Just Takes 2 Two

I love paper piecing!  I really do!  ♥  So I was very happy that the Just Takes 2 blocks for February 1 were all paper piecing!  I was a little sad that there were only two blocks but understand that we had better prepare for many block challenges on February 15.

Here are my purple and white February 1 blocks:

Just Takes 2 Blocks 12 and 13

I have some tools that I love to use for paper piecing.

Paper Piecing Tools

These two products have been invaluable:

  • Add-a-Quarter ruler – allows you to use your rotary cutter to trim excess fabric and gives you a straight line to line up your next piece of fabric.
  • Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper – print your pattern right on this paper, stitch and then tear it away easily.  A thousand times better than regular printer paper!

I setup a small cutting mat just to the left of my sewing machine and my ironing board just to the right (lowered to a level where I can iron sitting down).  That way I can move back and forth from cutting to sewing to pressing without getting out of my chair! I don’t get much exercise doing this, but I can fly through paper piecing each block.

The Circle of Friends: Take Two! flickr group is blowing and going with fabulous Just Takes 2 blocks, discussion and encouragement.  Be sure to check them out!

Have a SUPER weekend y’all!

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4 thoughts on “Just Takes 2 Two

  1. Oh, no! I’ve spent the past hour checking out Just Takes 2 and this fun new project Brenda and Gay are providing…when Sue mentioned it at JSS, I didn’t understand that it was this involved…wow! Do I want to start this? Does one need their doctor’s permission, i.e., head examined–first? LOL!!!! I never finished my Dear Jane, do I really want to start this, especially being so behind already? Such a big decision on Super Bowl Day! (Barbara, your blocks look great!!!)

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