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rosemary Rosenfeld10/08/2018 18:37:39
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Hi All...I am thinking about m​aking a quilt by foundation piecing...but I don't want to use paper and have to remove it all afterwards! I know there are special fabrics you can buy....June Tailor does one....and I might find some at FoQ.....but is there anything else I could use? I don't necessarily want it to go through the that part doesn't matter! Somebody suggested nappy liners...but now they all seem to be maybe not such a good idea! Any help greatly appreciated! Best Rosemary

Margaret S10/08/2018 20:24:10
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Hi Rosemary

The Cassini quilt that I am working on is fpp. I don't mind the mess although, as Jo Avery said on Sewing Quarter yesterday, you need to keep the vacuum cleaner near by!

Before I started, I thought about using my Gutermann Solvy but decided I would rather run the paper through the printer than draw onto the Solvy. (Available from Cotton Patch) I have never used this though so can't say if it is any good.

If you don't mind leaving the foundation in, then you could always use lightweight Vilene, or whatever it is called now.


Edited By Margaret S on 10/08/2018 20:25:49

Carol B16/08/2018 09:27:10
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Hi R,

Have you looked at Wash-Away Appilque sheets by C & T Publishing. Although they are mainly for Applique it does say on the packaging that you can use them for paper piecing - and they just wash away smiley

You can also put them through the printer if you want to.

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Fiona16/08/2018 22:35:16
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My husband found me nappy liners on ebay a few years ago but an alternative is lightweight interfacing. I don't do a lot of FPP, so am happy enough to use cheap printer paper as it doesn't take that long to remove if you use a much shorter stitch than usual (say 1.5 as opposed to usual 2.0). I have used old sheeting in the past too, if you don't mind tracing. I used a fine Sharpie & pressed with a hot iron to ensure it didn't run in the wash. I also press printed paper foundations to avoid any chance of smearing, but you'd need to check recommendations for use on commercial products.

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