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Posted on: 8/24/03 1:59 PM
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Well, it's tracing paper already but I'm using it for a different reason.
A pad of tracing paper from the art store is great to have on hand when you want to trace a multisize pattern. The paper is very sturdy and it's transparentcy is great. It's wide enough also.
What makes it my choice for tracing paper is that I can tape pieces together with double-sided tape and I don't have to trace over tape, which we all know just wipes off anyway!

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Nancy Peters said...
Yes, tracing paper, or #106 white as my drafting supply place calls it, is great! It also comes in yellow and blue. Did you know it comes in rolls of 24" & 36" by yards? I love this stuff because it is very strong and very transparent. Much sturdier than the exam table paper. Does not rip easily unless you want it to. I have tried exam paper (ripped too easy and not very transparent), soil separator paper (everything blead through to the pattern), gridded interfacing type "paper" (my old favorite until I realized the grid was OFF & it's expensive) and tracing paper has been my fav for about 8 years now. I buy it from drafting supply store which in my area delivers! A roll of 24" by 75 yards is about $15 and lasts me a year. I use it for all my patterns. And I sew a lot. Even purchased patterns are copied on this paper so I can save the originals. I use the Sharpie pen in different colors to mark the different lines like cutting and stitching. And absolutly no bleed through. So thanks Aperiolat for bringing this up again so I can rave/rant on my soap box. Now I will get off and slink away. :o)
11/6/04 11:00 PM
BetteBoop said...
I have another tip on tracing paper. I use the exam table paper from my local family practice clinic. Sometimes the drug reps give us rolls of this stuff with the name of their drug on it. Great for tracing multi-sized patterns, is wide enough for the largest pattern and it lasts forever! You can ask your doctor if he/she has any extra...sometimes you can buy it for a very reasonable price.
10/18/04 1:05 AM
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