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Thread: Paper peicing

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    I use the scribble pads that you can buy for kids to draw on. It is sort of like newsprint. So far I only find it in 9x12 so I have to cut it to 8 1/2 x 11 to go through my printer. My laser printer doesn't seem to like it too much, it curls up as it comes out. But the inkjet works well!! Ann

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    I use freezer paper. I cut it to fit my printer and tape it to printer paper. It works great, and when you iron your pieces as you sew, they stick to the paper. Keeps the block flat. I use on old rotary cutter to cut the freezer paper to size and spend an evening just cutting freezer paper.
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    You might try Quilter's Cache http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SpiderwebBlock.html You should be able to print the pattern from there.
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    I am doing folded freezer paper piecing with a Venice Rose Quilt I am doing. Soooo much better than tearing that stuff off later.
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    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!
    I have to ask - what is the folding method?

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    Instead of stitching through the paper, you fold the paper out of the way and stitch NEXT to it. This is why I like vellum - I can see through the paper and make sure that I'm folding right on that line. I'm sure there are a couple of folding techniques, this is the one I use.

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    I use Tesco's cheapest copy paper and print it as it saves time. I love paper piecing but have to have another project to swap to as it can get repetitive. I like the consistently accurate results (unlike some of my piecing).
    You live in a lovely part of the world btw.
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    I just use the cheapest copy paper I can find. Please don't forget to shorten your stitches considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    I have to ask - what is the folding method?
    The website here has a good tutorial on how this technique is done: http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    The biggest advantage to this method is not having to tear off the paper backing. It saves time from that standpoint. Even if I am going to stitch on the paper I find that folding on the lines helps when it comes time to remove it. Also scoring along the stitching line with the blunt side of a seam ripper will facilitate in the removal process. Ann in TN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.

    Your quilt is wonderful. So happy and colorful!

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