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    For my PP lap quilt I used used fabric sheets and you can just leave them in so there is no removing them. I traced each one then (this was before I had printer or computer) but since reading the needle with no thread way I am going to see if that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherokeequilter
    I have tried all types of paper and find that many are difficult to remove even when they are run through the sewing machine for the little holes. Finally, I spotted the cheap notebooks for children to practice writing. Sometimes they are called "doodle pads" by Crayola and I look for them in Walmart, Kmart or other similar places. These need to be cut down to the 8 1/2 x 11 size to go through the printer but work like a charm. I have never had the printer jam yet and since I use several of Carol Doak's CD programs, I can just adjust the pattern to the needed size. She also has many patterns for free on the internet. If I need many I stack the patterns up and run the machine without thread. I never get the stress on the seams when I remove the paper this way. This paper also folds well and I have now converted my paper piecing instructor to this method. (The problem comes when you convert too many friends and then you find yourself not getting enough paper yourself.)
    Cherokeequilter, you and I have discovered the same papers! And I found that if you buy the big art pads, you can cut four out of one sheet and that makes the papers waaaay cheap!

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    Thanks for the information. This is very helpful and I will pass it along to our guild members also.

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    I use the everyday printer paper.and have had no trouble..

    so far !!!

    I do intend the next time to try what I recently read...spray the paper with water before detaching ..

    Has anyone used this spray method?

    thanks.mj

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    I also use the Carol Doak foundation paper. It goes through
    my printer and pulls out easily without ruining stitches.

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    go to www.youtube.com and click paper piecing you will come up with different demmo on how to and see what works best for you or at lest get an idea on how too

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    I use a number of different papers from tracing paper where I traced the pattern (didn't have a printer then) freezer paper cut to fit the printer. You iron 2 sheets shiny sides together and print on each side. and I have done the needle on the sewing machine trick too. I think almost any paper that will go through the printer will do. The next time I will probably just use the copy paper, it is cheap enough for me to use all the time as I do not do many these days. My stitches are tiny and it just pulls out easily.

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    The Dollar store sells decorative printer paper, with designs on it. It's pretty flimsy paper but goes through the printer just fine.

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    I love to paper piece. I'm hearing alot about using the cheapest paper or tracing paper. I know tracing paper does't go through my copier and I don't know about cheap tablet paper. Are you who use this paper hand tracing your patterns? I find the cost of PP-Paper is worth the time saved in not having to hand trace the number of pattern pieces needed to make a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith
    I just use ordinary printer paper. Ever since I started using the method where you fold over your paper piecing pattern before you sew and thus do not sew through the paper, what kind of paper I use has not been an issue. And it makes the paper piecing so much more fun!
    Judith! where did you learn this method? need to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    Quote Originally Posted by Judith
    I just use ordinary printer paper. Ever since I started using the method where you fold over your paper piecing pattern before you sew and thus do not sew through the paper, what kind of paper I use has not been an issue. And it makes the paper piecing so much more fun!
    Judith! where did you learn this method? need to know!
    Me, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I love to paper piece. I'm hearing alot about using the cheapest paper or tracing paper. I know tracing paper does't go through my copier and I don't know about cheap tablet paper. Are you who use this paper hand tracing your patterns? I find the cost of PP-Paper is worth the time saved in not having to hand trace the number of pattern pieces needed to make a quilt.
    The cheap scribble tablet paper goes through my printer just fine. I just need to cut it down a little to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I love to paper piece. I'm hearing alot about using the cheapest paper or tracing paper. I know tracing paper does't go through my copier and I don't know about cheap tablet paper. Are you who use this paper hand tracing your patterns? I find the cost of PP-Paper is worth the time saved in not having to hand trace the number of pattern pieces needed to make a quilt.
    The cheap scribble tablet paper goes through my printer just fine. I just need to cut it down a little to fit.
    Goes through my printer just fine also. I wouldn't want to hand draw...too time consuming!

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    I was just able to print out the patter for the DWR block and I am going to0 try it out using ordinary scribble note pad ans see 2 things--! -If I can do the pattern and 2-if the paper goes through the printer otherwise back to the printer paper I already have. Will let you know in a few days whgich I find the best for me.

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    I have learned both methods of paper piecing and when I don't want to sew on the paper I use parchment paper as it sticks to the material but can re-used many times. The trick is when you fold the paper back to line up the next piece of material sew right along the fold line not through the paper.

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    Good luck Annya!

    Cherokeequilter, I should try tht method at least once just to see if I like it...always good to try new things!

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    Thank you all for the input. I've been using regular printer paper in a laser printer, but was afraid that I was doing something wrong. Guess not. The lightest weight paper I can find works well for me, and seems to come off just fine.

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    I just took a class and the teacher was using the Carol Doak paper which is the same as regular newsprint.

    When I got home, I tried the template with tracing paper and it worked well because I can see the lines from the back side. Now the tracing paper most likely won't make it through the printer but I like drafting the pattern myself.
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    you can get newpaper paper at stores like staples you have to cut it to size but with rotary cutter and ruler that is not a issue. It is resasonable priced.

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