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Thread: Paper piecing - Help please

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    I have never done paper piecing and decided that this is my challenge for 2010. Can anyone just tell me what type of paper is used? Ordinary typing paper or is it a special kind of paper and where can I get it? What do I ask for if I want to order it online?
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    I've not sewn paper piecing personally, but I saw a clip somewhere and the woman was using vellum, and she explained that she preferred to use it as it tears away from the seams easily. Good luck with your piecing!

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    Personally, I just use the cheapest copy paper I can find, don't forget to shorten your stitches.

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    I use copy paper.

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    Thanks, I thought I need to buy something special.

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    I prefer using newsprint, the kind you find in children's drawing pads (really cheap at Walmart). Amma did a great tutorial on paper piecing. Just go to the tutorial section scroll down to paper piecing and enjoy. I think you will be hooked once you try it. Perfect blocks every time.

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    I love to paper piece and Carol Doak is the queen of paper pcing. If possible get one of her books and it explains everything. I buy her special paper but I know others use what works for them best.

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    I just use the lined school paper and I am just a beginner also. But you have to be sure its the 8 1/2 X 11 size sheets or I did anyway it messed up in my printer. But it works great for me, its thin enough to see thru, and cheap to use. I couldn't find any of the newsprint or child paper to fit my printer. Too small. Hope this helps you.

    Rita

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    I used regular computer paper...but I adjust the stitch so that is is a shorter stitch - the paper tears off more easily..it always works well for me!

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    As with nearly everyting in quilting, use whatever works! Special paper, newsprint, copy paper, notebook paper. With anything new I try, I like to start with the most inexpensive thing I can find. If it seems like something I will really get into, and the board things it's worth upgrading to something more expensive, I'll move up.

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