Paper piecing for perfect points: 7 smart tips (+ giveaway!)

Detail of Spinning Waterwheels quiltDebby Kratovil is a quilter’s quilter. For 14 years she was known as Quilt Magazine’s “tip lady,” designing hundreds of patterns for their readership. She’s had nearly 30 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines (and jokes that she’s a regular cover girl). She’s designed quilts for fabric companies, published quilting books and calendars, and taught countless quilters through classes and workshops. But when a new technique began gaining ground in the quilting world, Debby read up on the method and came to a realization:She did not like the idea of paper piecing.

Being a quilter’s quilter, however, Debby surrendered to piecing pressure and gave that new technique a try. And after making her own brand of tweaks, she was hooked.

Detail of Seeing Red quiltFlash forward to 2013. Not only has Debby embraced paper piecing—she loves it. Why? One reason is that quilt points—and we’re talking super-pointy-points here, like the kind you need for Mariner’s Compass—are a breeze to achieve. With Debby’s techniques for how to paper piece, classic designs that were once thought of as too difficult to even start (much less finish!) are now in the sights of any quilter who wants to give paper piecing a shot.

Today we’re thrilled to have Debby as a guest blogger here at Stitch This!. Below she shares seven smart tips for paper piecing quilts—some you may have never come across before. But first let’s start with her backstory, which reveals her initial skepticism about the technique. Can you relate?


Debby KratovilMy inspiration comes from traditional quilts. I love quilts from an era when the maker didn’t have computers. Only a pencil, paper, and a clever brain! Antique quilts give me the most pleasure and I stand in awe of what these (mostly) women did with minimal tools. Because I mainly sew for publication, my quilts need to photograph well. I let the fabrics do most of the work. If you look at most of my patterns, they really are yesterday’s blocks with today’s fabrics. I also love to take a difficult block and streamline it so any quilter can make it using today’s tools.

I came early to paper piecing quilts only because I worked on the editorial staff of Quilt Magazine and was asked to design hundreds of patterns to share with readers. At first, I was not impressed with the technique. It seemed slow, and I didn’t want to spend all that time on little, bitty, tiny blocks with a zillion pieces! I saw the process that popular teachers used and I just didn’t get the appeal. Hold your pattern up to the light? Cut large fabric pieces and hope they cover the patch intended? Leave the paper on when you join units? No thanks!

Nevertheless, I jumped in, designing and trying out a few blocks—with a few changes:

  • First, I supersized my blocks from 3″ and 4″ to 8″ and 10″.
  • I streamlined the process by precutting squares, rectangles, and triangles to correspond with the patches. That way, you could sew knowing that you wouldn’t have to unsew an inadequate unit. Instead of “sew, then trim,” the process became “trim, then sew.”
  • I realized that using a ruler to trim a patch to ¼" before adding the next patch assures perfect alignment.

After tweaking the technique in these ways, I actually began to enjoy paper piecing!

Fern Fancy quilt
“Fern Fancy” by Kathryn Wager Wright

My new book, Paper Piecing Perfect Points, started taking shape several years ago. I began to see Mariner’s Compass–type blocks as doable with paper piecing, and I set out to draft them on my computer.

I learned early on to design using Adobe Illustrator. I taught myself how to create blocks that radiate from the center, based on the 360 degrees of a circle. I designed a block, and then sewed up several. Designed another. Sewed some more. After about two years, I realized I had enough to fill a book. Not all the quilts in Paper Piecing Perfect Points are based on Mariner’s Compass, but they all have sharp points and odd angles that really can only happen with foundation paper piecing.

Beginner's Mariner's Compass quilt
“Beginner’s Mariner’s Compass”

I’ve taught hundreds of students in the classroom and thousands more via my patterns. I’ve learned many things along the way, and my students have given me great feedback. Here are some of my best paper-piecing tips!

1. Always paper piece a sample block before you cut out an entire quilt. You may find the patches don’t work, you don’t like the block, or that your colors aren’t pleasing to you. It’s not a waste to “test drive” a block before committing to an entire quilt.

2. Choose your foundation paper carefully. The type of paper you use DOES make a difference. I like thin paper (newsprint or tracing paper). Martingale makes awesome papers for foundation piecing and it’s all I use. I introduce my students to it in every class—I give them one or two printed patterns so they can see the difference. Computer paper is a bit too heavy; if you use it, you can tear out your stitches when you remove the paper.

3. Shorten your stitches, but not so small that you can’t unsew them. When I need to unsew, my method is to save the seam and sacrifice what I call the “Patch of Shame.” What? That’s the fabric patch that doesn’t quite cover the space it’s supposed to cover. You have to sacrifice it for the good of the project. To unsew it, trim the Patch of Shame away with a pair of sharp scissors, as close as you can to the seam. Then grab the remaining seam allowance and peel it away. Everything’s removed except for the seam stitches.

Toile Garden Medallion quilt
“Toile Garden Medallion”

4. Begin stitching lines by sewing off the paper. Begin and end your seams outside your seam allowances whenever possible. You need stitching in the seam allowances, just as you do in traditional sewing.

5. Remove paper from a finished block or unit before joining it to other parts of the quilt. I don’t enjoy removing tiny pieces of paper in seam allowances, but even more than that, fabric sewn to paper has absolutely no give. You must remove the paper in order to join a paper-pieced unit to a curved background unit. These have to work together on the bias.

6. Use thin pins. My favorites are small silk pins with no heads. You won’t be able to fold the pattern and trim with a ball-head pin getting in the way.

7. Follow the lines and numbers! The most confusing part for a beginning paper piecer is that there’s this opaque piece of paper sitting between her and her fabrics. She can’t see where she’s going. Just remember, you are always sewing from the wrong side, just like you do in traditional sewing.

Paper Piecing Perfect PointsI came early to the Internet with one of the first quilting websites. I even helped bring Quilt Magazine online as the first quilting magazine with an Internet presence. But I only recently started blogging—reluctantly! I wasn’t eager to jump in, but it’s a place for me to share my hundreds (yes, hundreds) of quilts, tips, techniques, and lessons. Lately, I’ve been highlighting Paper Piecing Perfect Points by recreating many of the blocks in the book with new fabrics. It’s true: you can change the personality of a block or quilt with completely different fabric choices. Check out my blog to see what I’m up to.


Debby, thank you for sharing your tips, and your paper-piecing journey. You’ve inspired us with your words and your beautiful quilts! You can see all of Debby’s quilts from her new book in the slideshow below.

Where are you on the paper-piecing spectrum—beginner, intermediate, expert…or resister? Share your answer in the comments and you could win a copy of the Paper Piecing Perfect Points eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you’ve won. Or, pick up Debby’s book now and download the eBook instantly for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The randomly chosen winner is Susan, who writes:

“I guess I’m an intermediate resister, I’ve made a number of quilts with this method. I love the results, however, I don’t like the waste and slowness of paper piecing. Debbie’s book, however, looks amazing and worth spending the extra time and fabric. I really hope I win this, and I thank you for the opportunity.”

Susan, we’ll email you about your free eBook. Congratulations!

Katie's Points of View quilt

"Katie's Points of View"

Sunflower Blossoms quilt

"Sunflower Blossoms"

Casablanca Sunrise quilt

"Casablanca Sunrise"

Descending quilt

"Descending"

Diamonds and Blooms quilt

"Diamonds and Blooms"

Hosanna quilt

"Hosanna"

Red Mango Tango quilt

"Red Mango Tango"

Seeing Red quilt

"Seeing Red"

Silk Compass quilt

"Silk Compass"

Spinning Waterwheel quilt

"Spinning Waterwheel"


304 Comments

  • I had dabbled with paper piecing, trying to teach myself using books and internet videos. Then I took a class but we made a star I did not care for. Undaunted, I took another class. Again, ANOTHER unattractive (to me) star. Now I am in a class that has a lesson or two on many, many types of block preparation. I retried paper piecing and I LOVE it!I have even tried my hand at designing a few blocks.

    Michelle Harrison on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a struggling beginner. Thanks for the chance to win Debbies book.

    —Vicki H on February 19, 2013
  • I have paper pieced a few blocks–two for Craftsy’s 2012 BOM and four for the backing of a king size quilt I am working on. The four represent the four seasons (snow flake, daffodil, sun and autumn tree). They ranged from very simple (flower) to lots of tiny pieces (leaves). My next paper piecing project will be the Sugarloaf Campground quilt from Quiltmaker magazine a few years ago. I want to be a better piecer and I will only get better by making paper pieced quilts.

    —Bernie S on February 19, 2013
  • I have done some paper piecing….had some success and one big failure. I really like it for it’s accuracy, especially for points. So I guess you would call me a somewhat beginner. Thanks for the chance to win Debbie’s book.

    —NancyB in AZ on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, and I absolutely ADORE paper-piecing and the perfect points! I’m planning more paper-piecing projects (I’d like to do a WHOLE QUILT)!

    —Lauren aka Giddy99 on February 19, 2013
  • I haven’t tried paper piecing yet. I’ve watched videos and read Debby’s hints, and I’m almost ready. lol I need to find the paper, I guess. Keep pushing me to just do it, okay??

    —Maryellen on February 19, 2013
  • I have paper pieced a few things. I like the precise results, but find it a slow process. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Beth B on February 19, 2013
  • To be honest, I haven’t tried paper pieceing yet. i have wanted to try lots of patterns but have been intimidated by the process.After joining Debby’s blog and seeing all the things that she makes, I am wanting to try this very much. Her work is awesome and I would love to win her book.

    —Joyce Carter on February 19, 2013
  • I’m probably an intermediate. I love the accuracy of paper (foundation) piecing. I’d love to win Debby’s book!

    —Judy on February 19, 2013
  • I have done some paper piecing, but I still consider myself a beginner. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sallie on February 19, 2013
  • I have only done a couple of paper pieced projects. The first time I was reluctant and not impressed with the technique. But the next two projects turned out beautifully! I am eager to try more.

    —Cherry Brown on February 19, 2013
  • I am called the paper piecing queen. I love the wonderful quilts i can make with paper piecing. I would love to win.

    —Sharon Meyer on February 19, 2013
  • I have done a fair amount of paper piecing and love it ….. except when I make a mistake. It’s the best way I know to make perfect points. Usually if I have not done any in a while, I make a mistake about the fourth or fifth piece in and have to tear out. Still, I love the results and perfection of the process.

    —Karen L. on February 19, 2013
  • Just beginning but really love the designs Debby posted. Her instructions make it look fairly easy and it would be fantastic to win her book!

    —Arleen on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, but the few blocks I have paper pieced came out perfectly, so that is why I like paper piecing!

    —gail on February 19, 2013
  • Based on the beautiful quilts done by friends’ use of paper piecing, I purchased a supply of newsprint and intend to begin playing with the technique soon. I’m not fond of the Mariner’s Compass, so need to look for a pattern I’d enjoy piecing together.

    —Kathy L on February 19, 2013
  • I guess I’m an intermediate resister, I’ve made a number of quilts with this method. I love the results, however, I don’t like the waste and slowness of paper piecing. Debbie’s book, however, looks amazing and worth spending the extra time and fabric. I really hope I win this, and I thank you for the opportunity.

    —susan on February 19, 2013
  • I had to try a small bit of paper piecing in a wall hanging I did for Christmas last year and now I’m intrigued…..I need to just try~!

    —Judy S on February 19, 2013
  • I love to use for getting very accuratge points and precutting pieces and trimming before adding the next piece certainly is a must for me.

    —Barbara on February 19, 2013
  • I have been a fan of paper piecing from "day 1″…unsure of just regular piecing and getting unmatching points…PP was the way for me! I would love this book and especially the "Fern Fancy" quilt…wow!

    —Kate on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve tried paper piecing before and DO love the precise results you get from it … my "problem" is I sometimes get "confused" about which piece to attach next and where! After reading your hints I’m going to give it another try and hopefully will learn more from your new book. Congrats on your success and for sharing it with us! Thanks, too, for the chance to win.

    —Linda H on February 19, 2013
  • I have been watching shows dedicated to paper piecing and I can’t wait to actually start a project soon.

    —Ann on February 19, 2013
  • I LOVE to paper piece. I have taught several friends to do it as well. They started out thinking they would not like it, but have become fans now as well. It is such a great technique for getting very precise points on VERY SMALL pieces!!

    Diane on February 19, 2013
  • Would love to make quilts like these. Now that I am retired I am going to give it a try.

    Sharon Didio on February 19, 2013
  • I would classify myself as a fearful non-starter. I have been curious about paper piecing for a very long time, but don’t know where or how to start and am afraid to try. I guess I just need to roll up my sleeves and try paper piecing. I love the idea of having very accurate points.

    —Tonia on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, but I love the process. thanks!

    —Debbie H on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner, however my first paper pieced quilt was for my grandma she was so worth the new experience! I made a wedding ring quilt I made it in earthtone colors. It turned out amazing and my grandma put it out on display in her front room.(growing up this room was off limits to us kids so for her to display it there was an honor!) I now have it put in a special spot to remind me of her love 🙂

    —Nikki on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done some paper piecing – still learning.

    —Mary Russell on February 19, 2013
  • I have been paper piecing for years! I really like doing pictorial or realistic birds and animals. After seeing Debby’s compass blocks, I want to do one!

    —Judy Bowes on February 19, 2013
  • I went on a quilting cruise as a non-quilter but tried the group effort which was to paper piece a pattern to share with each member. It was great.

    —Aud W on February 19, 2013
  • I was a paper piece reisiter at first! But our quilt guild did a color theory exercise useing the waste not block. By the time we finished the
    project I was a fan of paper piecing. It is the thing for crispy points!
    I am also a fan of Debbies and would love to win her ebook.

    —Pam L on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing but have trouble with it sometimes. Would love to win this!

    —Nancy B from Many LA on February 19, 2013
  • I am beginning to quilt and i really like the idea of paper piecing.Thank you for the chance to win this book

    —Sandra Conklin on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner paper piecer. My quilting guild had a seminar in the spring with Judy Niemeyer patterns. I have completed two beautiful tablerunners and love the precise results. Would love to win a new book and try Debby’s beautiful patterns.

    —Wendy M on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done a tad of paper piecing. I joined a swap, and I chose tohave everyone send me certain sized squares etc to make my own blocks. It has been languishing because I just haven’t got the knack for it. It may be that this book would really give me a light bulb moment so that I could finish that quilt! 🙂 I would love to make the mariners’ compass…one block anyway for a wallhanging.

    —Shelley C on February 19, 2013
  • I think by now I am an intermediate paper piecer. The first time I paper pieced was an easy triangular Christmas tree. Note – easy. The second time was a teesy-weensy wall hanging with areas where you could hardly see where you were supposed to stitch. Note – Not Easy. I’m lucky I stuck with it – I’ve made large quilts and ornaments using the paper piecing technique – and I love the sharp points and the end result.

    —Judy S. on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve tried paper piecing (only a few blocks) but I love it! I have several Judy Niemeyer patterns now that I wan to try 🙂

    —Kate on February 19, 2013
  • I have paper pieced a few projects & really like the precision of paper piecing and that pictures can be paper pieced as well as stars and other quilting motifs. I still consider myself a beginner and would love to win the book.

    —Karon Henderson on February 19, 2013
  • I am just before the beginner. I have not tried paper piecing because it looked like alot of work. I see the patterns done with paper piecing and I want to try but just haven’t. Perhaps this book could give me the push to try.

    —Kaye Morgan on February 19, 2013
  • I have made pp blocksfor several swaps, trying to gain confidence. They came out wonderfully. Ithen moved on to a throw quilt and a wallhanging. My next goal is to make a Mainers quilt for my Queen sized bed in blue and white.

    —Denise S. on February 19, 2013
  • Total beginner at this, but interested!

    —jane on February 19, 2013
  • I am beginner for sure, only done paper piecing twice. But I keep looking at the beautiful designs and keep telling myself to start simple and learn to enjoy the process. My cousin gave my husband a dragon wall piece that is so beautiful and paper pieced – so I think I could do it if I tried harder!!

    —Cindy Wienstroer on February 19, 2013
  • I am a RESISTANT INTERMEDIATE // I can do it the old fashioned way, but get so tired of being bogged down in details that i finish a project and theN won’t do another for a very long time .. but I love those points and see a couple of patterns I’d really like to try, DIAMONDS AND BLOOMS and HOSANNA.

    —Sandra McFerran on February 19, 2013
  • I tried paper piecing for the first time last year and in the beginning I hated it and finally I got the concept down and now enjoy doing it. I’ve only pieced a couple and would love to win Debby’s awesome book!

    Connie on February 19, 2013
  • There was a quilt-along online recently called New York Beauty – and I just fell in love with those blocks. Lots of sharp points, all paper piecing. Gorgeous. I’ve never done paper piecing (mostly for the same reasons that Debby was hesitant), but I saved all the parts of that quilt-along because I knew I had to try it. Crazy to start with something so advanced though, right? So… I’m ready to start small and work my way up to it. I’m ready! Thanks for the tips Debby! Perfect timing. 🙂

    —Sherryl on February 19, 2013
  • I have not tried paper pieceing yet but it is on my list of things to learn. I am sure that this book would help me in getting started.

    —Judy on February 19, 2013
  • Originally, I found paper piecing a challenge. But when I added a little "light to the subject" by holding the pattern and fabric up in front of a light source so I could make sure the fabric fit the space, then I didn’t have so many problems sewing from the "wrong side". For sharp points, I prefer paper piecing.

    —Jan on February 19, 2013
  • I would say that i am in between the beginner and intermediate stage. I love the results of PP, but don’t really enjoy the fiddling around. I do find that once I get into it, it does flow not bad. the first block or two are the hardest until I get into a rythym. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win a copy of Debbie’s book. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    —Bonnie Larson on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done some but think I will try some more after reading Debby’s useful tips. Thanks.

    —Teresa on February 19, 2013
  • Suppose I’m an intermediate paper-piecer. I’ve dabbled in various techniques from books and videos and agree that the paper used can make a great difference in the results. Right now I’m working on a Quilt of Valor using red/white/blue prints and solids and paper piecing the star blocks. Delighted with the points and matching seams. I think I could get really hooked on the process when the end result is so nice.

    —Mary Alice on February 19, 2013
  • I am just a beginner but enjoyed it when I tried it!

    —Barb Jolly on February 19, 2013
  • I’d say I’m an intermediate when it comes to foundation piecing. I’ve done enough to feel very comfortable with it and I appreciate the precise points and corners that I can achieve. I have even re-drafted patterns in order to take advantage of foundation piecing.

    When my daughters were little they used to love making pillow tops for people — I’d control the "gas pedal" and all they had to do was steer and keep the needle on the drawn line. They did a great job and it looked like the tops had been sewn by someone with a lot more experience than they actually had. 🙂

    —Jane S. on February 19, 2013
  • I tried minature paper piecing 18 years ago with rubber stamps, and quickly decided i HATED it. Never came back to it until late last month. I am not into a 90 by 90 quilt with paper piecing and now really am hooked. I love more traditional patterns, and seemingly pp patterns are more modern in style. Glad to hear there is a book that fits me perfectly. Got to have this one!

    Cynthia Wood on February 19, 2013
  • I too am a traditional quilter, but I tried paper piecing too. I had figured out a few of your tips by trial and error, but sure got a few extra here, that makes me want to give it another go. I did make one spectacular wall quilt that just couldnt be made (by me, anyway) any other way but paper piecing! It’s a great way to challange yourself to do something different, and a great way to use up some itty bitty pieces! And a great way to impress someone, if that’s what you’re after!

    —madeline on February 19, 2013
  • I hve tried it 2 times without a lot fo success. I would love to be able to do the magic that Debby does with paper pieceing…Love reading her blog and seeing all the wonderful creations she makes

    —Tammy on February 19, 2013
  • Thanks so much for the tips! I just recently paper pieced my first Mariner’s compass and it was so difficult. I had a lot of problems. I wish I’d known these tips before! I’d sure love to win! 🙂

    —Carol on February 19, 2013
  • I am a complete beginner. I seem to be all fingers & thumbs. Totally uncordinated! I would love to be able to learn it properly!

    —Anne Stidiford on February 19, 2013
  • I love the results of paper piercing, but havn’t gotten up the nerve to try it yet. I do so much want to learn this technique….now!

    Terry SailingKnitter on February 19, 2013
  • I would consider myself a newborn babe, I have done three paper pieced blocks. I love the look of them and want to do more. I have used traditional copy paper and I see now that I need to change that. Shopping trip… I hope I win, I think I could really put this book to good use.

    —Lisa McGriff on February 19, 2013
  • Actually, I’m a confused beginner. I understand the process, but doing it never seems to work. I would be interested in Debbie’s book and maybe finally making something I would be proud to show to others!

    —Deb G on February 19, 2013
  • Beginner, beginner beginner! I still come out in hives thinking about it! This book would really help, thanks for the chance. Linda

    Sunnybec on February 19, 2013
  • My first paper piecing efforts began with the pattern "By The Pond"…total mistake because it was very tiny pieces…needless to say that turned into a smaller version wallhanging but since then I’ve moved onto bigger projects and I LOVE paper piecing!! I LOVE Debbie’s patterns and books as I’m working on one like the Fern Fancy right now!! So I guess you could say I’m intermediate!

    Tiffanee Noack on February 19, 2013
  • I’m inspired to really start paper piecing in earnest.I’ve resisted for years but now seems the right time. Debby makes it look much easier than I imagined and her designs are so interesting.

    —Annie Andrew on February 19, 2013
  • totally a beginner, however, anxious to learn more about it.

    —Donna on February 19, 2013
  • I haven’t tried it yet. I’m a beginning quilter and it scares me to death! I would love to win this book as it sounds like Debby has simplified it somewhat.

    —Verna on February 19, 2013
  • I would say I have intermediate paper piecing skills. I designed my own dragonfly paper pieced block for a spring quilt. I made a candle mat that was a snowflake block. I have also made other small wall hangings using paper pieced blocks. I have not tackled a more intricate compass block, but I have been collecting patterns. Thank you for the chance to win the book.

    —Julie B on February 19, 2013
  • Very nice patterns. I made this pattern,too. I want this free Paper Piecing Perfect Points eBook.I live in Turkey.

    Nihal Erbakan on February 19, 2013
  • I’d consider myself a beginner. I have done a few very small pieces. It’s fun and much more accurate than I am. Since I have so many pieced tops to quilt, that project will need to be put on the back burner for now. But I always look for fun and easy ways to piece. The Mariner’s Compass is on my bucket list. I’ve just been too scared to try it.

    —Marguerite Namdar on February 19, 2013
  • I guess you would call me a pre-beginner. I have read, drooled, promised myself, and wished to do a paper piecing block. I have watched videos along with watching a friend do it and I still cannot get myself to take the plunge. the patterns ate so beautiful to the eye. I would love to be the winner of your book, hopefully it will inspire me to "just do it"

    —Rita Anderson on February 19, 2013
  • I consider myself probably an intermediate, I tried it and fell in love with it. On some patterns though it is still very hard to get those perfect points. Love all the patterns that are shown and would love to win her book. Right now I am working on our scrap clubs year long project of a Christmas flag that is totally paper pieced (it’s 80″x52″) and am about 1/2 way through it already. Seems like I get started on a PP project and it is just really hard to tear myself away.

    —Connie B on February 19, 2013
  • Thank you for all the tips. Now I can proceed with more confidence.

    —Tanya on February 19, 2013
  • I must be a resistor. I have a lovely pattern and a drawer of beautiful batiks that have been waiting for a few years for me to take the plunge to cut and sew. I feel this book would give me the courage to proceed.

    —Iris Klenk on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner at paper piecing blocks and I’ve found that I really like how they turn out to be the correct size because I know the seams will be 1/4″ every time. I’ve made a few blocks already and plan to make more. Once you get the hang of paper piecing the blocks go together quickly and look great.

    —Debbie Weishaar on February 19, 2013
  • Copier paper has been the only medium I have used for paper piecing in the past. Removing it is sometimes difficult and imposes unnecessary stress on the seams. Thursday, my next day of a once monthly gathering of quilters at a local quilt shop, I will be purchasing paper designed for paper piecing. Thanks Debby for the reminder that using the proper "materials" makes for a better result.

    —Gail M on February 19, 2013
  • I love the complicated look of these paper pieced blocks and would love to have Debbie’s book. As much as I enjoy all the tutorials and visuals on-line, there is nothing like a book to help you learn a new technique.

    Thanks for a chance to win and learn.

    —Alice on February 19, 2013
  • I made one block on a sampler quilt, but really didn’t know what I was doing. I purchased a small wall hanging of an iris, but it’s paper piecing. It’s been sitting on the shelf for a few years now.

    —Diane on February 19, 2013
  • I’m in the Intermediate category, a lover of those wonderful sharp points. Looks like a great book!

    —Linda E in AZ on February 19, 2013
  • I would say I am an expert paper piecer. My first love, and my preferred method always.

    Mary on February 19, 2013
  • I am by no means an expert but I do have some experience with paper piecing. The thing that I like about paper piecing is that the points come out every time.

    —Tammy Hempel on February 19, 2013
  • Although I learned paper piecing years ago, I see myself as a beginner ( just made some miniature quilts using the paper piecing method), but I so like the mariners compass and New York Beauty, that I will give it a try. at the moment I am dyeing some fabrics and I think the vibrant colors will work great on a compass type block.

    —Klara Meijer on February 19, 2013
  • I am "intermediate" at paper piecing. I have made some geisha girl wall hangings and a few other things but am always frustrated when my pieces of fabric don’t fit! I hope to learn more from Debbie

    —Shirley on February 19, 2013
  • Beginner. There is one needing to be finished. Anxious to get it finished. Loved her designs,should be fun to try.

    —Mary on February 19, 2013
  • I suppose I am an intermediate, however, I still have much more I would like to learn and do. So, I know I would get a lot of use from Debby’s new book and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

    —Peggy on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done a bit of paper piecing and sometimes confuse myself having to think backwards. What you see turns out reversed. But I’ll forge ahead until it becomes easier.

    —Mary Lou on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner, but I sure would love to try this technique and would love to win Debbie’s book.
    Thanks.

    —Sandra Strickland on February 19, 2013
  • Love it all! Just wish I had more time to really get involved in this technique!

    —Audrey on February 19, 2013
  • I have been frustrated by trying to paper piece for years. Even took a cruise just so I could take the class to learn (again). I still can’t do it right but enjoyed the cruise anyway. Time to try again?

    —Pat D. on February 19, 2013
  • I am a real beginner!! I did paperpiecing 3x & was confused with every piece! I love some of the patterns & realize with paper piecing, it’s possible to make almost any design.Will continue to practice in hopes to really !! conquer this. Would love the book for advice & help.

    Diane on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a confident beginner, whose brain hurts when I do it. 🙂

    —Joan Rodriguez on February 19, 2013
  • I have tried paper piecing and want to do more. This is what I need.

    —Candy on February 19, 2013
  • Paper piecing isn’t my favorite technique but when you need sharp points, it’s a must! I love the Fern Fancy quilt–so cool!

    Karen in Breezy Point on February 19, 2013
  • I consider myself a confident beginner. I’ve done a couple small pieces but never a large quilt with paper piecing. But, after seeing Debby’s quilts and the book, I can’t wait to get started on a larger project! Her book is on my wish list!

    —Krafty KC on February 19, 2013
  • Definately a beginner!

    —Garilyn on February 19, 2013
  • Wow! I just read my newsletter and saw what you did on those quilts. Beautiful. I love the seven pointed star blocks but have never tried paper piecing. Sounds like it would work wonderfully. I will be visiting with my daughter this summer to teach her some quilting techniques that I have learned this past year and I think this would be right up her alley. Thanks for writing such wonderful books. CRB

    —CR Bevins on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner in paper piecing but I would love to learn more about it. I plan to plunge in and try a paper pieced project soon.

    —Shirley C on February 19, 2013
  • I am a little acquainted with paper piecing. The difficulty for me is that I have always had difficulty with left and right. When you are working backwards, with the paper upside down, it is really a challenge. I had to pull out quite a few seams and was happy to read a little tip about that here. Beautiful quilts, Debby! So sorry to read on your blog that someone had stolen so many of your quilts. It must have been heart-breaking.

    —Karen on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing and am proficient in it. But I also like Debby’s use of circles with paper piecing. Haven’t tried that yet. Would love a copy of her book for ides.

    —gab on February 19, 2013
  • Just started pp; once you get the hang of it, it is wonderful. You really need to concentrate on just this at the time; no multi-tasking.

    —Terry p on February 19, 2013
  • I think I would call myself intermediate in paper piecing but I love it and everything just comes out so precise and nice. I love the blocks you have created, they are so appealing to the eye. Paper piecing was something I was reluctant to try, but once I tried it I was hooked.

    —Grace on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner/intermediate paper piecer. I love paper piecing!! Years ago, I tried a mariners compass without paper piecing and it was a disaster. I just finished up a BOM (2012)that had both paper piecing and piecing. I agree that you need to remove the paper before you stitch the blocks together. I was told to leave it on. Wrong. I don’t think there is any other way to piece a mariners compass quilt (my favorite)except to paper piece it. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book. Sheila

    —Sheila on February 19, 2013
  • I have always wanted to try paper piecing, but haven’t done anything yet. Hope to try this year.

    —Ellen on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner who has fallen in love with the process. In fact since I first tried it in December, it is about the only type of piecing that I have been doing. At first I was afraid to try, but these over 60 eyes really like the results of straight lines and beautiful points. Yes, I still have a long way to go, but paper piecing makes me happy with my results and more than willing to try new designs.

    —Marjorie Nath on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner. On a quilt shop hop I saw a cute elephant wall hanging. I have been collecting elephants since I was young and knew I had to learn how to do this. The shop owner was kind enough to teach me how to make the block at a sit and sew. It was my first attempt at paper piecing but once I had made the first block the rest came easy. It was so much fun and I loved the results. I definitely want to improve my skills. I am on the lookout for another class but at the moment the only one I’ve found is very complex with a pattern I don’t really like. I’ve learned a lot of what I know from books so for now that is how I will continue to grow.. Casablanca Sunrise and Seeing Red are beautiful. This book will go on my wishlist (unless I get lucky) Thank you for all the helpful tips!

    —Diane on February 19, 2013
  • I’m happy when I’m paper piecing!

    carolyn on February 19, 2013
  • I am in a block of the month class right now at our locate fabric shop and I am enjoying it very much. It’s amazing what you can make when you paper piece.

    —benda lea on February 19, 2013
  • Basically I am a resister! The "mirror" image sewing just baffles me. I took a New York Beauty class with a very fun teacher and was doing fair (only a couple of rip outs, :D_) but after getting home I didn’t do it enough to really feel comfortable. Combine that with the fact that I don’t care for most of the traditional paper piece patterns and there you have it – I resist! Maybe its time to give it another try. 😀

    —Marie Atkinson on February 19, 2013
  • have tried paper piecing but need more lessons

    —mary ann johnson on February 19, 2013
  • I would call myself an intermediate paper-piecer, but others like how I explain the technique, so they may say I’m an expert. I’m always learning and modifying my techniques, so I would love more tips. Thank you.
    Bunnie

    —Bunnie on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner paper piecer. I did one small mini wall hanging, with only a few different size pieces and it went fairly well. Now I am trying a more difficult pattern, which is proving to be very challenging. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I can use all the help I can get.

    —Shirley V D on February 19, 2013
  • I guess I fall in the intermediate category when it comes to paper piecing. Love the pictures of the beautiful quilts! Thanks!

    Barb in MI on February 19, 2013
  • Ignorance is bliss! I started paper piecing with a fish pattern, requiring 47 pieces, which was rather like trying a 3-dimensional jig-saw puzzle. That cured me for about 4 years, but we quilters are know for our persistence and resilience, and actually, I like it now. No more fish, though.

    Gail G on February 19, 2013
  • I have used paper piecing ina number of quilts and really enjoyed Not having to cut the pieces to size first I’m able to use some of my smallest scraps and especially love making animals and flowers. I would love to have Debby’s book to try compas points.

    —ELIZABETH CROSS on February 19, 2013
  • I think I am an advanced beginner. I finally took a class and learned this method, reluctantly, and made a few wall hangings for Christmas, in perpetration for a class at Quilting at the Lake in Havasu. ( I didn’t want to be stressed out and lost in that class since It was a more expensive project and I was determined to make a queen sized quilt.) I just finished it and feel like I really accomplished something! I really like paper piecing now and look forward to making another, more difficult design.

    —Mona B on February 19, 2013
  • I consider myself a beginner in paper piecing. I love the technique and would like to learn more about it. Paper Piecing Perfect Points would be a great resource for paper piecing tips and projects.

    —Bonnie H on February 19, 2013
  • I think I am intermediate to expert regarding paper piecing, and this is only because I took a class and had a great instructor plus I also took a class from Carol Doak when she came to our quilt guild. I really enjoy paper piecing!

    —Karen Schultz on February 19, 2013
  • I am beginner to paper piecing. I am very excited to begin a new project. I plan to start with a pillow or table runner, we will have to wait and see what evovles from there. I am a fabric hoader and believe that this form of quilting will help me to wittle down my mega stash.

    —Cathy F on February 19, 2013
  • I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE paper piecing. It is my favorite way to create quilt blocks & I have shared my method with my quilt guild on several occasions doing demos & organizing projects. Most people are afraid to try until they see how simple it can be. The points always come out perfect and the results are very rewarding. Keep the books coming & the ideas rolling. We look forward to see much more in the future. I will definitely be adding this book to my wish list for my paper piecing library.

    —Bettie on February 19, 2013
  • Your quilts are beautiful! I am a beginner but am eager to learn the art of paper piecing….My son is getting married soon and I would love to present him with a quilt that will be meaningful and beautiful…I need all the instruction I can get! 🙂

    —Suzette Black on February 19, 2013
  • I am a somewhat beginner at paper piecing. I have tried it and have had one winner and one BIG loser!! Would love to learn more. The quilts you have done are amazing!!

    —Susan P on February 19, 2013
  • Where am I? Well, I have the paper… I want to try!

    —Brenda Sanders on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, so I would love this book!

    —Pam S on February 19, 2013
  • I suppose I am an advanced beginner at paper piecing. I really want to reach a point where I can make a New York Beauty!

    Colleen Taylor on February 19, 2013
  • Absolutely awesome art! I, too, have mind freeze when I try foundation paper piecing. Rippit rippit…. I like the tip of sacrificing the errant patch. 🙂 Love to win the book and try FPP again. Thanks for the great tips!
    ~ Christina

    —Christina in Cleveland on February 19, 2013
  • I am a confident intermediate paper piecer. I just love to do paper piecing. I am always looking for a new book or pattern in paper piecing. I love the way the blocks always look so crisp and clean and straight. I would love to win this new book. Thank you.

    —Bonnie Thiem on February 19, 2013
  • Intermediate–but I need to conquer the curves.

    —Patricia Hersl on February 19, 2013
  • I would love to learn thanks

    barbara woods on February 19, 2013
  • I am probably an intermediate paper piecer having made three quilts and now working on my 4th. I love making flying geese this way and not having to worry about bias cuts stretching. Thank you for the chance to win a book to help me become a better piecer.

    —MaryB on February 19, 2013
  • I gave up trying to do paper-piecing a number of years ago. I did two or three tutorials, and it was okay. But once I tried to do it on an actual quilt block/project, I got so frustrated because I couldn’t get it to work. I used up so much fabric, etc. that I said "never again". Jenny’s quilts are beautiful and an inspiration.

    —Nancy Renaud on February 19, 2013
  • Thanks for the tips they’re very helpful! I love paper piecing, especially the sharp points in triangles which are so effortless with this method!

    David W. on February 19, 2013
  • Pretty much a beginner. I’ve done a class and loved the result but haven’t had the courage to try it on my own.

    —claire connell on February 19, 2013
  • I’m quite new to paper-piecing but absolutely love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —lindawwww on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve paper pieced one quilt (a gift for my son while he was deployed in Iraq) and fortunately my granddaughter thought it was great fun to help me tear off the paper (since I did use copy paper that was hard to tear!). I really want to do more because of the beautiful points that can be achieved.

    —Robin M on February 19, 2013
  • I’m sort of an intermediate paper foundation piecer. I used to do a lot of it, but haven’t in a while. Need to get back into again. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Joyce Mitchell on February 19, 2013
  • I LOVE paper piecing and can’t wait to get this book! Wow! It looks fantastic!!!!!

    —Alice on February 19, 2013
  • I love to foundation (Paper) piece. I would say that I am an intermediate. I have made a few projects using this method. Love the way that star points come out perfect.

    —Marilyn on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner when it comes to paper piecing. I always end up with some patches that don’t cover the required space.

    —Robin Maguire on February 19, 2013
  • First quilt was a mini that was paper pieced. I haven’t done one since – now more than 10 years of quilting.

    —Barbara on February 19, 2013
  • I have tried paper piecing and find it helpful for certain blocks. I find it a bit slow, but the precision makes it worthwhile. I’m always on the lookout for new techniques to improve my quilting!

    —Fran on February 19, 2013
  • Oh I’m such a resister! I’ve even taken classes where I’ve realised that once I got my head around it, it was fairly simple. I even created a couple of lovely blocks. Then gone home and been too scared to have a go on my own!

    One day I’ll find the perfect pattern and just tell myself to get over it. Once that happens I’ll be fine. Until then, I expect I’ll keep dithering. Sigh.

    —Kayt on February 19, 2013
  • I guess I am a resistor. I have been afraid to try. I would really like to win Debby’s book, and maybe I would be able to get over my fear. Thanks for the chance.

    —Kathy on February 19, 2013
  • I am an advanced paper piercer. I absolutely love it! I love the crisp point I get. I am making a Wedding Ring quilt that is mostly paper pieced. Who ever thought of this needs to get a gold medal. 🙂

    —Marilyn R on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner having done two projects so far. I love the look of paper foundation piecing and from the two classes I’ve taken so far, have learned many tips. Your quilts are beautiful and look user-friendly for the beginner!

    —Susan Stanton on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done some paper piecing-not a lot. You’re right about getting great accurate points when you paper piece. I’ll have to try a project again soon.

    —Joan on February 19, 2013
  • Paper piecing is awesome when absolute precision is needed. I love using the freezer paper method, as tearing out all that paper is not my favorite part.

    Susan on February 19, 2013
  • This is all new to me. I am a self-taught quilter and would love to learn these techniques. Thank you for onside ring me.

    —Robin on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing – it always comes out perfect. The quilts are just beautiful and I would love to be making some from the book. Thanks so much for sharing.

    —Diane F on February 19, 2013
  • I am very new to paper piecing. I found a pattern that I fell in love with but just don’t know all the in’s and out’s of paper piecing. I would love to learn this technique; need some instructions and guidance because I am very nervous about beginning. I am a traditional quilter and want to give paper piecing a fair try. I would like to be able to conquer this quest with your book.

    —Sandy Rader on February 19, 2013
  • I began paper piecing on my own after seeing it
    in a magazine. I liked it but thought I should
    take a class and see how the experts do it. To
    my surprise, the teacher’s method was twice the
    work it needed to be so I went back to my way.
    Your book looks so inviting – gotta have it and
    see how I can improve. M

    —Marsha Vernon on February 19, 2013
  • Was a conscientious resister for quite awhile, without even giving paper piecing a try. After making some blocks from Sylvia’s Bridal quilt, I am now a "liker" of paper piecing and don’t turn my nose up at it anymore. :). Still not my first choice in piecing, but at least I do use the technique now and even find myself enjoying it – you may even hear humming coming from my sewing room now while paper piecing!

    —Robin on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing!!! I have made a number of quilted items using this methos. I really like it’s accuracy and ability to achieve perfect points every time. I began piecing simple patterns and through practice I am able to piece the most intricate patterns. I would love to win this book to build up my pattern library.

    —Cindy R. on February 19, 2013
  • What a nice give-a-way! I consider myself an intermediate paper piecer, I would love to do a more advanced project, possibly a Mariner’s Compass.

    —Barb S. on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, my friend and I took a 2hr. paper piecing class recently through our Quilt Guild. I picked up some special paper a few days later and did another 5 blocks (some points not perfect). Did a simple heart I found on the web and made a potholder for a daughter. Would love to learn and do more.

    —Anne Van Hove on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner – I’ve made two blocks and would like to try more paper piecing.

    —Annie R on February 19, 2013
  • I am most definitely a paper piecer resister! I absolutely hate paper piecing. I made only one block and that was enough. I felt it was a waste of time and fabric. I am sure I just need to keep trying it until I like it. If this book can convince me paper piecing is worthwhile, then I do need to win it! LOL

    —Paula Coleman on February 19, 2013
  • I love the preciseness that comes with paper piecing. A project I did is has corners that are about 1/2 square and it has a square within a square. My best friend gave me a roll of exam paper she picked up at a medical conference about 20 years ago and I still have some left.

    —mary jorda. on February 19, 2013
  • I also really disliked paper piecing when I was first introduced to this technique. To me it was like sewing "backwards" and "upside down." Then a few yrs ago I found a cute paper pieced Christmas block I wanted to make and decided it was time to get over my aversion to pp’g. Now I love it. I also use newsprint, only lower my stitch length to 2.0 and remove the paper before sewing the units together. Knock on wood, but so far I haven’t had any problems doing it this way!

    —Janet E on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing and have been making special paper pieced blocks for my quilt guild. Really enjoyed Debby Kratovil’s blog and bet her book is spectacular!

    —Margaret Andrews on February 19, 2013
  • I have paperpieced two projects so I feel I am between at beginner and intermediate level. I am ready to try more projects. I enjoyed working on the projects and how my points turned out. Thanks for the giveaway and also for your great tips.

    —Karen W on February 19, 2013
  • I’m a beginning quilter. I MEAN at the very beginning of learning; just because I love the Mariner’s Compass pattern. I’d love to learn paper piecing!

    —Dana on February 19, 2013
  • I have never tried paper piecing and would love to learn. I love the pieces shown in the book. I think this will be the way I need to learn.

    —Donna Alvested on February 19, 2013
  • I love the results of paper piecing and discovered early on the importance of the correct weight of the paper used. I especially like the fact that almost always the points are sharp and match perfectly. I like to think of my self as an intermediate quilter and would much enjoy this wonderful book!!!!

    —Georgia K on February 19, 2013
  • I love to paper piece and would say that I am an intermediate paper piecer. I would love to be better at it!

    —Sandy A in St. Louis on February 19, 2013
  • Like many other quilters I tried paper piecing once & didn’t particularly enjoy the mess I made removing the paper so I just didn’t try it again until recently. It’s true, the paper foundation is important & smaller stitches make the paper removal much easier. So, I’ve been thinking I just might try my hand at a Mariner’s Compass, a pattern I’ve admired from afar, but have been afraid to tackle.

    —Sharon Roberts on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner/resistor. I’m working on a spiral lone star that I began over 8 years ago. The holdup? Paper pieced insets and corners :). Thank you for the give-away!

    —Sharon Scott on February 19, 2013
  • Wow, what beautiful quilts, I could never imagine being able to do quilts like that. I began quilting two years ago and have just begun to try paper piecing but I can never see myself reaching that standard.

    —Di Brown on February 19, 2013
  • I am also a beginner paper piecer but just love what I have learned so far! Thanks for the great info!

    —MJ on February 19, 2013
  • I have not yet tried paper piecing but would love to! Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂

    Terry on February 19, 2013
  • Appreciated her tips as I am still in the beginner category. Would love her book.

    —Pamela Reim on February 19, 2013
  • I am proud to say that I have become an accomplished paper piecer quilter. I usually just jump in when it comes to new techniques, and often self teach, but I love to take workshops too and just to hang around other quilters at my quild guild etc. I just can’t get enough. Practice, practice! The more I do the more I want to do. It’s just so much fun! Learning a few tips from others is always helpful. Thanx for the opportunity to win your newest book.

    —Marion on February 19, 2013
  • I’ve done some PP, with long gaps inbetween attempts, so I consider myself still a beginner, but somewhat confident. I would love to win this book. Good Luck to all!

    —Meta Bonnell on February 19, 2013
  • I am just reading about this and am looking forward to starting a project!

    —Carol McCormick on February 19, 2013
  • I am just starting!

    —Carol McCormick on February 19, 2013
  • I am a self-described born again paper piecer thanks to a local friend of a friend who showed me over and over again, step by step until the light flickered. Then last year I signed up for a free online class with Amy Gibson and one of the months in the BOM program was…gulp, paper piecing. I applied my any dummy theory and after several tries, I finally got it. I am presently working on a quilt with 12″ finished blocks and half of the 24 total are paper pieced. It pays to persist! I feel so accomplished in being able to say that I CAN PAPERPIECE! margo in Victoria BC Canada

    —Margo P on February 19, 2013
  • I love paper piecing! It satisfies that anal part of me that wants "perfection" in my quilting. I would probably call myself an intermediate in paper piecing skills; I like to paper piece with the freezer paper technique and also regular (make that "easily tearable") paper. Debbie’s books are great! I have some of her other ones and they are inspiring, to say the least! I heard a woman say once that she didn’t like paper piecing because it wasted too much fabric. Debbie’s tips help to eliminate that and just generally speed up the process. Thanks, Debbie!

    —Sherry Roodhouse Black on February 19, 2013
  • I would classify myself as a confident beginner, but with a book like Debby’s I’m sure I would soon be considered an intermediate paper piecer! A friend of mine has started paper piecing a very large and complicated star quilt. I wouldn’t want to be that adventurous, but since I’ve only paper pieced smaller quilts, I would love to feel confident enough to begin a larger, more complicated paper pieced quilt with Debby’s help!

    —Marie E on February 19, 2013
  • I consider myself an intermediate paper piecer and I have even taught a few friends how to paper piece. As I taught myself how to paper piece I made several mistakes along the way, however, all the mistakes made me a better paper piecer. I would love Debby’s book to move up to the next level.

    —Cathy K. on February 19, 2013
  • Just went to a presentation on paper piecing at our local sewing guild meeting. I have only done a few paper piecing projects and they weren’t so great! But she inspired me to give it another go. Looking for a small project to start with.

    —Diane on February 19, 2013
  • OMGosh, If I’m recalling correctly "Fern Fancy" graced a quilting magazine cover several years back. If this is correct, I still have this magazine for I LOVE her quilt colors!
    I put myself into the "just below expert" catagory. I use to teach paper piecing, but the quilt stores have closed & I’m probably rusty. Especially the curved piecing Debby mentioned in her above interview. So, yes I would truly enjoy winning her book.

    —Jackie Roisler on February 19, 2013
  • I suppose you could say that I am an intermediate paper piecer, but I still have so much more to learn. It sounds like Debby is the one to teach me! I would love to win her new book, and, like her I love paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Kathy Biciocchi on February 19, 2013
  • I really love paper piecing, but I’d still call myself beginner – intermediate…I still manage to make errors and some of my points and joins need work! Thanks for the chance 🙂

    Hilary on February 19, 2013
  • I am definitely a newbie at paper piecing. I took a class for a small Valentine banner 1 year ago and still didn’t finish it for this Valentine’s Day. I just adore the technique but am somewhat intimidated by it. Sounds like Debby would have great knowledge for some new techniques with it that I would love to learn. Thanks for that opportunity.

    —Jane Knoll-Tenney on February 19, 2013
  • I have done a few projects, so I guess that makes me a beginner. Most of them have been frustrating experiences but I am persisting. I want to make a Mariners Compass Quilt and so I need all the help I can get.

    —Jeanette on February 19, 2013
  • I have done a few paper pieced quilts. I really did not like it. Did love the quilts when I was finished. I could teach how it is done, but I am far from being an expert.

    —Linda Christianson on February 19, 2013
  • I am a beginner. I have only done paper piecing for a pillow I made last month and loved it.

    —Cathie on February 20, 2013
  • Some days I am a beginner and some an intermediate. I have to get in the swing of it then it all goes well. I love the crispness, but hate pulling off the paper.

    —Chris on February 20, 2013
  • When I’ve done paper piecing, and when I explain it to novices, I remind myself & them that it is done mostly by going clockwise around the foundation.

    —Deb Blackbourn on February 20, 2013
  • A beginner paper piecer. I’d like to learn more.

    —MaryRose on February 20, 2013
  • Paper piecing intrigues me, but it seems so fiddly, so I haven’t really tried it. I have been collecting silk ties and blouses for years, and thought that paper piecing might be useful for handling thin slippery materials. I also thought that a lightweight fabric instead of paper might work even better. Has anyone tried that?

    —Jean Whitcomb on February 20, 2013
  • My only experience of paper piecing is a couple of flowery potholders for my mum’s birthday, well she appreciated them but I’d like to try something bigger next time!

    —Inger Martinson on February 20, 2013
  • Debby has convinced me that I may be ready for paper piecing — she has taken much of the confusion and fussiness out of it — maybe after my next project I will be ready?

    —Joy on February 20, 2013
  • I am a beginner – I have paper pieced one block. I really enjoy it and see the potential for great things there, but I need help and encouragement – this book would do quite nicely 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Becky Greene on February 20, 2013
  • I still consider myself a beginner in paper piecing. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Susan on February 20, 2013
  • I’m a resister. I can’t stand pulling out all those tiny bits of paper from the seam AND I’m left handed. I often place the fabrics on ‘backwards’. YUCK!

    —Sharon Hughson on February 20, 2013
  • I LOVE paper piecing and would consider myself intermediate — but not afraid to try really complex patterns.

    —Lisa Marie on February 20, 2013
  • I love the accuracy (but mis-cut a lot of pieces) and "hate" removing the papers. The hint of removing papers *before* joing the sections is one I will use thankfully.

    —Judy Morin on February 20, 2013
  • I am a somewhat confident beginner in the process of making my grandaughter a unicorn/fairy paperpieced quilt. Very nice but challenging.

    —Pam Lasante on February 20, 2013
  • I’ve done a little paper piecing. I’ve been meaning to do more, but haven’ t gotten to it. The book looks very inspirational.

    —Kathleen Wood-Kaiser on February 20, 2013
  • I’m a beginner, but I did a small paper piecing project and loved doing it!
    The project came out like a professional did it and the best part was it was so easy to do.

    —Mary Cunningham on February 20, 2013
  • Thanks! The paper piecing tips were great. I’ve been doing it for quite awhile and love paper piecing. Right now I’ve adapted a popular quilt pattern (don’t think I can name it) which had me make templates for 36 small pieces that fit together into a wonky circle. Times 35 22″ square for a King size quilt! Not for me. Instead I drew segments of the wonky circle onto paper and photocopied them 35 times each. Now I am paper piecing the wonky circle instead. I’m using all shades of teal and it is lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Diana on February 20, 2013
  • I’ve paper pieced ONCE…googled a video on HOW…managed to come out ok. So I’m a slow beginner.

    Deb on February 20, 2013
  • I have always wanted to try paper piecing. Those Mariner’s Compass and New York Beauty quilts are so appealing. Debby’s book would be a superb inspiration!

    —Monica Roland on February 20, 2013
  • I am a beginner. The large pieces are doable but I have a bad time with the smaller ones (3″ or 4″ blocks). Your quilts are beautiful. I would love to have one on my bed.

    —Darlene on February 20, 2013
  • I am a pre-beginner if that is even a word. I have witnessed quilting classes teaching paper piecing and judging by the moans, groans and shrieks of the students put paper piecing on my list of things to avoid at all costs. That said, I admire the wonder treasures made with the paper piecing method. And now reading about this book and Debbie’s technique, I am really tempted to actually try. Fingers crossed I win the book and then I will truly have to excuses.

    —Judy on February 20, 2013
  • It is so beautiful but I’ve never tried paper piecing. A Level 0!

    —Laura G on February 20, 2013
  • I love and hate paper piecing. I live and teach quilting in Panama and the women get such spectacular results with it that I have to teach it. I have no access to special paper. Cheap copier paper is it so sometimes it is difficult to get top notch results. But they have pieced New York beauties with success as have I and made some spectacular quilts. I am a fabric miser because of where I live, so Debbie’s comment about cutting large enough pieces rings with me. So many times, the piece just does not quite cover the pattern. Also, I like the idea of cutting away the offending piece rather than ripping. Makes so much sense if you think about it. Need to buy this book just for the methods taught.

    Marianne Brown on February 20, 2013
  • I am in the process of trying to teach myself paper piecing and appreciate very much the tips above. This book looks like a perfect fit for me. I really need to learn how to make those perfect points.

    —Marty Knutson on February 20, 2013
  • Looks like a fabulous book!!!!

    —Hannah W. on February 20, 2013
  • I’m a beginner. I’ve done a few simple designs, but nothing with sharp points like a quilts show in Debby’s book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book!

    —Deb G in VA on February 20, 2013
  • Iguess i would say i am between a beginner and an intermediate. Basically taught myself out to paper piece beginning patterns. But a quilt group I belong to had one of the members teach us the technique. I love the precise look you get and am thinking of trying to design my own patterns. the only drawback with it all the tiny pieces of paper! lol

    —terrie patterson on February 20, 2013
  • I love paper piecing! I am at the intermediate level.

    Charlene S on February 20, 2013
  • I am a total resister, like Debby, who doesn’t like to fool with all the little bits. I do, however, love what she has done with making it easier and would love to give it a try.

    Lynda Nunez on February 20, 2013
  • I am just amazed at all that Debby does. She must sew non stop, 24-7. I have started printing out all of her blogs and am preparing a notebook for my next life. I haven’t done much with paper piecing, but can tell, that is something I must try.Love the black, white and green quilt. I am partial to black and white. Blessings and please keep it up. I so look forward to your blogs. Terri

    —Terri Sheetz on February 20, 2013
  • I am a big fan of paper piecing and would love this book. Seeing Red is a spectacular quilt.

    —Barbara G on February 20, 2013
  • I have to admit that I’m a "resister"! I have been quilting (mostly piecing) for 18 years and have yet to perfect any paper-piecing project. I have tried it once or twice and had to rip out what I did. I would love to try a Mariner’s Compass (even a beginner’s would be great). I loved "Katie’s point of view" quilt. They are all so beautiful and intricate. I loved the tip about cutting the squares/rectangles first so that you know it will cover the appropriate area. Thanks for all the wonderful tips mentioned and the opportunity to win the book. I’m sure it would get me on the right track.

    —Diane V on February 20, 2013
  • the last one I did was hearts from book "365 Foundation blocks". Made three different ones and made a small wall hanging

    —maryjane on February 20, 2013
  • I am really new at paper piecing and would love to win Debby’s book. Her quilts are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance. vickise at gmail dot com

    —vicki seals on February 20, 2013
  • I have only made a quilt lable in paper piecing. I have seen all the beautiful quils but, need to get my courage up.

    Loveta Lilly on February 20, 2013
  • Thanks for the great tips for paper piecing. I have been quilting for over 20 years and just recently tried paper piecing for the first time. It was fun! Seeing the beautiful pictures from your book has made me think about doing a Mariner’s Compass quilt, one that has been on my bucket list for many years!

    —Lynn Hyman on February 20, 2013
  • I guess you would call me a beginner resistor to paper piecing…I love the sharp crisp points but I really don’t like removing the paper after sewing.
    Debby’s 7 tips will be very helpful especially trying lighter weight paper. Maybe with her book’s help, I’ll step up to the next level…

    —Carol Gearey on February 20, 2013
  • These are beautiful and some great tips. I did a small angel wall hanging once and now I want to do more – especially the religious blocks to make a throw.

    —Tresica Watts on February 20, 2013
  • I guess I would be considered an intermediate paper piecer. I learned to paper piece while making the Project Linus quilts. I really like the perfect points I get with this method. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Debby’s book.

    —Cecilia on February 20, 2013
  • I love paper piecing. I tought a class on the Bug Jar Quilt. That is about as small as it gets. Look forward to taking a class with you.

    —Shannon Howard on February 20, 2013
  • I LOVE paper piecing, have been using this method for years. However, some of your hints are outstanding and I would think "why didn’t I know that?" and my favorite hint was to pull off the paper before sewing the next piece onto it so my thought was "why didn’t I think of that?"

    —Margaret Clubb on February 20, 2013
  • I am a paper piecing scaredy cat. I want to do it but just can’t get started. It can’t be that hard. Thanks Debbie for the tips and encouragement. I have heard of others using precut pieces. I don’t like to waste my precious fabric. Janita

    janita on February 20, 2013
  • Absolutely frustrated by paperpiecing. I start out ok but end frustrated. I cd really use information in her book.

    —Carol on February 20, 2013
  • i guess i’m still a beginner … i have a heck of a time placing my pieces properly. i love the finished pieces when i’m done, but getting there is still the pits. i appreciate the tips; perhaps that they will give me a boost! thanx for the chance to win a copy of this book.

    ritainalaska on February 20, 2013
  • I’m a beginner. I’ve done some easy patterns, like a tulip, but I’d like to learn more.

    Wivi on February 20, 2013
  • I’m a beginner paper peicier, and I absolutely love the accuracy of it, and the looks of it. I appreciate the tips and the chance to win the book. I’m recovering from hip replacement, and I really enjoy doing the smaller blocks of paper piecing. Thanks again for the giveaway@

    —Cindy on February 20, 2013
  • I really enjoy paper piecing and the results are so neat.
    I have done quite a bit so I’m probably intermediate.
    Could always learn more.

    —Maureen on February 20, 2013
  • I’ve made a few small paper pieced projects but I never liked keeping the paper on after the block was finished. I found it too difficult to press the seams flat as I like when joining units. And tearing out the little pieces of paper from the seams was not fun. I’m going to try a project and remove the paper after the block is finished. Thanks for the tip.

    —Beth on February 20, 2013
  • I have always loved Debby’s patterns. I’ve made a couple, and have previous book. Hope I win!!!

    —Vicky Morrow on February 20, 2013
  • I’ve only tried paper piecing a couple of times, and I’m not a fan. I seem to always sew things backwards. I’d really LIKE to like it, but so far, I haven’t found a technique that suits me. I’ll try Debby’s methods and see if they help.

    —Barbara Johnson on February 20, 2013
  • I Love paper piecing. I’m probably intermediate. I love the perfect points you can get. I don’t mind taking the paper off. I hate trying to match up points with the paper still on.

    —Just J on February 20, 2013
  • I love paper piecing! I have always wanted to make
    a quilt with the sharp points.
    Your book looks like a great way to start.
    Thanks

    —Pauline on February 20, 2013
  • I have been contiplating this new technique, but I am scared, cause if I mess up, I have no one to show me what I did wrong. But I do have all the fabric and pattern for a quilt that needs to be paper pieced. So that is my next project, wish me luck!

    —Michele Shaffer on February 20, 2013
  • Love paper piecing and I do use Martingales paper – I also like tracing paper but it doesn’t go thru the printer easily. I think I am an intermediate to expert paper piecer. The accuracy is great and I trim before I sew. My sister-in-law is a resister so I am going to send this e-mail to her.

    —Connie B on February 20, 2013
  • I think I am at the intermediate stage. I like the process of stitching with precut pieces. Makes the sewing that much easier!

    —Janet P. on February 20, 2013
  • Looks to be an excellent book! I know Debby is an excellent teacher! I would say I’m in the intermediate range. Ani

    —Ann Hudson on February 20, 2013
  • I am a beginner paper-piecer. I think I’ve done about 3 blocks in my life. I didn’t hate them and would love to try again.

    —Ginger on February 20, 2013
  • I took one class from one of our "master" quilters in our Guild and I love the technique. I would LOVE to do more projects, but just like everything else it is still a "when I get around to it" kind of project. So I hope I win this book as it will INSPIRE me to dive right in and do it again.

    —Marilyn on February 20, 2013
  • I just loved your article, and have enjoyed paper piecing for several years. Would enjoy learning new tips.

    —Linda on February 20, 2013
  • Paper Piecing…is that the stuff when I hold a cross in front of me and carry a whip and a chair? All kidding aside, I think paper piecing makes everything so neat and precise, however I do fall in the Resister group. I’ve been known to cut off the fabric and leave the paper behind or turn all my PP projects into UFOs. OK, I’ll admit it, I’m not in love with PP.
    I took a class with Leslie Hickland, who is an excellent teacher. Leslie was waiting for one of us to make a certain mistake and when we didn’t she improvised and created one to show us how to fix it wthout taking everything apart. I didn’t have the heart, to tell her, I had already made several of these same mistakes and had taken my PP project apart to redo it.

    Keep smiling,

    Lynnita Shipman on February 21, 2013
  • I love paper piecing. It’s thrilling to see my sharp points.

    —Nona T. on February 21, 2013
  • What a great story and wonderful tips. I would consider myself an intermediate paper piecer. I have not don much lately, but just started a pattern with points and like how easy paper piecing makes it come together.

    —Jamie on February 21, 2013
  • What a great book – I love paper piecing but still need to get more comfortable with complicated patterns. Great tips!
    Thanks,
    Deb

    —Deborah on February 21, 2013
  • We were presented with a challenge for a New York Beauty quilt. When I saw it, I said "I can’t do that!" Guess what, I paper pieced that quilt and it turned out beautiful and it was so easy to do. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

    —Mary Burn on February 21, 2013
  • I am definitely a resistor. I’ve done a few paper piecing projects but its been a struggle. I’d love to see Debby’s approach to tackling paper piecing. So far it looks like a great book.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Suzanne, Dutchess County New York

    —Suzanne Yerks on February 21, 2013
  • I admired paper-pieced quilt blocks but was nervous about trying it myself. One day I came across a vest pattern in the clearance bin at the fabric store which was marked down in price — 70% off. The front of the vest consisted of rows of paper-pieced blocks in various designs and sizes — 34 blocks altogether! Instructions were included, and at that price, I couldn’t resist buying the pattern. Well, once I started, I couldn’t stop. That vest was finished SO quickly, and I’ve never looked back. I’m now always looking for some way to incorporate paper-pieced blocks into my quilted wall hangings, table toppers, placemats, infant bibs and bib aprons, etc. I LOVE paper piecing! I think I’m an intermediate/expert paper piecer now.

    —Joyce Bergen on February 21, 2013
  • Great information!!! I used to take classes from Debby when she lived in Atlanta and really miss her classes since she went north. Everyone should try paper piecing, it may be a little challenging but the results are worth the extra effort.

    —Barb on February 21, 2013
  • I’ve never dared try paperpiecing yet…I’ve read about it, but never actually tried to make a first step. Thanks for all the above tips and tricks…It’s time I found the courage to get started.

    —Christine S. on February 21, 2013
  • I would put myself in the "intermediate" category when it comes to paper foundation piecing. It is not my favorite method, but it is the best way to get some designs to turn out right.

    —Nancy on February 21, 2013
  • I like the accuracy of paper pieced blocks. I still have trouble being accurate when I sew them together! But, the quilt in this book are beautiful. Would love to win it.

    —Patty Moffitt on February 21, 2013
  • Paper piecing is my thing! I love to do it! Would love to win. I don’t have these books yet. Will look into buying them, nice patterns and quilts.

    —Kimberly on February 21, 2013
  • I’ve had a class about6 or 7 years ago at a quilt camp in upper NY State. Bought a couple of the books, thought I had it knocked.

    Recently tried to do a block w/ fabrics given to me. SOOOO many TOOOO short pieces. Guess I still need help.

    —Evelyn on February 21, 2013
  • I love to paper piece and think Debby is amazing!

    —Regina on February 21, 2013
  • My prayers are with you. What an incredible way to bring honor and share the love and talents of Robin with fellow quilters. This is truly a generous rememberance you have enabled us to cherish for years to come.Thank you. Robin will continue to bring joy and the love of quilting for years to come as we enjoy her books and patterns. What an incredible lady. God bless.
    Wanda

    —Wanda Coley on February 21, 2013
  • I have the Jenny Beyer fabric and the pattern for a great quilt.
    I would like to use your techniques and finish this project.

    —Mary Smrcka on February 22, 2013
  • Intermediate. I think I would try harder patterns now that you have worked out an easier way to do it.

    —Laloba on February 22, 2013
  • I love paper piecing and think that I am an intermediate level piecer. I would be thrilled to win this amazing book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Carolyn Howland on February 22, 2013
  • I’m quite the beginner, but an enthusiastic one at that! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing!

    —Shannon on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve never tried paper piecing, but am very interested. The results look beautiful.

    —Susan Clarkson on February 22, 2013
  • I’m a confirmed resister. I’m so sure I’ll get everything backwards I’ve never even tried. I’ll read the instruction and think, "Yeah. Right."

    —Martha on February 22, 2013
  • It is so inspirational to see other quilters’ work!

    Mar on February 22, 2013
  • I love paper piecing! Can’t beat it for accuracy. I suppose I’m intermediate – beyond beginner, but certainly no expert!

    —Gwen W on February 22, 2013
  • I too am a quilting beginner, just waiting for the right book to come along, alas I think I have found it. I have ordered batiks and a lot of blues and want to start a quilt but just can’t seem to find the right pattern or project to start. I think your book and the technique of paper piecing would be so much fun!
    CB

    —Cindy from Iowa on February 22, 2013
  • I am a new quilter and have only made a copule of paper piecing blocks. I would like to do more and would love to win the book to learn the technique better. Thanks for the ability to win this great book.

    —Margo S. on February 22, 2013
  • I’m a beginner paper piecer that bites off more than she can chew! Years ago a friend shared a paper piece pattern with me that she swore was so easy and fun. I tried, but just couldn’t get the hang of it. I set it aside with the rest of my quilting while I went into the work force full time. Now I am a homemaker again and my husband is so encouraging me in my quilting that I wanted to do something special for him. I did a paper piece quilt of Mt. Rainier for him. While he loves it, I see all of my goofs and oopses. I decided to try again and have signed up for a block of the month paper piece that looks impossible, but beautiful. I will not quit. I will keep trying paper piecing until I am confident in it. As many mistakes as I see in the mountain quilt, I still like the overall look of it. There is a lot to be accomplished with paper piecing and I will keep on until I get it!

    —Claudia on February 22, 2013
  • I love the detail you can get from paper piecing. It looks complicated but I am sure, based on the tips shared above, that I could do it. I would love the book, then I could dive in. Thanks for the chance.

    —Cheryl Wright on February 22, 2013
  • I’m sad to say I’ve not yet tried paper piecing…it’s on the to do list as soon as the UFO list shrinks. Think I’ll love it as it appeals to my engineering background.

    Tracy Darr-Van Reet on February 22, 2013
  • I’d say intermediate — I did a project a couple years ago where I paperpieced for 9 months. Maybe I’m an expert!!!!

    —Sandy on February 22, 2013
  • I am a beginner, a very new one. I have had similar experiences with Debby’s. I’ve quilted on and off most of my life and have tried paper piecing several times. I was sure it wasn’t a technique for me, but her suggestions look like they may work for me. I’ll give them a try.

    —Kathleen Hepner on February 22, 2013
  • I am a beginner!
    Fortunately, the person who taught me was Debby herself at a Quilt Expo.
    So I don’t have a bad attitude to overcome. She is an excellent teacher
    and I understand the advantage of this technique. Just haven’t done it very much.

    Cathy Slabaugh on February 22, 2013
  • I love paper piecing and have been doing so for over 10 years. I took a class at a local quilt shop and was hooked. Since then I have made numerous quilts, and bought numerous books by different authors in order to learn all of the different techniques. I am always pleased with the results of my quilts and look forward to completing more projects using this technique. Don’t be afraid to try it. You won’t be sorry!

    Mary on February 22, 2013
  • I took a class from Carol Doak at Bloomington quilt show many, many years ago and loved it. I doubt that I am an expert but I am not afraid to try another pattern. Looking forward to your book; hope I win it.

    —Nancy of IN on February 22, 2013
  • I need to learn to paper piece because my son wants a Texas Star quilt, and I know I don’t have the skill set to do it the traditional way. It sounds as if the book will enable me to make a quilt for him.

    —Etta on February 22, 2013
  • I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I have done a lot of paper piecing and enjoy doing it.

    —Nancy Angerer on February 22, 2013
  • I’ve done a little paper piecing. I’m looking forward to trying it again, especially with the tips Debby shares in this article.

    —Maggie Avrit on February 22, 2013
  • I LOVE the results of paper pieced quilts but I have NOT tried them myself!! I’m getting there but haven’t taken the leap yet… Just looking for the right time! PLACE! BOOK! CLASS! GIVEAWAY!!! LOL!!!

    —Teresa on February 22, 2013
  • I love the accuracy of paper piecing and am always on the outlook for techniques to make the process simpler and more efficient. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway of Debbie’s book.

    —Audrey on February 22, 2013
  • I am a beginner having only done 2 small blocks for book covers and a tiny angel Christmas project in the past. I love that PP allows us to create in miniature all the way to humungus yet remain accurate. I am currently teaching my 10 year old grand daughter to quilt and she would love to share your give away with me! Thank you for the opportunity.

    —Michelle on February 23, 2013
  • I am a beginner. I have tried several times and if there are four or less pieces to add, I can do it. My brain wants me to see the fabric I am stitching, not a stitching line. My friends tell me that practice is what I need–one of my resolutions for this year.

    Michaela of NE on February 23, 2013
  • I used to think paper piecing sounded too complicated. When I finally tried it, I fell in love with this technique! I don’t know if I’m an expecrt. but I’m pretty good!

    —Kathy on February 23, 2013
  • I have had the paper to do this process for 4 years. Now I am ready to
    Give it a go. Would love to sew a beautiful flat Mariners compass I am
    Sure the book would make it achievable. Thanks for your assistance
    And inspiration.

    —Rosestarzomski on February 23, 2013
  • I’ve never tried paper piecing, but am very interested.

    —Brenda Sutton on February 23, 2013
  • I love paper piecing. It is so accurate without having to cut accurate strips

    —Margaret Schindler on February 23, 2013
  • I love paper piecing and would love to do it in a simpler manner. Fern fancy looks amazing

    —Kylie Hall on February 23, 2013
  • Thanks for the great tips in this article.

    —EllenB on February 24, 2013
  • I am a absolute beginner in the fact that I have the design, just haven’t started the quilt. This article is absolutely perfect timing for me.

    —Darrell Hardenburg on February 24, 2013
  • I am still trying to teach myself basic quilting. Paper piecing sure looks like a wonderful way to get the perfect points I can’t seem to get. I would love to have a book/advice on how to do this. Your quilts are just beautiful and if I could do half as good I would be so happy.

    —Cheryl Cole on February 24, 2013
  • Beginner

    —Pat on February 24, 2013
  • Took a class several years ago and had so much fun. Immediately after the class I called my sister and said "You have to try this." She loves working with small things. Would love a chance to try these techniques.

    —Peggy Shepherd on February 24, 2013
  • I am a "wanna-be" beginner. I have always been drawn to the ‘perfection’ of paper piecing vs. normal piecing. I love that the patterns can be so intricate in detail, and almost unlimited in angle degree. But I have yet to step over the threshold and actually attempt it. I was ‘scared’ away by my sis, who struggled with it in her guild block challenges. Nevertheless, I know in my heart, I will someday soon actually attempt my first paper-pieced block. I already have the papers! And more than one pattern picked out.

    —Susan B. on February 24, 2013
  • I am an expert FPPer. I’ve taught it, too. But, there is always more to learn and I’d love to have Debby’s book.

    —Debbie M on February 24, 2013
  • I am an intermediate paper piecer. I have done PP for a little while and really like the perfect points that I get. My first attempts came up short pieces and did a bit of ripping out stitches. I’m looking forward to making an entire quilt soon of paper piecing.

    —Sharon L. on February 25, 2013
  • I have done some paper piecing, but I am still definately a beginner. I would love to expand my knowledge and abilities. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Barbara on February 25, 2013
  • I have done a feathered star, but I consider myself a beginner I have not tried the points yet, and I would like to make those beautiful New york beauty blocks.

    —Katia Barcelo on February 25, 2013
  • I am a new to paper piecing. I did a star yesterday and it came out near perfect. I used regular copy paper so the removal was not easy. I also had a lot of seams coming together at the center of the star and was wondering if there is a way to trim down all those layers. My search for paper piecing tips led me here…thanks for the chance to win!

    Chriss

    Chriss on February 25, 2013
  • I have yet to paper piece, it’s always looked way too confusing. This method actually seems do-able. The tips all make sense and I look forward to trying it soon.

    Pat on February 25, 2013
  • I tried paper piecing a long time ago and not since so I have forgotten how. I will give it another try when I get a chance.

    —Page McDonald on February 25, 2013
  • I’m new to quilting, but made my second and third quilt by paper piecing! I could have used some of these tips.

    —Cindy S on February 25, 2013
  • You know I never thought about taking off the paper because it would be easier to ease the curves!!!! Makes perfect sense. I love the perfection of PP.
    Thanks fopr the chance to win
    Vickie

    —vickie van dyken on February 25, 2013
  • I consider myself an intermediate paper piecer after reading Debby’s interview with Martingale. I love paper piecing but learned that I can make things easier if I do some adjusting in my techniques.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win her book.

    Linda

    —Linda B. on February 25, 2013
  • I first learned to quilt using the paper piecing method. It was so easy to achieve perfect points that it gave me the confidence to move on to "regular" piecing methods. Now hand applique is one of my favorite methods, but I have been wanting to try more complicated blocks using paper piecing.

    —Karen on February 25, 2013
  • I am a new quilter and very anxious to try paper piecing. The perfectionist part of me loves the idea of perfect points. Thank you for the chance to win Debby’s beautiful book.

    —Angelia L. on February 25, 2013

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