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    Paper peicing

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    Happy New year to all quilters. I am very new at quilting, I have gone through the four patch, nine patch ans so on, quite successfully for a green horn.
    I now would like to try the Missouri Quilt Company's Spider web quilt, it looks great.
    My question is do any of you know as to whether it is possible to buy the paper or do you make your own, if so HOW?
    HEEEEEEELP.
    I know that the Missouri Quilt Co. sells them but I live in the UK.
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    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!
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    Sometimes I buy the paper made for PPing but most often I just use the thinnest, cheapest copy paper I can find. Good luck, I love paper piecing. Have 2 WIP I am doing with this method.
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    I use inexpensive copy paper, too, and set the stitch length to very small....think postage stamp-size perforations.

    Draw your master design by hand or on the computer and then copy on a copy machine for the number of blocks you'll need. Have fun and be sure to post your project!
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    I'm so lazy -- I use copy paper and print the design on with my printer --- I hate tracing.
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    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.
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    A friend just used an OLD PHONE book... I was like WHAT.. her quilt is WONDERFUL... who knew?
    quilting and LOVEING IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.
    WOW...I love your quilt. I watched a Fons & Porter episode a few months ago that featured paper piecing and it does look like fun. I think I'll try and master reqular quilting before I jump into something like this. Oh...and I ordered some books from amazon...one is 12 months of small wallhangings of SunBonnet Sue. These require a lot of applique which I haven't quite mastered yet.

    Anyway...can't wait to see your quilt when it is finished.

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    I am a new paper piecer, vellum paper works great for me, it also goes through the printer.

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    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!

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    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

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    I use freezer paper. I cut it to fit my printer and tape it to printer paper. It works great, and when you iron your pieces as you sew, they stick to the paper. Keeps the block flat. I use on old rotary cutter to cut the freezer paper to size and spend an evening just cutting freezer paper.
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    You might try Quilter's Cache http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SpiderwebBlock.html You should be able to print the pattern from there.
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    I am doing folded freezer paper piecing with a Venice Rose Quilt I am doing. Soooo much better than tearing that stuff off later.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Another vote for vellum, I can print on it, see through it, and it's available just about everywhere. However, I started using the folding method of paper piecing instead, and am much happier! No more tearing the paper away!
    I have to ask - what is the folding method?

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    Instead of stitching through the paper, you fold the paper out of the way and stitch NEXT to it. This is why I like vellum - I can see through the paper and make sure that I'm folding right on that line. I'm sure there are a couple of folding techniques, this is the one I use.

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    I use Tesco's cheapest copy paper and print it as it saves time. I love paper piecing but have to have another project to swap to as it can get repetitive. I like the consistently accurate results (unlike some of my piecing).
    You live in a lovely part of the world btw.
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    I just use the cheapest copy paper I can find. Please don't forget to shorten your stitches considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    I have to ask - what is the folding method?
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    I am making a spider web quilt using muslin. The quilt I am working on is from the book Material Obsessions 2. This book is from two quilters in England. I love both this book and their first book Material Obsession. I have attached a picture of the book and what I have done so far on my spider quilt. The big plus is I don't have to tear the paper off and it adds another layer of fabric so it will be a nice warm quilt.

    Your quilt is wonderful. So happy and colorful!

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    Hi Rosemary, I live in Norway and although I have bought some Carol Doake paper, I think the best option is to go to a moving company place and buy a pack of their packing paper. It is cheap and can be cut to size for the printer. It is also thin enough to easily take off after sewing. Hopes this helps.
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    I use Newsprint. It tears away very clean.
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    I'm getting ready to do the spiderweb top as well - as I'm working on my Dear Jane. I use the Telephone Book for my foundation paper, I used it on the Orca Bay quilt, and it worked great!

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    this quilt is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I need that book so one day I can make one like this.

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    Thanks Val in IN. I never thougth of tissue gift wrap. I would have thought it was too flimsy. I will try that.

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