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    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.
    Thanks :)
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    I know some quilt shops sell it (quite expensive though). I don't know of any supermarket that has it, I didn't even have a clue it existed 'til I started quilting.

    I don't use it myself, but have thought about trying wax paper, but haven't got around to experimenting.

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    What do your butcher shops use to wrap meat? Do they use the paper with a waxy side to it?
    If so, that is probably the same freezer wrap that we are using for quilting. :D:D:D

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    Actually, freezer paper and wax(ed) paper are not the same thing.

    Freezer paper has sort of a plastic coating on one side.


    Wax paper has wax.

    They are not interchangeable.

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    Thanks...the butchers here mainly use plastic bags. But I do know the paper you are referring to. And yes, I had read that waxed paper and freezer paper weren't the same thing. Oh well..I might check out a quilt shop some time and see how much it is.

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    Goodness..just googled..can get it online for about $16 or more. Is kind of expensive

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    I have seen it in Spotlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Actually, freezer paper and wax(ed) paper are not the same thing.

    Freezer paper has sort of a plastic coating on one side.


    Wax paper has wax.

    They are not interchangeable.
    Freezer paper can be peeled off and used again & again. Check some of your big grocery stores or (is it still there?) Walton's.

    I'm bookmarking this to see how much it would cost to mail some to you. Doesn't need to be on a roll. I'll get back to you.

    You could always have some US/Canada friends write their letters to you on Freezer paper! Good luck.
    Could you Google "plastic coated" kitchen paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    I have seen it in Spotlight
    I just love all this "Aussie" talk! It reminds me of when we were kids and went to Canada for vacations every year. Us kids were saying "eh?" for weeks after we got back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    I have seen it in Spotlight
    Oh...I was there yesterday and didn't see it...but then, sometimes I can't see past the nose on my face..lol. I'll check again next time I'm there.

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    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

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    Check out some on line shops, OMG the fabrics I have bought recently. Will look out for freezer paper tonight and PM you if I find some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    What do your butcher shops use to wrap meat? Do they use the paper with a waxy side to it?
    If so, that is probably the same freezer wrap that we are using for quilting. :D:D:D
    I was going to suggest butcher paper. I think they are similar, if not the same. We just don't have butchers much here any more.

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    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/

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    I have seen it in Spotlight
    Oh...I was there yesterday and didn't see it...but then, sometimes I can't see past the nose on my face..lol. I'll check again next time I'm there.
    PM me if you cant find it, and I can grab some for you from my Spotlight, and post it up to you. We can work something out :-)

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    Spotlight have it, you need to ask for it at the counter! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crlyn
    Spotlight have it, you need to ask for it at the counter! :-)
    aahh...thank you...I'll do that next time.

    Thanks everyone...I'm not in a rush for it but thought I'd like to have some on hand when and if I want to use it :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    I have seen it in Spotlight
    Oh...I was there yesterday and didn't see it...but then, sometimes I can't see past the nose on my face..lol. I'll check again next time I'm there.
    PM me if you cant find it, and I can grab some for you from my Spotlight, and post it up to you. We can work something out :-)
    Thank you...I'll keep your offer in mind :)

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    Supermarkets don't stock it. Most quilt shops do - but it is about $17.95 for a box. It is 16 2/3 yards x 18". I bought a box over 10 years ago and I still haven't used half the roll.

    Expensive, but it lasts a L-O-N-G time.

    Butchers over here - if they use paper at all - use butchers paper - like the paper you get in kids cheap scrapbooks. Most use plastic bags.

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    Hi All I am an Aussie and have no idea what Freezer paper is used for when quilting - can someone educate me a little please

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loris
    Hi All I am an Aussie and have no idea what Freezer paper is used for when quilting - can someone educate me a little please
    Use freezer paper for applique, paper pieciing, just google and I'm sure you will see many other uses as well.

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    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.

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    Remember - you can NOT expect wax paper to iron on your fabric.

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    Here in Montana we buy it at WalMart. Of course with our hunting and fishing people use it all the time. When I go to Costco and buy a large package of meat I rap it in freezer paper in smaller quantities. It will keep it from being freezer burned. I love it for quilting because you can use it more than once. Have you tried on line?

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