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Thread: OK another question about scrappy quilts.

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    OK another question about scrappy quilts.

    First let me say "Thanks" to all who answered my questions about organizing scraps to start blocks. Now I have a concern about using phone book pages to sew the strips to. Will the ink from the pages transfer to the fabric when I press the seams? And am I correct in thinking I should make sure my strips are straight, they don't all have to be the same width?
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    I have never used phone book paper....In use cheap muslin

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    I have never used phone book paper either. Muslin is what I use. i suppose you could use notebook paper. I am assuming that you plan to remove all the paper when you are done?
    If you are making a "string" type quilt, your strips do not have to be the same width. Different widths will add interest to the blocks. I don't think they all have to be straight either. I'm also making that assumption that a 2"strip will be 2" all the way. I have made some sting blocks using a wedge shape. As in maybe the strip is 2" at one end but narrows to 1.5" at the other.


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    I am using phone book pages on my Spiderweb scrap blocks. Use a dry iron with no steam and I have not had any problems.

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    I've always used muslin, but I can answer your question about fabric width: mix them up, it adds interest to the quilt.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    if you use paper you have to remove it all * if you use phone book pages and any get moist the ink will come off*
    an inexpensive thin fabric makes good foundations that do not have to be removed later.
    i would test the paper before using it- ---rub your hands all over a page----does ink get on your hands?
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    after posting about using paper for scrap quilting I have already got one block done. I used phone book paper and I really enjoyed how easy it was!

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    I just use the thinnest muslin that I per wash and then do not remove it. Gives a very nice look to the quilt too.

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    Why don't you make a sample with light fabric, and phone book pages, press and see if the ink transfers. I have been under the impression that "fresh" news paper print will transfer, but not aged? Maybe the same with phone book?

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    Uhm, phone book, good idea! Thanks

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