I'm just now making a scrapy quilt and I have used old magazine pages cut into 6 1/2" sqaures for the foundation piece to sew the scraps to. It's cheap and I'm recycling.
I have started to save the Yellow Pages that I would usually put directly into the recycle bin. Haven't used them yet but will one of these days...
I also have stacks of old telephone books I've been saving for paper piecing. Can't beat free paper!
Pat--"Keep Calm and Carry On"
Pat M.:I also have stacks of old telephone books I've been saving for paper piecing.
I used paper from an old phone book for string pieced squares. It worked really well and tore off very easily.
I have used old phone book pages for paper piecing. Great way to reuse something which our local paper market discourages from being recycled.
Only thing I would add is that you really need to turn off the steam. I don't always turn off my steam [I know that it is important, I just don't always think about it. If not doing soemthing printed on an inkjet, not critical] when paper piecing but pages from phone books do not hold up to steam and it is really important.
from Western New York