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Thread: Paper piecing

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    Senior Member Nursesews's Avatar
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    I thought I might try a scrappy quilt and wondered what paper is most used?? I know I have seen it here but it escapes me at the moment. Thanks for your help.

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    Copy paper, children's tracing paper, newsprint, or the packages of vellum like paper sold specifically for pp. I use plain old copy paper the most, when I go to remove it, I fold it open it back up and rip it off like you would a sheet from a tablet :wink: What teensy bit that occasionally get stuck in a stitch, stays in. :wink:

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    I use copy paper like amma - if you reduce your stitch length, it tears very easily (and its already in my printer LOL!)

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    I forgot that part :oops: I set my to 2.0 and it usually tears pretty easy, how about you Roben? Is that close to where you set your stitch length?

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    I also use the copy paper. Much Cheaper and works just as good. I have a I set my stitch length at 1.8, and it is awful if I should have to unsew but it is easier to tear the paper. Good luck, I love paper piecing, perfect corners.

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    I found some good old fashioned typing paper in a desk we had--it worked great. When I ran out, I started using copy paper. I just sew with a smaller stitch too, and fold it back a few times before removing.
    HTH.

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    i'm a vellum kinda girl

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    Cheap copy paper works well. Smaller stitch and folding it back a couple times for a good crease helps it to tear smooth and all come out. If it doesn't, then tweezer time in front of the boob tube.

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    The stitch length on my machine goes from 2.0 right down to 1.5 - I've used both with great results, and 2.0 is easier to tear out if I have an oops - so I go with the 2.0 :lol:

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    Thanks everyone for sharing, I have copy paper and tracing paper, now all I have to do is get to work. I am excited as I've never done this before.

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