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Thread: using wax paper or freezer paper when you sew!! great hint!!!!

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Did you know that usung a piece of wax paper between the pieces of fabric you are sewing keeps them from sliding around?

    Once the pieces have been sewn, tear the wax paper away.

    Using wax paper or freezer paper under your sewing on
    top of the feed dogs. It will allow the fabric to glide
    right through your machine.

    Great to do when you are sewing curves.

    Ironing pieces right sides together will make them
    stick together when you sew them.

    You may not need to pin smaller pieces.

    A friend of mine told me this and i thought it was a good idea and pass it on. Try it!!!!

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    Thanks Bebe . I never heard this tip before . But the first tip , doesn't the wax paper slide ?



    Did you know that usung a piece of wax paper between the pieces of fabric you are sewing keeps them from sliding around?

    Excuse me I don't know how to do the rectangular one the other members do .

    I have used wax paper for lots of things , I'll have to try this . Annie

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    I'll have to play around with this tip, Bebe. THanks so much for sharing it. I'm so new to applique as you know and thinking of doing a F&P show quilt soon that this would really be helpful for...when you iron wax paper it is for a temporary "adhesive"---doesn't it leave wax on the fabric? Sorry so clueless, this is all new to me.

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    Ha!
    After looking at grocery stores and 3 other walmarts, I finally found the freezer paper....

    It's a huge roll and it even says, "make quilt appliques" on the box!
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    you can be sure that since it says 'make quilt appliques' the price will go up!


    trugger - take a close look at the sides of the box. see if there is a perforated shape that is meant to be pushed in to keep the roll from pulling out of the box when you unroll it. some brands of roll wrappings have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trugger
    Ha!
    After looking at grocery stores and 3 other walmarts, I finally found the freezer paper....

    It's a huge roll and it even says, "make quilt appliques" on the box!

    Hopefully they didn't raise the price when they put that bit about making quilt appliques on the box.... :roll: :roll:



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    The make Quilt appliques is new my box doesn't say that!

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    what is freezer paper exactly like?
    Is it possible to substitute with cooking sheet (the paper you put under the cookie doughs when you bake in the oven)
    We don't have any freezer paper in the store here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    what is freezer paper exactly like?
    Is it possible to substitute with cooking sheet (the paper you put under the cookie doughs when you bake in the oven)
    We don't have any freezer paper in the store here.
    The freezer paper is shiny on one side and you would iron that side to your applique fabric to make it stick. I saw a deal on Alex Anderson's old show one time about using the Parchment paper in place of the ironing "sheets" for applique. I bought some to use but haven't tried it out.

    This all sounds like great tips! Thanks everyone!

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    I have heard this before but have never tried it. I ask the same question, doesn't the wax paper make it slip.

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    Thank You for the tip. I am going to try it today. It feel that the feed dogs have not been moving my fabric along. I think it is time for a tune up?
    Chrissy b

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    what is freezer paper exactly like?
    Is it possible to substitute with cooking sheet (the paper you put under the cookie doughs when you bake in the oven)
    We don't have any freezer paper in the store here.
    Freezer paper is white and has a shiny plastic on one side that makes it waterproof. It is often used by the butcher to wrap meats. You can iron that shiny side to fabric and it will stick to the fabric; you can also peel it back off the fabric.

    The kind of paper used for baking is called parchment paper. It does not have the shiny plastic side and will not stick to fabric when ironed. This paper can be used to protect your ironing board and iron when using fusibles; fusibles will not stick to it, so it is a good substitute for much more expensive Teflon-like applique sheets sold for this purpose.

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    YOU CAN PRESS IT ON YOUR MATERIAL AN RUN IT THRU YOUR COMPUTER TO.

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    If you are on good terms with our local meat market.....butcher paper is the same thing and much cheaper. I get mine free as needed.
    Connie

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