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Thread: Paper piecing question

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    Lightbulb Paper piecing question

    Is there any kind of backing on the market for paper piecing which can be run through the computer printer that is not paper, and can remain after sewing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GladGrams View Post
    Is there any kind of backing on the market for paper piecing which can be run through the computer printer that is not paper, and can remain after sewing?
    http://www.joann.com/fun-dation-transparent-quilt-block-piecing-material-/prd12978/
    The Fun-dation sheets add just bit of weight to the piece, but does soften up after washing.
    You won't notice them in the quilt - at least I didn't.
    These foundations can NOT be removed (well, it would be very, very painful and time consuming and probably destructive to the block).


    For something a bit less permanent, try Dritz Quilting Wash Away Foundation Papers:
    http://www.joann.com/dritz-quilting-...g/xprd1002394/



    eta: I just noticed your location.
    Obviously, neither of these options are going to be readily available locally for you.






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    If your issue is the foundation removal at the end - tearing or wash away - you might want to try the freezer paper method of foundation piecing.

    Here's a tutorial - you can find others out there:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    You can make your own sheets from the roll or buy packages of precut sheets (again, not locally).

    If you make your own sheets, it's the least expensive solution, even if you have to pay to ship the roll over.

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    You can also use regular paper and get a glue stick - I used Lapel Stick - and do it like freezer paper piecing but you glue it down each time. When you're done you just peel off the paper and use it again

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    or you can run fabric (backed with freezer paper) through your printer. I've used muslin for this purpose in the past and had no problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter View Post
    or you can run fabric (backed with freezer paper) through your printer. I've used muslin for this purpose in the past and had no problems at all.
    this is an interesting concept.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I have used a lightweight interfacing, if it stiff enough, cut it to the size of your paper and run through printer. prints nice, you can see through and leave it in. Most of my paperpiecing projects are small,wall type quilts. Good luck!
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    Not sure if you can get it there but several online stores carry "Golden Threads" paper, it comes on rolls. I use it for paper piecing, tracing for applique, tracing for quilting motifs ... lots of stuff!!

    I have the 12" roll and I have to trim 1" off to fit through my printer.

    NOTE: I use it with an Ink Jet printer ... I have NOT tried it with my laser printer. Not sure if the fuser would burn it and I don't want to risk trying. BUT ... if you only have a laser printer you can use trace the image yourself onto the golden threads ruler ... I've done this (using a ruler of course) when I only had one or two small pieces to make.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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