Monday, February 27, 2017

1 bad thing...

The only bad thing about paper piecing...
 
Who can I pay to rip all this off.... it will take me FOR-EV-ER.... I can only do like 2 pieces before my hand cramps up... ugggg

2 comments:

Cassee Barba said...

While I'm no expert, this is what I do to facilitate the paper removal. I score the seam line with the tip of a seam ripper, or fabric feeder/guide, or anything with a point like a skewer and use tweezers to save fingers and get tiny pieces out. (Primitive Gatherings sells an ideal tweezer that is a good size and bent - you might want to check it out on their web site.) Sometimes I score the seam with my fingernail or non-working ball-point pen. Also, a sharp, firm snap will also loosen and split the paper from the seam - this usually works well when de-papering a single block. Lastly, if you have young children around, they find this task mucho fun.

Your quilt is awesome and very even and accurate and love your color combinations. Hope you find the use of the paper foundations worth it in the end.

Terry in So. Calif.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

I have only done string piecing on foundation papers, so I haven't any advice, but those blocks are really beautiful--I love the colors.