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Old 01-18-2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Paper piecing?

I see that a lot of swaps have paper piecing as an element. The only instructions I've ever come across have been how to make one from a pattern, so I was wondering, how do you do one when you don't have a pattern? I've seen pictures of some really awesome Disney characters that people have done for past swaps and I just can't imagine how you do that. Could someone explain it, or maybe point me in the direction of a website that could explain it?

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Old 01-18-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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You can use anything as a pattern, like a picture... but coloring book pages are the easiest. I have traced out the parts and then used that as a template. Now that I have a Wishblade, it's much easier - wahoo!
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Ok this might sound dumb but here goes -- a paper piecing is like layering each piece to get a final result that is more then one piece of paper?
like making say a yellow pooh with a red shirt layered on top ?
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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Please tell me more about the Wishblade.

I do lots of paper piecings. I usually use coloring book pictures, cut the pieces and layer them in a sort of collage. It's not as hard as it sounds. Start with something with few pieces and larger shapes and graduate to more complicated patterns.
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I'm new to this and wondered if there are any pictures of this floating out there?
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