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Date: 2/29/12 12:48 PM

I'm taking the Couture Dress course with Susan Khalje on Craftsy, and in it, she recommends using large sheets of wax paper to trace your pattern markings, including your seam lines. That way, you don't have to move your wax paper around when you trace. It is sold online at Richard the Thread, but there is a $35 minimum order, and I don't want to spend that much on wax paper.

Has anyone used Saral?

http://www.amazon.com/Saral-Transfer-Tracing-Paper-scaling/dp/B002VXXF4C/ref=sr_1_5?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1330537610&sr=1-5

I'm thinking about getting this roll and taping two sheets together, if I have to.

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Date: 2/29/12 2:11 PM

Yes, I use Saral all the time since I first tried it. It is absolutely the best IMO.

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Date: 2/29/12 5:37 PM

I usually purchase a variety pack of it at JoAnn's or Michael's but I have also found it on the roll at a local art store (where they sell real art supplies) and at a responsible price.

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Date: 2/29/12 8:11 PM

I've used it and I'm not entirely impressed. But, I'm a sewist of the 60's, back when chalk paper was popular. You can find transfer paper at Joanns.

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Date: 3/1/12 10:32 AM

I would like to see more about what this stuff does. It looks interesting. I am always trying to find good ways to mark my fabrics without destroying the pattern I using with a tracing wheel. Does anyone else have trouble not being able to see the markings that well with a tracing wheel? Just curious.
Is this stuff for tracing marking or for tracing whole patterns like with Burda.

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Date: 3/1/12 12:16 PM

I'm also taking the Susan Khalje class, and I am going to order from Richard The Thread and split it with some of my sewing buddies. Do you have anyone else who might want some?

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Date: 3/1/12 1:24 PM

LOVE Saral.

I get mine here.

The price is slightly less than the Amazon price.
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Date: 3/1/12 4:30 PM

Good to hear positive reviews about Saral paper, I've been looking at this as also taking the Craftsy course. I'm interested to know what colours do you use/recommend for light, dark and patterned fabrics?

I am wondering if Yellow would be a good all rounder? Easy to see on dark fabric and just about visible on white? (Susan does suggest using white wax paper for white/light fabrics when visibility might be an issue).

And how to do you find it grips to textured fabric? I've had problems getting the chalk type paper to make a clear mark.
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Date: 3/2/12 1:12 AM

I get black and yellow. Your idea about yellow is right - it shows up on just about any color fabric unless it is yellow. I get the black for use on "real" muslin, as I don't care if it washes out or not, and I can really see the black lines on the muslin.

ETA - it works much better on textured fabric than standard transfer paper. Like I said, I LOVE it.
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Date: 3/2/12 7:07 AM

Thank you ever so much for your reply. I want to buy by the roll as I use some form of tracing/wax/chalk paper every time I sew and it works out cheaper that way. Obviously I want to buy as few colours as possible so its really helpful to know what works for you. I love your enthusiasm about Saral, very reassuring!

ETA: Glad to hear it adheres well to texture, I was making a load of costumes with jersey backed velvet recently, by the time I got the fabric to the machine, the chalk marks had all but gone.
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