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Thread: Blank newsprint for paper piecing

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    I finally found some! I found a tablet of newsprint-type paper at Office Depot, where the children's art paper is sold. The tablet called Doodle Pad came with 80 sheets, only problem is the paper was 9"x12". Using an office sized paper cutter I cut it down to 8-1/2"x11 to fit the printer. It was $2.99 per tablet
    Next week I think I'm going to go a print shop and see if they can cut the whole tablet for me. They have those huge paper cutters that can cut a whole ream at one time so 80 sheets shouldn't be a problem.
    I've tried 80lb printer paper and even using 1.5 stitch length, it was still hard to remove all the paper. The newsprint doesn't have quite the fiber content and weight as the printer paper so it should be alot easier to remove without affecting the stitching. And its more transparent than copy paper is so placement of the fabric should be easier too. Chris

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    I found a school supply place today - as a matter of fact - that has 8.5x11 tracing paper in a ream of 500 sheets for $18, with $5 UPS Shipping. I am supposed to get the delivery on Monday. The tracing paper that I am using right now is a couple of pads that I found at Michaels. It too was 9x12 and had to be cut down. So I can't wait to get the new stuff in.

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    I find that notebook paper works great...and can be run thru the printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    Thanks so much for posting this link. Can't believe the price and how many sheets are in a ream! Chris

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    thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt

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    I'm working on a scrap Spiderweb top and I use an old phone book. I cut the pages the correct size with an old rotary cutter and removal is very easy.

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    Ask your local newspaper for their "ends of rolls" or whatever they call it - our local paper puts an "ad" in their own paper that they have rolls of it for sale - for kids crafts, etc.

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    I get the scribble pads from Dollar Tree for $1.00 for 80 sheets. I also need to cut them down but you cannot beat the price!!

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    Donna, I hadn't checked Dollar Tree but had checked with Dollar General, Fred's and Walmart but couldn't find the pads. Figured Office Depot would be my last source. After chekcing with the other stores I thought maybe the paper was no longer available. Just glad to find what I did and going to look into ordering some from the website mentioned above. Chris

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    I bought an end-roll from my local newspaper for $5. It doesn't go thru my laser printer very well but it worked much better than the heavy printer paper on the Candlequilter Star I just made. It is probably more paper than I will ever use. It does have to be cut down to fit the printer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu
    Ask your local newspaper for their "ends of rolls" or whatever they call it - our local paper puts an "ad" in their own paper that they have rolls of it for sale - for kids crafts, etc.
    This is what I have, too. I use old rotary blades to cut it. Then I stack the squares, 4-6 layers, and stitch the pattern for blanks - don't thread the needle!

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    one the best places is go to a newpaper office. and you can get unfinished rolls for of paper the they can't use at a very small price and it is great for patterns and drawing on.

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    our dollar tree didnt have the paper. Hard to fInd any of the paper anywhere here

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    Painiacs, you might try some school supply stores, mine came from Office Depot. I did find some website(can't remember what the name of the site) that mentioned that Crayola sells a tablet of blank newsprint paper for drawing. I know some of the Walmarts' have a good size area of Crayola-brand products, you might check with Walmart. When I looked in Walmart I was looking for some off-brand and didn't know that possibly Crayola might have had what I was looking for. Chris

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    I still love the Carol Doak Foundation paper! It is even more lightweight...glad you could find some though! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I get the scribble pads from Dollar Tree for $1.00 for 80 sheets. I also need to cut them down but you cannot beat the price!!
    That's where I get mine...best price around!

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