Paper Piece a Forest of Perfectly Precise Trees

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Let paper-piecing queen Carolyn Cullinan McCormick show you how to tackle her Trees, Trees and More Trees quilt with ease! For even more patterns, check out her book, In the Pines—A Forest of Paper-Pieced Quilts

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