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Old 08-21-2010, 02:22 PM
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Is wax paper and freezer paper the same thing? I did not think so, but am now wondering.

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Old 08-21-2010, 02:27 PM
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Nope. 2 different animals. :)
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:29 PM
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No they are not the same thing. Wax paper is a transparent milky paper, waxed on both sides. It is thinner and lighter than freezer paper. Freezer paper is heavier, waxed on one side only and just paper on the other. Freezer paper is wider and may be white or a pinky tan colour. My wax paper roll is about 12" wide while my freezer paper roll is about 18" wide. You iron on the paper side and the waxed side then adhears to your fabric. If you tried ironing plain old wax paper, it would just stick to your iron. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:30 PM
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Not foolish at all, Michelle! You are correct, they are not the same. Freezer paper is white, not clear, and is a lot heavier. When you iron freezer paper onto your fabric, it will stick, but it doesn't leave any residue, like wax paper would. It's cheaper if you but it at the grocery store. I hope this helps a bit!
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:17 PM
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I think freezer paper has some type of plastic coating, not wax, and only on one side. I found mine in the same section of Wal-Mart as the wax paper, foil, etc.

It isn't a foolish question. I had the same question when I was first learning about freezer paper applique. Or maybe it is foolish, in which case at least you aren't the only fool.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
I think freezer paper has some type of plastic coating, not wax, and only on one side. I found mine in the same section of Wal-Mart as the wax paper, foil, etc.
Yes and you can peel it off and reuse the same piece till it falls to shreds!
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:21 PM
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I've found all kinds of uses for the freezer paper. One year for my daughter's birthday, I painted a big banner on the paper side. We've also made welcome banners for the preschool on their first day.
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Some info on freezer paper
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:05 PM
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The shiny side of freezer paper has a kind of plastic surface that acts like an adhesive if something is ironed onto it, making it possible for us to use it for many different kinds of projects..
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:06 PM
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I wondered the same thing when I started quilting.
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