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Old 08-12-2018, 01:15 PM
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Hi,

What is the best paper for piecing - I have heard computer paper, freezer paper, plain newsprint... I would like to give it a try - but not sure what is the best to use.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:24 PM
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I just use the regular ordinary paper that I have in my printer.
Nothing special.

The real trick to know, is to shorten your stitching way down.
I use 1.0 !

At the start, don't let it frustrate you ... give yourself some space to get the feel for it.
Soon enough, you will be hooked on it!

Good Luck ... and Enjoy the process!
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:26 PM
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Thanks - I have tons of scraps that i can't seem to part with!
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:47 PM
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Thanks - I have tons of scraps that i can't seem to part with!
You're Welcome!
Here's where I started .....
http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQu...tingthree.html
I just made a few of these squares and then went to something "real"!

Before, during and after, I read and watched anything I found about PPing.
I found so many different techniques from different people.
I took a bit from each .... and developed what worked best for me.

You can do it!!! ........... now go and make your first!
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Carol Doak has free blocks on her site that start easy and get a little harder as they go.

http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php
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Freezer paper is used for a different kind of PP where you fold the paper back and stitch next to the fold, not through the paper. The best paper is vellum paper but it is spendy. I have successfully used newsprint type paper and regular old copy paper.
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I buy the cheapest copy paper they have at office depot. It goes thru the printer, but is pretty easy to pull off if you use a short stitch like QuiltE says. I'm doing a PP project now. It always takes me a little while to get used to it when I haven't done it for a while.
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I like vellum
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I use a vellum type as well. It is very thin. I don't remember where I got it though. It was a long time ago.
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The thinnest paper that will go through your printer. I bought the Carol Doake paper, it was great but expensive. Now I just use copy paper.
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