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Thread: Best paper for sewing through? What rips off easiest?

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    I'm using tracing paper. sandpat has mentioned Vellum. The tracing paper is working okay--but it's stronger than it needs to be and can loosen stitches, so I'd like something even thinner and easier to tear. Suggestions?

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    Good question - I sure hope someone who knows answers soon.

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    I have used the Carol Doak paper and it tears very easily. I loved it.

    http://www.caroldoak.com/store.php

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    I just bought some tracing paper on sale from http://www.utrechtart.com/ it is really thin. I am hoping it is going to work. I am afraid it may be even too thin to go through my printer. This is a great Art and Drafting supply company. I buy all of my regular rulers from them.

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    I've used every type of paper, even pages from an old Bible. I like vellum the best. Newsprint tears super easy but is easily ripped before I finish sewing. I only use paper I can print my pattern on, I don't like tracing the pattern.

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    Bella Boo, what is it about tracing paper you don't like? Is is because you can't put it through the printer? I am going to try.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I've used every type of paper, even pages from an old Bible. I like vellum the best. Newsprint tears super easy but is easily ripped before I finish sewing. I only use paper I can print my pattern on, I don't like tracing the pattern.

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    Tracing paper is hard to find in my area and expensive. If I have to order online I may as well get the type I like which is vellum.

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    Golden Threads makes quilting paper on a roll, and I used it for the first time last week. I loved it!!! It holds up well for tracing, for the quilting, and then rips off easily. It's yellow, so it's easy to see on most fabrics. I haven't looked around for anything else yet, so price-wise I don't know how it compared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Bella Boo, what is it about tracing paper you don't like? Is is because you can't put it through the printer? I am going to try.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I've used every type of paper, even pages from an old Bible. I like vellum the best. Newsprint tears super easy but is easily ripped before I finish sewing. I only use paper I can print my pattern on, I don't like tracing the pattern.
    I have put tracing paper through a HP home printer, and it worked fine as long as I put one piece through at a time. I did it for a PP project.

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    Thanks, I will try it.
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Bella Boo, what is it about tracing paper you don't like? Is is because you can't put it through the printer? I am going to try.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I've used every type of paper, even pages from an old Bible. I like vellum the best. Newsprint tears super easy but is easily ripped before I finish sewing. I only use paper I can print my pattern on, I don't like tracing the pattern.
    I have put tracing paper through a HP home printer, and it worked fine as long as I put one piece through at a time. I did it for a PP project.

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