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    Does anyone have a favorite paper for paper piecing--something easy to rip out?? Thanks

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    I like scribble paper from Dollar Tree the best of the ones I have tried!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I like scribble paper from Dollar Tree the best of the ones I have tried!
    I never would have thought of this. Does it work like the expensive foundation paper I've been buying?

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    my all time favorite is parchment paper. my next best is newspaper.

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    In my own opinion it is easier to tear off! I did not care for the June Taylor or some of the others I bought and they cost alot more!

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    Try the paper at Costco that is called Handy Wacks. It is dry waxed paper that comes in sheets of 500 - each being 12 x 10 3/4 inches. It is in a box and is meant for use in the foodservice industry. Works great.

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    Great tips- Thanks!

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    I just finished the blocks on my 1st ever pp project. I just used regular printer paper and reduced the stitch length on my Juki to 1 click below 1. It came off very easily.

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    I bought a block of artists' newsprint at Office Depot a couple of weeks ago. It works just as well as the name brand quilter's paper and costs a lot less. I do have to trim it, but I don't care.

    I usually order a package of the name brand quilter's paper every time I order from Connecting Threads, so it's less expensive that way, too.

    I just found this last week on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380216708222

    It's a bleached newsprint - not bright white like copy paper, though. Soft and easy to tear.

    I have to trim it with the paper cutter to fit in my printer, but I get 500 sheets for the same price as 100 sheets of the stuff that's made for quilters, so it's worth it.

    I bought four reams, so that should hold me for a while. :)

    Free shipping and I actually got this paper the day after I ordered it, which is amazing.

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    Try this - no tearing at all!:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    I just use scotch tape and tape freezer paper to printer paper. Face down in the copier/printer tray and it comes out just fine. The FP templates can be used many times.

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    I use the cheapest copy machine paper I can find. Don't forget to shorten your stitches.

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    This is what I do and never had a problem with tearing paper out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleycity
    Try the paper at Costco that is called Handy Wacks. It is dry waxed paper that comes in sheets of 500 - each being 12 x 10 3/4 inches. It is in a box and is meant for use in the foodservice industry. Works great.
    Thanks for the tip. I am going to try them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Try this - no tearing at all!:
    http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21

    I just use scotch tape and tape freezer paper to printer paper. Face down in the copier/printer tray and it comes out just fine. The FP templates can be used many times.
    This is the only way I do mine, only instead of scotch tape, I press the bottom edge and the corners (about 1/4 to 1/2") with my iron to the printer paper. I guess it depends on the printer how to make the freezer paper run through smoothly.

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    Printer paper from Staples...their brand...set your machine to 1.5 stitch length and no problems tearing off.

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    I use Kids "doodle pad" at Walmart. Your have to cut it down to fit the printer but it tears right off.

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    I use freezer paper. It goes through my printer without any problem. I use double sided tape to tape it to regular copy paper. When I sew the pieces to it I fold it back to cut the seam allowance and then iron the fabric to the paper. That secures it so I can sew the next piece.
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    I like newsprint from paper.com. Got an entire bundle of 1000 sheets for under $20 about a year ago.

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    I love using freezer paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Printer paper from Staples...their brand...set your machine to 1.5 stitch length and no problems tearing off.
    I like this. It's been a while since I've done paper piecing. I had some copies made and the paper they copied on was super thin. I didn't even know paper came that thin, there way of saving money I'm sure but it would work great for PP.

    I've heard of but never searched for/found paper for paper pieceing that is supposed to disolve when it's washed but don't know any details about who makes it or results others have had.

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    I use old phone books. Free and tears easily.

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