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Thread: Looking for Ideas on Paper Piecing paper

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    Me Too Teresa! I have all my templates printed - 60 pages left give or take, so I think I'm going to keep on with what I have going and use all the techniques for regular copy paper and find the one that works best for this quilt! I would love to do one with vellum but agree... pricey... TY Everyone

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    I order reams of news print paper that fits right into my HP printer from Dick Blick. dickblick.com 500 sheets per ream for 3.59. I never have any problem with it jamming my printer and is very thin and tears of completely clean. I use it so often that I buy 4 reams at a time. Great Stuff and cheap!

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    I use white or yellow legal paper off the pad.It goes through the computer well. I stick a pin in it to make a hole and tear it off your squares.

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    All good suggestions, really crease the paper when folding it, also next time you go out for chinese food, ask for some chopsticks. I use those and tweezers quite a bit.
    Tulip

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    I use lightweight translucent vellum. It's the best paper I've used for paper piecing. I looked online and found a paper supplier and ordered a ream of it. It's not the same vellum that I find in the scrapbooking dept.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    I go to the Dollar General in my area and buy U Create kids Scribble Pads. Thin paper that works wonderful for paper piecing and only costs $2 for 60 sheets. They have to be cut to 8.5 X 11 but work great and cheap.
    I use the same thing as hooked (Carolyn). You can also get the Scribble Pads at Hobby Lobby & can save a little more money if you have their 40% off coupon. It only takes a few minutes to cut the pad down to 8.5 X 11. I have tried other papers, but always come back to this.
    Patricia Faye

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    I always use freezer paper for templates. I have to attach a sheet of approximately 8 X 11 to copy paper first by hot iron at the bottom (just about 1/4" along the width)and a touch at the upper corners as my printer won't take freezer paper alone;now it will run through the printer. Then I use this method Twiddletails Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21
    No tearing away the paper and templates are reusable as long as the wax side sticks.

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    someone in this group said that it is best to pull apart from side to side (like spreading the paper apart) rather than up (like tearing a page from a book). try it, and see if that works.
    "perfection is the enemy of done."
    "the secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

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    I use to use copy paper & Carol Doaks paper piecing paper, but since I have discovered Ricky Timm's "Stable Poly Stuff" that is all I use. It doesn't have to be removed, it remains in your quilt and washes up into a very light poly type batting. Also gives those paper piecing blocks more substance. If your looking for inexpensive, it's NOT. 50 sheets about $10. It's great that we all have such different choices.

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    I have never tired this but I will. Good Idea.

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