Paper piecing?

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  1. New England Eeyore

    New England Eeyore <font color=purple>Bradley Whitford and Rob Lowe a

    Dec 20, 2004
    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?

    Thanks! :teeth:
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  3. bubbasmom99

    bubbasmom99 <br>Disney Obsessed<br><font color=red>I know you

    Jan 13, 2001
    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!
  4. bigsis1970

    bigsis1970 Always planning my next trip! Maybe my 45th Bday??

    Jun 22, 2001
    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 ?
  5. MerryPoppins

    MerryPoppins <font color=coral>I posted around Woo Hooty time<b

    Sep 2, 2000
    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.
  6. lorli

    lorli Perfectly Pixieish

    Jun 17, 2005
    I'm new to this and wondered if there are any pictures of this floating out there?

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