Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Paper Piecing Help/Quilt a long/Sew a Long

Maybe you are new to paper piecing and want a bit of help, support and community as you find your way around the different techniques, there are a couple of Quilt-a-longs coming up.
First we have Sew Out Loud {Quilter's Word Play}- I don't know what the fancy brackets do but they often come up in crafty projects and blogs- anyway here is the button

the code can be found along with all the other starting info at Kirie's blog and also at Julianna's blog.  There are great prizes and a design competition for the 12th block- as for the judge, it will take your breath away but I am sworn to secrecy!  Flickr group is here
Looking for something at beginner level?  Bought a copy of Fat Quarterly 8 Paper Piecing Issue?  Dolores at A Labour of Love is planning a sew-a-long using the projects from the ezine!  The idea is that you can support each other through the different techniques.
Issue 8 - Paper
And, thinking ahead now, I will be at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in June teaching a class or two.  I will be doing a technique class on paper piecing using the freezer paper template technique but with a twist-it will be hand sewing, no machine needed.  This will include stitching an inset Y seam- if you can learn it by hand it will be a breeze by machine! And if you can't wait for more help, check my pages link on paper piecing resources!

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  1. I'm really looking forward to Sew Out Loud. Should be fun and informative!

  2. I want to be in the class soooooooooooo much! 4 months and counting x

  3. Both of these sound like so much fun, and I hope I get to take that class at the retreat, I can only do foundation piecing

  4. I am so looking forward to the |Wordplay QAL. I'm trying to get all my other commitments done quickly, so I can join in! Fingers crossed!

  5. I'm keen to learn this! I'll be watching !

  6. When do we get to sign up for the classes? I want to be in this class. Big time! (Please!!!!!)

  7. LOL -- glad to see I'm not the only one who has no idea why those brackets keep popping up! :) Let me know if you ever find out what on earth they mean.


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