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Thread: Looking for Ideas on Paper Piecing paper

  1. #21
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    Check out paperless paper piecing. So easy!

  2. #22
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    Try yellow legal paper.goes through printer easily and is so soft that you don't rip out stitches when you remove it.

  3. #23
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    For smaller blocks I use phone book paper. Good way to recycle the old ones. I got 8 inch squares from some of them and that paper tears off easily and it's FREE!

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    Spritz with your spray bottle..you should be able to remove it quite easily. If you can order online in the future I ust love Carol Doaks paper. I use the scraps as leaders and enders....waste note want not : ) Its pricy but lovely to work with.

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    Yes, there is a better option than copy paper! I use Carol Doak' s paper piecing paper. Is more of the feel of newsprint and a whole lot easier to remove than copy paper. You want something that will tear easily, copy paper is made to hold up, not to tear easily.

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    What about newsprint, you can go to your local newpaper and buy the end rolls for about a dollar and there's a lot on there. Just cut to size. If it doesn't tear easy, spray with a little water and try again. Plus it's wide enough that you can draw a larger pattern on it if you're doing a special center block.
    Last edited by jeaninmaine; 02-06-2013 at 09:34 AM.

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    5moose, do you have the url to the actual product you purchase? I went to dickblick but only found tablets and rolls.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5moose View Post
    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 lightweight sew-in interfacing. Then I don't have any paper to remove

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    I've stopped using paper - instead I use old thin fabric of some kind - sheet, etc and mark my pattern on that. When I've finished with the block just leave the material on - not only do you NOT have to tear it off, it adds a little thickness to your pieces and you may not have to use very thick batting.

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    I use telephone book paper. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Really works well. Tears off with no trouble. So many phone books go to the land full. Think green.

    [QUOTE=WTxRed;5837487]Hi everyone - I am looking for ideas/suggestions please.
    I have started my first paper piecing quilt. I am using regular printer paper which sews up fine. However, when I sew all my pieces together for my block - it's a lot of thicknesses and getting that paper off is a bear.
    I still have about 25 or so big blocks to finish up and am wondering if there's a better option than copy paper. I live in a very rural area so not much in the way of options for shopping (other than online).
    I appreciate your comments and thoughts!
    Last edited by sewellie; 02-07-2013 at 10:36 PM. Reason: Wanted to add more.

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