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Dale Posted: Fri, May 4 2012 8:34 AM

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.

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Annie replied on Fri, May 4 2012 8:38 AM

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...

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Pat M. replied on Fri, May 4 2012 8:54 AM

I also have stacks of old telephone books I've been saving for paper piecing.  Can't beat free paper!

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Jacy replied on Fri, May 4 2012 9:28 AM

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.

 

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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.

Darlene

from Western New York

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