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Thread: for those of you that paper piece..

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    I just use regular cheap copy paper, if you could find the eraser typing paper it would probably be even better, but good luck in finding that. I'm not sure I'll ever get done with the WIP that I'm doing in oriental type fabrics. I just figured out how many I would need-225-WOW. Maybe I'll just make my Japanese friend a wall hanging.LOL

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    For simple squares, I used graph paper, and just cut on the lines. I am making a postage stamp quilt this way, with the squares 2cms x 2cms, and couldn't contemplate tracing.

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    I use Carol Doaks paper also. You'll find that if you decrease your stitch length and use a 90/14 needles your foundations will tear easier.

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    paper foundation piecing

    I had this great idea to sew down the edges 1/8 inch from the edge to keep the pieces from flopping around. Not a good idea. A real challenge to remove it after piecing the individual squares.

    I have learned so much the hard way. Seemed like such a good idea at the time.javascript:emoticon(':?');

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    For simple squares, I used graph paper, and just cut on the lines. I am making a postage stamp quilt this way, with the squares 2cms x 2cms, and couldn't contemplate tracing.
    what a great idea!

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    Thank you Klue - I meant that I am using mine the English Paper piecing way, but perhaps I didn't read the question right, as most people seem to be thinking along the foundation line?

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    thats so true - foundation piecing has taken over the term paper piecing and English paper piecing has to have the English in front of it.

    do you do all your work by hand? maybe thats why the 2 paper piecing styles are used - one is for hand piecing and the other is by machine.

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    English pp -freezer paper works best for me. I can run it through my printer if I cut it slightly smaller than regular paper. The leading edge HAS to be straight across. :?

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    american paper piecing i use newsprint. i used to buy carol doakes but i don't find it any better.

    if you use a lightbox, you should be able to use almost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Quote Originally Posted by saravincent
    I just buy cheap copy paper. Run it through a regular copier. It works fine.
    Me, too, I try to find the recycled copy paper, it tears away easier and it's a cinch to copy onto sew onto. I haven't used freezer paper since the first paper piecing I tried on my own. It's to heavy for pp. I only use it for templates now.
    Me three, though I have been using a very pricey template paper by Pearl Pereira Designs. I also tried some thin paper by That Patchwork Place but my printer literally chewed it up. It was kind of like drawing paper also mentioned by someone here. Now I just use the regular copy paper. Works fine.
    judee

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