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Thread: C&C new thread just for paper piecing.

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    C&C new thread just for paper piecing.

    Coats and Clark has recently launched a new line of paper piecing thread called Dual Duty XP Paper Piecing. It's the one with the purple label. It's made specifically for paper piecing and it's in limited release but you can find it online at JoAnns. http://www.joann.com/search/_paper%20piecing%20thread/


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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Coats and Clark has recently launched a new line of paper piecing thread called Dual Duty XP Paper Piecing. It's the one with the purple label. It's made specifically for paper piecing and it's in limited release but you can find it online at JoAnns. http://www.joann.com/search/_paper%20piecing%20thread/


    ...and what makes it "special"? Price?

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    It doesn't seem that expensive, but hard to tell how much on a spool. It says it is fine and strong and doesn't distort when taking the paper off. I wonder if it could be used for regular piecing.
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    I have had thread problems when removing stubborn paper in tight seams. It isn't expensive so I'll buy a few spools and give it a try.
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    At BellaBoo. I had a little trouble with some paper in tight seams also. I keep a water bottle or if you use your steam iron it softens the paper and comes right off. or just fold the perforation really good and tear.

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    Thank You. I like paper piecing so will have to try this.
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    I gave up paper once I tried the lightweight vellum. I'm lazy so will always choose the easy way. LOL
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    I reduce my stitch to a 1.5 and then I don't have a problem with getting the paper to come off.

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    Not sure I would trust any thread made by Coats and Clark for quilting.

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    Catlady I use it almost exclusively with no problems.

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    I too use C&C for a lot of kid quilts and craft projects. I also have had no problems. On my really "nice" quilts I use the so called "better threads".

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    Cheaper to invest in freezer paper. I learned a PP technique where there is no ripping involved.
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    I trace the pattern onto the slick side of the sheet of freezer paper then cut out another piece and lay it underneath and gently press the two together. Next I unthread my machine and stitch down every seam line. This makes it easier to fold over. This technique taught by Judy Mathieson in a video I watched for free on "The Quilt Show" back on international quilting weekend. I am able to use the same piece for usually 5-6 repeats before the paper stops sticking. I would never consider going back to the old way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have had thread problems when removing stubborn paper in tight seams. It isn't expensive so I'll buy a few spools and give it a try.

    To avoid problems with paper getting stuck in seams I tear away the paper around intersecting seams before I sew and no paper problem.

    Piecing PP blocks is no different than regular piecing. Pin at locations that have to match and when PP I starch my fabric cause there can be lots of bias edges.

    handle fabric gently.

    give it try on a scrap sample and be happy with the results that you get.
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    I use C & C for everything with no problems. My quilts from the 70s are fine, and they were all made using C & C. But I would try the new CT thread for paper piecing to see if it works better for paper piecing.
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    anxious to hear reviews on that thread from QB members

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    I too prefer the vellum and try to buy when on sale somewhere or with a coupon, but like to do strip piecing or crazy quilting type on old telephone book pages too....if I remember I might pick up a spool next time at JoAnn's, but others I just use a smaller stitch length and paper just pops out (most of the time). I don't do a lot of pp, but when I do I have to be in that mindset..........

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    I haven't found lightweight vellum in a local store, all of it is for scrapbooking and too thick. I bought a ream of lightweight vellum online from a paper supplier. Some of the paper was damaged in shipping so I was sent another ream free of charge. I have enough vellum to last me a lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
    Not sure I would trust any thread made by Coats and Clark for quilting.

    I wonder what brand of thread was used to sew the vintage quilts that have lasted for decades?
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