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Thread: String priceing

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    String priceing

    I was looking at some past threads about priceing on adding machine paper. In one of the post, At said not to use thermal paper. Can anyone tail more about why not?
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    I think it might have something to do with ease of tearing away the paper after piecing. I think the thermal has a bit of plastic to it and may be tough to peel out of the fabric without ripping the stitching?

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    Thermal paper prints with heat. If you piece on it, and press it with an iron, it may transfer the ink to the fabric. If you don't use an iron, it would be OK, but making these crumb type blocks does work best if you press as you go.
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    hard to get off and because of its makeup the print sets on top of the paper and can be transferred.
    I have 6 rolls of adding machine tape from the 'olden days' At first I thought it wouldn't be wide enough
    but I've even cut the results in half for one quilt.
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    I do the piecing onto strips of pre-washed muslin. That way nothing has to be removed.

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    String Piecing

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea View Post
    I was looking at some past threads about priceing on adding machine paper. In one of the post, At said not to use thermal paper. Can anyone tail more about why not?
    The best foundation I have found for my string piecing are the papers that are used in a deli. They can be found a Sam's under $10 for 500 sheets. Shorten your stitch length and stitch away. My second choice is grade school paper tablet, found at the Dollar Store. It's easier to remove but not as stable and sometimes the paper comes off before you finish the block. Have fun stitching!

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