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Thread: Foundation/Paper Piecing

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    Okay..get ready to hear a scream:)LOL I use my reg computer paper to paper piece and see no reason not to-honestly! What you prob didn't do, no matter what paper you used is to make your stitch length smaller...this makes all those little hole punches w/that needle closer together making the ripping of paper easier!:)I too did the exact thing you did on the first try only I didn't make my stitch length smaller...so it was hard to rip apart...I had many done when I figured it out!! What helps if you are stuck there like this is to use your seam ripper to start the rip on the outside edge of the paper...then it will come right off. Hope that helps:)Skeat

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    I'm a Paper Piecing addict. I use regular printer paper & a small stitch length.
    I don't have a problem removing the paper. Tweezers are an excellent tool for removal, especially for the tiny pieces.

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    i don't know if you guys have heard of Stable Magic.

    its paper you can run thru the printer and use for paper piecing or i use it for quilt patterns and tape it to the top of my quilt with painters tape.

    then when your done you just wet the paper and it dissolves away - you don't have to rip anything out.

    when i use it for quilting patterns i just throw the quilt in the washing machine (i don't even bother to take any of the paper off) and it just washes away.

    its about $10 for 25 sheets but when you need it really is handy.

    here's a link if you want to read more about it.


    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw.../StableMag.php


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    Maria, Thanks for the Twiddletails link. I love foundation piecing and don't mind removing the paper, but I'm going to try your way. It sounds very interesting.

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    Thanks for the reminder to make my stitch length shorter. I did remember a couple of times while I was stitching :? but only went down to 2.0. I'll try 1.8 and see if that helps. I also remember reading in a quilting magazine or somewhere a while back about using a water-soluble stabilizer but had forgotten. I thought about using computer printer paper but didn't think I would be able to see through enough to match the lines...I'll give that a try too. You all are great! Thanks! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i don't know if you guys have heard of Stable Magic.

    its paper you can run thru the printer and use for paper piecing or i use it for quilt patterns and tape it to the top of my quilt with painters tape.

    then when your done you just wet the paper and it dissolves away - you don't have to rip anything out.

    when i use it for quilting patterns i just throw the quilt in the washing machine (i don't even bother to take any of the paper off) and it just washes away.

    its about $10 for 25 sheets but when you need it really is handy.

    here's a link if you want to read more about it.


    http://www.softexpressions.com/softw.../StableMag.php
    Klue, I started a machine applique class and the instructor wants us to use a wash away stabilzer. would this work!

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    yes this would work and there's actually a book that details this applique method and the authors favorite brand is this product.

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    Thanks Klue! Do you know the name of the book?

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    I've used both regular copy paper and tracing paper. Both work for me and I put my stitch length at 1.8-2.0. I LOVE paper piecing!

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    this is a link to her website. the book was a self published title. i'm sure if you contact her you can obtain a copy - otherwise you can look on ebay, etc.

    i met her at a quilt show - i can't remember if it was NJ or PA

    http://rosemhahn.net/

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