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Thread: Recycled Phone Book Pages

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    Recycled Phone Book Pages

    the small books make a perfect size for blocks. This is about 1/3 finished....I'm running out of pink =) Never thought THAT would happen. It goes together very fast when you need some mindless sewing. You don't have to worry about size of strips or seams ~ just the trimming. =)
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    I am not sure what you mean. Do you use the pages for paper piecing? There is no picture
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    I did use the paper..and the picture I wanted to use wouldn't load.
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    A lot of pretty pinks will be very pretty when it's done. I also just phone book pages for the pp, it works great and easy to tear out.

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    thanks for the tip
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    I always keep a phone book handy.. So when my scrap strips become too unruly i do mindless sewing and toss the 'pages' in a box for a future quilt..

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    Love the pink and black...maybe need to make something with those colors Nice job.

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    I have always wondered just what could I use an old phone book for. That is a great idea, and i am surely going to try that. Thanks for the tip.
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    I love those colors and the pattern you used. Very nice.
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    What a great idea! How many phone books do I get in a year? Wa-a-ay too many! Will be using your idea. I'm not a pink fan but have tons of it. Must need a granddaughter. Your use of them is strikingly beautiful.

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    Your blocks are lovely! I am doing the Spiderweb quilt blocks from www.quiltville on telephone pages too. It is a very fun method and the paper tears out easily. You sew your fabric strips on to cover the paper and then turn the page over to trim the block to the page edges.

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    Love the pinks

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    Love the colors! Pink and black look so great together!

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    Great idea to use the phone book pages. Does any of the ink ever rub off? I have been using the sandwich wrap papers that cafes use. I get it at Cash and Carry

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    Beautiful and what a clever idea you have. Thanks for sharing. This is going to be a beautiful quilt to.

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    I don't know paper piecing BUT I do know about NOT RUNNING OUT OF PINKS!

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    Sure wish I knew how to do PP!!!! Love the pink with the added black.

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    I'm making one similar but am using 8 1/2" x 11" paper. The fabrics are my blue scraps with dark blue as the center strip. It will eventually be a queen size quilt. I REALLY like your color combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain View Post
    Great idea to use the phone book pages. Does any of the ink ever rub off? I have been using the sandwich wrap papers that cafes use. I get it at Cash and Carry
    I haven't noticed any ink..even if it does it will be on the wrong side of the fabric. So I'm not too worried about it....Yet.. =)
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    I haven't noticed ink either but I am careful not to use steam or spray starch just for that reason.

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    beautiful!!!
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    aren't these fun blocks? you can just mindlessly sew and have fun and the end results are always awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkLotus View Post
    Love the pinks
    My love of sewing, ultimately leading me to quilting, was a pink suit with a black shell my mom made for herself when I was little. She wore it with black hose, black heels and made a pink purse to match. This was in the early 60's, very Jackie Kennedy-ish. When she made that I knew I had to sew!
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    i was always afraid the ink from the pages would rub off onto hands & fabrics? does it? it would sure be a better way to use old phone books- and probably easier to remove the papers too...i found that newspaper the ink comes off & makes a huge mess- i just assumed it would from phone books too.
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    What a great idea, better than paper towels.

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