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    I want to use Freezer paper piecing on a new pattern. I need 33 copies of the design (see below) but I can't seem to get the FP to feed thru the ink-jet printer and I REALLY don't want to copy it by hand!

    OK tried ironing just a narrow strip of the top of a slightly smaller sheet of FP to a normal piece of paper and it went thru just fine...so far! 32 more to go!

    If there are other ways I'm a good learner!

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    for that many copies the $8 for a package of 8 1/2 x 11 would be worth it to me.
    Which FP are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    for that many copies the $8 for a package of 8 1/2 x 11 would be worth it to me.
    Which FP are you using?
    I didn't know you could get freezer paper like that! I'm cutting from a roll of Reynold from the grocery store! Would an office supply store have it or do you need to order it? I'd be glad to pay for it!

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    Staple your pattern to about 10 or 12 sheets, then using an old needle and no thread, sew it on your machine. That is all you will need, since you are not going to destroy the pattern when you remove it from the block.

    This is how I always do it. Have fun!

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    I buy Carol Doaks foudation paper and it goes thru my printer great. Cost less than $10. at local quilt shop.
    Forgot to say there is 100 sheets in a pkg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    I buy Carol Doaks foudation paper and it goes thru my printer great. Cost less than $10. at local quilt shop.
    Forgot to say there is 100 sheets in a pkg
    Carol Doaks didn't go through my machine very good... I have an HP Officejet 6500. It went very very slowly and after a short while my pattern size was off with each page it printed. I don't' know if it's that particular printer that sensed that it was different paper or what. Just be careful and make sure it's printing the correct size.

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    I have been making the same paper peiced quilt (called Pickle dish) and I used the 8.5 X 11 sheets of foundation paper. It goes thru my printer fine. I by it at Joann's using a coupon. It is a little stiff and feeds thru smoothly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    I buy Carol Doaks foudation paper and it goes thru my printer great. Cost less than $10. at local quilt shop.
    Forgot to say there is 100 sheets in a pkg
    Does that paper "iron on" like the freezer paper? Sounds like a good deal! While I've bee gathering all of your info, I've printed out about 16 of the 33 with my cumbersome method, but will definitely get some that fits my printer next time!

    This is my first attempt at doing "points", curved seams and paper piecing! Nothing like starting easy! From Quilter's World this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    I buy Carol Doaks foudation paper and it goes thru my printer great. Cost less than $10. at local quilt shop.
    Forgot to say there is 100 sheets in a pkg
    Does that paper "iron on" like the freezer paper? Sounds like a good deal! While I've bee gathering all of your info, I've printed out about 16 of the 33 with my cumbersome method, but will definitely get some that fits my printer next time!

    This is my first attempt at doing "points", curved seams and paper piecing! Nothing like starting easy! From Quilter's World this month.
    Nice!

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    Very pretty, good luck, do try the perforation method. I have used it to make Mariner's compass and others.

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    Best place to buy Freezer paper is Walmart. It's cheaper there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Very pretty, good luck, do try the perforation method. I have used it to make Mariner's compass and others.
    Thanks, Pam! I will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Very pretty, good luck, do try the perforation method. I have used it to make Mariner's compass and others.
    I would try this also. I have used it, takes a little longer, but you don't have to score the paper for the folds, and all pieces are the same size. "Tack" several layers together with the iron and they won't move around. I was thinking of trying that pattern also. Good luck with it!

    Kathy

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    i prepare my off-the-roll freezer paper for the printer by cutting it to size and then ironing it to my ironing board. after i peel it off i let it sit under a few heavy books for a little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i prepare my off-the-roll freezer paper for the printer by cutting it to size and then ironing it to my ironing board. after i peel it off i let it sit under a few heavy books for a little while.
    Does it still "stick" to the fabric after being heated and stuck to the ironing board? I thought the "wax" would come off.

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    Kitsie, you can iron freezer paper over and over. It is plastic, not wax that makes it stick. If you use too hot of an iron, you WILL loose all of the sticky.

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    Pam, that's wonderful to know!! So I probably don't need to make any more copies!

    I'm going to use the method shown on the twiddletails web site to make the quilt below

    **copyright protected image deleted**

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    Sounds like you are ready to go!

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    What a learning experience this thread is. Thanks.

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    May I be nosey and ask how much a roll of Reynolds Freezer Paper is off the shelf in the US?
    I might be asking for some of that paper in my next exchange - the ONLY place I've seen it here - at a quilt shop - it was $18 for the box.
    I've not seen freezer paper at any supermarket or grocery shop yet - but I'm looking!
    bronny

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    Bronny, there are several lenghts, but I think the largest box is around $6 or so, LOTs of paper. I just checked I currently have a small box and it is 15m.

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    No Carol Doaks paper cannot be ironed on, but why would you if you are doing foundation paper piecing?? Also I just bought a large box of freezer paper from Walmart and paid $4.98 for it. Will last me a looooong time.

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    With the method that you mentioned you were goingto try, I
    would reuse the freezer paper more than once, as you are
    not sewing through it but using it to stabilize the pieces as you
    are sewing them. You could probably get quite a few blocks
    from the same freezer paper pattern, before having to use
    another copy, when the freezer paper looses its holding ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    No Carol Doaks paper cannot be ironed on, but why would you if you are doing foundation paper piecing?? Also I just bought a large box of freezer paper from Walmart and paid $4.98 for it. Will last me a looooong time.
    Because the idea is that you stitch just beside the folded paper and not through it so you don't have to tear off the paper later. Ironing it on makes it stay in place. Here is a link that someone sent me:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    Sorry that the picture was unable to be shown and I understand the copyright law, but I didn't give any info and thought it might encourage more people to buy the magazine!

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    Wow, Pam, thats an Awesome idea! I'm going to try that too!

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