Paper Piecing thoughts
As I have said before I am PP challenged but being forced to do several blocks with SBQ I have discovered some ideas that were new to me.
The first was the use of parchment paper from the grocery. I tried several different kinds but that works best for me. Inexpensive, see thru, easy to store.
Next is something I heard the other day on a Fons& Porter show. Go over the drawn lines with a dressmakers marking wheel. I use the serrations as a turning guide when I fold to cut the 1/4in seam and it allows for much easier tearing of the paper at the end. I have been folding the lines before I sew which provides a memory for later steps.
Also, when I have tri angles I measure their size (remember the 1/4") and make them all ahead as I would with conventional piecing.
These probably arn't new but they were to me and have taken some of the frustation out ot PP. Fortunately I am almost done with SBQ, 4 more blocks, so that will end that for a while.