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Where do you buy your paper for making half square triangles?

Old 05-31-2014, 09:54 PM
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So I bought some software to make HSTs and need to buy some paper to run it through the printer. Any ideas where to buy it? I tried the dollar store, but spent way too much time having to cut it down to fit in the printer.
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what kind are you looking for
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:12 AM
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I just use the least expensive, thinnest copy paper (20 pound) from one of the big box office supply stores. I got a ream of legal size. I just shorten my stitch a bit and it tears off just fine.
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I'm an avid paper piecer & the very best 'gold nugget' I read about for foundation paper was here on the QB by QuiltingNanSue: Crayola Doodle pads; 60 sheets, 9" X 12"; you'd only have to make one cut - cut the 12" down to 11" (if you have a modern printer that can hold up 9 X 12's, you're good to go.) That's a bit better than paying $10 for 100 sheets.

Every 'blue moon,' JoAnns will have a heckuva sale when you can get'em at &1.99 each & shipping (on sale,too) at $1.99 per order. Needless to say I ordered 20 pads. If there are any more 'nuggets' out there, please share. . . . GP
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:33 AM
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I do use the ones from the dollar store. I keep an old rotary blade just for cutting paper. I can cut through several layers at once, probably 6 or so. Doesn't take more than a few minutes and is much less expensive than paper marketed specifically for paper piecing.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:44 AM
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I just always buy the cheapest rim of paper in an office supply store.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:36 PM
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I buy 8.5 by 11 plain newsprint from Amazon. I picked up 500 sheets for $3.50 plus shipping. It is basically the same stuff that they sell for much more money as "paper piecing paper"
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Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
I buy 8.5 by 11 plain newsprint from Amazon. I picked up 500 sheets for $3.50 plus shipping. It is basically the same stuff that they sell for much more money as "paper piecing paper"
Wow!!! That is good to know. Didn't know you could buy it that way. Thanks!
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I usually buy Fine grade tracing paper from a school supply wearhouse. I can look for the link if someone is interested. It is the same weight as the newsprint, but I prefer the transparancy when paper piecing.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:58 AM
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You will love that CD, Triangulations, I assume. You know, I just use regular paper and haven't had any problems with it. I do know that you can invest in a thinner paper (maybe Carol Doak paper) but I don't really think its necessary.
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