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Thread: Paper peicing

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    Oh that is beautiful!!! Now makes me want to do one, and I have lots of ufo's I need to get to first

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    I've used vellum, tracing paper, tissue paper, and the paper bakeries use to wrap doughnuts and other items. All work well for me.

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    The phone book pages are used for foundation piecing. No pattern needed to be printed for that. I think many beginner paper piecers get the techniques confused. Paper piecing, Foundation piecing and English paper piecing are very different but all involve using paper. I don't think the original poster means to paper piece a spider web, foundation piecing is the easiest way to make those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15 View Post
    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.
    See my earlier post - you can get clean newsprint directly from the newspapers for free.

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    Now I am confused. What is the difference between paper piecing and foundation piecing and when do you use each technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    The phone book pages are used for foundation piecing. No pattern needed to be printed for that. I think many beginner paper piecers get the techniques confused. Paper piecing, Foundation piecing and English paper piecing are very different but all involve using paper. I don't think the original poster means to paper piece a spider web, foundation piecing is the easiest way to make those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise S View Post
    Now I am confused. What is the difference between paper piecing and foundation piecing and when do you use each technique?
    In a nutshell, paper piecing is when you use a layer of paper to stabilize the blocks, and you remove the paper when you're done. Foundation piecing is using a layer of fabric (such as muslin) to stabilize the blocks, you stitch the patches directly on it, and it is left in the quilt permanently.

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    Great explanation, thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    In a nutshell, paper piecing is when you use a layer of paper to stabilize the blocks, and you remove the paper when you're done. Foundation piecing is using a layer of fabric (such as muslin) to stabilize the blocks, you stitch the patches directly on it, and it is left in the quilt permanently.

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    Great question about paper versus foundation piecing! I had wondered the same. Great explanation too! I am wondering, are there different circumstances that dictate picking one over the other? Or is it just personal preference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15 View Post
    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.
    Check with you local newspaper. They cannot use partial rolls of paper for a run and will sell them for a few dollars...like one or two dollars. You get many many yards of newsprint, great for kids drawing paper or paper piecing. How ever if your newspaper is over a week old the ink is dry and will not smear. Or you can iron it and the heat will dry the ink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing View Post
    i've never used old telephone books. how hard is it to see the template through the printed names and numbers?
    When doing a spider web you don't need to see a template as once you cut the kite piece for the middle and stick it down the rest is just a sew flip sew flip and so on until you get to the corner. Trim the overlapping pieces off and you are done...don't make it harder than you need to
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    Great question about paper versus foundation piecing! I had wondered the same. Great explanation too! I am wondering, are there different circumstances that dictate picking one over the other? Or is it just personal preference?
    I have only done paper piecing, I have not done any foundation piecing, so I cannot answer specifically, but I would think one consideration would be adding weight/bulk to the quilt with foundation piecing.

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