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Thread: Paper Piecing

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    Does anyone have a favorite paper for paper piecing--something easy to rip out?? Thanks

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    I like scribble paper from Dollar Tree the best of the ones I have tried!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I like scribble paper from Dollar Tree the best of the ones I have tried!
    I never would have thought of this. Does it work like the expensive foundation paper I've been buying?

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    my all time favorite is parchment paper. my next best is newspaper.

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    In my own opinion it is easier to tear off! I did not care for the June Taylor or some of the others I bought and they cost alot more!

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    Try the paper at Costco that is called Handy Wacks. It is dry waxed paper that comes in sheets of 500 - each being 12 x 10 3/4 inches. It is in a box and is meant for use in the foodservice industry. Works great.

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    Great tips- Thanks!

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    I just finished the blocks on my 1st ever pp project. I just used regular printer paper and reduced the stitch length on my Juki to 1 click below 1. It came off very easily.

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    I bought a block of artists' newsprint at Office Depot a couple of weeks ago. It works just as well as the name brand quilter's paper and costs a lot less. I do have to trim it, but I don't care.

    I usually order a package of the name brand quilter's paper every time I order from Connecting Threads, so it's less expensive that way, too.

    I just found this last week on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380216708222

    It's a bleached newsprint - not bright white like copy paper, though. Soft and easy to tear.

    I have to trim it with the paper cutter to fit in my printer, but I get 500 sheets for the same price as 100 sheets of the stuff that's made for quilters, so it's worth it.

    I bought four reams, so that should hold me for a while. :)

    Free shipping and I actually got this paper the day after I ordered it, which is amazing.

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    Try this - no tearing at all!:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    I just use scotch tape and tape freezer paper to printer paper. Face down in the copier/printer tray and it comes out just fine. The FP templates can be used many times.

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