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Thread: C&C new thread just for paper piecing.

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    I too use C&C for a lot of kid quilts and craft projects. I also have had no problems. On my really "nice" quilts I use the so called "better threads".

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    Cheaper to invest in freezer paper. I learned a PP technique where there is no ripping involved.
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    I trace the pattern onto the slick side of the sheet of freezer paper then cut out another piece and lay it underneath and gently press the two together. Next I unthread my machine and stitch down every seam line. This makes it easier to fold over. This technique taught by Judy Mathieson in a video I watched for free on "The Quilt Show" back on international quilting weekend. I am able to use the same piece for usually 5-6 repeats before the paper stops sticking. I would never consider going back to the old way!

    Thanks for the info though!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have had thread problems when removing stubborn paper in tight seams. It isn't expensive so I'll buy a few spools and give it a try.

    To avoid problems with paper getting stuck in seams I tear away the paper around intersecting seams before I sew and no paper problem.

    Piecing PP blocks is no different than regular piecing. Pin at locations that have to match and when PP I starch my fabric cause there can be lots of bias edges.

    handle fabric gently.

    give it try on a scrap sample and be happy with the results that you get.
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    I use C & C for everything with no problems. My quilts from the 70s are fine, and they were all made using C & C. But I would try the new CT thread for paper piecing to see if it works better for paper piecing.
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    anxious to hear reviews on that thread from QB members

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    I too prefer the vellum and try to buy when on sale somewhere or with a coupon, but like to do strip piecing or crazy quilting type on old telephone book pages too....if I remember I might pick up a spool next time at JoAnn's, but others I just use a smaller stitch length and paper just pops out (most of the time). I don't do a lot of pp, but when I do I have to be in that mindset..........

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    I haven't found lightweight vellum in a local store, all of it is for scrapbooking and too thick. I bought a ream of lightweight vellum online from a paper supplier. Some of the paper was damaged in shipping so I was sent another ream free of charge. I have enough vellum to last me a lifetime.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
    Not sure I would trust any thread made by Coats and Clark for quilting.

    I wonder what brand of thread was used to sew the vintage quilts that have lasted for decades?
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