I’ve been playing around with paper piecing and have found here are things I really like and really dislike. I really don’t care for removing the paper afterwards. I’ve tried different paper and finally tried newsprint. I found it in the art section at Office Depot, but I know Hobby Lobby also has it. It pulls free of the stitches with the greatest ease of anything I’ve tried. I haven’t run it through the printer yet, so that’s my next test. I will have to cut it down to fit the printer size.
Another negative is my seam allowances aren’t as neat as with normal piecing. But paper piecing is great for keeping blocks in shape. It’s also a great option for piecing smaller scraps.
Recently Lily’s Quilts blogged about the following block here.
I was running low on some of these scraps (and tired of ripping out pieces that didn’t cover the whole area!), so some of the triangles are actually pieced to get coverage for the block units..