This was my first experience with paper piecing. And no it wont be my last but... Oh what a mess it was. I felt like I was ripping paper for a long time. And while I was ripping all that paper I thought what would happen if this quilt would just fall into a wash machine? MMMMMM no never happened I chickend out. I ripped most of the paper off first then threw it in the machine. Yep, Came out paper free it did!