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Thread: for those of you that paper piece..

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    what kind of paper do you use? I was taught to use freezer paper and find thats the only way I can do it now. I found a pattern and printed out the template on regular paper and now Im tracing that pattern onto freezer paper...very tedious...there are 4 blocks to make one block, and you need 20 blocks, so I need to trace that template..80 times!!! It is taking me forever..is there a better way to do this? I also got a brainstorm..figured Id just print it onto freezer paper...well, my copier didnt like that, chewed up the paper and broke off a little roller...now nothing will print...geez..I think I can fix it with super glue, keeping my fingers crossed. So if you have a better way to do this without all the tracing Id love to hear it, cause Im stumped!!

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    if i'm going to take out the foundation i use velum if its staying in to add support to the fabrics i use interfacing.

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    Try newsprint paper, you can purchase it at a school supply. I'm not sure if they carry it at an office supply store. I suppose you can call and find out. Hope this helps!!!

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    Kids scribble/drawing pads that have the tanish color paper works great. It prints fine in an ink jet printer. I find I have to trim 1/2 off the width but I do a stack at a time. I like the pads sold at Staples called Kids Scribble pad, three pads to a package.

    One thing you could do is sew the outline of the pattern through several layers of freezer paper using no thread and a used needlle. Deli sandwich paper works good for sewing through.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    now Im tracing that pattern onto freezer paper...very tedious...there are 4 blocks to make one block, and you need 20 blocks, so I need to trace that template..80 times!!
    Why don't you get the freezer paper in 8.5x11 sheets and run it through the printer? I would either create a template page on a computer paint type/graphics program or print the pattern off an existing pattern file (pdf).

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    I just buy cheap copy paper. Run it through a regular copier. It works fine.

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    I actually buy paper sheets sold by Carol Doak who is the queen of foundation paper pcing. It goes thru my printer without a problem and is lighter weight. Easy to sew thru. Marge

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    Quote Originally Posted by saravincent
    I just buy cheap copy paper. Run it through a regular copier. It works fine.
    This is what I use too. When I am ready to remove it I fold it first and sometimes run my finger along the fold and then open it back up and then it tears off very neatly. I very rarely need to pick out any little paper pieces. I do sometimes use news print, I bought a end roll of it from my local newspaper for little of nothing and it is handy for making bigger blocks :wink:

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    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.

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    I'm with the cheap copy paper users...it works for me without any problems.

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