Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden: A Review

Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden is a masterpiece of foundation paper piecing. It’s no secret that foundation paper piecing and I do not always see eye-to-eye. I love the results, but I’m loathe to spend the time on the construction method. Animal Quilts might just be the book to change all of that for me. Juliet’s skill at paper piecing pattern creation and her ability to teach through her words shines through in this book. Juliet has combined the art of making quilts with a platform for people to develop the skills they need to be life long foundation paper piecers.

Animal Quilts contains 12 paper piecing patterns and they’re amazing in their detail. The use of colour and print to convey movement and depth in the quilts is on point and it makes me long for the patience to make one of these for myself. My favourite quilt has to be the swan and I’ve added it to my must make list.

I am far from an expert when it comes to foundation paper piecing and so I really loved that Juliet covers everything from fabric selection, use of prints, scale and the basics of how-to foundation paper piece. It’s a great resource for those that are looking to either start foundation paper piecing or cement their skills with this technique.

I love that this book is so simply and cleanly styled. The book design works really well to help people focus in on the information they need and doesn’t overwhelm the reader. It’s a great book to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.

Win a Animal Quilts eBook

One lucky reader can win an ebook copy of Animal Quilts by leaving a comment on this post telling me what you love or fear about foundation paper piecing. Entries are open internationally. Give-away closes Tuesday 21 November. Winner will be announced in Gnome Gnews on Monday 26 November. You can subscribe by clicking here.

Because I love you all and I think that no quilter should be without a copy of Animal Quilts by Juliet van der Heijden I’m giving you a chance to win an ebook copy. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you love or fear about foundation paper piecing and you could win a copy (a bonus way to enter can also be found on my Instagram account by clicking here – look for the book cover). Competition is open internationally. Competition closes 11:59pm 21 November. Winner announced in the 27 November edition of Gnome Gnews (click here to subscribe).

Where to Buy Your Own Copy of Animal Quilts

You can purchase your very own copy at the following places by clicking on their links: Amazon | Sew and So UK

Blog Hop Dates & Links

Juliet has put together a fabulous list of bloggers and influencers to review her book and make projects from it. You can pop around the internet and find out more about her book and see some amazing projects via the links below.

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160 Comments

  1. Lucinda Dahlberg November 18, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I like the detail of FPP, I have never done a large piece. Would be nice to use FPP with theses animals:)

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  2. Sally November 18, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I love the accuracy and detail of design that can be accomplished with FPP.

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  3. Julie November 18, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I love paper piecing! You can ad a lot more dimension to a piece. This book is amazing … fingers crossed!!!

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  4. Racine Linville November 18, 2017 at 3:31 am

    I have been FPP/Paper piecing for many years. I enjoy the precision, yet there is a freeing type of flexibility in creating shapes as well. Love it, and thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. Jackie November 18, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Love the accuracy of paper piecing. These designs are beautiful!

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  6. JeanGB November 18, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Love fpp since discovering glue.

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  7. sharon November 18, 2017 at 2:46 am

    I mostly have hated paper piecing , I never seem to be able to choose an appropriate size piece of fabric to fit the pattern piece– and “unseaming” with paper has it limitations. I took a course with David Sirota–paper piecing without tear and really liked it– his method may not be appropriate for every pattern but, just making a small quilt improved my ablitiy to see the pattern piece ?backwards which has helped me try paper piecing one again=== I love the animals and the butterfly

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  8. Allyson Tucker November 18, 2017 at 2:37 am

    I love how easy it is to make complicated things turn out so fabulous! My daughter would love the owl. I’m fascinated by the butterfly. This book looks amazing!

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  9. Hilary November 18, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I am very nervous about paper piecing. Anything that has small angles. So far I have ended up cutting something off In shouldn’t have.

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  10. Delora Rankin November 18, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I’ve made a couple pincushions with foundation piecing. I LOVE the precision and perfect points of the finished project. I’d love to try the animal quilt!!

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  11. KJ November 18, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I am by no means an expert paper piecer but I get by. 🙂 I love the intricate patterns that can be achieved. I don’t like having to sew many areas together to get the block. I just haven’t figured out the trick yet, I guess. Maybe the book can help. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. jennyfur66 November 18, 2017 at 1:17 am

    I love the perfect points, but don’t love removing all the paper.

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  13. Beverly Sensabaugh November 18, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love the precision but I do hate taking the papers out!

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  14. Carolyn Marsh November 18, 2017 at 12:28 am

    I love the precision. The results are so satisfying!

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  15. Lauren November 18, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I love getting those perfect points when paper piecing. It is just so incredibly pleasing! It is almost like origami to me. I find the process exhilarating. Although one thing i despise the most about FPP is having to rip a seam out! now i try to baste seams i’m unsure of so i can check if i covered! it’s been a little under a year now since i’ve learned how to FPP, I highly recommend taking “Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing with Carol Doak”; i wanted to know more than just the “basics” to FPP and her lesson definitely covers a lot more than just how to. For example, how to deal with directional fabrics! It’s really helped me step up my game!
    I’m so stoked to order this book! I put it on my wishlist in hopes someone in my family will purchase it for me for the holidays! The Owl is just so gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!!!

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  16. SueEllen White November 18, 2017 at 12:12 am

    First time I tried pp, I hated it! I still am not a big fan of long, skinny triangles. Think I have a block. But I LOVE how tiny things and points come out!

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  17. Michele Laroe November 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I’m intimidated by foundation piecing. I’ve never done it, but it seems complicated. BUT OMG I ❤ what you can make! I love these animals and I want to try! I love how you explained the book’s easy to follow directions and how-to.

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  18. Juliet November 17, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I love fpp but I’ve only used it for individual small squares that make up a quilt. Just yesterday I showed my daughter a bunch of quilts I could make for her. She liked NONE of them and told me she doesn’t like little repetitious blocks. She wants one giant animal (a polar bear specifically) in the middle. So you can see why I need this book!

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  19. Audrey November 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    It takes me a while to get back in the hang of paper piecing, but I enjoy the way it turns out! This book looks lovely!

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  20. Yvette Stephens November 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I’m obsessed with foundation paper piecing! it ticks all the boxes of my obsessive compulsive tendencies and my perfectionism. I can’t buy fabric now without considering how I can use it in one of my next FFP projects. Pineapple block quilts are my favourite but really anything FPP will do. The design possibilities, the precision, I could go on and on ………..

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  21. Cherri Kincaid November 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I have to admit that I have never tried paper piecing. It just looks way to complicated. I do love the results so I guess I should be brave and give it a try!

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  22. Irene Lafleche November 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing. I have no fears of it. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

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  23. Jill Spencer November 17, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I am just a beginner, so I haven’t decided if I love it or hate it yet. I love the animal quilts. The swan is beautiful!!!

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  24. Suzannah November 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I love the structure- but hate removing the papers! Especially when I forget to shorten the stitches.

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  25. Heather J November 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I love the ability to get everything lined up beautifully!

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  26. Ginny November 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    This book looks awesome! I love paperpiecing for the amazing precise patterns you can make That panda is amazing!

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  27. Alison Vosahlo November 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    FPP is a great way to piece complex patterns, but I struggle to make the best use of the fabric. I think more practice is in order!

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  28. Patricia B November 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Just tried FPP for the first time at AQC 2017. Love that you can use this method to get accurate seams however, I have a fear that I will get the fabric order the wrong way around.

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  29. Carlene Jewett November 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I love the precision of FPP, and all the character blocks that you just cannot achieve with regular piecing like the animals in “Animal Quilts.”

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  30. Alexandria Latham November 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I love the detail of FPP but am so worried about the accuracy required to make it look great.

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  31. Anita November 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I love FPP, it is my favorite piecing technique! You get so much precision and can piece the tiniest details. I even love removing the paper in the end!

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  32. Maria Doyle-mediaro November 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I love abd dear the same thing about epp – the potential for choice and colour

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  33. carrie November 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I love everything about paper piecing. But mostly the process is slow and a bit meditative to me. Love the precision. Really hope to grab this book soon!

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  34. Alison Hingston November 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    foundation paper piecing is my favourite. great versatility for the designs. and i love tartan kiwi patterns. have used them before without problems.

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  35. marianne stuparits November 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Love paper piecing- I am now working on a queen size with 6 inch squares. Having tons of fun. Would love to try the animals.

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  36. Karen November 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love paper piecing. Still learning but its lots of fun

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  37. Jill Meads November 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    You’ve got to be in it to win it & I missed being in the Fussy Cutter Club giveaway, fingers crossed

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  38. Aileen Kline November 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Love FPP. I have done a few patterns. Fabulous! Sharp points
    Aileen in Florida

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  39. Pam November 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love the control FPP gives me. Those crisp points, oh my!

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  40. Diane Wespiser November 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I love the accuracy of paper piecing!

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  41. Jean November 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    I love FPP partly because I really have to think and pay attention to what I’m doing! It’s also very satisfying to have the block turn out perfectly!

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  42. Linda Galloway November 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    FPP is something I am really following in love with more and more because the wonderful world of different shapes and designs you can accomplish. Just like the patterns in this fabulous book.

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  43. Wendy Werner November 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing but at the same time I detest the precision needed. It’s definitely a love/hate affair that I can’t get enough of!

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  44. Megan Weeks November 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing. It’s extremely satisfying looking at a block that has been paper pieced and seeing all those lovely points!
    P.S. Can’t wait to check out your fussy cutting book – it’s currently flapping its pages to me and I’m super excited to get stuck into some of the projects included in it.

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  45. Adrian Hom November 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I love being able to follow the lines and not worrying about whether I have an exact 1/4″ seam allowance!

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  46. Judy Bowers November 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing!

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  47. Joan C. November 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I tried for a long time to make sense of foundation paper piecing instructions with little success until last year, when I attended a class at my local quilt shop. Now I love it, and I can see a lot more FPP in my future!

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  48. Ariane November 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I love fpp! I really like the detail and precision you can get with it.

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  49. Tammy Hildebrandt November 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    FPP makes me feel like I can make just about anything. I love all kinds of quilting and the precision and ease of FPP is just the icing on the cake. 🙂

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  50. Mary Lou Paoletti November 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Looks like lots of fun,

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  51. Julie Waldman November 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I like paper piecing, especially when there’s a rhinoceros involved!

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  52. Bunny Wilson November 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I love the precision of FPP, but having only tried it once, I’ll be researching youtube and reading books to learn more!

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  53. Erin Young November 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I have enjoyed the FPP I’ve tried, but always get confused about the front and back.

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  54. Lara Motta November 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I love the results of FPP but loathe unpicking the teeny tiny stitches when I manage to get the angles slightly wrong and am tight with fabric resulting in a lack of coverage (yes, this happens nearly every time I do FPP…when will I learn?!). But seriously, I need a copy of this book! I think I want to make them all!

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  55. Heather November 17, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I love how precise the blocks come out.

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  56. Debbie November 17, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I’ve only tried paper piecing a couple of times. I was really happy with the results, but it was nothing like these beautiful creations.

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  57. Kay November 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Have been too afraid to try paper piecing. Not sure I can sew straight even on a line. Love animals

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  58. Tracy Westall-Reece November 17, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I love the wow! factor of paper piecing and it’s endless possibilities. What time always worry about thought is waisting fabric by either cutting too big or too small!!

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  59. Rochelle Summers November 17, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Oh, paper piecing. I love it’s accuracy and clean look. I hate trying to get the paper off when it is hidden in seams. I hope you get a chance to make some of the animals in the book. I hope I do too.

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  60. Sara November 17, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I love paper piecing because it creates precise blocks and the possibilities are endless!

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  61. Stefanie November 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I really love paper piecing because it is so precise! But I fear all these tiny, tiny pieces you need for it.

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  62. Ellen Tveitnes November 16, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I just love paper piecing. IT is easy to do and all the lines are strait and the corners so Beatiful.

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  63. Tamsyn November 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Love the look but I fear That it will take me forever to make it.

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  64. Christi November 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    No fear but I am very slow at it so seams time consuming and I have to pay attention.

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  65. Yvonne November 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity. I love the precision of paper piecing. And the fact that you can create stunning pictures. It is like puzzling. You have many small pieces and suddenly it is a beautiful picture.

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  66. Gill November 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing but hate picking out the bits of paper!!

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  67. Jen B November 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I love the intricate pictures I can make with fpp.

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  68. Carol November 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I love paper piecing, but at some stage in each piece I end up trimming the piece I’m adding!

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  69. Ann carmen November 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Would love to learn more about the animal quilts.

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  70. Karen Hurst November 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I am always amazed to find that my piece actually looks like it is supposed to! I really enjoy it…I would love to watch someone in the process of creating a pattern, to see how that’s done.

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  71. Kaitlin November 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love getting a very detailed design, without having to cut each piece to size! I love fpp!

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  72. Julie Schlueter November 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’m afraid I would make one of those beautiful foundation pieced animals unrecognizable! But I would like to try it.

    Julie

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  73. Tricia November 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I love everything about FPP. It was the first quilting technique I learned and it really stuck. I’ve done several of Juliet’s patterns from her Craftsy shop and have followed and loved her for years. The peacock is the first pattern that I plan to do in her new book.

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  74. Lynne November 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I love the fact that FPP is so accurate. That butterfly is a delight. Patterns that seem unachievable happen with FPP too 🤗

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  75. Rebecca K. November 16, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love that paper piecing is so precise but I don’t love having to take out the paper. 😊

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  76. Jodie November 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I love paper piecing because you can make patterns too complicated to make any other way. I’d love to try some of these animal patterns!

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  77. Trish Stuart November 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Paper piecing can be a pain in the butt but there’s no questioning the results and how stunningly accurate pictures can be. I’ve already completed one of the Tartankiwi’s patterns (the zebra) and being a novice, I was pretty happy with the result.

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  78. Irene Riedman November 16, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hi, I would love to learn paper piecing. I have never done it before. I make mosaics, stained glass, beading and quilting. I have a love for art and I can see that your quilts are an expression of art in itself. I would love to learn to do this with fabric. It seems like this paper piecing process allows one to do just that. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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  79. MONA November 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I haven’t really done any fpp. These patterns are gorgeous!

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  80. Diane M November 16, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I am learning to love FPP and usually use the freezer paper method so I don’t have to pull off papers in the end. I still have trouble lining up multiple sections. I love the designs in this book!

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  81. Yevonne Cearns November 16, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I love FPP because the results are just amazing! It takes a little thinking too, which I also like. This book looks to be amazing!

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  82. kayetemanson November 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Like FPP, but need to follow clear patterns. Love the swan quilt in the photo

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  83. Jenni Hunt November 16, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I love foundation piecing, but am still pretty new to it and I am SUPER slow. I love the fine details you can achieve with foundation piecing. Tartan Kiwi’s patterns are AMAZING!

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  84. wizzyh November 16, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I struggle with cutting fabric to the right size so that it covers properly when I’ve sewn it in place. Need more practice!

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  85. Cat Crain November 16, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I’m still a beginner with FPP, but I love the super pointy points!

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  86. Tina November 16, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I love all paper piecing!

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  87. allisonsews November 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I love Juliet’s patterns and would be thrilled to have a copy of this book

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  88. Beth Suddaby November 16, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I love the precision of paper piecing but struggle to cut fabrics the correct size to fill angled spaces. The swan is wonderful and represents the town I’m from.
    Beth

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  89. Susan Spiers November 16, 2017 at 5:20 am

    I haven’t tried EPP yet, according to the reviews of this amazing book, the perfect place to start! Thank you

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  90. Elizabeth Mitchell November 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I love being able to achieve angles with FP I can’t with regulate piecing. But I have trouble cutting pieces of fabticthe right size without XS waste.

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  91. KATHY PIZARRO November 16, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I love how precise paper piecing is.

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  92. Laura M November 16, 2017 at 2:40 am

    My frustration is within the “guess wrong about amount of fabric to cover” or end up using way too much fabric and then running out of it! I know there are ways to pre cut the fabric.

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  93. Cristina Curtis November 16, 2017 at 2:37 am

    I fear messing up and having to start over from the beginning!

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  94. Michele November 16, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I definitely struggle with FPP…I manage just fine, until I need to assemble the different segments of a block together…somehow they never line up quite right. Always striving to get better though, and these are so beautiful, it would be inspiring to work towards!

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  95. Colleen O'Hogan November 16, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I’m intimidated by how to start a piece. I struggle with thoughts of which is the correct way because I don’t do it often enough. At the beginning of a class the instructor said to me that people either love it or they hate it. At the end of the class she asked me how I felt about PP and I was on the fence.

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  96. Sue November 16, 2017 at 1:53 am

    I love the precision that paper piecing provides. These animal quilts are awesome!

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  97. Chiska November 16, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I fear the re-do part of FPP…when my fabric is to short–it’s not where I want it. And for some reason it feels slower to me than other types of piecing. I love these patterns though.

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  98. Amy L November 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I used to hate how much fabric that I wasted using FPP. However, after watching some videos and reading some excellent tutorials, I am more comfortable with this techinque, and love the precision of the finished blocks. Tearing off the paper is still annoying, but the results are worth it.

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  99. Teresa@aureaskitchen November 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I love FPP and I love using directional prints but I fear the moment I have to use them because I always have to redo!!

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  100. Debbie G November 16, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Have only tried a simple FPP previously, but would hate/love these gorgeous challenges.

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  101. Lynne November 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I look FPP – I love how by stitching a series of straight lines (no Y seams please!) you get some wonderfully complex patterns

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  102. Jan Holland Hailey November 16, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I love how precise it is and how intricate the results can be .. And I love Juliet’s patterns which I have purchased — so excited about her book!

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  103. Kathy November 16, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I love it when all the pieces are sewn together and you have something spectacular. I don’t like it when I try to outguess the pattern and then don’t plan out the colors correctly.

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  104. Patricia November 16, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I am a beginner but I like that I can get a nice 1/4 inch seam and the it slows my mind down, like handwork. My fear is cutting, I cut the wrong side off.

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  105. Peggy November 16, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I love paper piecing. The trickiest part for me is making sure my fabric piece is big enough when it is flipped for some of the crazy angles, so sometimes I just cut a big honking piece to make sure it is covered – wastes a bit more fabric, but saves a little of my sanity.

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  106. Kathleen November 16, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I love the precision of my points with FPP but I get frustrated that I’m not always able to visualize if my scraps work for the placement so I use my seam ripper more that I want which adds frustration due to the small stitches.

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  107. Kate Le Busque November 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I am afraid of it all jamming up under the needle in my machine

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  108. Michelle Bishop November 15, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    what i love about paper piecing is that it allows me to do very precise piecing of tiny little bits of fabric! i could never get it done right with traditional piecing… PP all the way!

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  109. Corinna Wilson November 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I love the accuracy of paper piecing and with all the beautiful fabrics available today the dimension and drama you achieve makes for masterpieces. I had not heard of this author snd cannot wait to explore their work

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  110. Quilting Jeannie November 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I love the blocks using paper piecing method. However, I am terrified to try. It always looks like mistakes would really show. So terrified, but I’d love to try it. I’d love to win this book. Thanks.

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  111. Lisa Marie November 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I love the amazing things that can be made by paper piecing! I have done many FPP projects and Juliet’s patterns are some of the best. This book is on the top of my wishlist!

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  112. Louise G November 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I love the look of FPP but have never tried it . It looks to be challenging and so very precise, i’d enjoy ,learning .

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  113. Ange Sullivan November 15, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I, like you, Love the look of paper piecing but hate a couple parts of it- the mess it creates when taking off the papers plus not being able to get all the bits and bobs peeled off. I also struggle when the pattern doesn’t give me the size of the fabric for the piecing. I always seem to be short when I flip it over after I sew.

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  114. birgit moehrer-whiteley November 15, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    I like that you can make about every motive you can think of with this, but I don’t like the waste of precious fabric scraaps

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  115. Sarah November 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I love f.paper piecing, but no matter how much i do it i just cannot get flipping triangles right. I spend ages getting it in the right place, sew in down, flip it over and its going off in the wrong direction…..

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  116. Archie The Wonder Dog November 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I love the accuracy you get with fpp, but I don’t like how tiring it is on my hands and arms (from all the folding and pressing of the paper along the lines), maybe Juliet has a tip in her book to make it easier? I’m hoping to find out as it’s on my Christmas list! Looking forward to seeing your swan x

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  117. Emma November 15, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I love paper piecing but hate how many small, irregular scraps it creates! I hate throwing them out, but never know how to use them. This book look amazing – would love to win!

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  118. Joanne November 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I looooovvvveeee fpp. It may take a bit of work but the end result is well worth it. It is so precise.

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  119. Alex Fox November 15, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I love the accuracy you get from FPP, and that its good for using up scraps.

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  120. Kat Spivey November 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    This book is exciting – can have my own animal exhibit! Thanks for the chance!

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  121. Adrienne Barrett November 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    As frustrating as it is. I find it a real challenge. I love butterflies in particular and I would love a chance to win this book.

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  122. Sabrina November 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love the accuracy in paper piecing. And I love how teeny tiny of pieces I can use.

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  123. Saija November 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t know why…I just love it!!!

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  124. Naomi Gies November 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love being able to colour the papers first before I sew. I also love the ease of sewing it together – the lines are all there, just sew over them!

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  125. Brenda Amyx November 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love how precise you can be with FPP!

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  126. Susan Green November 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I kinda love it. I love not having to worry about 1/4″ seams – just have to sew on the line! (even I can do that!) I don’t know if it’s just me, but I find it frightfully messy!

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  127. Kristina November 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I love following the line and the preciseness of FFP.

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  128. Kathryn Veness November 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I just love the preciseness of paper piecing and the “follow the number” rules!

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  129. anne d November 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I find it very time consuming. It takes me ages to sew but it seems to even take ages to pick fabric. I do love the result though and the quilts in the book are amazing. I never thought I would want to make a swan quilt until I saw the one from the book.

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  130. Dagmar Thurandt November 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Hallo!
    I love paperpiecing. YouTube can make so realistisch design. I have made flowers, animails, Hauses and a Marines compass.😊l’ll hope to win this book.

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  131. Linda W November 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I love foundation paper piecing. All the small details that can come out in a project. The possibilities are endless. Thanks. I really want to make the swan

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  132. Kristie November 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I love how fpp gives such intricate results. They are so fascinating.

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  133. Jackie Fitzgerald November 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I love FPP because it takes the fear out of complicated piecing, allowing for super intricate patterns to be sewn together fairly effortlessly! I love FPP and these patterns are gorgeous!! I definitely need a copy of this book in my life! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

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  134. Gayla November 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    FPP is the technique for accuracy, which I love.

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  135. Gigi November 15, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The accuracy of FPP is what I love. My fear (from experience) is making the wrong cut.

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  136. Fran Tilden November 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love the accuracy of FPP.

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  137. Brittany Watkins November 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I have not tried FPP yet but would love to start with this book!! I just love the mirrored swans and the polar bear (which is one of my favorite animals!). If I don’t win I will definitely get a copy of this book!

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  138. Karen Kostal November 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I just LOVE fpp….. Just made My Kinda Town by Laura Heine and had a blast!

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  139. Marie Herzig November 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love how creative FPP lets quilters be! Plus the accuracy is awesome.

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  140. Lunebeam November 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I love the precise results that foundation paper piecing gives!

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  141. Mandy November 15, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I love the results of foundation paper piecing and I find it time consuming…I suppose I’m spoiled and used to chain piecing. Also it can be challenging to get my sections to line up properly.

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  142. Jessica Rice November 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I love the precision of paper piecing even thigh i usually have to redo at least one seam every tone!!

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  143. Heather Todd November 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I love paper piecing!!! Would love to make items from this book!

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  144. Karen November 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve only done a few easy FPP blocks. Sometimes a don’t start with enough fabric and end up with a small uncovered edge piece. I plan to practice and do more – someday.

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  145. Jennifer November 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I get frustrated by keeping track of which way to place the fabric..

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  146. Rita Long November 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I tried once to paper piece but it was a mess. I would love to learn to do it so I could enjoy such patterns as these.

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  147. Kean November 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I used to turn up my nose and think FPP was “cheating”! However, I have been reborn as an FPP addict! I love the exactness and detail and being able to create beautiful figures rather effortlessly. What scares me the most is whe you’re on that final seam . . . And it doesn’t line up!!!! Argh!!!

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  148. Ellen Follett November 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    The Rhino looks like such a challenging paper piecing project since working on the Farmer’s Wife!

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  149. Sandra C November 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I fear paper piecing. I have not been very successful in paper piecing in the past. So I try not to sew blocks that use pp. I am hoping that this book will motivate me to attempt pp again.

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  150. Sherry Keller November 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I would love to win an ecopy of this book! I agree with you about the slow pace of FPP, but the results can be absolutely amazing.

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  151. Connie Herbert November 15, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I love the accuracy I achieve when FPP. Also, if doing multiples of the same block, it is easy to streamline the process.

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  152. Tracy Adams November 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I love the FPP for the accuracy, and all the amazing shapes you can piece together

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  153. Denise November 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love the precision of FPP!

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  154. Jeanmarie November 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I love FPP and Juliet’s patterns!! I love that so many shapes and designs can be created using FPP.

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  155. Jessica Grace November 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I love foundation paper piecing. I feel so accomplished when I can complete something very intricate!!!!

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  156. Lyn November 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I love foundation paper piecing and managed to do a class many years ago with Carol Doak while she was out here for Quilting in the Highlands! 💕😀🐶

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  157. Katrina Zadow November 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I have not tried FPP yet (only just learning EPP), but I would love to try. I even have my ruler ready 🤓

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  158. Kari Hutchison November 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I love the preciseness of FPP and how the design comes together. My fear is not remembering the “reverse” of some FPP patterns when you want the finished section to have the fabric in a specific order…..I’ve gotten “twisted” around on that a few times..!

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  159. Molly Vore November 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I love the versitiliy of FPP, but I’m still a beginner. I need more practice on awesome patterns like this!

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