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    I've decided to give it a try. Have watched plenty of tutorials and read many articles/blogs. I see that there are several methods of basting the fabric to the paper, some use glue, some use a gathering stitch, and I even saw a few that actually stitched a basting stitch thru the paper.

    What's your favorite (or least favorite) method, and why?

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    I tend to baste thru the paper. It is the easiest to remove and holds everything perfectly. I tried glue but it is tough to remove the paper. I use the wonder clips to hold the hexies in place as I stitch.

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    I baste through the papers.

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    My favorite method is to sit back and watch others do it!
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    My sister loved the glue, I didn't, so I baste thru the paper.

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    I found plastic forms that I used instead of the papers. I fold, clip with wonder clips and then stitch around the form. Iron the whole batch and then pop the papers out. I stitch the pieces together later.

    I tried stitching them with the plastic forms inside, but it was too stiff to be comfortable to me.

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    I baste around the paper with thread I don't care about. I put a hole in the middle of the paper shapes with a paper punch to make it easier to remove them. I love EPP.

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    I just started EPP, and am working on La Passacaglia. I'm using glue stick, and so far it is working very well. Started with Sewline, which I like but are pricey. I joined the La Passacaglia fb group and have gotten lots of good tips and inspiration there - everything from needles, thread, stitch types, how to fold etc. I now know I can use the purple elmer glue sticks and they work great, and Bottomline thread is the best thing ever. Good luck with your projects, I think you will enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do View Post
    I baste around the paper with thread I don't care about. I put a hole in the middle of the paper shapes with a paper punch to make it easier to remove them. I love EPP.
    Great tip on using thread that's languishing in my drawer for basting.

    I ended up trying all three methods of basting. Stitching thru the paper is a definite choice for me.

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    I am glue basting and I am using Aurifill 80 weight thread to sew the pieces together. This makes my stitches almost invisible.... I got this Tipp on a train ride where I was sitting and sewing. Suddenly a nice woman tapped my shoulder and showed me that she is doing just the same as I am. We hat a nice chat and her stitches have been much more unnoticeable than mine. I followed her advice and am very happy about the results.
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