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can I use newsprint?

Old 02-18-2017, 01:07 PM
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Hello friends...I'm using machine applique to put a name on a quilt...can I use newsprint underneath?
Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:20 PM
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Not sure what you are asking. Do you want to use newsprint in place of a tear away stabilizer?
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:27 PM
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Yes! Can I do that?
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Not sure what you are asking. Do you want to use newsprint in place of a tear away stabilizer?
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:55 PM
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Newsprint rubs off on fabric. I would not use it. There are many alternatives.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:19 PM
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I've often used white tissue paper like you use for wrapping presents behind my machine appliqué using a satin stitch. It tears right off. Sometimes I put a tiny dab of glue stick to keep a piece from shifting. Try a sample before committing to your big project.
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Some like to use the white coffee filter rounds as stabilizer. If the newsprint is the beige paper without any printing on it, it should be okay.
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:14 PM
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I usually use A4 copy paper. If using satin stitches the larger pieces will almost pop out, and the rest will soften with soaking. Then I have used a firm brush to scrape off the sodden paper with no harm done to thread.
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I use the plain newsprint all the time and it works just fine. It tears off very easy, too.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:44 PM
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Oh friends thank you!! Tomorrow I'll be appliquing!! I can always count on help from my friends!!!
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A friend of mine is using parchment paper.
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