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Thread: Looking for Ideas on Paper Piecing paper

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    What about newsprint, you can go to your local newpaper and buy the end rolls for about a dollar and there's a lot on there. Just cut to size. If it doesn't tear easy, spray with a little water and try again. Plus it's wide enough that you can draw a larger pattern on it if you're doing a special center block.
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    5moose, do you have the url to the actual product you purchase? I went to dickblick but only found tablets and rolls.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5moose View Post
    I order reams of news print paper that fits right into my HP printer from Dick Blick. dickblick.com 500 sheets per ream for 3.59. I never have any problem with it jamming my printer and is very thin and tears of completely clean. I use it so often that I buy 4 reams at a time. Great Stuff and cheap!
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    I use lightweight sew-in interfacing. Then I don't have any paper to remove
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    I've stopped using paper - instead I use old thin fabric of some kind - sheet, etc and mark my pattern on that. When I've finished with the block just leave the material on - not only do you NOT have to tear it off, it adds a little thickness to your pieces and you may not have to use very thick batting.

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    I use telephone book paper. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Really works well. Tears off with no trouble. So many phone books go to the land full. Think green.




    [QUOTE=WTxRed;5837487]Hi everyone - I am looking for ideas/suggestions please.
    I have started my first paper piecing quilt. I am using regular printer paper which sews up fine. However, when I sew all my pieces together for my block - it's a lot of thicknesses and getting that paper off is a bear.
    I still have about 25 or so big blocks to finish up and am wondering if there's a better option than copy paper. I live in a very rural area so not much in the way of options for shopping (other than online).
    I appreciate your comments and thoughts!
    Last edited by sewellie; 02-07-2013 at 10:36 PM. Reason: Wanted to add more.
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    Use the cheapest copy paper. A small stitch to sew. Fold paper over at seam and I also either run a finger nail or a point down the paper seam line then pull paper off from the seam leave rest on but sew seam together and enlarge stitch slightly. Edges are thick and bulky especially in pictorial pictures in paper piecing.a spritz of water also helps to soften paper and stop the fly away all over the place just before pulling apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5moose View Post
    I order reams of news print paper that fits right into my HP printer from Dick Blick. dickblick.com 500 sheets per ream for 3.59. I never have any problem with it jamming my printer and is very thin and tears of completely clean. I use it so often that I buy 4 reams at a time. Great Stuff and cheap!
    I just ordered some. I use Vellum and find it works very well. If this does half as well, I'm going to be a new fan.
    Thank you for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    5moose, do you have the url to the actual product you purchase? I went to dickblick but only found tablets and rolls.
    This isn't 5moose, but if you go to the site and put "news print paper" in the search area, it will bring you where you need to be. Think click on Blick on the left and you'll find the reams to order near the bottom of the page.

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    Lots of great information. Thanks to all of you!

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    Thanks, I found it with your help:
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/bl...kTracking=true

    Quote Originally Posted by tdvxh View Post
    This isn't 5moose, but if you go to the site and put "news print paper" in the search area, it will bring you where you need to be. Think click on Blick on the left and you'll find the reams to order near the bottom of the page.
    :-)
    CAS

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