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Freezer paper, tissue paper? Help!!!

Old 12-07-2008, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Catherine
If you can't see through the freezerr paper to trace hold it up against a window. If you have parchment paper layng around, that works too.
Iron freezer paper to a copy of the page then cut it out..gives stability.. just like pal said.
i LOVE vellum paper, but staples and office depot and pearl art center all only sell it in pads, making it very expensive. then it takes forever to use it up and i have to be extra careful not to ding it while it's stored. also, it you try to use it for paper piecing which is what i originally bought it for, forget it. the paper costs more than the fabric. freezer paper is definitely the answer here.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Quilter101
I have this awesome book(or several) and I'd like to transfer the patterns in the book to cardboard. The book suggests using tissue paper, but I don't have any and I feel like it's too fragile and it will tear.
Any suggestions on what to use thats see thru so I can trace it?
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Use wax paper....it has enough strength yet flexible and you can see thru it.
Cover the pattern with wax paper and trace with a fine point marker....then pin to your fabric and cut out your pattern.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:33 PM
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thanks - will try
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:59 AM
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If you can afford it, or have a home scanner, just copy them. Then you can glue on to your cardboard.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:27 AM
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i use the copier at work, copy the pattern and glue it to either plastic or cardboard.
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Now I know there was a reason to hold on to my light box from my stamping/embossing days!
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Typing paper works good. All you have to do is with a soft pencile trace what you want to transfer then turn it over and retrace and the pattern will transfer onto whatever you want to make a templet.
really any thin paper would work.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:49 AM
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i'd say tracing paper..... then you could maybe trace onto template plastic
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