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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Foundation Paper Piecing ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 9/28/13 12:29 PM

Any suggestions on paper for paper piecing? I would send it through my printer. I have used regular copy paper and it works but maybe I should get a lighter paper?

Thanks for any advice.

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Date: 9/28/13 12:34 PM

I use plain old computer paper all the time. Removes easily and I can recycle it.

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Date: 9/28/13 4:03 PM

I use copy paper all the time. I did buy Carol Doak's foundation paper. I printed the patterns out but haven't used them yet. I think copy paper is less expensive.

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Date: 9/28/13 4:07 PM

I have not pieced shapes onto paper - I just struggled with not being able to make copies of the pattern and it was a mess.

When I make strings and paper piece that way - I use telephone book paper. Very easy to take out. But prob not the kind of support folks looking to do hexies or that type of work are looking for.

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Date: 9/28/13 4:32 PM

I use regular copy paper. I've never had any problems with it.

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Date: 9/28/13 7:36 PM

I use tracing paper. I buy pads from the dollar store, use the lightest weight you can find, then instead of your printer I use the photocopier bypass tray and feed it through their. As long as it's a lightweight tracing paper (cheaper the better) I find it tears very easy. And you can see perfectly

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Date: 9/28/13 10:25 PM

Thanks for all the responses,you are all great. I'll let you know what I end up doing. I checked around on the internet; tracing paper and lightweight vellum is around 13 lb. weight. Regular all purpose copy paper is around 20 lb. The Carol Doak paper isn't available in my area and it is expensive.

I would definitely use your idea Portland on the phone book pages if I didn't need to copy the design multiple times. A string quilt would be perfect!

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Date: 9/28/13 11:12 PM

I use blank newsprint paper or vellum. But I have discovered freezer paper foundation paper piecing. I buy freezer paper by the ream from CJenkins Co. It is a little pricey but it is better than regular Reynolds. I use it for my DJ blocks using the method I mentioned above.

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As for string quilts, I use blank newsprint from Amazon. This is a great price.

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Date: 9/28/13 11:23 PM

Thanks Warbler. I appreciate the links. DJ's tutorial is great!

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Date: 9/29/13 11:44 AM

I've done regular copier paper for some projects as well as the pre-cut freezer paper from CJenkins, depending on the projetc. I seem to remember using an interfacing-type product too, but don't remember the name now. For smaller projects, I've used tracing paper, if I don't have to make too many blocks; I have limited patience in tracing patterns.

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