How to paper piece quilt blocks – once and for all (3 expert tips + giveaway!)

We are SO excited to share the latest book from prolific author, celebrated teacher, talented designer, and all-around fabulous person Nancy Mahoney today. Why? Because we’ve tested her new how-to ourselves—and we can’t wait to reveal the results!

Learn to Paper Piece
Four Martingale staffers, ranging from complete beginner to occasional paper piecer, made blocks from Nancy’s new book, Learn to Paper Piece. See how we did below.


Katherine, Copywriter
In the past, I’ve had very bad luck with paper piecing. Then I decided to try it once more using Learn To Paper Piece. Success at last!
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Katherine’s Synergy block unit


Beth, Senior Editor
Before trying Nancy’s method, I’d only paper pieced one block and felt somewhat befuddled by the process. However, the first block I made following Nancy’s instructions turned out perfectly. I was so proud! Her tips for prepping your pieces and trimming as you go really do make it hard to make a mistake. If you follow her steps and techniques, you’ll end up with beautiful quilts.
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Beth’s Split Star block


Jenny, Content Editor
The last time I paper pieced a quilt was for my brother’s wedding in 2000. My sister and I worked on it together. During construction she sliced off the tip of her finger and I slashed my leg open—we thought paper piecing was cursed! I hadn’t revisited the technique until I found out Nancy Mahoney was writing a book about it. Learn to Paper Piece re-familiarized me with paper piecing and broke the curse for good. I absolutely LOVE how my block turned out, and it was fun and easy to do. So many perfect points…there’s just no other way to get them!
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Jenny’s Lobster Stew block


Jennifer, Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer
Over the years, I’ve tried more than once to get the knack of paper piecing. And more than once I’ve walked away saying, “That’s not for me. While I appreciate the results, my brain just doesn’t work that way.” Well, maybe I was just in need of a teacher like Nancy Mahoney. The step-by-step instructions in the front of the book that walk you through every pace of paper piecing are remarkable, easy to understand, and yes, I can say it, foolproof! This fool wasn’t able to goof it up, and believe me I’ve goofed up plenty of paper piecing in the past. So, if you want to not only learn to paper piece, but SUCCEED as well . . . you need a copy of this book!
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Jennifer’s Crazy Pinwheels block

Now that you’ve seen our paper-piecing success using Learn to Paper Piece, we hope you’ll be inspired to try too! Nancy is our guest writer today—below you’ll find just a few of her dos and don’ts for paper piecing. Whether it’s your first paper-piecing experience or your 101st, you’ll learn something new from Nancy. And from Learn to Paper Piece!


Nancy-MahoneyFoundation piecing is often described as “sewing by number” and is a wonderful method for creating accurate patchwork blocks, especially for beginners. With paper piecing, the pieces are sewn to a paper foundation that’s marked with numbered pieces. Often the finished block is a mirror image of the paper pattern. So, when paper piecing, you’ll sew upside down and backward—other than that, it’s easy! Don’t worry, Learn to Paper Piece will prepare you with visual how-tos and step-by-step guidance.
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Example of how-to photos from
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To get you started, here are my TOP THREE paper-piecing dos and don’ts:

1. Do use paper made specifically for foundation piecing, such as Papers for Foundation Piecing from Martingale. You can also use vellum, tracing paper, or blank newsprint. Don’t use regular copy paper.

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Lobster Stew from
Learn to Paper Piece

2. Do use a Microtex Sharp 80/12 needle. Don’t use a Universal 90/14 needle. A larger needle can make it hard to sew accurately, especially when stitching small sections and short lines. It’s the stitch length that’s important for tearing away the paper after stitching, not the size of the holes.

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Gaggling Geese from
Learn to Paper Piece

3. Do use a shorter-than-normal stitch length. Don’t make the stitches too small. Use a stitch length of about 16 stitches per inch or 1.7 mm for stitching through paper foundations. The shorter stitches perforate the paper and make it easy to remove.

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Crazy Pinwheels
from Learn to Paper Piece

You’ll find LOTS more of my tips for paper piecing in Learn to Paper Piece—come learn with me!


QALBIG NEWS! This just in—Nancy will be hosting her first-ever quilt-along with Learn to Paper Piece as the guide! Pick up the book and a package of Papers for Foundation Piecing; then follow Nancy on Facebook to join her #learntopaperpiecequiltalong beginning in June. She’ll be revealing her a-ma-zing quilt-along design soon. (The quilt is under wraps for now, but she gave us a sneak peek. WOWZA!)


Thanks for those great tips, Nancy!

Rate your paper-piecing skills: tried it and love it, tried it and still learning, or ready to try for the first time? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Learn to Paper Piece PLUS a package of Papers for Foundation Piecing! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.
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Buy-it-NowCan’t wait to start paper piecing with Nancy at your side? Buy Learn to Paper Piece for just $18.99 and instantly download the eBook for free. Or, buy only the eBook for just $13.99.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Holly, who says:

“I have tried to do paper piecing more times then I care to admit. I have dubbed myself beyond hopeless. I am trying to convince myself to try one more time, and of course my husband (the most wonderful man in the world), tells me all the time, ‘If you want to try it again, go ahead.’ Maybe.”

Holly, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


393 Comments

  • I’m ready to try for the first time! Seems so intimidating but this book sounds like just the thing for a first-timer.

    —Ashley on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it, still learning it (and loving it so far:)
    Thank you!

    —Diane Beavers on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it an love it.

    —Daniela M on March 16, 2016
  • I’m ready to try again! I love all the possibilities.

    —cheryl murphy on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and love it. I haven’t done a great deal and not for a while though.

    —Jen B on March 16, 2016
  • I have paper pieced only one block. It turned out fine but I felt very dyslexic trying to paper piece.

    —B J Kinney on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done paper piecing a couple times. It’s not my favorite method, but I do love the results.

    —Collette Morton on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. To bad I won’t be able to follow do the QAL as I don’t do FB.

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • Paper piecing has always escaped me as well–hopefully this book will be the answer!

    —Lill Helming on March 16, 2016
  • Zero, but I would love to learn

    —Barbara on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try if the first time. It has always seemed to intimidating. This book sounds like something I could actually try and do.

    —Catherine cook on March 16, 2016
  • I have only recently been introduced to paper piecing and am having quilting success for the first time. This book looks like just what I need to continue learning. Thank you!

    —Mary on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time. I’ve watched some tutorials and it looks interesting.

    —Cathy on March 16, 2016
  • I have done paper piecing in the past with mixed results. This book may be the answer for success every time!!

    —Phyllis on March 16, 2016
  • Tried a very long time ago. Keep looking at the books and patterns but that is as far as I have gone. Really do want to give it a go again. Looks so precise and accurate even on rather complicated looking blocks.

    —Janette Anderson on March 16, 2016
  • Tried and love paper piecing and really appreciate these three great tips. Learn to Paper Piece would be a fabulous book to own.

    —Diane Hicks on March 16, 2016
  • Have tried paper piecing numerous times and probably give this a go too as I love how they look so sharp and accurate when finished… just like the old saying …try, try again !!! lol

    —Linda Cwiklak on March 16, 2016
  • Have only made one block but love the results of this kind of piecing.

    —Ann R on March 16, 2016
  • I’m a beginner @ paper piecing. Love the results but sometimes it just looks too complicated. I’m eager to see if this book finally breaks through the confusion. Thanks for the opportunity!

    —Carol L. on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing! It makes sharp points easy. I like to do small blocks and with paper piecing, it is easy to be accurate.

    —cynthia sato on March 16, 2016
  • I have never tried paper piecing- looked at it- but never tried it.
    Looks like a lot of excess fabric is used and then cut away!??

    Hi Claudia, check out this blog post for a quick tip from Nancy about cutting your pieces to the perfect size every time. Thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —Claudia Roche on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve never done any paper piecing but I have gone so far as to buy some foundation paper. However, I haven’t had the guts to actually TRY it yet. This book looks like just the nudge and clear instructions I need to get moving.

    Carolyn on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing but want to become much more proficient. I would love to see the tips & techniques offered through this book.

    —Mary C on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve never really tried it. but I love the results. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It sounds like it would be impossible not to succeed with Nancy’s guidance.

    —Debby on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning… I love the idea of perfect points, and there are so many great PP patterns I want to try my hand at. Foolproof sounds good to me!

    —Margaret Lawrence on March 16, 2016
  • I have a Western Star pattern I wanted to use to make a queen size quilt. My quilt instructor told me not to try, I been quilting for only two years and she thought I would not be up to it. But with this book I would have the confidence to give it a try.

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and feel more confident doing it than with regular piecing. Would love the opportunity to win this book!

    —Audrey on March 16, 2016
  • The upside down & backwards is challenging for me! Working my way through a paper piecing class just now, but it’s still not second nature.

    —Amy Cofer on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning.

    —Jo Anne on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and love it! I’m always looking for better ways to do things, and Nancy’s book looks like a winner. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    —Deb G. in VA on March 16, 2016
  • I believe this book is a must have in your library if you are a quilter!! You need good instructional material for each technique and this is the best I have seen for paper piecing, thank you Nancy

    —Kim Britton on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing and I am still learning. I do like it a lot!! This book looks wonderful.

    —Lin H on March 16, 2016
  • I’m definitely in the tried it but still learning category! I’ve done just a little bit of paper-piecing and have a hard time wrapping my head around which way to lay the fabric on the pattern. This book looks awesome!

    Susan Mulvihill on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it a bit – and though not my favorite go-to technique, it is a great way to get some interesting details in a quilt.

    —Regina on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it, and I love it!!

    —Shelor on March 16, 2016
  • This sounds amazine. I love, love, love, paper piecing. Winning this would be amazing. I am looking forward to the quilt along!

    Cynthia Wood on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it…my Mom finished it. Tried again…tracing paper I used rolled up when I ironed it, and sometimes I cut the block in half when I was trying to cut away the excess fabric. Probably time to try again!

    —Deborah on March 16, 2016
  • Paper piecing is one of my favorite ways to make a quilt. Certainly is a plus to have such detailed instructions for complex blocks.

    —Bernice on March 16, 2016
  • I love the way the points look so perfect – I’ve never tried but would love to.

    —Monika on March 16, 2016
  • Also ready to try for the first time. I just love anything by Nancy Mahoney, so hopefully no frustration with her method!

    —Cathy on March 16, 2016
  • I have made one paper pieced quilt. I would love to learn more and try making more.

    —Kris on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it nice with a friend . I would love to learn and try it some more.

    —Theresa on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it but need a lot more help. Thanks for the chance to win

    —Lee on March 16, 2016
  • ready to try it for the first time

    —Kathy Luehrs on March 16, 2016
  • I M ready (and willing) to try paper-piecing for the first time. The process looks intriguing and the results are awesome.

    Barbara 3/16/2016

    —Barbara Pryga on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. The way I was taught is confusing, but I have fun doing it.

    —Rhonda Jones on March 16, 2016
  • The blocks shown are astonishing, also very very scary. As a brand new quilter, (one to my name so far) it seems beyond me, however, your staff have given me hope. It would be a dream for someone new to the game, to be able to do a quilt like those shown, and to do it well. This book sounds like that dream is just a short way to reality.

    —Marcia Gault on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve never tried paper piecing – have always been rather intimidated by it – but your book makes it look so do-able! Thanks for carrying the greatest books with easy-to-grasp instruction:)

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • Paper Piecing – tried it, not sure I like it, but Nancy’s tips sound really interesting and just might encourage me to try it once again. I would be very pleased to win her book.

    —Barbara Niekerk on March 16, 2016
  • I have paper pieced only ONE small wall hanging and I would definitely say I NEED MORE PRACTICE!!!!! 🙂
    Would LOVE a copy of this book as it appears to make the process lots easier!

    —sue on March 16, 2016
  • I have messed up paper piecing so many times I gave up until I took the time one day to really think it thru and I did it! My twin sister will be so happy with the wall hanging I’m giving her for our 65th birthday next month.

    —Karen on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and love it! My first intro to quilting was a paper pieced log cabin. However, I have yet to make a "real" quilt with the method–only smaller wall hangings. Nancy’s book sounds awesome!

    —Kathleen on March 16, 2016
  • I have taken a small amount of instruction for paper piecing and made a few blocks. I would love to improve my skills though. I think I just barely "get it" 🙂 Nancy’s tips look helpful. Thank you for the great giveaway offer!

    Loris Mills on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it and loved it! I especially like the precision of the sewing. Points remain pointy and block sizes remain as they should.

    —Karen L. on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve always been curious about it but so far have not tried it. Maybe this book is just what I need.

    —Sharon on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing several times with fair results. Would love to learn more.

    —Nancy Ballard on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve made several small paper-pieced blocks – just guessing on cutting the fabric. I look forward to learning a more precise method from this new book!

    —JudyR on March 16, 2016
  • Would love to learn to paper-piece! This book looks easy to follow so ready to try it!

    Barbara Barthle on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried many times, but just can’t seem to get it just right. Unpicking those small stitches is not fun….so I am not successful and that makes me sad when I see those fantastic paper pieced quilts!!!
    Maybe this book would help.

    —Deb G on March 16, 2016
  • I have never paper pieced but would love to learn. I love the perfect, preside look!

    —Denise on March 16, 2016
  • I can paper piece, but it’s a struggle each time. Also, it’s addictive!! I love the precision. Once I get started, it all comes together, but there’s got to be an easier way.

    —Anne Welker on March 16, 2016
  • I have been paper piecing for 28 years, am self-taught (no uTube videos back then) and I love it. I was the only person I could find who was interested in quilting (I lived on an island) and became frustrated with my points, matching corners and variation in block size. When I moved to NH 28 years ago, the mother of one of my sons suggested I try a new method. An addict was born!!
    I do use Microtex needles for batik fabric but quilt sharps (80/12 for regular fabric. 1.5 stitch length on my Janome works best for me on and I use both plain news print (best in the winter when the humidity is low, and inexpensive copy paper (the cheapest, lightest poundage – often recycled) in the summer as it tears better when the humidity rises and I can print my patterns clearly with a laser printer.
    I now live in the Western NC mountains. Although I have used others’ patterns, including converting some old standby blocks (pineapple, log cabin, Cross and Crown,Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Lady of the Lake etc.), I usually design my own because it is so much fun to see the results. Right now I am playing with the many ways you can do a Log Cabin (including one that looks like a log cabin – chinking and all) and New York Beauty. What fun. Ok, that’s the longest post I have ever written! Thanks

    Love hearing about your process, Linda – thank you for sharing your tips! –Jenny

    —Linda Voltz on March 16, 2016
  • I would have to say "tried it and still learning" In fact I can sometimes be heard to say "oh no…..not paper piecing!!!!" I definitely need some help in this category.

    —Patty on March 16, 2016
  • Excited and ready to try for the first time! :o)

    —Cheryl R. on March 16, 2016
  • Once again Nancy comes through for us beginner quilters….I’ve been a little intimidated by paper piecing so I’ve never tried it….All the blocks the staffers made look amazing…guess it’s time to put fear aside and try it…Thanks Nancy and props to all you ataffers, your blocks are fantastic

    —sandie on March 16, 2016
  • Ready for my first-time try! This books looks to be a wonderful guide – love the patterns. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    —Terri on March 16, 2016
  • This looks like a good book for a first-timer or beginner. I really want to learn to paper piece, but haven’t found the right book to use. Love the step by step pictures in this book.

    —Carolyn on March 16, 2016
  • I haven’t tried paper piecing yet but I am very interested in learning.

    —Elizabeth on March 16, 2016
  • I have paper pieced and I love how "perfect" my quilt squares turn out.

    Martha Morgan on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing and love it! But I haven’t made anything bigger than a mug rug. Nancy’s book sounds wonderful and would be the perfect guide to making a quilt.

    —Christine Murray on March 16, 2016
  • I am absolutely obsessed by paper piecing! I have tried it and I Love It!

    —Luwana James on March 16, 2016
  • I have done some paper piecing and love it! The only way to get those great sharp points! Would love Nancy’s book

    —barbara blair on March 16, 2016
  • I am not impressed with my paper-piecing skills but I love so many of the patterns I see. I would really like the expert to sitting beside me and encouraging me. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Janey on March 16, 2016
  • I would love to learn this technique especially if my end results are as beautiful as Nancy Mahoney’s. Always willing to try something new like paper piecing.

    —CAROL on March 16, 2016
  • I’d love some tips on how to avoid my white fabric looking dirty where all the center points of a paper pieced block come together. I was careful to remove all the little pieces of foundation paper. I really enjoyed making the quilt but was a little disappointed with the final result after all the work that went into it. I’m guessing that a low volume print would have been a better choice for the background than plain white. Always something new to learn.

    —Liz F. on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing. I did learn by using silk ties to make them twice the size you need as they seem to shrink when you slip them. Made a queen crazy quilt using ties, it was a learning experience but I had so much fun.

    —connie b on March 16, 2016
  • I tried the technique but still learning so the book will be of good help.

    —Marthese on March 16, 2016
  • tried and love it!! it’s my favorite way of creating blocks!!

    —Julia Hellberg on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done a little paper piecing but was not happy with the results. Maybe this book is exactly what I need to try it again. Thanks.

    —Cathy on March 16, 2016
  • The only block I have tried to paper piece was waaaaay to ambitious for an unskilled quilter. It had 42 pieces in it.
    OMG, what was I thinking? I made 3 blocks and it became a table centre. Pretty nice, but I was totally exhausted, and never tried again. I love the quilts in this book, however – maybe it is time to try again!

    Gail G on March 16, 2016
  • Looking forward to trying this for the first time! 🙂

    —Carrie Douglas on March 16, 2016
  • I love the look of paper pieced quilts, but have been hesitant to try. This books sounds like a winner for a beginner!

    —Kay on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and still learning I know this book will be a terrfic asset!

    —Stamplady007 on March 16, 2016
  • I have never paper pieced before–have been too intimidated by it, and by the stories I have heard from friends. I am ready to give it a try, though, (one of my quilting goals for this year) and there were some beautiful blocks shown! Thank you.

    —anne on March 16, 2016
  • It’s been fascinating to hear about but I’ve not gotten to try yet! Looks like fun! I see a spring project coming on! 😀

    —Lisa Jo Fallin on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing and absolutely love it. When I first tried paper piecing I couldn’t stop. I tried every type of pattern I could visualize. I had so much fun sticking every size, every shape on my design wall. It was hilarious. Fun and easy. It took quilting to a whole other level.
    Enjoy all of you who are questioning the process, it really makes quilting sooooooo much easier. Have fun!

    —Sandra on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it, and I am still learning.

    —Sherry on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done a fair amount of paper piecing, but I don’t love it.

    —Diane on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. With terrible results. Perhaps I will do better with Nancy’s book! The pictures and instructions in this post show how easy and fun (gasp!) paper piecing can be. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Jill on March 16, 2016
  • Scared but ready to try one!

    —Amy MacDonald on March 16, 2016
  • I have not paper pieced anything. I didn’t know to use a special needle or that there was specific papers for paper piecing.

    My main issue is that I can’t grasp the flipping, covering, and getting the order even with the number system. I can’t get my mind to recognize the back versus the front of the block.

    The quality of paper pieced work is superb. I want to learn this skill.

    —carol on March 16, 2016
  • Wow! Lots of great tips given in this article! I taught myself to paper piece just last week and wish I knew many of these tips. My next project will be much more precise, that’s for sure. Still learning.

    —Kathy E. on March 16, 2016
  • I just learnt how to do paper piercing at last night guild meeting. Even though some already know the technique, there’re quite a few of us seeing the technique first hand the very first time. Reading today’s blog entry on the topic refreshes my memory, especially with the pictures. Now I really want to try it out. Thank you for the giveaway.

    —Rita on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing & the blocks turn out amazing! Although I LOVE the results, I dislike having to remove the paper so I don’t do as much of it as I would like. But it is a great technique to make some beautiful designs!

    —carol gearey on March 16, 2016
  • Took me 3 classes before I got the hang of paper piecing. It is always a trial when starting a new project until making a few blocks and training my brain with this method, however so love the results. The precise points look so great and piecing blocks that would not be possible any other way is magical.

    —Marilynn on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing! I’ve done several projects and am always thrilled with the way the "wonky" piece looks after it’s trimmed and perfect. Would be happy to have this book & papers.

    —Penny on March 16, 2016
  • Tried paper piecing several times, love it. Will do it some more.

    —Virginia Over on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing & love it. I just don’t do the technique very often, though.

    —marlene on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and I am looking for tips and other ways to do things. This would be a great book!

    Thank you for the give away!

    —Cyndi Duffin on March 16, 2016
  • Definitely, tried it and still learning! I find it very slow, but super accurate. Paper piecing is rarely my first choice.

    —Suzanne on March 16, 2016
  • I am ready to try it for the first time.

    —Marg on March 16, 2016
  • I have been afraid to try paper piecing. This books looks like to the answer for me.

    Joyce Austin on March 16, 2016
  • My first attempt at paper piecing was a Judy Neimeyer pattern called Arizona Cactus. Then I drove 250 miles and took a class.

    Vicki

    —Vicki on March 16, 2016
  • LOVE IT! have only done a couple projects! Thanks for sharing!

    —LINDA on March 16, 2016
  • I have been afraid to try paper piecing. This book looks like the answer for me.

    —Joyce Austin on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing. I was lucky enough to have taken two classes with Navy this Spring. She is a great teacher, if you have been afraid to try, this book will step you through it with confidence.

    —Colette W. on March 16, 2016
  • I have paper pieced simple blocks. I would like to try something more complex. This book looks like it has the tips and tricks I’ll need to give it a try!

    —Ann Denny on March 16, 2016
  • I’m with Jennifer here.. I’ve done it, love the end result, but not the process. I was told my first attempt was an advanced pattern and maybe I should try again 🙂

    Debbie D on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try paper piecing & looking forward to trying the striking patterns in this book.

    —Laura_H on March 16, 2016
  • I would like to give paper piecing another go. My past attempts were not roaring successes. Nancy’s book may be the answer to perfecting my paper piecing skills.
    Sandra

    Sandra on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning! I enjoyed the 3 tips and had always been told to use the 90/14 needle. Will try with the 80/12 and shorter stitch length. Thanks!

    —Patricia Tharp on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it and am still learning. I made a set of coasters using paper piecing. While time consuming, it definitely improved my accuracy. The coasters looked great!

    —Jane on March 16, 2016
  • I have always wanted to try paper piecing but have never found a book or class that I felt comfortable with. Thinking this book is just the answer to my prayers. Would love to win this book but if not I’ll be looking for it (maybe a birthday gift to myself) LOL

    —Dotti on March 16, 2016
  • Have never tried, but the challenge looks like fun

    —Donna on March 16, 2016
  • I haven’t tried paper piecing but I’m ready to give it a try!

    —jane d on March 16, 2016
  • I have done one paper piece project – a queen size quilt, with a 24×24 paper piece building (Salt Lake City LDS Temple – THAT was hard, let me tell you!!) in the center. It was amazing how it turned out. I would love to try my hand at more paper piecing projects in the future!

    —Kathie R on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and still just a novice learning from mistakes and having to think the process thru would love to learn more techniques to be more confident and attempt other projects.

    —Anne on March 16, 2016
  • I have never tried foundation piecing. I ordered the paper from Martingale’s a year or so ago, but have not gotten the courage to try it. When I saw Nancy Mahoney’s book I put it on my wishlist as she is one author I can really understand. She makes the complicated easy!

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • I am a relative beginner paper-piecer, but I LOVE it!! I get precise points, the blocks I create are impossible without it, and I’m able to create things that I never thought possible before. Don’t get me wrong, I love regular piecing as well, but I truly love paper piecing and want to continue doing it for years to come!

    —Susan Burney on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it but still learning. I have several projects started that r paper piecing, but have not found a easy way to get them done. This book would really help me. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Lorie Bugaiski on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing and see the benefits to it. I’m still learning the techniques.

    —Virginia in AK on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it a couple of times. I still need more practice.

    —Kathy on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing…but still learning.
    I would like to learn Nancy’s way…
    I am going to use her 3 tips next time.

    —Pauline on March 16, 2016
  • I have a love/hate relationship with foundation paper piecing. I love that I can get tiny points which I normally have trouble getting but I hate removing the papers and working backwards. I look forward to Nancy’s Method.

    —ANNE MAINS on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing!

    —Louise on March 16, 2016
  • Still intimidated at the thought of it.

    —Amy G on March 16, 2016
  • I went full steam ahead with a paper pieced block of the month. Let’s say "tried it, loved it" until I tried to join the blocks together. I couldn’t get it done properly. This book would help immensely I think.

    —Heather on March 16, 2016
  • So far, I’ve only worked with blocks, pre-stamped squares, and a few Dresden plates, but I’m ready to try something new. Paper piecing? Perfect! I live two doors down from our new quilting store, and I’d love to have a reason to purchase even more of her beautiful fabrics, charm packs, etc…
    Please, please! Give me a reason to keep our new quilt store in business! 🙂

    —Cindy Bailey on March 16, 2016
  • I made one twin-sized quilt using paper piecing, and I really loved it. Everything turned out so perfect, and I was just a newbie at quilting. I would be so excited to have this book to further my skills. Thank you!

    —Linda Taylor on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done a few paper-pieced projects, and have two more in my queue now.

    —Sally on March 16, 2016
  • My sister and I took a class on paper piecing at Quiltweek Chattenooga one year. It was ok but with 20 or so people in the class it was hard to get detailed instructions. Having the book in front of me would smooth out the rough details. I would really like to master this technique. Thanks.

    Antoinette Henne on March 16, 2016
  • I LOVE the results I have seen from people who know how to paper piece! And, I have attempted to learn how to do it, but everyone who shows me how to do it, does it differently! I think I just need to work by myself with a very thorough set of directions with lots of photos! This just may be the solution to my problems with paper piecing!

    Anita Bradshaw on March 16, 2016
  • I love the look of paper pieced quilts but am hesitant to start a quilt. I took a class but was still confused and not sure I’m ready to tackle a project on my own.

    —Janet Maki on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and love it……but still learning. I feel like I waste too much fabric and need to learn to do better at that.

    —Carol Vickers on March 16, 2016
  • Love the precision of paper piecing. For me it’s just sew & don’t try to listen to TV. Soft relaxing music fill the bill for me. Fun!

    —Barbara Kellard on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done several paper pieced projects and loved doing it. My next one planned is a large Dalek for a quilt for my granddaughter!

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on March 16, 2016
  • I’m ready to try paper piecing!

    —Carol Gurges on March 16, 2016
  • I’m still learning, but with very good results! A friend told me this is the best way of making blocks. Let’s see if she is right!

    —Rosana S. C. Visintainer on March 16, 2016
  • Paper piecing is always a struggle…cutting the right size and then sew and finding out that I didn’t! Love the quilts in her book, and looking forward to some good directions!

    —Judy W on March 16, 2016
  • Love paper piecing. My points are always sharp and don’t get cut off. Ends up looking perfect which is so nice for a change!

    —K on March 16, 2016
  • I like to paper piece and really like Nancy’s work. Would love to test out here new book!

    —Sue R on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and LOVE it. I have a couple of projects waiting for me to get back to.

    —Cindy on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and loved the results. I haven’t done any for awhile, so the quilt a long sounds like fun. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    —Susan Stanton on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and would like to use this book to help a friend learn how.

    —Lisa Marie on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done paper piecing before, and I love the accuracy. I would love to try the projects in this book! Thnks for the chance to win!

    —Pam S on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing and I am still learning. I would love to win this book so I could learn from an expert.

    —Janet Wiener on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time. Incredibly inspired by Nancy’s color and pattern selections! They are stunning.

    —Thea on March 16, 2016
  • I always wanted to try this technique this book looks like it would be a great way to learn. The directions seem clear and explicit. Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Carmen Montmarquet on March 16, 2016
  • My paper-piecing skill level would be tried it and love it. You can always learn new tips though. There always seems to be someone coming out with a new technique.

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • I have done one small paper pieced quilt with moderate success and I am ready to try again! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    —Lynn on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it love it. I first tried paper piecing more than 18 years ago on vacation at a quilt shop near a friends home. Love it immediately. I’d love to try the new methods in this new book.

    —Kristi on March 16, 2016
  • I tried paper piecing a long time ago and was not very successful at it. But with better instructions and the correct paper, I’m ready to try again.

    —Elizabeth P. on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing and I’m still confused by it. Help!
    Thanks. 🙂

    —Wendi Morris on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and loved it!

    —Melody Lutz on March 16, 2016
  • I have played with paper piecing and loved it!! Would love to do more. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

    —Connie Cain on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it, lots more to learn

    —Debbie Pete on March 16, 2016
  • I have never done paper pieces. I have always wanted to try but didn’t know where to start.

    —Linda Mill on March 16, 2016
  • I have taught paper piecing at our LQS and this would be a great resource for me and my classes!

    —kristie on March 16, 2016
  • Love paper piecing, but only have done it once…need to plan a new project.

    —Jane on March 16, 2016
  • I am still a beginner. Just finished pp’g 96 A/B sections that now need to be sewn together in units of 8 to make a "Lone Starburst". This is only the 2d time I’ve tried pp’g. The first star took me all day!!! Sure could hae used Nancy’s book and still could! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    —gaylemitchel on March 16, 2016
  • I have never paper pieced before, but have been very intrigued by the whole idea!

    —Alison on March 16, 2016
  • I have used paper piecing and felt it was just okay. I am at the point where I am ready to give it a go again. Love the look of the Lobster Stew quilt. It could be just the way to try paper piecing again.

    —K Yee on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done some paper piecing before and always find it a challenge initially, but with a little practice the blocks turn out OK!

    —Linda Fleming on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it, and I love it! But I’m sure there is more to learn!

    —Gwen Wehner on March 16, 2016
  • I have not tried it, but have received two lap quilts from a good friend. I’m mor of a scrap quilter where sharp points are not a concern. I would love to change that.

    —Karyn K on March 16, 2016
  • I haven’t paper pieced for a while but liked it when I did do it. The one quilt tops on my bucket list is the New York Beauty.
    Our quilt QA had it a few years back as the raffle quilt. I did buy more tickets than usual trying to win it. Guess I will have to make my own.

    —Betty Gebhardt on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing a number of times but have never really felt comfortable with it. I love Nancy Mahoney’s work and think maybe her method will be the one that sticks with me!

    This looks like another great book from Nancy and I really hope I win it! Thanks for the opportunity!

    —susan on March 16, 2016
  • i love thetip about the microtex sharp needle! Thanks

    —Allison CB on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time. I’ve always been intimidate and awed by paper piecing.

    —Diana Salmon on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done a fair amount of paper piecing. I love the crisp points, and the ease with which they are achieved!

    —Pat on March 16, 2016
  • Haven’t tried it but there is this pattern I have been wanting to make for at least 15 years that is paper pieced. Nancy is always a super teacher and she is one of my top author’s for go to info.

    —DebMac on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve done one block, a star, for the NASA star quilt. It was challenging but fun.

    —Mary O. on March 16, 2016
  • Have paper-pieced numerous time. Always seem to put a piece on wrong and have to redo mostly because the piece was too short!

    —Jane on March 16, 2016
  • I haven’t tried paper piecing yet. It’s at the top of my to-learn list. I love so many of the blocks/quilts that are paper pieced so it’s times. Nancy Mahoney’s book looks like the best place to start.

    —Kathie on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and am still learning. Love the finished look, but find it difficult to think backward!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

    —Bea on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece. Once you get in the groove it is so relaxing,I can go all day.

    —AnnMarie on March 16, 2016
  • Love paper piecing, especially the more complex patchwork blocks. Appreciated the tips on needles and paper choices, too.

    —Lynne on March 16, 2016
  • Once I get going on paper-piecing, I do okay. The last project I was working on, I cut off the two pieces I had just sewed on. I rolled everything up and put it away–it’s been 3 years, so I should get it out and try it again.

    —Jill Ellis on March 16, 2016
  • I’m ready to try Paper-Piecing for the first time! I’ve watched some of Nancy Mahoney’s YouTube videos and would love to read her new book. Winning a copy of Nancy’s "Learn to Paper Piece" + a pack of piecing papers would be fabulous! Thanks for this great opportunity.

    —Kathleen Dalecio on March 16, 2016
  • I have to agree with Jennifer – I appreciate the results, but my brain just doesn’t work that way! I’m not dyslexic, but I sure feel that way when I am trying to paper piece. I have tried it several times, and usually end up throwing it across the room and walking away a few times before I finally get something (semi) presentable. If Nancy’s book makes it clear and easy, I need it!

    Barbara Johnson on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it once and was not very successful. Would like to give it another try

    —Joan H. on March 16, 2016
  • I recently took a class at our local quilt shop on paper piecing and found, after a few tries, I could do it! I would like to do more and having a book to follow would be wonderful.

    —Eileen on March 16, 2016
  • I took a PP course a few years ago. Thought I had it down pat, not so. For some reason I can’t get my head around making the pieces fit, especially triangles. Hope this book will help.

    —Christina on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. I can use all the tips and tricks I can get!

    —Linda Collum on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and have even made blocks to fit in a specific space. Once you get the hang of doing it, I think you will be eager to do more!

    —Kathy on March 16, 2016
  • I took a paper piecing class from Nancy in Flat Rock, NC this past May. She is a great teacher and the book looks just like she taught in class, so it will be a gem!

    —Shari K. on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve steered clear of foundation piecing until now – it’s always looked too complicated. I think this book might help change my mind!!

    —Suzanne on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried to do paper piecing more times then I care to admit. I have dubbed myself beyond hopeless. I am trying to convince myself to try one more time, and of course my husband (the most wonderful man in the world), tells me all the time, "If you want to try it again, go ahead." Maybe.

    —Holly on March 16, 2016
  • My paper piecing skills are pretty good. Just don’t always end up with perfectly matching points at the end. Any tips to improve are always welcome.

    —Rochelle Summers on March 16, 2016
  • I love foundation piecing. I had made several little quilts and walhangings. Very addictive if you enjoy it.

    Matilde e valle on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and am still learning. I would love to get Nancy’s book and learn the " correct" way!

    —Carol B. on March 16, 2016
  • I have had tried paper piecing in the past with good results. As there always does seem to be that confusion concerning the correct procedure to follow I would really appreciate this book. Especially sine I have some designs in mind for a memorial quilt for my mom and I’d love to have the correct way to paper piece in my skill set.

    —Nora on March 16, 2016
  • I am paper piecing a quilt top as I write (a wedding present for my son and future daughter-in-law) and have been running into difficulties. It would be wonderful to win the book to help with problems I am encountering. The wedding is in June so I am in a bit of a time crunch. I hope I win.

    —Kathy on March 16, 2016
  • I am ready to try it for the first time. I have watched several videos and have Carol Doak’s Craftsy class and ready to get started. This book would be another wonderful learning tool.

    —Angelia L. on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and love it!

    C. L. Temple on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and am still learning as I have not done it often enough. I did like the results so Nancy’s book sounds like it’s the right recipe for having me improve my skills. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Marie Chat on March 16, 2016
  • I have done paper piecing and I love the accurate results and perfect points! My daughter, however, has not done this and I would love to win the book to give her. Since she lives across the country from me, I would love to surprise her with a book in her mailbox!

    —Darlene B on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and love it. I love that she will share her skills on Facebook! Great giveaway thank you.

    —Janie on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing. I’ve done quite a lot of small items. Love the accuracy.

    —Maureen Rawson on March 16, 2016
  • tried it and still learning.

    —Dana on March 16, 2016
  • Someone tried to teach me but it was too complicated. I gave up. The many comments of ease and success from users want me to try again.

    —Marisa mobley on March 16, 2016
  • Love paper piecing! Always try to improve my skills. I have made several projects and enjoy the process.

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it and failed. Most of the block came out ok, but towards the last, the pieces turned out distorted and I gave up. I keep saying I will try again, but basically it is on the list and classified as if it were a UFO. Something else always gets in front of it.

    —Janet T on March 16, 2016
  • I am in the process of paper piecing for first time and after reading the instructions in Learn to Paper Piece featured in today’s email, I realise that I am doing everything I shouldn’t. Wrong paper, wrong needle, wrong stitch size. I would love to ‘stitch along" in June with the author .

    —Monica on March 16, 2016
  • With this book I am ready to try for the first time. Now I think I could actually try paper piecing. Those photos sure are a big help.

    —JoAnne T. on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and loved it! Want to get my sister into it also!

    —Susan on March 16, 2016
  • I made 1 paper-pieced heart block in a group quilt project but have done no others as I didn’t purchase patterns nor instructions as get.

    —Marty on March 16, 2016
  • I have paper pieced and love it. Just need to do some more to get better at it. Would love to win Nancy’s book.

    —Jan Horn on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning, would be where I fall. I love the intricate look of some of the designs that can be made with paper foundation piecing. Would love to learn what Nancy has to offer.

    —Nancy N on March 16, 2016
  • Sounds like a fabulous book, I have tried paper piecing, but am still learning. It would be a great help to have this book.

    —Jan on March 16, 2016
  • I have recently tried it. My results have been so so. I would like to give it another try. I am a true beginner at this! The look of quilts keep me wanting to try!

    —Karen H. on March 16, 2016
  • Love paper piecing, could improve with more practice and the tips that the book offers.

    —Rivka Hamdani on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing, love the perfect points. Thanks for the chance!

    —Hanke Fijnvandraat on March 16, 2016
  • Did it once – don’t remember how. Interested in trying again.

    —Lucy Harville on March 16, 2016
  • I have never tried paper piecing but am ready and willing to try. This book looks like a great book to get me started.

    —Judy on March 16, 2016
  • I have done some paper piecing and must admit it is not my favorite method. I am looking forward to trying these new tips.

    —Carol Sc on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. Ready to get back to it.

    —Laura on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and DID NOT love it. Maybe time to try again?

    —sandy Lowery on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing a couple times, somewhat decent results. Yet, I love the look of paper pieced quilts. Would love to get tips to get me over the hurdle to get great results every time!

    —Vicki L on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing! It’s one of my favorite sewing techniques.

    —Cassandra McLeod on March 16, 2016
  • Years of doing and I still think it’s the best way to do certain patterns. There is nothing else to assure accuracy when that is so important.

    —Patricia Hersl on March 16, 2016
  • I tried it once and dd it wrong. Since then I began a hexie quilt and also a cathedral window quilt. I want to get this right!!!

    —Jane Thomas on March 16, 2016
  • Love, love, love paper piecing. Have done a couple small projects and working on my first larger quilt. Need to keep improving my skills.

    —Jean Gerretsen on March 16, 2016
  • I picked up some Row By Row kits last summer and some are intimidating to me as they have paper piecing. I have bought some foundation papers but haven’t got brave enough to try. Would love to have this book.

    —Esther on March 16, 2016
  • Someone graciously offered to hold my hand by trying to teach me how to do this, but I’m still under supervision! This would defiantly help me out and get me working with confidence to do it all by myself. I know I can do this but need some strategies to help me remember from one sitting to the next. Thanks and please pick me as your winner.

    —Tammy on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning! After working all day in the precise world of accounting it takes me a long time to switch my brain over to ‘backwards & upside-down’! and by then it’s time to go to bed! LOL. I do really like the preciseness of the finished product though. I will keep working on it! I am also not on FB so will miss out on that part.

    —janG on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve never tried paper piecing, but I’d love to learn!

    —Karen on March 16, 2016
  • I absolutely love to paper piece! And I took a workshop with Nancy Mahoney through our Guild in San Antonio. She is fantastic. Hope to win this book and the foundation papers!

    —Pamela Wright on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and definitely still learning. Would love to do more as I have seen some beautiful patterns.

    Lore Stanley on March 16, 2016
  • I am a "tried it" about 7 years ago when I was a newbie at a "Quilt Retreat".
    I started making a "Twisted Log Cabin". A lot to start with at that time.
    Needless to say, I still have the quilt fabric and the unfinished pieces put away to do another day. I still think about getting back to it a lot lately.

    Sheila

    —Sheila Wagner on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and love it. – Just haven’t quite convinced my quilting friends to feel the same.

    —Jean H on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. I can paper piece but don’t really enjoy it maybe this book would change that. 🙂

    —Sheila Fernkopf on March 16, 2016
  • Love it and have been using it for a while. . . love to try new patterns, though!!

    Carolyn White on March 16, 2016
  • I won a paper pieced pattern a couple years ago, and was determined to learn how to do it. I replayed the DVD many times, used "fancy" words, and my seam ripper lots before I finished my first wall hanging. I have tried it a few times since and each time I have to do a refresher block for rehoning my skills, but it does work better each time. I am sure Nancy’s book right in front of me would be a great refresher for each time. Thanks, Kathy in Colo

    —kathy pfaltzgraff on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it and love it, but I’m still learning. I love the patterns that are shown. Thanks for the tips, Nancy.

    —Cecilia on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried a little paper piecing. I definitely need clearer instructions and a fun project. I think Nancy Mahoney is one of my favorites in the quilt world.

    —Ginny Leber on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing in the past and made some nice Mariner’s Compass blocks. I enjoyed doing them, but it wasn’t my favorite way of piecing. I would love to give it another try as some of the quilts in the book are spectacular.

    —Bridget on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning! I think I need to un-learn what I THINK I’ve learned so far and start from square one.

    —Rose D. on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing. I’ve made a beach scene quilt and Jenny Byer’s Moonglow and one other quilt. I’m always looking for good paper piecing patterns.

    —Deborah Whaley on March 16, 2016
  • I learned how to paper piece 20 years ago and just love it. I trace the lines on the back of the paper also so that I can see where to place the material. It helps a lot. I can always use more ideas to make it easier and patterns. Would love to get my quilting friends to embrace it.

    —Gail Kolcz on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time!

    —Teresa B on March 16, 2016
  • TRIED IT AND STILL LEARNING

    —chris zofkie on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning.

    Colette on March 16, 2016
  • I’m just finishing the blocks for a paper-pieced quilt, which was my first project. Love it. About to jump in over my head, I fear, with some really intricate designs. Nothing like trying to jump from beginner to expert in one project! 😉

    —Stephanie on March 16, 2016
  • Trying to learn, doesn’t always work for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Elaine on March 16, 2016
  • I’m now ready to try this with Nancy’s new book and helps.

    —Denise on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing and I’m going to need more lessons.Definitely a beginner, but I like what I’ve learned so far.

    —Dot on March 16, 2016
  • I love paper piecing! The book looks great.

    —Karen Watkins on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve been successful with paper piecing, but don’t do it often. I love some of the designs in this book! Thanks for the info.

    —Maryellen on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece. I am an accountant and it just works for me. Tidy lines to guide me. I have trouble finding pretty patterns to use. Would love to have this book!

    —Heather C on March 16, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time!

    —Teresa Seamon on March 16, 2016
  • I love to paper piece. I am always looking for more patterns!

    —Kim N. on March 16, 2016
  • tried it and love it for the right blocks etc. some things need to be paper pieced to come out "great"!

    —Tonie Peterson on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried to learn before, but maybe with this book I could finally get it!

    —Jana Bartschi on March 16, 2016
  • Dabbled a little but definitely in the still learning category. Love the lobster stew!

    —Caren on March 16, 2016
  • Can’t wait to start. I’m a bit intimidated but love the look! Thanks for the chance to win 😉

    —Debby emE on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it but still learning.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it and didn’t like it all that much. I would love to give it another try using different instructions

    —Ginger on March 16, 2016
  • I learned to paper piece years ago. I was either amazingly successful or holes showed up where they shouldn’t from mixed attempte. Nancy’s new book looks super and it would be a great springboard back into a process that would add onto my small quilt projects. Paper piecing would add great accuracy to tiny if I upgraded my skills…

    Jane Modjeski

    —MJ Modjeski on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. I have concerns about pressing the paper pieced block. With the paper in place the seams are so bulky.

    —Beth DuBord on March 16, 2016
  • I have not tried paper piecing but would love to give it a try as I am partial to star type blocks.

    —Dolores Paynter on March 16, 2016
  • Tried a few blocks. Improving

    —Laura on March 16, 2016
  • I have done a little paper piecing but do not have any level of confidence or ease with the method. I would really like to learn more and Nancy is one of the quilt designers/instructors I have been following. I will be watching for more information on the quilt along. Thank you for the offer; I would love to win.

    —Beth on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing once and really enjoyed the precision of the block. However, it was trial and error for me, so and book with suggestions and techniques would help a lot. I would love to do another project

    —bert on March 16, 2016
  • I tried paper piecing and loved it. Nancy’s designs are fantastic and I would love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    —Bonnie on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing with mixed results – perhaps Learn to Paper Piece is what I need to achieve more consistent results

    —Karon on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing but I definitely need way more practice :/ Thanks for another great giveaway 🙂

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it and was thrilled with the result, but am still learning…have to have instructions right beside me. I’ll be going along great and then all of a sudden become befuddled and have to refer to my "users manual" :). I think I’d like it better if I were better at it!

    —Margaret on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it several times with only moderate success. I always seem to find that no matter how much I check as I go, there are always spots where the fabric doesn’t cover to the edge. GRRRR! Maybe I need this book to give it a new try.

    —Pam Reim on March 16, 2016
  • I have done a bit of it and really like the results. Want to do more & need a little help in getting back at it 🙂

    —Rose on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it on garment sewing and quilt blocks where accuracy is necessary. I need to better train my brain to see things backwards and cut pieces where I don’t waste so much fabric or miss placement. I’m sure this book will be a good learning guide.

    —Marianne in TN on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried it and I loved it, but it was only one block! I have so much more to learn.

    —Georgina on March 16, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing – but still need practice in figuring out what size the fabric needs to be; would love the book and foundation papers. I agree with Nancy- don’t use copy paper!

    carol on March 16, 2016
  • Tried it, still learning.

    —Donna C on March 16, 2016
  • I’ve tried it and loved it. I just completed a small Spring wall hanging with a paper pieced bunny ,flowers and clover (St. Patrick’s day today)/ Would love to have more patterns/.

    —ELIZAJANE on March 17, 2016
  • Tried it, liked it and want to learn more!

    —Carol Ann on March 17, 2016
  • I have just started to paper piece, and I love it! Why didn’t I try it earlier?

    Anita on March 17, 2016
  • I am in the "tried it and still learning group". I think Nancy’s book would help a lot.

    —Maureen Haynes on March 17, 2016
  • I was a "sewer" for many a year, sewed all the kids clothes, starting with a wonderful old treadle. Then, close to retirement age, my oldest daughter came to visit and said she had a new thing I had to learn. Oh, yah! Paper piecing. That was my first venture into quilting. I did a small cats and hearts quilt, all paper pieced. Nowadays, I seem to be having trouble with more complicated blocks, so maybe I need to see Nancy’s book to help clear my mind and get me going on PPing again.

    Donna on March 17, 2016
  • I am working on a quilt Cranberry Cove by Bonnie Brown Hunter. Four of the blocks are paper pieced. This book may offer just the right guidance.

    —Margaret on March 17, 2016
  • Tried it (five or more years ago) but haven’t done it since, so I am still learning. Designs in your book are the most beautiful ones I have seen! I am eager to begin again.

    —Jean McD on March 17, 2016
  • I tried paper piecing a few years back and only did a small wall hanging. For the last couple of years I have set a goal to learn/accomplish a new skill set. Paper piecing is on the 2016 list. I see so many patterns I would love to make that use paper piecing and some even check off another skill I wish to accomplish. Nancy’s book would be a great tool and reference.

    —Joyce Rejba on March 17, 2016
  • Tried paper piecing and I love it! Its so easy to get those sharp points which make your block look like you are an advanced quilter.

    —Mary Lou on March 17, 2016
  • I tried it once, but after reading the three tips, I know I was doing it wrong. A well illustrated book and the right tools may be just the trick to make me try it again. My first attempt was marginally successful.

    —Pat K on March 17, 2016
  • I have a love-hate relationship with paper piecing. I’m sure Nancy could teach me a lot! Thanks for a chance to win.

    —Judy W. on March 17, 2016
  • I am still learning, I find it difficult to determine the fabric size needed to fit the piece on the paper. The process seems backwards.

    —Lynn on March 17, 2016
  • Tried it once but had a very "impatient" teacher and I think "this novice" student made her age 10 years. Seems like this book would let me go at my own speed and keep me interested.

    —Marybeth Richardson on March 17, 2016
  • This looks like a great book! I had always love the look, but thought it looked to complicated for a novice such as myself. Now I’m so excited to try! Thank you for the great new information!

    Barbara Gelpi on March 17, 2016
  • Tried it and STILL learning. Love these quilts but I’m just not sure . This book might be just the thing!

    —Trudy A on March 17, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and love the results, every block is perfect. I would probably rate myself as advanced since I have done so much of it. I paper pieced a small tea pot and made it into a name tag with my name embroidered on it. I don’t think I have ever gone to any of my guilds meetings without someone commenting on it. I would love to win the book

    —Donnamarie on March 17, 2016
  • This looks great!

    —Lynn on March 17, 2016
  • I had to paper piece just one block for a friend once and used an incredible amount of fabric because I could never cover the entire area of a shape. I’d would love to be a successful paper pieces because I love the sharp points in paper piecing. Thanks!

    —Melody DeGraziano on March 17, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing but can always use tips to make it easier.

    —Sandy on March 17, 2016
  • Tried it and love it!! I’m wondering though why it is suggested to NOT use printer paper for the patterns. That’s what I always use. I try to get 16 lb. paper, which is quite lightweight, but it’s getting harder to find.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

    —Kathleen on March 17, 2016
  • Paper-piecing is my favourite quilting technique right now. I love the perfect points and seams.

    —Linda Webster on March 17, 2016
  • I love paper piecing and would love to win the book and learn to do other quilt patterns by paper piecing them. I love that the blocks always come out perfect. I also love all Nancy Mahoney’s quilt patterns and am very excited to do a quilt along with her.

    —Judie on March 17, 2016
  • I consider myself a confident beginner in paper piecing. I save a lot of good sized scraps and it gives me a chance to use them.

    —Jacklynn A Grimm on March 17, 2016
  • I took one class on paper-piecing, and after the first half-hour, I just wanted to pack-up and leave!!!
    Pam See was teaching the class and she was just so nurturing, encouraging, and insistent that I could learn. ( Pretty obvious to me that she sure didn’t know me).
    Long story short. I stayed for the duration of that treacherous class, went home and finished the ONE block I had started. Did I mention the plan for the class was to finish 8 blocks. I did finish that quilt and to this day believe that Pam See is an incredibly gifted teacher.
    I certainly hope to do more paper-piecing quilts.

    —Susan Walter on March 17, 2016
  • It doesn’t bother me to paper piece, I like to use it on blocks where small pieces would otherwise be a real pain! It is just another technique in the whole process we call "quilting".

    —Bev Gunn on March 17, 2016
  • I’ve done some paper piecing and enjoy it, and I’m ready to learn more. This book sounds exciting!

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on March 17, 2016
  • Have only tried paper piecing a couple of times and haven’t been thrilled with the results. With Nancy’s book maybe I can become an expert. Thanks

    —Jean on March 17, 2016
  • I’ve never tried paper piecing. I’m always open to learn new things however & maybe with the help of your book I could manage it.

    —Susan Clarkson on March 18, 2016
  • I have not tried paper piecing, have free patterns and read lots of instructions but still intimidated. This sounds like the book for me.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

    —Patricia Cash on March 18, 2016
  • I haven’t tried it yet but really want to!

    —Brenda Hulsey on March 18, 2016
  • Ready for a first time. I have a sampler block quilt I have never finished because two blocks are paper pieced. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Barbara on March 18, 2016
  • I have tried but am still learning.

    —Joan on March 18, 2016
  • I do pp and love it.

    —nancy seitz on March 18, 2016
  • My first paper-pieced project was a Halloween Witch which turned out cute but still a beginner.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on March 18, 2016
  • I’m ready to try it for the first time. I do have the proper paper from Martingale and I do have my fabric stash. The book is all I need.

    —Mary on March 18, 2016
  • Love it for the accuracy. The finished quilts are always crisp with perfect points. A fantastic way to make small quilts that look perfectly pieced.

    —Mary Smith on March 18, 2016
  • I do paper piecing and am more or less okay at it but would love to take my skills to a higher level and this book sounds perfect!

    —Debbi on March 18, 2016
  • Paper piecing is very intreging to me. Would love to have this book!

    —Cheryl on March 18, 2016
  • I’m just ready to try paper piecing. Would love to win this book.

    —Tac on March 18, 2016
  • I have done some paper piecing but can always use more practice. I appreciate Nancy’s hints.

    —Carol Kussart on March 18, 2016
  • I would love to begin paper piecing, and this book looks like a great way to start!

    —Linda Haan on March 18, 2016
  • Wow this looks great fun to try. Am now itching to learn the technique : )

    lyn lewis on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing a couple of times. Loved the results but the process made my brain hurt :-P. Would love to try again. Sounds like this book is just what I need to make the process painless.

    —Claire on March 18, 2016
  • I have been quilting for almost 20 years, and paper-piecing for nearly that long. I’ve always liked it for the results, but haven’t always liked the techniques I’ve tried … until I took Nancy’s Wild Waves class last spring when she came to our guild! Nancy’s method of pre-cutting pieces to the right shape and slightly larger than the space to be covered is great! There is very little waste, and my blocks are coming out beautifully! 36 done, 64 more to go for a queen-sized quilt! Whether I win it or buy it, I am eager to get this book!

    —Ann Kelly on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve never done paper piecing but I’ve seen it done online and would love to learn the proper way to do it. Would love to win!

    —Carol on March 18, 2016
  • im ready to give it a try!!

    —jenny on March 18, 2016
  • I do like the precison of paper piecing, but have on occasion used the wrong size piece of fabric. This book would be very helpful.

    —Marlene on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve tried it – still learning. Would love to have this book to help with working out some of my issues – I’m feeling motivated! Thanks.

    —Charlotte on March 18, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. I usually use copy paper and that may be my problem.

    —Rosalie on March 18, 2016
  • I tried it years ago, but was not totally successful. I would love to give it a try again. Hope I win.

    —Nancy on March 18, 2016
  • I tried it once and made a real mess. I am afraid, but want, to try again. It looks so easy watching a demo! Can’t wait to try in June. Maybe I can pchyc myself by then!

    —Janet T on March 18, 2016
  • Oh I want to try for the first time ever! In the past I’ve read & looked at diagrams and my brain did not compute 😀

    —Gail on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve never tried before to PP. Think this book looks like just the incentive I need.

    —Elaine Gates on March 18, 2016
  • I really enjoy paper piecing, and am pretty good at it. But there is always room for improvement, and a couple of the things mentioned here were new and will be helpful — for instance, the note about using a different needle. I definitely will try that.

    —Nancy A on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve done it before and loved it, but haven’t done it in a long time.

    —NancyB from Many LA on March 18, 2016
  • I love paper piecing because it’s so accurate. I just hate to tear off the paper. I do like the information about the needle size. I will have to try that.

    —Elizabeth Teerlink on March 18, 2016
  • this looks like an excellent book and how to guide for a beginner! I have always sort of stayed away from paper piecing but deep down know I will eventually have to try it so I would love to have this book as a resource. Thanks for the give away opportinity.

    —Kelly on March 18, 2016
  • Have only done a couple of paper piecing projects. But would like to try it more. This book would be a great help. Thanks

    —Donna W on March 18, 2016
  • Ummmmm. Seems hard.

    —Laurie Lit on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve sewed maybe 10 blocks all together. Some with success, a few with horrible results. I like how they look when they turn out, but one little loss of concentration and it means disaster.

    —Shannon Wilson on March 18, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. I think preparing the pieces before sewing could be a huge help to enjoying the process. I love the possibility of accuracy paper piecing gives me. Thanks for the chance to have this book in my hands !

    —marlene coates on March 18, 2016
  • Have tried it a few times with sketchy results. I am game to make an effort to learn Nancy’s trouble free way to do paper piecing…count me in…love a challenge.

    —Judie on March 18, 2016
  • Just too scared to try! But the sample of instructions make it look possible to do!

    —Donna on March 18, 2016
  • Hated it until I took a class with Nancy. Lots of good tips from her. I bet the book is great.

    —Patty Happel on March 18, 2016
  • Have never tried it but would love to learn how. I love the finished look!

    —Rena on March 18, 2016
  • Tried it, love it, and still learning!!! I love the results, and I’m learning tricks to be faster. Would really enjoy this book! Thank you for the give-away!

    —Paula on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve tried it, did my daughter’s quilt using paper piecing, plus at least one other block. I like it very much.

    Laura B on March 18, 2016
  • Tried it and want to do some more. Would love a copy of the book. If don’t win, I can always hope Joanne’s has it and use a coupon!!!

    —Peggy Wilson on March 18, 2016
  • Love it! – not to say there isn’t more to learn.

    —Kathleen T on March 18, 2016
  • I tried it and still learning. I have enjoyed my introduction to paper piecing.. it was a extremely easy project with very few pieces..

    —Darrell on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve paper-pieced in the past but not lately so I need to try it again.

    —Pat Evans on March 18, 2016
  • Advanced – I do a lot pp’ing, and design my own blocks many times. I love the accuracy I can achieve with it that I can’t do with normal piecing.

    Moira on March 18, 2016
  • My second quilt was paper pieced and I love the results, but I’m still learning. I especially need tips on how to cut the fabric the right size every time.

    —Cindy S on March 18, 2016
  • Tried it but I am still learning. I like the crisp lines it makes, but don’t like removing the paper.

    —Nancy Magee on March 18, 2016
  • I want keep listing paper piecing as the skill I want to learn. This would be the best way for me to learn.

    —Kathie on March 18, 2016
  • done it several times and love the accuracy you get

    —Laura Wernet on March 18, 2016
  • I enjoy paper piecing ,but welcome any tips on making it go faster and more efficient. These look lovely.

    —Denise S. on March 18, 2016
  • Absolutely love paper piecing and recently made a Seahorse with intricately pieced curly tail! Tricky, but loads of fun and so very accurate.

    Hilary on March 18, 2016
  • Tried It and loved it!

    —Mary Ann on March 18, 2016
  • tried it, love it but still learning

    —Katherine Schaffer on March 18, 2016
  • I’ve tried paper piecing! It is so fun and awesome! I wish for more time so I can do more! I love the accuracy of paper piecing! I love the lobster stew quilt! So fun in bright colors and black and white! I can’t wait for the quilt along!

    —Danette Roundy on March 18, 2016
  • I love to paper piece and would love to learn more about this method. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea on March 18, 2016
  • I have always wanted to learn how to do this!

    Debby on March 18, 2016
  • Tried and love it! Love the patterns.

    —Linda Gagliano on March 18, 2016
  • I have tried paper piecing and love it. I am still learning and want to become more proficient at making those lovely patterns.

    —LILLIAN K on March 18, 2016
  • I have a love hate relationship with paper piecing. I’m currently paper piecing 36 wild goose chase blocks – for this block paper piecing is wonderful.

    Joy Paull on March 18, 2016
  • Paper piecing is back-words and upside down…..well when you are already back-words and upside down it makes it a lot harder to do.
    So, maybe if I win a copy of Nancy’s book I can finally get right-side up. Have tried several times to P.P. but being dyslexic seems to confuse the matters.

    —Shirley Marvin on March 18, 2016
  • I’m ready to try for the first time!

    —Jackie Isler on March 19, 2016
  • One of my first quilts was paper pieced using instructions I found on the internet. I had a lot of fun with it, bot I wasted way more fabric than I used! I’ve always wanted to try again, but have been too intimidated t
    O try. I plan to buy this book of I don’t win it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Bridget Wideman on March 19, 2016
  • Love paper piecing and would love this book. I need to make 15 blocks very quickly…if that’s possible !!

    —Diana on March 19, 2016
  • I’ve been trying to learn paper piecing but am not proficient at it. My first attempt was an absolute disaster – everything came out upside down and backwards. My second try was better, but I still can’t correctly design a square for paper piecing. Would love to win this book and finally conquer this technique!

    —Joan Cook on March 19, 2016
  • Tried it but sure need to polish the technique.

    —Becky T on March 19, 2016
  • Foundation paper piecing has always come easy for me. Have been using this method for precision piecing for decades. Will be interesting to see a new take on it.

    —Cindy on March 19, 2016
  • I want to learn to paper piece! It’s new a skill for me!

    —Melanie C on March 19, 2016
  • Tried it and liked it but would like to learn more.

    —Diana O on March 19, 2016
  • Tried it and love it! The end result is so professional looking!

    —Tammy Ahrens on March 19, 2016
  • I tried once with a class. Loved it and did the same pattern 3 times. I am really visual, so would love this book. I need to try some more patterns.

    —Jeanmarie Kollenkark on March 19, 2016
  • I paper pieced one quilt with the stitch n flip method on printed foundation paper. It makes a very intricate design easy to stitch. This book sounds like a very helpful addition to my quilting library.

    —Della Spurgin on March 19, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time. I had to google paper piecing because it didn’t make sense. I know I really need a book to learn. Joanrob8@gmail.com

    —Joanne Roberts on March 19, 2016
  • Over the years, I tried paper piecing several times and hated it, I always sewed pieces upside down, or they were never in the right position to cover their patch of paper. Then I took another class and was shown a new method of trimming, and now I enjoy it immensely.

    —Edith Gorzo on March 19, 2016
  • Tried and loved it!!!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

    —Doris McCarty on March 19, 2016
  • I paper piece many of my quilts, especially those with odd angles or many points. But I have developed a system which uses freezer paper and a folding method to eliminate sewing through the paper. Patterns are reusable and no tearing of paper. I’m sure Nancy’s tips are wonderful, but my way works for me!

    —Linda Towers on March 20, 2016
  • I’ve only paper pieced by hand, a small hexagon quilt. I loved it. The accuracy is amazing.

    —Renee Welton on March 20, 2016
  • I paper pieced four corner blocks for a quilt for my grand niece and loved it. I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things now. I really need a book full of advice!

    —Nancy Lyman on March 20, 2016
  • Call me crazy, but I LOVE paper piecing!

    —Donna M on March 20, 2016
  • I like to do paper piecing. My first one was in a class in Tilton,NH and I made a Mariners Compass. Nice start.. our quilt guild used it in making our name tags
    (anvil block).. I’d love to do more of it..

    —jean on March 20, 2016
  • Tried it and still learning. These books would help.

    elr on March 20, 2016
  • Have tried paper piecing and hated it. And then I fell in love with a pattern with tiny pieces that were only possible with paper piecing. And now I am loving it. It is like making a jigsaw puzzle and getting the pieces to fit is addicting. This book looks great so will buy if I don’t win it.

    —Linda on March 20, 2016
  • I’ve tried it and love it! And I’m still learning new things about it.

    —Pearl on March 20, 2016
  • I’ve tried it and loved it. I am working on a paper pieced. quilt now. I still have a lot to learn.

    —Marilyn Rogez on March 21, 2016
  • I tried paper piecing Christmas stockings in a class and really liked it, but it’s been a while since I’ve done it. This book makes me want to try it again.

    —Mary on March 21, 2016
  • I’ve tried it – I love it. I can make very sophisticated projects with them. I love the patterns in this book!

    —Sandy on March 21, 2016
  • I have great trouble paper piecing . Accuracy seems to not be in my field.

    It would appeal to me to have simplified instructions.
    Gen

    Gen on March 21, 2016
  • Ready to try for the first time!

    —Carmen N on March 21, 2016
  • I have had a lot of trouble with paper piecing. I’m always putting the pieces together wrong. My seam ripper really gets a work out when I try to do this. I’m looking forward to seeing the best way from this book.

    —Cynthia Green on March 21, 2016
  • Tried it and love it! Takes a lot of concentration, but the precision piecing is so worth the effort. Nancy’s book would provide lots more tips and tricks.

    —Bette on March 21, 2016
  • I love Paper piecing.

    —apple blossom on March 21, 2016
  • I have wanted to learn to paper piece for quite awhile. This book may be the ticket!

    —Mary Lou on March 22, 2016
  • Tried it but very frustrated, ready to give it another try😜.

    —Melanie on March 22, 2016

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