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Thread: Paper Piecing Paper HELP

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    My sister and I just started paper piecing and we are looking for the cheapest paper we can get that still works, any ideas? We're having a hard time paying for 100 sheets of it for over $10.00. They said you could use a cheap 18lb. typing paper but we can't find it.
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    I just use regular copy paper. No problems so far.

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    I just use cheap copy machine paper. The cheapest I can find, I stocked up this last summer at Target, they had reams of copy paper for $2.50.

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    I'm off to Target thank you so much..........................

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    I also use normal copy paper (and I definitely didn't use the copier at work to make the copies....:shock: ). I've used vellum for a few projects, which I found on paper.com or something like that for a lot cheaper then quilt websites.

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    Just remember to make your stitch length a little shorter when you sew on the paper. That way the paper gets nicely perforated and it is easier to remove later.

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    I buy Roselle Hands On Scribble Pad. It's looks off white so I guess it's a some kind of newsprint but it prints fine in my inkjet printer and tears away great from the fabric. I buy it at Staples and comes three pads to a package, 100 pages to pad for about $6. It has to say Scribble not Drawing on it. There are two different pads. It's in the kids section. The other drawing paper doesn't tear as easily. All I have to do is cut 1/2" off the width for the paper to fit my printer. It's long so I can get more patterns per page.

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    Here are the links to two different techniques that use freezer paper instead of copy paper.

    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/04/...per-piece.html

    I use it when I don't have ink on my printer.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Here are the links to two different techniques that use freezer paper instead of copy paper.

    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2007/04/...per-piece.html

    I use it when I don't have ink on my printer.

    Maria
    In both of those Freezer paper ones, they don't sew through the paper. They are sewing next to the paper. I've never done PP, but I always thought you sewed through the paper. I would like to try it though.

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    3 hole notebook paper. it is lighter than copy paper and much cheaper 150 sheets for a buck at most dollar stores. tears off like a dream. i buy 10 packs at a time. use 1.8 on your stitch guide.

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