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Thread: I have a new tip for you.....

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    Senior Member Bobbinchick's Avatar
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    :-D :-D :-D I have a great tip that I thought of a couple days ago. If you use regular printer paper for foundation piecing and find it a little harder to take it off the block when you are done. Try this.... Get a small bowl or a cup and put a little water in it. Then get a q-tip and dip it in the water and dap some water on the stitches on the paper and it will soften it so it makes it much easir to carefully take off that paper. And it doesn't pull on the threads. This is a great way to test color to see if it runs. Just sew two scraps together as if making a block a light and a dark color and then do the q-tip trick and if the color runs, you will know it right away. Then you will know not to use the running color in your quilt. This trick is great for those little tiny pieces of paper you have to take off. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Good tip....Thanks:)

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    Great tip. Thank's.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: thanks, great tip [no pun intended]

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    I love this tip!!!

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    Excellent! thank you

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    Great tip!

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    All the above!!!!^^^^^

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    Now why didn't I think of that 8-) Way to go :thumbup:

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    Huh... Yep, you are the smartest one here today!! Thanks, love PP, hate to remove the paper!!!

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    wonderful trick

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    This is a great tip and one of those things that gives me that 'duh' moment - you know, why didn't I think of that?

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    I tried it because I had a dilly of a time trying to remove the paper and found the tiny pieces are hard to remove so a couple of nights ago I was thinking when I was supposed to be sleeping. I thought hey there HAS to be an easier way to get that friggin stuff off so next day I tried this trick and by golly it worked! Don't get it very wet, just enough to soften the paper. I'm working on my Glacier Star pattern by Judy Neimyer and I'm about half done with the sawtooth things and those little pieces will be easier to take off with this trick. Now going to take a break to fill out some papers and then will go do the 2nd half of the saw tooth things for the lone star part of the quilt and then I can sew the star together and start on the laast technique of the quilt. Every one have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Great tip! I also use the cheapest thinnest paper. Now I'll really wiz through. Thanks!

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    I'll keep this in mind for when I learn how to paper piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    This is a great tip and one of those things that gives me that 'duh' moment - you know, why didn't I think of that?
    Indeed!! Thanks for sharing this! :D

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    Thank you for the tip one of my next projects is PP

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    Your all welcome. I didn't think it was fair not to share it with my fellow quilters. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Exactly why I never PP. To much playing around when I could be more productive doing something else. Glad it helps some.

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    It also works when you spritz the paper using one of the small plant (or dog) spritz bottles. That's what I have used in the past.

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    That's a really great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is a geat tip! I will def try it next time I PP. Last time is wet the whole block with a spritzer bottle. I had to iron to dry it. Thanks!!

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    WOW - THANK YOU. I've been struggling with sore fingers trying to get the paper off a very large quilt I am paper piecing.

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