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Date: 4/23/14 10:05 AM

A while ago I had found someone in the reviews section, I think, recomending a source to buy paper for tracing off patterns, but I cannot find it now. It was to an art supply company, and was supposed to be great quality for a great price. I believe the reviewer said sharpie did not bleed through. Can anyone help me out finding it?

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Date: 4/23/14 10:44 AM

Tracing paper

This is the paper I use - I keep 18 and 24 widths on hand - now available on amazon so it is quick and easy to get.

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Date: 4/23/14 11:17 AM

I use the stuff Nancy's Notions sells. It's not as crisp as the vellum linked above. It is more like (and probably is) good old-fashioned doctors' examining table paper.

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Date: 4/23/14 11:41 AM

Thank you ladies!

I found what I was looking for; Mr. Art tracing paper.

What else do you all use to trace with?

Has anyone used the pattern drafting interfacing like stuff by stretch and sew?

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Date: 4/23/14 12:02 PM

I have tried lots of options. Some I didn't care for - some were expensive - some were great, but hard to source - I finally just gave up thinking about it and now get the tissue paper from the dollar store or WM for when you wrap presents. I just draw with a pencil. All the rest was too much work.

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Date: 4/23/14 1:48 PM

I'm curious... which tracing paper on Mr Art is it? They have a bunch of different kinds on the site.

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Date: 4/23/14 2:00 PM

No.106 White Paper for Sketching & Tracing
by Bienfang
item: 34979
36 in. x 50 yd. roll

I know others prefer the 12 or 24 in. but I am already used to using 35" from other tracing materials I've used, and I like the width.

editing to add that if you do a search for tracing paper under notions on this site it gives a lot of good reviews on tracing paper.
-- Edited on 4/23/14 2:10 PM --

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Date: 4/23/14 3:06 PM

Quote: autumnnn
No.106 White Paper for Sketching & Tracing

by Bienfang

item: 34979

36 in. x 50 yd. roll



I know others prefer the 12 or 24 in. but I am already used to using 35" from other tracing materials I've used, and I like the width.



editing to add that if you do a search for tracing paper under notions on this site it gives a lot of good reviews on tracing paper.
-- Edited on 4/23/14 2:10 PM --

I use this too. LOVE it.

It isn't too thick or too thin. You can easily tissue fit with it. And it's very affordable (I get mine from BLick art supply. There's one near my house)

Otherwise, I have a fancy (from my school days) mechanical pencil that I trace with. I only trace with that pencil. It makes me happy :)

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Date: 4/23/14 3:35 PM

I use the Nancy's Notions paper. I stock up when it's on sale

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Date: 4/23/14 4:12 PM

The Nancy's Notions paper is my favorite, too, although the Bienfang tracing paper is a close second. I think I need a roll of 36-inch Bienfang paper for the few tracings that do not fit on the 21-inch wide NN paper. I have a 12-inch wide roll of Bienfang that I use to trace small pieces: pockets, facings, etc.

The NN paper cost about 12 cents a yard (or less, depending on sale prices), so I feel free to use or abuse it with abandon.

The Nancy's Notions stuff is medical exam table paper, probably Dynarex, according to a PR member who bought a case of the Dynarex and said it was identical to Nancy's Notions (mentioned in one of the many tracing paper PR discussions). Although I've been tempted to order a case (brings the price down to 4 cents a yard), I don't use it that quickly, and I'd have to store the rest of the case. If I'm ordering something from NN, I'll add a couple of rolls of pattern tracing paper to take advantage of the shipping charges that I'm already paying on the rest of my purchase.

I've also experimented with Soil Separator Drain Cloth (also 36-inches wide). A number of PR members swear by this stuff. It's a soft non-woven fabric that reminds me of a very soft, thin sew-in interfacing. It's drapey enough that it could be baste-sewn up as a test muslin, I suspect, although I haven't tried that yet. At $15 a roll, it's about 30 cents a yard. Home Depot says it's spun bonded polypropylene. Interesting stuff. I tried ironing it (between some fabric scraps) to see if it melted, and it did not melt in my quick experiment.

Ultimately, tracing medium is a matter of personal preference, but there are many good options out there that you can try.

CMC
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