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Thread: Paper Piecing paper question

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    I know you all use a variety of paper, from tissue paper to copy paper to vellum to tracing paper. I've been looking for newsprint thinking it would be a good weight paper that might not clog up in my printer. I need to print a big bunch of papers for a large project. I'm having a really hard time finding paper that doesn't cost an arm and a leg! Where do those of you who use newsprint purchase it?

    Second question: Copy paper is shown to usually be 20lb paper. I've seen newsprint described as 30lb paper, but I know it is much thinner than copy paper. So what do those numbers actually mean?

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    I don't have an answer about the newsprint but I do use the cheapest copy paper I can find and don't have any problem removing the paper after sewing. I do use very small stitches.

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    I use copy paper and have no problem removing it. I buy it at Wal Mart. Good luck finding what you need.

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    i go to the local newspaper office and buy roll ends...there is a LOT of paper and my paper has them in 2 widths, i buy the 30" it is a roll or newsprint 30" wide by ALOT...cost me $22

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    Office depot has it online only..... 500 sheets for about $5 plus shipping. I really need to order one soon!

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    You can buy or maybe get it free from your local news paper. When we have litters of pups that is what we use in the kennel boxes. We have to shred it. My DGK like to draw on it .It comes in real handy for all kinds of things. We just get the ends of the rolls but there is still a lot on there.

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    I use newsprint sheets that you can get at an office supply store. They come in pads and are similar to pages from a childs coloring book. The ones I currently have came in pads of 100 sheets. You can even have them cut to a size to fit in your printer.

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    Do any of you run the newsprint through your printer? I ran a piece of tracing paper through and it came out along with a piece of the regular copy paper underneath. I also cut a piece out of our newspaper and it bent up a little bit. I have the HP Photosmart 6380 all-in-one.

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    I use #16 copy paper. It comes in two sizes 8 1/2x11 and 8 1/2 X14. I purchase it from a paper store. I'm sure it's available on-line also.

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    I googled newsprint and a place in California popped up. I bought a bundle of it for under $20 about 2 years ago, there was a 1.000 sheets in the bundle. It is 8"x 11" and works in my HP printer.

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