedious, but the finished result is fantastic, so precise.

I agree, taking a Judy Niemeyer class will help tremendously. I am not familiar with Carol Doak's patterns and process.

Go for it. And an Add-a-Quarter ruler is very helpful.

April 10th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Crafts has a couple of great paper piecing classes. That might help. They are always having sales on the classes. Keep an eye out.