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Thread: Something that makes me go 'hmmmmmmm.......'

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    I have read there have been 100 year old newspapers in landfills still legible. Enough said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    A neat trick that I learned here on the board for removing the paper is to take a cotton swab or a small paintbrush and just wet the seams down and the paper will come off very easily.
    Thanks for that hint.......simple, but effective........we are so great at sharing ideas with each other........

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    go to the thrift store and buy some thin sheets and cut them up as foundations

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    I would definitely take the paper off - I have used water soluable papers in the past - for a dresden plate paper-pieced wall hanging/table topper. I left the paper in when it was quilted. The longarmer didn't have any issues with it, but it did take several washings for it to come out - I was mortified the first time I pulled it out of the washer - I put it right back in and washed it several times on the gentle cycle until it was all gone.

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    good luck in whatever you decide to use

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    I can not fine it. But they do have disolving paper for foundation piecing. I used some about 2 years ago and it washed out the first time I washed the quilt. I did not enjoy the paper piecing so I have not had the need for it now. I know it is out there somewhere.

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    I agree = I would definitely take the paper off before layering the quilt.

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    I use small stitching and have no problems getting it off.
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    I would worry about the chemicals in the printer's ink. That couldn't be good for the quilt.

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    lol I too, wait for my grandson to help with my electronics. I also have pictures, but can not get them on here!!

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    I would aslo be afraid all of that paper gunk coming out in the washer would mess up the pump in your washing machine.

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    I am fairly new to paper piecing, but after I have finished sewing my blocks I soak them in warm, slightly sudsy water and the paper just comes off so easily by gently rubbing the fabric together. I then rinse. So much easier that picking the paper away.
    Kitsy

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Not to mention your washing machine! How many are you willing to buy after they clog up.ha. My 90 yr old sister has one and I have it, a beautiful string quilt made on readers digest pages. When she got it all sewed together, she sat and took all the paper off ugh. Her den was like a den.Grin. But the quilt is scrappy and beautiful. One of these days when grandson tells me what to do, I'm gonna take several pictures and put them on here. Barny
    I want to see that quilt! You just piqued my curiosity.

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    The ink really worries me.
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    I would be afraid if I were using white or light colors that the ink would bleed through onto the quilt.

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    If you've ever found a former receipt, kleenex or shopping list clumped in a pocket after you pulled a pair of pants out of the dryer, you know what the results would be like. Paper is made of wood pulp, which is cellulose. Those are very tough, long lasting fibers. I just used phone book pages in a small quilt for the first time and found it much easier to tear out than some other papers I've tried. Tearing off the paper is a mindless task that could be done in front of the TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    A neat trick that I learned here on the board for removing the paper is to take a cotton swab or a small paintbrush and just wet the seams down and the paper will come off very easily.
    Ditto This works great!!!!
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    Having never paper pieced.....but here's what came to mind. What if you put the finished quilt in the dryer for a short time, just on the "air fluff" or whatever the cycle without heat would be. No matter how good I am about sorting my laundry, the occasional Kleenex goes through the wash cycle and your clothing is covered. Throwing everything in the dryer eliminates the picking of paper pieces from your garments. Seems to me, most of the paper would end up in the lint trap and you would just toss it away.

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    I just purchased some lightweight Pellon non-fusible interfacing with a coupon from Joann's. Five yards cost me $2.50.....I do NOT tear it out......it doesn't add much weight to the blocks, I use a lighter batting and in some cases, a fleece backing.....they are loved!!!

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    Bonnie Hunter had us use telephone pages in a class I took from her. The reason for the telephone page was it is so easy to pull off. Make your stitches a bit smaller than usual and you will hardly have to do anything to get the paper to come off. Easy beasy.....
    GGinMcKinney

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    I agree with ckcowl - best to remove the paper.

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    I have never heard of this before until this Board, and have one question. Wouldn't this eventually have an odor to it, that would get into the fabric? Can it cause mildew? Maybe I don't understand this whole concept.

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    We are warned over and over about the potential damages to quilts stored next to wood and non-acid-free paper. I wonder if quilts made with wood-pulp paper for piecing will ultimately be degraded from contact with this material. It would be good insurance to always remove the paper.

    In older days, sturdy paper was a rag based product; linen and cotton were the raw material and so patches found with the papers intact were not damaged. Does anyone really want to take a chance with cheaper paper?

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