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    Love that technique. Thank you so much for the website ncredbird

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    Quote Originally Posted by krafty14 View Post
    I use the scribble pads that you can buy for kids to draw on. It is sort of like newsprint. So far I only find it in 9x12 so I have to cut it to 8 1/2 x 11 to go through my printer. My laser printer doesn't seem to like it too much, it curls up as it comes out. But the inkjet works well!! Ann
    Try searching on Amazon for newsprint in the business and office supply section. I saw a ream of white newsprint for about $4. Didn't order it, but considering it.

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    For inexpensive paper: buy a tablet of children's doodle paper. It's light weight, but heavy enough to go through a printer. Be careful of using phone book pages or newspaper, the ink could transfer.
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    go to quiltville.com and check out the instructions from Bonnie Hunter - very simple to follow and the results are great.

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    I just used thin paper I bought at the dollar store. I made sure it measured 9 inches and cut my square and then cut my diagonal triangles. then all you have to do is trace the template on to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val in IN View Post
    You can use tissue gift wrapping paper (very inexpensive), copy paper (depending on the size of the project you are paper piecing), old phone books (again, depending on your project size), etc. I use tissue paper. usually I cut it to copy paper size, run it through my printer and away I sew. Good luck learning this new method! Once you get the hang of it, it gets addictive!
    All these ideas will work just fine. I just did the spider web quilt....I also did not want to buy a new template or special paper. I used el cheapo white tissue from the dollar tree and a kite shaped template I already had. However I could have made a template to size if I had needed to. I used scraps from the bin with some pale yellow for the kite pieces. I have known some to use old newspaper as well. My blocks came out larger than MQC and that is OK with me. I don't like to pay more for a charm pack only to toss most of it in a scrap bin. As for all white...I can cut up white fabric just fine on my own. Once you get your kite pieced sized you can determine the size of the HST you want to use. I used a glue stick to anchor the kite piece in the center and then just grabbed from a pile of left over strips of scrap fabric. I went fine and the tissue stays on till you need to remove it. The only thing is, paper dulls the needle so you may need to change it when the blocks are all done.
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    I just used a piece of lightweight interfacing I had laying around ... worked perfect, and I dont have to rip it off since it's just a wall hanging ! I will try the tissue paper !

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntlucy View Post
    Try searching on Amazon for newsprint in the business and office supply section. I saw a ream of white newsprint for about $4..
    You can get it for FREE from your local newspaper. I went down to my newspaper and asked if they had any "end rolls". When they get near the end of a roll of newspaper that they're printing on, they'll swap it out for a new one, and they give the ends away to anyone who asks. It's a roll about 4 feet tall and who knows how many thousands of feet long - way more (CLEAN!) newspaper than I'll ever use in this lifetime.

    I've used it for sewing, making patterns, wadding up and putting it in boxes I'm shipping, art paper for the kids to draw and paint on, project paper for school and after-school activities. It was perfect when my kids did a community-service project for the Humane Society - they took several layers of newspaper, cut them, stapled corners into them, and presto! instant disposable litter boxes.

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    I have tried every type of paper for paper piecing. The best for me is
    vellum, not the scrapbooking vellum, that is too thick. I use lightweight translucent vellum bought at an online paper shop on clearance by the ream. I paid once and have enough to last the rest of my quilting life. I can even mess up the printing and not fret about wasting the vellum. LOL. Before I found vellum I was using the children's drawing paper pads from the dollar store made from newsprint. It goes through the printer and tears easy. Too easy sometimes. I would suggest you buy the REMOVEABLE tape. It is a must have to repair a tear on the paper pattern or if you sew a piece wrong side up. I also like the leave in poly sheets that turn to tissue thin soft fabric when washed. There are so many paper options available. Pick the type that gives you less frustration not which cost the least.
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    I use newsprint paper. It is the cheapest.
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    I like to time saver ..... so I use Velium and then I use my sewing machine to make the lines. I take the thread out of my machine and just sew along the lines of the pattern. Then when I am done I copy the numbers to each section of the PP.

    By doing it with the sewing machine you just need to fold the paper on the line(you don't need to use that hard peice of paper to fold with) and the little holes make it easier to tear it apart.

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    I've done many PP quilts and have learned easier ways as I've gone along. I no longer use regular paper and sew thru the paper, resulting in many long hours to pick that paper off my block. I now use freezer paper. You can buy it in precut 8.5" X 11", print your pattern w/ your printer or draw it yourself. Each freezer paper block is reusable about 5 - 8 times and then the plastic side is no longer able to stick to your fabric when you iron it. Cut out your block leaving 1/4" all around outside edge of pattern. Then crease along all the sew lines on the pattern. I use a postcard edge to fold the paper over onto and get a good crease. Iron your first piece wrong side to the freezer paper. I hold them both up to a light & look thru to make sure the fabric is covering the space, carefully place on ironing surface and press. Then fold back on the first sew line, trim the fabric w/ your 1/4" sa or 1/8"sa. Place your strip for the second piece right sides to the first, pin if needed. Bring to sewing machine and sew right next to the folded freezer paper. Press seam like regular, flip over and press from the freezer paper side, fold 2nd sew line back, trim previous sa, line up next strip of fabric and con't. It works so slick and no paper to pick out at the end. I know you can find other tutes about using freezer paper on here as well as on U Tube.

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    i've never used old telephone books. how hard is it to see the template through the printed names and numbers?
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    I use freezer paper, works great!

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    I have to correct Murphy1 stating the authors of Material Obsession 2 are from England. Sarah Fielke is definitely an Aussie girl and living here. I watched a great DVD with her doing the quilts from her books, she has a great color sense, and the quilts are so easy, great for all quilters. The DVD was a promotion for a Aussie magazine, called Quilters Companion they put out a DVD with each magazine, promoting a quilter or technique, I have learnt and "met" so many teachers this way, without having to go and do classes. My side of Australia, the west, is tooo far away for overseas, and Aussies teachers come and teach, so we do miss out on a lot, and if someone does come like we had Kaffee Fassett
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    I use the newsprint pads at the Dollar Store. There are 50 -100 pages and it is all for $1.00 Can't beat that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmom1989 View Post
    I use the newsprint pads at the Dollar Store. There are 50 -100 pages and it is all for $1.00 Can't beat that.
    that is a great price. i never see prices like that around here. that's much better than copy paper on sale and much easier to tear off. i wonder if that's a stock item. is that the name of the store? Dollar Store? or is it a dollar store?
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    I use regular copy paper (usually the cheapest I can buy) and short stitches. Using a spray bottle of water, dampen the paper when you are ready to remove the paper. It comes off easily when wet! I would think that dampening would help with any kind of paper.

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    good luck finding the paper you need in the UK..perhaps just plain newspaper would be ok...that is why my great grand mother used when she made the spider web quilt I now own!

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    No Tears PP

    [QUOTE=DawnFurlong;4904524]I have to ask - what is the folding method?[/QUOTE

    Here is the link for the folding freezer paper method. The only way I do my PP.I attach both the top and bottom ofthe freezer paper on a sheet of copy paper by pressing with hot iron ( about 1/4 of an inch is wide enough) so it will go through the printer.


    http://classicquilter.typepad.com/cl...r-piecing.html

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    I found I had a tablet of typing paper which was thinner, so used it on my last block and it worked really good. Cheap way to go.

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    I just had a brain fart. I mean a light bulb turned on when I read the post about using newspapers or phone books for the paper piecing. I worked for U-Haul before I became disabled and they sell wrapping paper. It is made out of newsprint, paper that is used for newspapers but does not have ink on it. It's clean white paper. Although, you would have to cut it down as it is the size of a newspaper and the best part is that you would not have to worry about ink getting on your fabric allowing you to use light colors. They sell this in a ten pound box for approximately nine bucks, this was the price a couple of years ago. Just an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird View Post
    The website here has a good tutorial on how this technique is done: http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    The biggest advantage to this method is not having to tear off the paper backing. It saves time from that standpoint. Even if I am going to stitch on the paper I find that folding on the lines helps when it comes time to remove it. Also scoring along the stitching line with the blunt side of a seam ripper will facilitate in the removal process. Ann in TN
    I have never tried doing it this way. Thanks for the link. Saved this as a PDF file. Will try someday. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    Thanks Guys, that has given me a lot to think about.
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