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Thread: Fabric Sheets

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    Junior Member bj riley's Avatar
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    I read that fabric sheets can be used for paper piecing. So I have saved a bunch of them, ironed them all nice and flat---- now what? I am hoping PP will work for me, my corners leave a lot to be desired.

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    When I have tried to tear a fabric softener I didn't think it tore all that easily. I wish you luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj riley
    I read that fabric sheets can be used for paper piecing. So I have saved a bunch of them, ironed them all nice and flat---- now what? I am hoping PP will work for me, my corners leave a lot to be desired.
    :thumbup: Sounds like a great idea!!

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    Please, Please, Please be careful they are flammable. Once I heard that I only use them to clean the TV and the iron. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I've not used them for paper piecing..
    but I use them as a light stabilizer for machine emb as well as for foundations on crazy blocks and string quilts.

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    They may still have stuff on them that will "gunk" up you needle.

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    i don't think that it's paper piecing... i think it's foundation piecing.

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    when you use fabric softener sheets for paper (foundation) piecing you do not have to remove them- it stays in just like using any other foundation (besides paper) they are lightweight and the same as if you went to joannes and purchased lightweight sew in stablizer. the only difference is they have a smell now- and they are cut a certain size....same material. so you can use them if you want-
    i use muslin most of the time for foundation piecing- because i don't like to take the time to remove papers- and don't mind the extra weight.

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    You just need to trace your design onto the fabric sheets now and start piecing. You might be able to iron them to freezer paper and run through your printer to get the pattern onto them. Some printers can handle odd stuff like that and others will just give up.

    You would leave the fabric sheets on the blocks instead of pulling them off like paper-piecing.

    I do paper piece quite often but I have only used fabric softener sheets for needle-turn applique so I'll be watching for other responses. Oh, and I use used dryer sheets--not new ones.

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    Recent news is that dryer sheets/fabric softener sheets are very flammable and shouldn't be sewn into your quilts.

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