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    I bought a kid's book of tracing paper for a buck at Fred's, and it goes through my printer nicely. It's very thin, and tears off wonderfully. Watch for the size, you may have to cut the pages down to 8 1/2 x 11.

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    I buy the old style onion skin extra thin typing paper, works great and you can see through it. Usually about $4 for 100 sheets, much thinner than copy paper.

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    Carol Doak's foundation paper works very well and feeds through the printer easily. Maybe next time? Best of luck!
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    I use the Carol Doak's paper. It works OK but I do think I am going to try the freezer paper method. I trace the pattern, so if I can get around multiple tracing that would be good.
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    I too use printer paper and have not had any problem with it. Paper piecing is sometimes a challenge for me, but I love the precision results.

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    Love the quote... also...."Does it need to be said... does it need to be said NOW,,,,,,does it need to be said by ME." Love not being in charge of the results anymore.... Great quote..Pioneerlady

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    If possible do get some lighter paper. If you have access the paper used on exam tables in the doctor's office works really well or the telephone book. And fold all the lines before sewing. Makes paper piecing go much easier. I do not make the stitches super small.

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    I found out that regular copy paper did not work for me either. So I use newspaper print or carol doarks foundation paper. You do have to backstitch at beginning and ending well at least that is what I was told. And so far it has worked fine.

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    I only use Carol Doak paper. Did the copy paper thing - not good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliostone View Post
    I use copy paper, however, I never shorten my stitches. That just grabs the paper tighter. Also, I start tearing the paper in the middle and go towards the ends.
    This is what I do, too. Tear the paper down the center to the stitching line, then tear toward each end. Works much better. Also fold at the stitch line, moisten the stitch line...all these things help remove it. I usually use tissue (tracing) paper to do paper piecing & that goes through the copier fine and tears off really easily.

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    DON"T WET THE PAPER> YOU will get an awful mess. I tug the block gently in a couple of different directions and the paper begins to seperate. I have used both copy paper and PP paper. I will never use copy paper again. Good luck.
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    I love PP. I have used every type of paper available and try all the new papers that are made for PPing and my favorite is lightweight vellum (not scrapbooking vellum). The vellum pulls away without all the tiny pieces left behind. Onion skin is excellent, the type used to print Bibles. I've tried the freezer paper method of folding on the seam line, too time consuming for me but it does eliminate the paper mess.
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    I've used copy paper. i place my thumb on the stitching next to where i want to tear the paper and keep moving it along as I go. helps stabilize the fabric and stitches.
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    I always use normal copy paper and shorten the stitch. Sometimes I use a damp cloth to press on the paper side. It comes off easily that way.

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