What's Wrong With "Paper Piecing"?
Paper piecing is very exact. It is also very exacting on the quilter.
There seem to be three levels of quilters who come into our shop in regards to paper piecing: those who do not want to every see paper piecing again, those who have not yet tried paper piecing, and, those few who have mastered paper piecing. This last group can be subdivided into those who love paper piecing, and those who put up with it because they want the accuracy.
From the feedback we have gotten, the Perfect Corner Method™ and paper piecing are of equal accuracy in regards to corner triangles. However, the Perfect Corner Ruler™ and the Perfect Corner Method™ are superior to Paper Piecing in the following ways:
paper piecing patterns requires accurate printers, scanners, and/or
software depending upon the method you are using to (re)produce the
patterns. Many printers, scanners, and software automatically reduce the
size of the printed pattern
- There isn't any paper! So, you don't have to deal with the paper, because there isn't any. Thus, you avoid both issues dealing directly with the paper: 1) which type of paper to use, and 2) how to get the paper off without damaging my piecing.
- You are working with your fabric. You can see it. You can feel it. You are not working with lines on paper. You don't have to put trust into the possibility that "it will all work out".