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Old 01-28-2015, 09:37 AM
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I have used masking paper, found at Home Depot or Lowe's, for paper piecing. It comes in a 9" roll from which I cut printer-size pieces. It goes through the printer just fine, is almost translucent, and probably easier to remove than regular copy paper.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:18 AM
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go to a staples they have newspaper print , you have to cut it to size just use rotary cutter make it the size for your printer it works great and it is real reasonable
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mdegenhart View Post
You can buy 500 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 newsprint & it tears easily & is cheap.
Yes! You can get it at Amazon for $3.50 for 500 sheets. It does tend to stick to each other and run through the printer but if you hand feed them..like I do...it works fine.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:06 PM
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for repetitive patterns this is the way to go.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:45 PM
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Well, you'll never guess what I did today. I took a piece of the Carol Doak's foundation paper to a paper factory! They identified it as newsprint, slightly over 30 lbs., and sold me a 12" wide roll of the same stuff (exactly 30 lb) for $15! It's 1200 feet long, so cutting it down in 8.5" sheets will give me over 1600 sheets, costing a bit less than a penny each! It goes through the printer just fine, and I don't even have to cut off the extra inch in length. The paper comes out as usual. Score! I'm a happy, happy quilter.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:48 PM
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Way to go!! Enjoy!
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:22 PM
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I you check on the "net" for the flip and sew method that uses freezer paper...you can adapt that method by using a children's glue stick to secure the fabric to the pattern, then you sew along the fold line NOT through the paper, flip, press, stick, trim and sew again. The pattern then peals off and can be used again, no pointy sewn papers to remove, you use less paper, fewer mistakes to rip because you see what you are sewing, can use a regular stitch length...it is the way to go. That roll of newsprint will supply an entire guild plus and you are saving trees as well.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:23 PM
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This is interesting. I've never paper pieced before. It is in my "to do" list. But, Just haven't doe it yet. Thanks for the question.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:26 PM
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If I bought a ream of 500 sheets from Dick Blick at the great price of $3.56, shipping would have been over $9 for me. Paper is heavy, and shipping is high. So you have a local source for newsprint, it's worth your while to look into buying from them. Besides paper factories, newspaper offices come to mind. They may have cheap or free newsprint remnants, and newspaper offices are everywhere.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:57 PM
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Walmart has large sheets of newsprint in the packing and shipping aisle. It is flat folded like a fabric flat fold and in a plastic bag. I saw it on the bottom shelf with the shipping boxes.
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