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Thread: Help!!! Blank Newsprint Paper by the ream

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    Super Member MartiMorga's Avatar
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    Our local newspaper sells end rolls for $5. it is more paper than you will ever use. We have packed 2 households for moving with it and still have 1/2 left. Check out your newspaper's office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    This works for me because I don't stitch through the paper, I fold on the stitching line (which I can now see, since the paper is transparent) and stitch right next to it. Saves me from all that tedious tearing. Saves wear on the needle, too.
    I've heard of people doing this with freezer paper but not regular paper - how do you keep your fabric from shifting about while you are working on your block? Do you glue stick the fabric to the paper or something? I absolutely love paper piecing and would love to know your method if you don't sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood Quilter View Post
    I decided to try my hand at paper piecing so after I read this thread I tore out several sheets from a doodle pad from Dollar Tree and used my ruler and rotary cutter to trim off 1/2 inch from the side. It fed through the printer just fine and is working great for the Mariner's Star I am piecing. I am guessing you could probably trim as many as 20 sheets at a time. Harriet Hargraves says she uses her rotary cutter all the time to prep her blocks and it doesn't dull the blade. So 60 sheets for a dollar seems cheap enough. I still have to see how it tears off.
    Correction: Carol Doak not Harriet Hargraves made the statement about using her rotary cutter to cut the paper. I've been reading up on machine quilting and paper piecing so have to many names jumbled up in my brain. I finished the block, "Tim's Compass Block" found here on the QB, Name:  P1000974 resized.jpg
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Size:  178.7 KBand tore the paper off. It came off very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric View Post
    I've heard of people doing this with freezer paper but not regular paper - how do you keep your fabric from shifting about while you are working on your block? Do you glue stick the fabric to the paper or something? I absolutely love paper piecing and would love to know your method if you don't sharing
    You are exactly right - a little dab from a glue stick in piece #1. I tried the freezer paper method, but didn't like it because I couldn't see the fold line easily. I've also tried a basting stitch, but the glue stick is simpler and faster.

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    Yes, I also use a glue stick on the first piece when paper piecing. The newsprint tears off just great! I used the scribble pads until someone on the board mentioned the reams of newsprint paper. That is when I bought it, so nice not to have to cut the scribble pad paper before running it through the printer.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    " I also remember going to the shop with him while he was setting type and playing with the lead bars.." (damaquilts)

    We bought an old print shop here in Oregon years ago that still had the typesetting machine, letters and lead pigs that were melted down!

    I have gotten the rolls from the local paper who finally started charging minimal. Any suggestions as to what to do with that heavy core afterwards - - -

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    try art supply companies like Ultrecht

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