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Thread: english paper piecing

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    Quick question...does it matter what sort of paper you use for making the hexagons?

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    You want something thicker than copy paper, almost the thickness of a manilla folder. It has to hold up to be tugged on while basting and sewing them together.

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    I asked a friend a bit ago and she said she uses freezer paper. I'm thinking the folder paper is a little harder to take out once your done no?

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    Really the firmer the paper the easier it is to take out. A friend showed me the way sew the hexes together without paper and no whip stitching. It's a real time saver, no paper and no basting. I guess it's the old method of doing it but it was new to me.

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    I have used heavier copy paper and it worked just fine.

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    where do you find heavier copy paper? is it similar to a lighter weight card stock?

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    Bellaboo do you want to share what method that is with no paper, no basting?

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    Yes Bellaboo, share that little timesaver please.

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    at one time ...someone posted that they use the little cards from the magazines that always fall into your lap when you open the magazine. They said that they were able to use them several times and never run out. Hope that my 2 cents helps.

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    I paper piece (though since joining here am getting brave and now using my machine) and have used quite successfully all manner of things; copy paper, old christmas/birthday cards, bits of junk mail (like tigger5464 mentioned). All work quite well...just make sure if they have any colour or writing the colour is stable, you dont wan't it rubbing off on your fabric.

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