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Old 05-09-2017, 09:45 AM
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I know Bonnie Hunter uses phone books for string block piecing, my question is can you use the yellow pages?? I have more of them than the regular phone books..
Appreciate anyone's advice...
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:49 AM
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Check to make sure that the ink does not transfer or smear.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:31 AM
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I wouldn't recommend phone book pages if your piecing with white. They can be newsprint transfer on light fabric. If you are using dark fabrics, go for it!
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:58 AM
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What's a phone book?
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:59 AM
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Go to Uhaul and buy a box of paper used to wrap up your valuable. It is newsprint paper with out the print. I also use Crayola drawing paper. It is also newsprint paper. I get mine at the Dollar store.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:01 AM
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*** I use the pages from the phone book (white & yellow) all the time.
*** Have had no trouble even with white fabric.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:12 PM
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i use phone book pages, too. mostly the yellow pages.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:26 PM
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I believe the ink is not supposed to transfer from phone book pages, which is why some people use them. That said, my friend has a quilt top made by her Grandmother with newspaper for foundation. People used what they had, and a phone book would be too valuable to use until the new one came, so newspaper was a go-to, at least among the non- rich folks!
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:10 PM
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use it all the time too. If I need a specific design, I would staple 6-7 pages together and sew without thread to punch the design on the papers. Never had an issue.
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:48 PM
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I have no problem with white or yellow pages. The problem is to find any. Most people don't keep them anymore.
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