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Tracing paper on sale at GS Direct
$13.35 per 50 yard roll of 36" wide tracing paper until June 30th
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Date: 6/5/13 8:14 AM

I wasn't sure which forum to post this under, but since I use this stuff mostly for pattern tracing/alteration I figured it would be best here?

Tracing paper at GS Direct
I got two rolls of this paper last year and I love using it. Literally cannot live without it as I like to trace my patterns before cutting/altering them. The regular price on this site is already the best I've found so far, and they're having a sale this month! This price doesn't include shipping though, so it's a much better deal if you stock up in one go.

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Date: 6/5/13 8:35 AM

Thank you for posting this. I'll bookmark them for next time. Recently, I bought some paper from Nancy's Notions but it's not as durable as this, as this is drafting paper and Nancy's is like a durable tissue paper. Here's the breakdown on pricing:
Nancys: 58,212 sq. inches (21 in. x 77 yd) @8.99
GS Direct: 43,200 sq. inches (24 in. x 50 yd) @9.60

Not a bad price difference for very durable paper. Thanks for the link!

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Date: 6/5/13 10:22 AM

I bought mine from Amazon ... it was identical to Nancy's Notions (the purchase before last) and worked out to be $3.25 a roll. I also got free shipping as a prime customer.

Not a sale - just their everyday price. You do have to buy 12 rolls.

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Date: 6/5/13 10:25 AM

Wow, this is a screaming good deal on tracing paper. I swear by this type of paper for tracing patterns and keep both 18 and 24 inch paper in both colors on hand in my sewing room.

Thanks for the link.

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Date: 6/5/13 10:49 AM

Can anyone tell me if the paper sold by Nancy's notions is the same type of tracing paper that is sold on a pad? I'm currently using tracing paper that comes on a pad to pin a pattern to a baby quilt and it would be nice to have a 21" wide roll on hand, if it would work.

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Date: 6/5/13 1:28 PM

The paper sold by NN is medical exam paper.

It's the same paper doctors' offices use to cover exam tables.

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Date: 6/5/13 2:14 PM

I had been ordering from NN but bought 12 rolls from Amazon. It is slightly thinner than NN's but still sturdier than pattern tissue. In fact, I like it better than NN because I can see through it better.

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Date: 6/5/13 3:49 PM

I haven't used medical exam paper for pattern work so I can't really make an educated comment about the difference between the papers, but I will say that I really like having the wider width with the tracing paper. The first tracing paper I ever used was this 18" roll of canary paper I picked up at SIL Thread on a whim, and while I liked the transparency of it, I felt it was a little narrow for some things, like full or flared skirts, and patterns that have a lot of volume, so I got 36" paper when I needed more. I can imagine the wider width might actually make it cumbersome for some people, though, especially if you don't have a wide table. For me it's perfect because my glass-top dining table is just a tad wider so I can roll it out and have a nice wide surface to work on.

The thing I like best about this paper though is a property I've heard referred to as "bite," which is I guess kind of related to its texture and how it grabs your pencil lead. Writing/drawing on this paper has a sensation that is kind of hard to describe, kind of like the "hand" of a fabric, but I find it really pleasant.

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Date: 6/5/13 7:50 PM

No. The paper sold by NN is more like wrapping tissue, but slightly firmer. The paper on a tracing pad is more like the GS Direct paper, which is really durable.

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