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    Check out the paint department of your local Lowe's or Home Depot. They have rolls of paper that you cover windows and so forth with. It is not white but works well. It is also very reasonable.

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    I got mine at walmart, Do you even have those in there

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    Did you know that you can use the wrapper that photocopy paper reams come in. My co workers save it for me every time they replace the paper in the printers and photocopiers. It works great!

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    I tried the wax paper.......Disaster!!!! The wax melts when you iron it to the back of your fabric and it is awful. Thankfully I tried it on a small piece of fabric. MomL

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    Quote Originally Posted by michlowe
    Did you know that you can use the wrapper that photocopy paper reams come in. My co workers save it for me every time they replace the paper in the printers and photocopiers. It works great!
    Wow. I did not know that. I just unwrapped a ream of paper to check it out. Will the printing on the wrapper bleed through on my project? We go through lots of paper here in my office and I will start saving the wrapper. I will add the wrapper to my stash and have my explanation ready for the inevitable questions about hoarding. Thanks for the information.

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    The idea of freezer or butcher paper is that one side can be ironed onto fabric, lifted and reused with out muss or fuss. So it can be used for many things, pattern paper for applique, stenciling, and many other things. I use it for stenciling patterns on canvas bags with fabric paint. It works a treat. Try this for hand applique, iron design piece cut minus the fabric turn over allowance, cut out piece with the sewing turn over allowance. with a hot iron press turn over allowance to the paper side. remove paper. You will have a sharp crease already folded into the piece ready for stitching down. It makes needle turn so much easier.
    If you can't find freezer paper, look for a butcher who still wraps meat by hand and ask him to share his stash.

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    Looks like $9.99 is a reasonable price. A couple of us were going to send some, but that would be cheaper. Safeway doesn't have it there, huh? So great for doing paper piecing where you sew beside a fold and not thru the paper. Really is a treat! This one was done that way.

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    Reynolds Freezer paper is sold in quilting shops here in WA but can be bought online from Punchwithjudy.com if you're too far from shops

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    I buy mine from eBay. You can get Reynolds Freezer paper by the roll and it's much cheaper than buying it at your local quilt shop. Don't bother with Coles or Woolies; you wont find it there.

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    I got mine in a hardware store. Or a meat market that cut's meat for hunters or just a regular meat market. Also go on Google and ask.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Hi all you Aussies...I'm on the Gold Coast and wondering where I can get freezer paper that I see folks often use. The Woollies and Coles here (that I've checked) only have the plastic freezer sheets.
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    Most of the specialty quilt shops are starting to stock the stuff these days. However, it is like most stuff here - not as cheap as I would like. We don't have a Spotlight or Lindcraft in our area, but maybe you could try them first.
    I do know, that if you work in a school or an office, you could use the paper that photo - copy paper is wrapped in (i.e. the outside cover) It works in the same way as the freezer paper. That is what I used for many years, as there is a plastic sort of side to the inside of the wrapper. Try it on scrap material first, to make sure it works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    If you are friendly with your meat dept, buy a roast or something and ask them to throw in an extra piece of paper Im sure they will accomodate you. Good luck



    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs B
    Our local Foodland wraps deli meat and cheese in what looks like freezer paper. I have kept the clean outer sheets so I can experiment and see if it sticks to fabric when ironed, but have not had time to do it as yet. I will let you know when I try it tomorrow.
    In Australia, these places use what is called newsprint paper. It is the unprinted newspaper quality paper that is often used for jotters or scrapbooks, so is an entirely different product. We don't have the same freezer paper in the supermarkets, but there are two sewing and home furnishing chains called Spotlight and Lindcraft that supply these sorts of things.

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    I get my freezer paper at our local grocery store. I bought a 75 sq. ft. roll. It's Reynolds Freezer paper. The size is 16-2/3 yds. x 18 in. The address on the box is: Reynolds Wrap Kitchens, P.O. Box 85583, Richmond, VA 23285-5583. Phone number: (804) 281-4630 It even tells how to use it for Quilting Applique on the inside flap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    my LQS sells it.

    This company also sells it for $9.99 a box, you could try them, they are in Australia
    http://www.usafoods.com.au/p1831/oth...freezer-paper/
    This appears to be a good price on the surface, however, once the postage and handling are added on from Melbourne to Queensland, it looks like it would end up costing about $20 by snail mail and another $5.00 extra for express...I think I will stick to the photocopy wrapper until Cosco comes to NSW...

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    I bought mine at the grocery store in the department with the wax paper and plastic bags.

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    When I first came home from living in the USA some ten years ago I wrote to Reynolds Foods , asking why they didnt bring their product to Australia , I even got an answer ......Not enough demand in Australia , so if you take the time and write to them and they see there is a market for it we may get it , it is so cheap in the USA I brought home 6 rolls and have gone through 2 last for ages . but one you star to use you see how good it is .
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    I don;t have any new suggestions for you Ladies I just wanted to comment on the fact the quilter's are the same the world around, we are always willing to share our knowledge and keep the Love going around, and around and around...Love you all!

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    And we Canadians continue to say it all the time, despite the teasing! I keep trying to quit and it just doesn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    The same folks who make Reynolds Wrap and Reynolds (tin) foil here, make freezer paper on the roll. One box will likely last you for years, split the cost with a friend!

    Jan in VA
    Those "folks" making Reynold Wrap are known by their other name...Alcoa.

    ;) ;-) They bought Reynolds Metals Co. in a hostile take over, DH worked for RMC back then.

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    Hi Janice. Don't use it myself, but I believe Spotlight stocks it. So if you have a Spotlight in the near vicinity, I would head there. Good luck. HeatherS

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    We have a USA store in Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia. if they have this must have Reynolds Freezer Paper in stock, just one dumb question, what do I do with it? How do I use it in quilting?

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    Aussie Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson
    We have a USA store in Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia. if they have this must have Reynolds Freezer Paper in stock, just one dumb question, what do I do with it? How do I use it in quilting?

    Regards

    Aussie Carol


    :lol: Some use it for tracing their applique figures on.
    I use it for making my labels. I make my own prepared for printing fabric. I cut a piece of the freezer paper 12 x 10 inches and iron on a piece of the prepared fabric which I then trim to 8 1/2n x 11 which I then can run through my printer.

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    Thankyou.

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    My LQS will sell it by the metre. Check if yours will do so. I just buy a metre as I need it. Haven't found it at my closest Spotlight.

    You won't find it at any butcher or supermarket here in Aust.

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    Look up Reynolds Freezer Paper, I get at Wal Mart 150 feet and about 18 in or so wide for around $6.00 last a long time
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